Christmas Elf Trail

Some of Santa’s elves have sneakily gone into shops around the town centre. Can you find them in the shop front windows?

We are excited to announce this year’s children’s Christmas town trail – the Royston Elf Trail.

The free-to-enter event will run from 27th November – 11th December 2021.

Children up to the age of 11 years old can enter by searching for 12 naughty elves hidden in shop front windows. Once they have completed the form telling us where the elves are and what they are up to, they can drop it off at the Manor House or email us a photo of the entry form. The prize is a family ticket to the Royston pantomime at King James Academy (performances in January 2022) with a £10 refreshments voucher included and a Christmas hamper of treats, kindly donated by Ladds of Royston.

To take part in the Royston Christmas Elf Trail simply download the entry form and map here

Printed entry forms are also available at the Jolly Postie.

Find the 12 naughty elves and write down what they are doing in order to enter into the prize draw.

Be in with a chance of winning a family ticket to the Royston pantomime at King James Academy, (performances in January 2022), with a £10 refreshments voucher included and a Christmas hamper of treats, kindly donated by Ladds of Royston.

For your chance to enter, please pop your completed entry form into the entries box at The Manor House by 2pm on Saturday the 11th of December 2021. Don’t forget to grab your free hot drink when you do!

We hope you have fun finding all the hidden elves! Please adhere to the current social distancing guidelines and stay COVID-19 aware during the trail and remember to share your photos on our Facebook page @RoystonFirst using the hashtag #RoystonElves – we would love to see them!

The competition closes at 2pm on Saturday 11th December 2021. Winners will be announced on our Facebook page @RoystonFirst at 4pm on Monday 13th December 2021.


Terms & Conditions

  • The promoter of this competition is Royston First, C/O Melbourn Street, Royston, SG8 7DA
  • The trail and competition is open to children aged 11 years and under, who are residents of Royston or in the surrounding villages. Parents or guardians of entrants must enter on their behalf.
  • Only one entry per child – multiple entries will not be counted.
  • This competition is not open to any person directly involved in running the competition or any relatives of the Royston First Committee.
  • To enter the competition, children must complete the A4 competition entry form – available to download from the Royston First website or collect in-person from the Jolly Postie.
  • Entrants must then take part in the town trail to find the 12 elves hidden in shop front windows in the town centre and answer what the elves are doing
  • Once completed, the entry form can be handed in to The Manor House. Alternately, the form can also be emailed to
  • Appropriate social distancing must be adhered to when taking part in the town trail.
  • The trail competition will run from Saturday 27th November and finish at 2pm on Saturday 11th December 2021. Entries after this time will not be considered.
  • A winner will be selected at random and announced on our Royston First Facebook page on Monday 13th December at 4pm. The winner will be contacted via phone or email.
  • The winner will receive a family ticket to the Royston Pantomime in January 2022, along with a £10 refreshments voucher (the winner will need to confirm in advance which performance they would like to see). The winning entry will also receive a Christmas hamper of sweets and goodies, kindly donated by Ladds of Royston
  • By entering this competition, you are giving permission for us to use your children’s name, age and place of residence in the media and online.
  • A photo must be supplied of the winner with the prize, for the local press and social media.
  • Royston First will not accept any responsibility for late or missing entries. Entrants must supply details as required, and comply with all rules to be eligible for the prize.
  • Royston First reserves the right to change or cancel this competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.
  • By entering this competition, you agree to accept and be bound by these terms and conditions.
  • Children must be accompanied by adults.