STAFF at Coughton Court near Alcester are getting ready for a new addition to the National Trust property’s calendar, with its first ever Jigsaw Festival, taking place in April.

Visitors are being invited to come along to the festival, where they can find the perfect puzzle to challenge themselves.

The Jigsaw Festival will see hundreds of donated jigsaws on sale, from children’s puzzles, and traditional scenes, to murder mystery puzzles, 3D jigsaws, and impossipuzzles.

Staff and volunteers at Coughton Court have been carefully sorting through all the donated puzzles to make sure they’re all complete, and they love to hear from anyone wanting to donate more puzzles before the festival in April.

Abi Cole, marketing and events officer at Coughton Court, said: “Jigsaws are the perfect way to while away a rainy afternoon and we’ve certainly had plenty of those recently. A good jigsaw is both brain-teasing and curiously relaxing and the team at Coughton are getting rather good at completing jigsaws in record times ready for the festival in April. If you have any jigsaws taking up room in cupboards we’d love to take them off your hands.”

All the money raised from jigsaws sold at the festival from Monday, April 21 to Sunday, April 27, will go towards vital conservation work at Coughton Court.

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