Step outside and re-discover a world of fun and adventure with Treasure Trails.
Suitable for the whole family, Treasure Trails are a challenge that combines mind-twisting clues and fascinating stories for anyone with a sense of adventure. So, whether you’re a young detective, budding spy or an adult who never grew up, solve the clues and uncover the secrets on a self-guided adventure trail.
How does it work?
First, choose a trail – there are more than 1,200 to choose from in the UK – then follow a self-guided Treasure Trail through the winding backstreets and hidden corners of villages, towns and cities. Each trail makes use of well-known local landmarks, signs, statues, monuments, images, engravings or any other unique or eye-catching features to create an exciting adventure.
Crack the clues along the route to unlock incredible stories from the past and solve the mystery at the end. Before you know it, you’ve walked a couple of miles, taken in the highlights, put your heads together as a family and returned home with a massive smile on your face!
To make the trail even more fun, each route has a theme; there are Treasure Hunts, Spy Missions, Murder Mysteries and more.
Treasure Trails cost £9.99 for the downloadable and print at home version or £11.48 (including p&p) for the posted version.
Find Out More: treasuretrails.co.uk
We set off to Lymm for the Ducks and Drakes Treasure Trail. The trail started in the village centre which enabled us to pick up some essential snacks and drinks for the fun ahead. We've been to Lymm a few times previously but the trail took us to parts we've never visited before and we also discovered fascinating facts about the areas we thought we already knew.
The trail was great fun with a mix of well explained directions, facts about the places we visited and some really imaginative clues. My children are 9 and 12 so were able to work most of the clues by themselves but it still had a challenging element and I was impressed at how varied each clue was. The clues are based on natural landmarks, signs and points of interest which I thought was cleverly done.
Our trail gave the option to walk around Lymm Dam (which we did) but you could bypass it if you preferred. I'd definitely recommend a quick trip around the Dam though as there are so many great spots to stop off including a swing, bridges, rocks to clamber on and interesting tree carvings. There was an icecream van and coffee van there too - perfect!
In total, we were out for about 2.5 hours but it didn't feel that long at all as the clues provided a brilliant distraction. It really was a fun afternoon out and i'm looking forward to trying another trail soon.