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Posted on July 17, 2024

Concert in Museum Gardens

Flowers and St Mary’s Abbey ruins in Museum Gardens

Jack Savoretti, the Sugababes and and others are playing in four days of concerts in Museum Gardens this July.

The gardens will close in the early afternoon, preventing access to Treasure Hunt York’s starting point.

To play, make sure you start early before the gardens close.


Posted on April 26, 2024

Ready for a Bank Holiday Challenge?

Three intrepid explorers embarking on Treasure Hunt York

Get out and explore this May with Treasure Hunt York. With two bank holidays and games all over the UK, how many treasure hunts can your crew beat?


Posted on March 29, 2024

Get hunting for treasure all around York this Easter!

Friends enjoying a drink together while playing Treasure Hunt York

Do something fun with your four day weekend this Easter. Treasure Hunt York will take you on an adventure around the hidden gems of York (including some great pubs if you’ve not got kids! 🍻)


Posted on February 28, 2024

Treat Mum with Treasure Hunt York this Mother’s day

A family playing Treasure Hunt York together on Mother’s day

It’s that time of year again, looking for the perfect way to show your mum how great she is. Give her the perfect gift this year—an afternoon with you! Put the chocolates back on the shelf and add a Treasure Hunt York game to your basket.


Posted on February 10, 2024

The Vikings are coming to York!

A Viking with a shield, a flaming torch and a woman standing in front of Clifford’s tower at night

Photo from JORVIK Viking Centre

The city will be full of Vikings between 12th - 18th February 2024.

It may be difficult to follow the exact route that Treasure Hunt York takes you.


Posted on February 1, 2024

Celebrate Love & Friendship with Treasure Hunt York

Two friends enjoying a coffee on a break playing Treasure Hunt York

Looking for the perfect way to celebrate friendship? Let Captain Bess take your crew on an unforgettable adventure!


Posted on January 1, 2024

New Year? New Adventures!

Three intrepid explorers embarking on Treasure Hunt York

Here’s to new adventures in 2024 with Treasure Hunt York! Are you ready to assemble your crew, get outside, and see York in a whole new way?


Posted on December 1, 2023

Adventure Together This Christmas with Treasure Hunt York

A gift voucher for Treasure Hunt York on a table covered with Christmas decorations

Whether you’re driving home for Christmas, hanging up your stockings on the wall, or enjoying a sleigh ride together with your loved ones Treasure Hunt York is a great way to spend a festive afternoon. And if you’re stuck for what to get your dad/neighbour/mother-in-law, Treasure Hunt York could be the perfect gift.

Even if you know your Shambles from your Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Way Captain Bess’s map will guide you to some treasures hidden right under your nose!


Posted on November 1, 2023

Unwrap Adventure with Treasure Hunt York this Christmas

A group of friends walking away from a Christmas market on a treasure hunt

Need a little Christmas? Right this very minute? Treasure Hunt York might just be your new favourite tradition! With twinkling lights and Christmas markets appearing around the country, could there be a better time for seeing a new place, or a very familiar place in a whole new way? Looking for a unique Christmas gift? Read on to find out about our vouchers.


Posted on October 1, 2023

Look at York differently this Autumn 🍂

A hand holding a phone playing Treasure Hunt York with a tree with orange leaves behind.

Autumn is a special time to enjoy York: the scenery looks spectacular, the trees are turning yellow and orange and the crisp blue days are perfect for exploring. Plus, without the summer tourists there’s a little more space to enjoy the city!


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“We thought the clues were pitched at the correct level, not too easy and made you look very closely at your surroundings, without being impossible to solve.
We had a fun day exploring York with a few pit stops for refreshement between clues.”

—Grendel46, Tripadvisor

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Gardens and Guildhalls starts from:
York Observatory, Museum Gardens, York, YO30 7BH

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