Tuesday 18 May 2021

(Ad - Gifted) A self-guided treasure hunt for all ages from Treasure Trails!

I am always trying to get my family outside, for walks or bike rides but it is tough. They're teenagers and would much rather spend time inside watching TikTok or playing Fortnite. They always want a reason to go out and just going for a walk sometimes isn't a good enough excuse.

What is a good excuse to get out of the house are Treasure Trails, a self-guided themed treasure hunt around different villages, towns and cities across the UK which I have been sent to have a look at.

Treasure Trail

The Trails are a great way to get people outside and explore somewhere new or to even let you see somewhere you've lived your whole life in a new way.

The Trails come in small booklets but inside of them and big adventures. The Treasure Trail experience was designed primarily for families, with kids from the ages of 6 upwards but you don't need a child to do them.

The Trails take around 2 hours to complete and take explorers on a circular outdoor walking route, they are Covid safe and approximately two miles long. are themed as a Murder Mystery, Spy Mission or Treasure Hunt. By solving the clues in the booklets you will either be discovering whodunit, cracking the code or finding the location of the long lost treasure. The Trails will normally have around 20 to 25 clues and the answers of which are found within the area you are exploring. It could be the name on an information board, signs, statues, monuments, images, engravings, and other eye-catching features. A great way to learn about the history of the area that you are exploring.

There are over 1,200 different Trails across different areas of the UK so you are bound to find one near you to explore and enjoy.

Treasure Trail booklet

Father's day is next month and this would be a great activity to do as a dad or a dad in your life. Set out on a secret spy mission with Treasure Trails, crack the code 007-style and give dad an assignment to rival that of James Bond.

The top 10 spy mission Trails for families to embark on this Father’s Day:

York - Clifford’s Tower.
Will you take on the challenge and crack the code on a spy mission Trail through the historic city walls of York, exploring the remarkable Clifford’s Tower and gardens?

London - Mayfair.
Embrace 007 life and set out on a mission exploring Bond Street this Father’s Day. This Trail will lead you through the shops of Old and New Bond Street, embassies, squares and gardens ending in Shepard Market.

Cornwall - Perranporth.
Dads and little ones will need to be prepared for this spy mission, which uncovers clues and secrets of the old tin-mining town. Explore coastlines, parks and even woodland before finishing on the cliff tops where a mysterious sundial may form part of the final task.

Oxford - University Parks.
This historic University City holds many secrets, and you’ll discover them on this Treasure Trail. Work together to solve clues as you follow the River Cherwell to the suburb of New Marston, along Mesopotamia Walk and then around the southern perimeter of the parks.

Newcastle – Fog on the Tyne.
Dust off your spy gadgets, and get ready for an action-packed adventure! Your self-guided spy mission Trail begins at the futuristic Millennium Bridge and will soon have you delving into Newcastle’s rich engineering history – all whilst hunting high and low for captivating Clues!

Warwickshire - Stratford upon Avon Statues and Canal.
Calling all double agents! Spot clues and work swiftly on this Trail that leads families through Firs Gardens and into the centre of town before heading on to the canal towpaths.

Scotland - Edinburgh New Town.
This sweet-toothed Trail needs the UK’s best spies to help stop villainous mastermind Dr D’Astardly. He’s discovered the top-secret ingredients for Edinburgh Rock and is planning on becoming the sole-producer. Will you discover the deactivation code before time runs out?

Gloucestershire - Tewkesbury.
The Trail starts in Gander Lane, then explores the fascinating High Street before travelling over the river and along the riverside path. It then heads back over the river and through Victoria Gardens, finishing at the Abbey.

Manchester - Castlefield.
The word on the street is that a villainous factory owner has created a rain-making machine over the city of Manchester to increase production in his cotton mills. Local spy agency, SWARM, are busy bees tracking down the enemy and need you - our TOP agent - to help!

Somerset - Bath Cake-tastrophe.
There is an evil mastermind in Bath, and he’s holding the city to ransom! Exploring this town, famous for its Georgian architecture, agents have two hours to figure out the detonation code. Will you take on the challenge?

Treasure Trail booklet clues

The Treasure Trail booklets cost £9.99 for the downloadable print-at-home version or £11.48 (including P&P) for the posted version.

Explorers who get all the correct answers to the clues can then enter themselves into the £100 Treasure Trails monthly prize draw.

We will be doing our Treasure Trail in Scunthorpe sometime over the half term holidays and I am really looking forward to it. I've peeked at the clues already and have an idea of the direction we will be heading. My girls who are not usually keen on going outside on walks are really looking forward to our adventure.

I was sent the Treasure themed Treasure Trail free of charge in exchange for this blog post.


  1. These sound wonderful! Enjoy your trail in 'Sunny Scunny' as we always called it :) #MMBC

  2. Me and the boys did this during last half term holidays. Fab way to get out and learn about the area you live in x #mmbc

  3. Oh these are fabulous - we've done a few of these and really enjoyed doing them. Hope you have lots of fun doing your trail x