A SENSORY Scavenger Hunt has been launched in time for the October half-term holidays.

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has produced the activity pack to help children of all ages better understand their non-visual senses. Designed for young explorers, the pack can be can be downloaded from the charity’s website at rnib.org.uk/sensoryhunt.

The tasks in the hunt include working out the difference between smells, appreciating the different textures of toys and taking on a taste test. There is also scope for parents to join in and teach their children about how blind and partially sighted people overcome challenges by using their other senses.

RNIB Senior Manager for Community Giving, Becca McRow-Brewer, said: “This activity pack is suitable for all ages and we have made it accessible so children with sight loss can join in too. The pack is free but donations will help RNIB’s work.”