Fancy something a little different for your next family day out? Gather the whole clan together, pull on some comfy walking shoes and set out for a memorable day out with this treasure hunt experience. Whether you want to see your local area through a different lens or take in a new city, our treasure hunt packs will provide you with hours of fun.
How it works:
Once you’ve purchased your activity voucher, a PDF pack with your scavenger hunt clues will be sent to you. You can choose from two different sets of hints:
● The easy clues are perfect for all ages. These straightforward hints ask for something you should be able to easily observe on your treasure hunt, such as information from a plaque along the way.
● The cryptic clues pose more of a challenge and are perfect for older participants. They might ask for something harder to spot, require some general knowledge, or read more as a riddle than a straightforward question.
In addition to these two sets of clues, you will also receive three bonus rounds that you can go through alongside the main hints:
● Picture round - this round requires you take pictures of certain places and objects you encounter on your treasure hunt.
● Items to collect - this is a list of everyday objects you’ll be able to gather along the scavenger hunt route.
● Pub names - available at locations where there are enough pubs around, these cryptic clues refer to the names of pubs and bars you’ll pass on your way.
Once you’ve received your treasure hunt pack, choose which clues you want to follow and print them off for everyone participating.
The scavenger hunt can be completed in a number of locations throughout England, including several treasure trails in London. Please keep in mind that this activity isn’t organised. You’ll receive your pack of treasure hunt clues by email and complete the experience on the day of your choice.
Treasure hunts in London and other cities can be completed on foot, while rural ones require driving. All of the rural scavenger hunts, as well as the majority of city-based ones are non-circular, so they will have a different start and end point.
You can choose the date and time you wish to do the treasure hunt, throughout the year.
The treasure hunt will take approximately 2 to 3 hours.
There is no maximum group size for this experience, although larger parties may want to split into smaller groups.
This experience is not suitable for spectators, but an unlimited number of people can take part.
There is no minimum age for this experience, however it is recommended for 8 years and older.
You need to have the ability to walk for 3 hours.
You do not need any qualifications to take part in this experience, although you will need to be able to drive for rural treasure hunts.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
Thaxted, Finchingfield and Great Bardfield (Essex)
Jacki from Sales, September 2018
I took my 11 year old daughter and two of her friends; however it would be suitable and great fun for groups with multiple cars and varying ages competing against each other.
The girls used the ‘Easy/Family’ and ‘Picture’ questions. These questions were challenging enough for them and at times I did have to give them a clue!
It was a beautiful day and they loved walking around the villages looking for the answers. They took turns to read the clues / write the answers and our rule was the person sitting in the front of the car was responsible for reading the clues and directions to the next village.
The experience lasted approximately 3 hours and we visited 3 villages in total. However there were some beautiful coffee shops, tea room and pubs on route and depending how competitive you want to make it you could easily spend all day exploring.
The girls had a fun afternoon and for us it was a great school holiday activity. We didn’t use the Adult/Cryptic and Cryptic Pub Name and Bonus Items so I could organise a second hunt with a group of adult friends and family.
Get organised with clipboard, pens etc. maybe take some snacks in the car! Read the organisers pack and familiarise yourself with the route beforehand. On the team answer sheet they ask you to write an emergency contact number – good idea if doing this in small groups against each other.