You've been stuck at home and you’re looking for something fun you can do with the kids.
The restrictions mean you can still enjoy being outside in the city and you want to make the most of the break together.
Treasure Hunt York will keep you and your family entertained, leading you on a beautiful walk and giving you quality time together.
Treasure Hunt York is all outdoors in public spaces. The route is designed so you can avoid other people and everyone can play on their own phones.
We’re fully flexible. If you change your mind or if the government guidelines change, you can either choose a new date or we’ll give you a refund.
Great family activity”
This was a great family (kids 11 and 14) activity post-lockdown. We have lived in York for 15 years and we went places we have never been.
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.
... for FREE!
You don’t need to download or print anything and it doesn’t need any permissions.
Plus, you get to start when you want.
Bess sends you a series of treasure maps, leading you around the city.
The clues and maps are a lot of fun.
This is a great way to see the city!”
Bess sends you a series of clues and you have to search the city for answers.
Good banter from Captain Bess who sends you the clues!”
Black Beard Beth
Long Joe Silver
Along the way, Bess will tell you a few interesting facts and stories about the things you're spotting!”
We learnt new things and actually appreciated the beautiful scenery as we went around the city.
Captain Bess will invite you all to join the hunt!
We had such a laugh and a great day out!
... for FREE!
The game is designed for adults and curious kids aged 8 and up.
Younger ones are welcome though you may have to help by interpreting the clues and Captain Bess' pirate speak.
We’re a family of four with a 13 year old and a 11 year old. Mum was map reader, dad reminded kids about clues, and kids were hunting for clues.”
As a family with children ages 6 & 8 and friends visiting for the weekend it was enjoyed by everyone. The clues were all very varied and enjoyable to solve and the children were able to join in.
Don’t worry, if you get stuck you can ask for a hint and Bess will get you on your way!
We make sure no-one ever gets completely stuck.
If it's patchy rain, you can spend more time in the pub breaks or stop elsewhere on the route: the game’s flexible.
If it's really bad on one day, you can either switch which day you play, or even start one day and finish the next.
If it's a total wash-out and you can't get round, we’ll give your money back, even if you've started the game.
We’re so confident you’ll have fun, we promise to give your money back if you don’t!
All we ask is for a quick phone call to understand why.
“Would thoroughly recommend to people looking for a fun and interesting way to explore!”
Telephone: 01904 500 868
Text us: 07380 309380
Gardens and Guildhalls
York Observatory, Museum Gardens, York, YO30 7BH