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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!


Posted on September 1, 2023

Start a New Adventure with Treasure Hunt York

Students sat on steps outside university getting ready to play Treasure Hunt York

Just landed for your first term in York? Back after a long summer elsewhere? Treasure Hunt York is a great way to get to know your new home town. Ideal for Freshers, we’ll take you to all the coolest spots in just an afternoon.


Posted on August 1, 2023

We’re ALL goin' on a Summer Holiday

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The UK is BURSTING with amazing places, people and things to do. Having a Great British adventure this summer? With Treasure Hunt York you’ll see some of the best bits, and hidden gems that York has to offer. Whether you’re travelling for miles or minutes, grab your shipmates and keep reading!


Posted on July 20, 2023

Get the kids outdoors this Summer

A father and son out on a treasure hunt and a family taking a selfie

Photo: The Bath & Wiltshire Parent/Ellen Couzens

School’s out! (Didn’t they only just go back?!) Instead of looking ahead to days of screen time battles, you could try an interactive treasure hunt around York. Let the kids take the lead and have an adventure together!


Posted on April 19, 2023

Netflix hit show The Crown is filming in York Minster

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Photo by Haydn Lewis / The York Press

This may mean that Dean’s Park is inaccessible, which would make one clue impossible to answer.

The rest of the game is accessible and working.


Posted on April 25, 2022

Ready for a Jubilee Challenge with Treasure Hunt York?

Three intrepid explorers embarking on Treasure Hunt York

Take advantage of the Jubilee bank holidays with Treasure Hunt York. With bank holiday weekends just weeks apart, and games all over the UK- can you and your crew take on the Jubilee Challenge?


Posted on February 1, 2022

5 ways Treasure Hunt York Makes the Perfect Date

A couple on a date playing Treasure Hunt York

Love is in the air, all you need is love, are you ready for love? (Yes I am- are ya?). What’s an ideal date for a couple of young lovebirds like yourselves? A daring adventure round York of course! Hit the jump to make sure your date goes off without a hitch!


Posted on January 24, 2022

Breadcrumbs Trails - a treasure hunt from York's past

A mosaic with a reflective marble in the middle

If you’re looking for a fun way to explore York in 2024 , look no further! Our smartphone-based treasure hunts around York have 74 reviews on Tripadvisor and a 5.0 rating.

Look closely at the streets of York and you might notice something unusual…


Posted on August 17, 2021

Fancy yourselves as a family of sleuths?

A family out exploring York on Treasure Hunt York

The summer’s in full swing and it’s lovely to see York coming back to life, especially with the recent sunshine! If you and your family are embracing “the year of the staycation”, how about trying something a bit different during your break?

Prove your smarts with Treasure Hunt York! It’s the perfect way to see the sights, while solving cryptic clues together!


Posted on March 16, 2021

Get the kids outdoors this Easter

A father and son out on a treasure hunt and a family taking a selfie

Photo: The Bath & Wiltshire Parent/Ellen Couzens

The Easter holidays are here but it feels like the kids have only just gone back!

You don’t want another two weeks of being stuck indoors looking at screens the whole time.


“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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