What is your idea for romance at this time of year? Some like to get up close and personal, others to stay anonymous and admire from afar. And there are lots of clichés and tried and tested ways of celebrating Valentines’ Day but some of our Trailers have put their creative hats on and used Treasure Trails and Treasure Trails Partners to help them win their love’s hearts!
Some names and some places have been changed to protect the guilty parties!
Fancy A Date?
Way back in the early days of Treasure Trails we received a phone call from a gentleman in Solihull who was looking for somewhere to take his brand new girlfriend and wanted a Trail that ended with a dramatic view to impress her and so she would remember him against that backdrop! We sent him the Broadway Trail which we’d adapted so that it finished at Broadway Tower. They reckon 16 counties can be seen on a clear day from the top of the Tower! We know that some dating sites suggest our Trails too – have a read of this blog post from Muddy Matches.
Will you marry me?
In the words of a delighted bridegroom to be “I’m not sure if my text made it through to you ok but I just wanted to write and say a massive thank you for all of your help in pulling together the treasure trail for my proposal to Mel – it worked a treat! She honestly didn’t guess it and it was a pleasure to sit in the grounds of Warkworth church on a beautiful sunny day and pop the question. We are now very happily celebrating our engagement and telling everybody the story – we’ve even started to think about how we could use the treasure trail idea as a theme for the wedding! You’ve helped make one very happy couple. I look forward to a long and happy adventure with Mel (completing many more trails I’m sure, only this time the slightly more conventional ones!).”
Next come the hen and stag parties
We’ve had literally hundreds of hens using our Trails to entertain their friends as part of their hen party day out or weekend away and we’ve had quite a few stags too! It’s hard to choose which hen party to share with you as they all sound as though the girls had a laugh whilst retaining some dignity! But this is a really nice story submitted by one of our TT Partners.
“A couple went on holiday to Prague for a long weekend and the groom-to-be omitted to tell his girlfriend that his rugby team were also going to be in the city. He took her onto one of the bridges for the obligatory photo, and duly got a shot of her with the river behind, etc. He then asked her to take a similar one of him. When she looked at him standing by the parapet, in the background was the neighbouring bridge. Lined up on that bridge were his rugby mates, each holding a very large letter up to spell out “Marry me Ruth”. We got the hens to re-enact it, just spelling Ruth, by using arms, legs, etc. on a bridge in Staffordshire. Went down a storm!”
Another of our Treasure Trails Partners created a stag Trail for a bunch of guys who spent their weekend cruising the pubs and bars of a Shropshire village dressed as pirates. Their challenge was to track down the stag’s bride to be by following the Trail and working out through a series of challenges where she was being held. Being men of few words we didn’t really expect much in the way of feedback, so were pleased to get an email when they’d finished which merely said “Thank you that was fab – Ollie”.
Up in Scotland a young couple decided to use Treasure Trails to entertain their younger guests during the reception and commissioned a bespoke Trail around the venue. It was presented as a wedding favour and gave the guests many of whom had come from afar something to do during the weekend of the wedding. Nice!
It’s our anniversary!
James and Kathryn Woodhall celebrated their second wedding anniversary last year by doing the Chalfont St Giles, Seer Green and Jordans Treasure Trail. Kathryn explained, “We like walking and find the directions in the Treasure Trails easy to follow and they allow us to go for a walk with a purpose“. Kathryn is such a fan of these local Treasure Trails that she recently arranged a personalised one around Marlow for her sister-in-law and her friends to do on a hen party. Kathryn said “We had all had a great time together and had lots of fun“.
If you’d like a bespoke Trail, get in touch and we’ll connect you with your local Treasure Trails Partner.
We’d love to hear how Treasure Trails has helped bring romance into your life – pop over to our Facebook page and find the heart to join in the conversation.
Amanda Ingham 12th February 2014
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