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The Manchester Trail Mail Challenge

Set on the image below, are four questions of varying degrees of difficulty.

Can you crack them?

Manchester Trail Mail Challenge

This sign can be found along the route of our brand new "Manchester - The Wizard's Spellbook" Treasure Hunt

1: Easy Peasy...

Our easy level Clue is:

The letters of only one of these words can all be found within a single line on the plaque: WAND, NEWT, SPELL, GOBLIN, OWL, OGRE, FROG.  Which one is it?

2: Mind Twister...

Our medium level Clue is:

Find the word that contains three cricket related words within it.

3: Brain Buster...

Our difficult level Clue is:

Count the number of points on a single star. Then count the number of stars. If 1=A, 2=B, 26=Z etc, work out the letters that the two numbers represent. Which is the shortest word that contains both letters?

4: Super Duper Tricky...

Our double difficult level Clue is:

Which letter completes this sequence: btf?

Now Submit Your Trail Mail Answers!

Submit your answers to all three of these Clues (or as many as you could solve!) to be in with the chance to WIN your next Treasure Trails adventure!

Our Spotlight Location: Manchester

With this Trail Mail challenge set along the route of our brand new Wizard themed Manchester Treasure Hunt, allow us to tell you more...

Manchester was historically the cotton powerhouse of the world and once dubbed "Cottonopolis".

At one point in the 1860's Manchester was reported to account for a whopping 98% of all the finished cotton produced worldwide.

Today, the previously industrial city is now famous for its red & blue football rivalry, the birth place of many iconic music bands and its buzzing university (to name but a few).

We think Manchester is a great place to visit. So much so we've written 3 Treasure Trail adventures in and around the city.

The Manchester Wizard's Treasure Hunt

Our Amazing (and often weird) Fact:

Across the globe you'll find 35 other 'Manchesters'.

Globe Image

In total, 31 Manchesters can be found in the USA. The remaining 4 are in Bolivia, Canada, Jamaica and Surinam.

*For the record I had no idea where Surinam was either!

You'll find Surinam on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America, just north of Brazil.

25th September 2019

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Shakespeare’s Stratford

I was in Stratford recently upgrading our Shakespeare’s Stratford Treasure Trail. Whilst there, I popped into the theatre to see a sculpture I’d heard about.

Shakespeare's Stars

The sculpture is in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Loads of stuff is going on all the time there, not just plays!

You can just walk in to see the sculpture from the side doors and up the stairs. According to the plaque it is made up of two thousand metal stars that shimmer and explore Shakespeare’s obsession with time. It is stunning, as is the view from where it is situated.

You should definitely go and see it next time you are in Stratford. 

Shakespeare's Stratford - Shakespeare's Stars
Shakespeare's Stratford - Stratford's Restaurants

Stratford's Restaurants

There are a huge number of places to eat and drink in Stratford. I had fish and chips for lunch. The restaurant was on Waterside, just opposite the theatre. It was a generous portion and delicious.

In the evening we went to a newly opened restaurant called Loxley’s. I had one of the best vegetarian meals I’ve had for a long time. My dish was described as Smoked Tofu, Puy Lentil & Aubergine Fritters, ‘Buffalo’ Cauliflower, Pepper Puree, Tomato & Smoked Chilli Salsa £14.95! Absolutely fabulous!

Things to do

There is so much to see and do in Stratford, I find it difficult to pick out just one thing (apart from a Treasure Trail of course!) One of our favourite things though to do on rainy days is the MAD museum.

We have also been to an Escape Room in the town which we had fun trying to escape from with friends!

Or on sunny days you could just take a picnic and enjoy the atmosphere.

Shakespeare's Stratford - Stratford upon Avon

24th September 2019

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