Love Where You Live: MISSION ONE!

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We’re on the search for the UK’s coolest and quirkiest curiosities, and want to hear why you Love Where You Live! This week, we’re asking you to shout loud and proud about your local… benches!

Brilliant benches, bizarre benches, bafflingly-placed benches… Anything goes, so long as it’s a bench! We’ll pick our favourites to feature in our Brilliant Benches blog post.

Up For Grabs

As well as the kudos of being a TT #LoveWhereYouLive Ambassador, and the chance to have your local bench featured for all to see, you may be rewarded with a prize!

All submissions featured on our Brilliant Benches blog will receive a Treasure Trails voucher. PLUS, our top pick will be awarded the MISSION ONE Star Prize:

A box of Cornish Pasties from our friends at The Cornish Hamper Store!


The Top Prize - Cornish Pasties | Love Where You Live
The TOP Prize – Cornish Pasties! Meat, vegetarian and vegan options are available.


Your first MISSION is to seek out the best, most brilliant or most bizarre bench you can find in your local area. It could be one you already know about, or you could set out on a special mission to track one down! 

Take a photograph; just the bench, or with you on it – you decide!  Then, submit your photo along with your bench details via the form below. 

Can’t get out exploring at the moment but have a great bench story? We’d love to hear about that too! Have you met your soulmate on a bench or had a moment of inspiration? Let us know, and you could still make our ‘favourites to feature’! 


MISSION ONE Bench Inspiration | Love Where You Live


All submissions need to be received by 11:59pm on Wednesday 4th November. So, don’t delay – get out bench spotting today!  

We’ll announce our favourites and share our Brilliant Benches blog post on Thursday 5th November, and we’ll contact all winners directly. We’ll brief you on the details of MISSION TWO as well, so keep your eyes peeled!


Sorry! The MISSION ONE deadline has now passed, so we can’t accept any more brilliant and bizarre bench submissions – you can see the winners here. Don’t worry; there’s plenty more you can get involved with! Take a peek below to see what’s coming up…

Want to Get Ahead of the Game?

If you spot something cool or quirky that’s not a bench, it might fit a later task, so take a look at what’s coming up too: 

MISSION #02: You know you’re in _______ when you hear  _________ - quirky sayings from around your way! 

MISSION #03: Art-Spotting  - from the classic to the surreal to the unexpected! 

MISSION #04: Only down my way… events, eats and traditions that only happen in your neck of the woods! 

MISSION #05: Signs that make you go ‘ha’ or ‘huh?’. 

MISSION #06: Not a lot of people know this but… tucked away treasures or facts.  


Love Where You Live Mission Examples | Love Where You Live

Take on a Half-term Expedition

If you’re stuck for ideas and need a little dash of inspiration, or if you’re feeling adventurous this half term, look no further!

Our Trails are a great way to explore all the nooks and crannies of your hometown with your household. All you need is your local Treasure Trail and a sense of adventure – you never know what you might discover!


Solve Clues on a Treasure Trail | Love Where You Live

Get Social

You can even post your brilliant benches to the Treasure Trails Facebook page, or tag us on Twitter and Instagram too! Be sure to use the hashtag #LoveWhereYouLiveMission1 for your submissions, and follow us for MISSION UPDATES, weekly puzzles and lots of exploration inspiration!