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A little help from your furry friends…


We generally design Treasure Trails with humans in mind. You need human skills for purchasing online, receiving your Trail, planning your journey and getting ready for your day out.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t take along a little friend or two for some extra help and support!

We’ve seen many a stuffed explorer companion in your Trail photos. Here are just some of our favourites:


Our furry friends hall of fame




Hen-Rietta Explorer Chicken


If you think chickens don’t have what it takes to make great treasure hunters, think again! That constant pecking on the ground isn’t just to find their next morsel to eat. They’re also secretly checking every inch of earth for signs of buried treasure.

Hen-Rietta is dab hand a spotting clues. However, she sometimes gets distracted trying to work out what came first, the chicken or the egg…


Buccaneer Foxy and First Mate Monkey


Conwy Captain Toby Bucaneer Foxy and First Mate Monkey


Captain Toby keeps a tight ship, but he wouldn’t be without Buccaneer Foxy or First Mate Monkey, his trusted shipmates. They’re in charge of the treasure map and waving the Jolly Roger to make sure everyone knows they’re coming and gets out of their way.

If you happen to meet these three bold pirates on your next adventure, do say hello but only if you’re brave enough; we can’t promise they don’t bite!


Super Sleuth Agent Barnaby and Secret Agent Radar


Eyemouth Super Sleuth Agent Barnaby and Agent Radar


If you go down to the woods today, you’d better go in disguise, just like these two incognito agents who didn’t want to get dragged into the teddy bear’s picnic.

Dark glasses are a must, and a hat or tie to complete the look. Are Agents Barnaby and Radar really just stuffed bears, or do they conceal hidden cameras keeping a constant eye out for enemy agents as they explore?


Simeon the red-haired gibbon


Simeon and The Green Witch Trail


Our friend Simeon is a regular Treasure Trailer. He’s been spotted in the Greater London area in Greenwich, Bloomsbury and Covent Garden.

Simeon is an intrepid explorer and likes to get involved in all aspects of the Trails. He especially likes getting up close to anything a clue is set on to make sure nothing is missed.

You can check out his adventures in the links below and see lots of photos of what he’s been getting up to:

Check him out in Simeon and the Bloomsbury Treasures

Admire his skills in Simeon and the Green Witch’s Treasure

See him in Super Sleuth mode in Simeon investigates Covent Garden


Oonicle the Unicorn!



Message from Oonicle:

Today we went on a secret spy mission! I was team leader (obviously) and we were all assigned names (of my choosing ☺️). As Agent X, I had command and had to lead my troops through a dangerous mission, gathering clues whilst avoiding detection so we could unlock the secret code. The day didn’t get off to a flyer, as Warmies, aka Agent Floppy, threw a wobbly as she didn’t like her name but hey…. it could’ve been MUCH worse 😈😈 (don’t ask Bella what hers was 🤣🤣🤣).

We managed to gather all but one clue, I think we were double crossed but after some intelligent ‘guess work’ by me, er sorry the team, we unlocked the code 🥳👏🥳 – I have contacted mission control and I, sorry we (must stop doing that) await our reward!!!

We got home in time before the heavens really opened and good OLD Dady is making fajitas for dinner!!! 😋🤤 just what we need after a long hard day.

Have a good evening ‘corns 😘🦄



Do YOU have a super stuffed Trail companion?


We’d love to see them! Snap them out on your next Trail and send your pics in to us via the website or social media. We’ll pick our favourites to join the furry friends above in our furry friends hall of fame!


Wondering what real animals can teach us about exploring?


Take a peek at our Wild Explorers blog post to find five things we can learn from animals and use these to help us on our next Treasure Trail!

There’s a puzzle to solve to test your skills so get ready! Solve it before 3rd May 2021 and you might just nab your next Treasure Trail on us!


19th April 2021

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Wild Explorers – Five lessons we can learn about exploring from animals


We already know that our canine pals are the perfect companions on a Treasure Trail with these five tell-tail signs that your dog is a top explorer.

But, our four-legged friends aren’t the only ones who can teach us a thing or two about avoiding enemy agents, tracking down the treasure and examining the evidence! Delve into the world of wild explorers to really hone your treasure-seeking skills with tips from the pros.


Five lessons we can learn about exploring from animals


1. Follow your instincts


Sometimes, when out searching for clues and answers, you just have to go with your gut! Hawks are known for their strong instincts. They know where to go to give themselves the best chance of finding good prey. Plus, they know instinctively the best time to swoop to ensure they grab their prize! We can also learn from their circling technique, scanning the ground below for clues to where their next meal will come from.

So next time you’re stuck on a clue or not sure which way to go, survey the wider area in case you missed something, and go with your gut instinct to hone in on that all-important answer!


Follow your instinct like a hawk


2. Work hard – don’t give up!


When you’re stuck on a super sneaky clue, it’s important to keep trying and not give up! Busy bees don’t just work hard to maintain their hive and look after their queen; they also work seamlessly as a team. Pull your whole squad together to make the tricky clues a lot easier to crack.


Work hard like a bee


3. Take your time


Slow and steady wins the race! Just like a tortoise and their other slow pals – sloths, snails and starfish – you don’t want to rush ahead when you’re exploring. If you sprint onwards in search of your next clue, you may slip straight past it… or past the muddy footprints of rival treasure seekers! Slow down and take your time to fully observe your surroundings and discover tucked-away treasures or super sneaky clues.


Take your time like a tortoise


4. Never forget


An elephant never forgets, and neither does a goldfish (despite the rumours)! You never know when something you’ve spotted during your expedition may prove useful, so it’s important to pay attention and commit anything you notice to memory. Or, tap into your detective training and make notes as you go to ensure anything important is on hand to help you crack the case.


Never forget like an elephant


5. Don’t forget to play!


Dolphins love to play. They jump and spin in the air and have been known to surf the waves too! We’re not suggesting jumping or surfing will help you find any clues, but we can still learn a lot from dolphins. So next time you and your team are stuck on a clue, remember that your number one aim is to have fun! Pop into a playground (kids only!), or have a drink stop to take a break from searching, then return to your mission, quest, or investigation invigorated and ready to solve those final clues!


Play like a dolphin - wild explorers


Wild Explorers Logic Puzzle


Are you ready to put your own explorer skills to the test? Solve the clues in our Wild Explorers Logic Puzzle and see if you have what it takes!

Once you think you’ve solved it, check to see if you’re right. You’ll find a link to the answers below.


Wild Explorers Logic Puzzle


Solved the wild explorer puzzle?



Practice your wild explorer skills for real!


Now that you’ve picked up some new adventuring skills from a bunch of wild explorers, it’s time to take flight and sink your claws into a Treasure Trail!

Don’t ruffle any feathers in your hunt for the deactivation code on a spy mission Trail – vanish into the surroundings like a chameleon to avoid being caught by enemy agents. Use your eagle-eyed vision to monitor your surroundings as you sniff out the evidence on a detective mission, and use the balance of a cat to avoid triggering booby traps on a treasure hunt.

All you need for a day full of excitement and adventure is a curious mind and a Treasure Trail! Where will your next journey into the wild take you?



Family Fun - Wild Explorers





May 2021 Wild Explorers Logic Puzzle T&Cs *COMPETITION NOW CLOSED


  • There are 10 Treasure Trails Vouchers up for grabs.
  • A Treasure Trails Voucher is valid for a ‘Print at Home’ or ‘Printed by Us’ Trail. They can be used for any Trail available for sale on our website.
  • Open to UK residents, excluding employees of Treasure Trails.
  • Winners will be chosen at random from all correct answers.
  • Only one entry per person/email address (first answer counts!)
  • The closing date for entries is 11:59pm on Monday 3rd May 2021.
  • The judges’ decision is final.
  • Entry is via the entry form on this page only.
  • Winners will be notified and emailed with their Voucher Code within five days of the closing date.  
  • The winner’s names and entries will be available on request.
  • The promoter is Armstrong Best Ltd t/a Treasure Trails, Truro.
  • By participating in this prize draw, entrants confirm they have read, understood and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.


16th April 2021

Posted In: Ideas

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