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… strange signs!
Have you spotted any signs around your way that have made you go “ha!” or “huh?”? From road signs to plaques and shop names, we want to know all about them! We’ll pick our favourites to feature in our Silly Signs blog post.
Up For Grabs
As well as the kudos of being a TT #LoveWhereYouLive Ambassador, and the chance to have your local curiosities featured for all to see, you may be rewarded with a prize!
All submissions featured on our Silly Signs blog will receive a Treasure Trails voucher. PLUS, our top pick will be awarded the MISSION FIVE Star Prize:
A year’s subscription (print or digital) to one of the following magazines of your choice: MMM, Campervan, Caravan, Camping or What Motorhome, thanks to our friends at Warner’s Group.
PLUS a 3 x Treasure Trail bundle to enjoy on your next UK staycation adventure!
MISSION FIVE Details
Your fifth MISSION is to go off in search of the silly signs in your area. Whether it’s road signs that point to nowhere or make no sense, directions to secret places (that aren’t so secret any more), pointless plaques or punny shop names, or any other curious and confusing signs that have made you stop in your tracks, your assignment is to seek it out down your way!
Even if a sign seems fairly normal to most, but has made you stop and smile, then it’s fair game – just let us know why you think it’s a contender! Next time you’re out and about grabbing some local fresh air, keep those eyes peeled for silly signs and take a photo of your best entry.
Submit your photo of what you’ve spotted, along with its details and yours, via the form below.
Can’t get outside at the moment? If you’ve snapped a silly sign in the past, or if you can tell us about one but don’t have a picture, we’d still love to hear about it! Tell us what your local area has to offer in the way of strange signage, and you could be picked as one of our ‘favourites to feature’!
MISSION FIVE Deadline
Submit the details of the signs that have made you go “ooh”, “ahh”, “ha!” or “huh?”, along with your details and a photo (if you have one), via the form below.
All submissions need to be received by 11:59pm on Wednesday 2nd December. So, don’t delay – search around for those quirky curiosities today!
We’ll announce our favourites and share our Silly Signs blog post on Thursday 3rd December, and we’ll contact all winners directly. We’ll brief you on the details of MISSION SIX then as well, so keep your eyes peeled!
THIS MISSION IS NOW COMPLETE!
Sorry! The MISSION FIVE deadline has now passed, so we can’t accept any more brilliant and bizarre signs – 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’re seeking out strange signs or pointless plaques and discover something cool or quirky, it might fit the final mission, so take a look at what’s coming up too:
MISSION #06: Not a lot of people know this but… tucked away treasures or facts.
Never Mind the Weather – Plan an Adventure!
Come rain or shine, a Treasure Trail is a great way to get outside for some fresh air and entertainment!
Grab your local Trail and gather your household; enjoy your daily walk (with a twist) and delve into some family fun to brighten up the grey, wintery days. You might even spot some cool, quirky signs to give you some inspiration for your vital MISSION!
You can even post your silly signs to the Treasure Trails Facebook page, or tag us on Twitter and Instagram too! Be sure to use the hashtag #LoveWhereYouLiveMission5 for your submissions, and follow us for MISSION UPDATES, weekly puzzles and lots of exploration inspiration!
rachelfoxton 3rd December 2020
Posted In: Challenges