Immerse yourself in the world of espionage and counter-espionage with a fun spy mission themed midi-break!
Start your holiday with a visit to the Spymaster Shop in London’s Portman Square. Purchase your equipment and then set out to solve a spy mission from Treasure Trails which starts close to the South Kensington Tube Station.
The next day whizz across to London and visit the Imperial War Museum in London where there is a wonderful interactive family exhibition. Join in the fun and you will use clever camouflage, code-cracking skills and the cunning of a spy to delve into a top secret world.
And having learnt all those skills use the afternoon to tackle the spy mission Treasure Trail that starts at Hyde Park Corner.
It is now time to leave the capital and catch a train or drive to Cheltenham and the heart of the spy world at GCHQ. GCHQ have lots of vacancies if you fancy working in their world, but for now the nearest spy mission to their head offices in Cheltenham is the Cheltenham Bath Road Quarter.
Start in Cheltenham at GCHQ where the nearest spy mission Trail is the Cheltenham Bath Road Quarter.
A hop and a skip from Cheltenham is Herefordshire and in the south of the county you can enjoy a small museum dedicated to Violette Szabo, who was an agent of SOE (Special Operations Executive) and was sent into occupied France twice. The first time she returned safely but the second time she was captured and ultimately shot. It is a fascinating story.
The next morning enjoy the mysteriously named “The Other Side of Hereford” which is a spy mission to track down a rogue trader who is planning to try and destabilize the economy by leading local businessmen on a merry dance.
The next step of the journey is to move north and head to Nottingham to be ready to take part in a spy mission run by Si5 in Nottingham. Inside the spy mission action adventure centre there, they have built a ship divided into rooms with objectives to complete to stop the terrorists launching a missile! The objectives are a mix of physical tasks, dexterity and mental challenges all against the clock!
Having worn yourselves out fighting terrorists in this unique party venue, it will be time for a gentle walk at a much slower pace around Nottingham Castle following the spy mission Treasure Trail!
Let us know where your spy missions have taken you and share your experiences on our Facebook page. Look for the barefaced agent.
Amanda Ingham 29th October 2014
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