Curtis is minibeast champ at Clitheroe Castle

Curtis's brother Joel aged 10, Castle competition winner Curtis Levens aged seven and his sister Ella aged three
Curtis's brother Joel aged 10, Castle competition winner Curtis Levens aged seven and his sister Ella aged three

Hundreds of youngsters enjoyed Clitheroe Castle Museum’s treasure hunt to find 22 hidden minibeasties.

And the winner was seven year–old Curtis Levens, a visitor from Wigan, whose name was picked from more than 200 entries to win a goodie bag full of items from the museum shop and a winner’s certificate.

Rachel Jackson, Lancashire County Council’s museum manager at Clitheroe Castle, said: “Searching for the minibeasties hidden within the museum is a popular activity for families with children.

“It’s also a great way to learn about Clitheroe Castle itself and the local history of the area. The children are having fun and learning at the same time.”

Janette Haymes, Curtis’s great-grandmother, said: “We were on holiday in the area and went to visit Clitheroe Castle for a day out. Curtis and his brother and sister loved searching around to try to find the minibeasties.”

Admission to the museum is £4.10 for adults, £3.05 concessions, accompanied children free. For information phone 01200 424568 or visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/museums