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The Great TT Staycation Tour!



COMPETITION – Win a holiday!


Summer is here, and for most of us in 2021, summer = staycation!

Here at Treasure Trails, we know of over 1000 great places to explore in the UK – well, we should, as we’ve written 1000+ Treasure Trails to explore them!

To inspire you, we’ve put together three Staycation Puzzles as part of our Great TT Staycation Tour. You’ll be virtually visiting and discovering more about UK locations while, at the same time, solving mysteries for the chance to win some fantastic prizes!


Prizes up for grabs



For our star prize, we’ve partnered up with our friends at QHotels and are thrilled to be able to offer a fantastic family break at one of their 21 four-star hotels and resorts! Awesome huh?! One lucky winner will enjoy a two-night family stay, including dinner and breakfast – yum!

Why QHotels? Well, if you’re looking for your next family adventure, each hotel and resort is only a stone’s throw away from plenty of fun family-friendly activities, and of course lots of great Treasure Trail locations!

Plus, with activity packs, family games, and milk and cookies before bed, you’ll be in lots of treats! You can check out the QHotels Quality Family Time Package here.

We’ve also got three fantastic monthly prizes to give away linked to each of the three legs of our Great TT Staycation Tour!


How to enter


You’ve got to be in it to win it, which means joining us on our virtual tour! Solve the mystery by completing each leg of the Great TT Staycation Tour to be in with a chance of winning a monthly prize.

Complete all three legs of the tour, and you’ll be in with a chance of nabbing the holiday!


The three legs of the tour


Okay, TT Staycationers, pack your bags, give the plants a good water and get ready – the TT Virtual Tour Bus is ready to depart!


Leg 1 – City Tour



City Tour Info:


Climb aboard the TT Tour Bus to visit 10 magnificent UK cities. Be prepared to be amazed at the fascinating facts you’ll uncover along the way!

Important! Be prepared for some tough virtual research in order to complete this mystery. Don’t give up though – you’ll get here in the end!

City Tour Checklist

  • Download the puzzle
  • Solve the mystery
  • Submit your answer



City Tour Answer Submission:


Remember to follow the instructions carefully – attention to detail, Staycationers! Once you know where the mystery location is, enter your answer via the form below. Your answer is a two word location:

  • Enter before the end of July 2021 for a chance to win the City Prize.
  • Enter your answer to this and the other two tours before the end of September 2021 for a chance the nab the holiday!


By submitting your entry you are agreeing to our Great TT Staycation Tour T&Cs below, our Competition Rules and our Privacy Policy. You also agree to us contacting you from time to time with amazing offers, details of Trails, competitions and more. You can at any time request these communications to stop.


City Prize:



Get ready to jigsaw like a pro! If you’re the lucky City Tour winner, you’ll get to choose one of 99 Jigraphy Cityscape Maps jigsaws in either 400 or 1000 pieces. Plus, to ensure you can do some serious jigsawing wherever you go, you’ll get a super-useful travel jigsaw board!


Coast & Countryside Excursion



*Tour details will be released on 1st August 2021.

Get ready to marvel at the best scenery the UK has to offer as our Coast & Countryside leg virtually drops in on all 15 UK National Parks in August.


Coast & Countryside Prize:



Your picnics will never be the same again! If you’re our lucky Leg 2 winner, you’ll be picnicking in style with this picnic backpack set for four, plus a matching picnic blanket, from the Greenfield Collection. Complete with tablecloth and napkins, there’s even a ‘tidy up’ bag to make it super easy to pack up and carry on with the rest of your Treasure Trail!


Back to School Adventure



*Tour details will be released on 1st September 2021.

September – Join us as we go ‘Back to School’ and practice our 3 R’s exploring some of the UK’s top places of learning.


Back to School Prize:



One lucky Leg 3 Staycationer will be in notebook heaven! Think never-ending doodles and the chance to make endless plans for future staycations. This reusable smart notebook from Rocket Book allows you to turn your creations into online files, wipe your notebook clean and start again! We’ve also thrown in a set of Pilot FriXion coloured pens – perfect for colour coding your Treasure Trails wish list!


Optional tour stops


We’re all for a detour or two here at Treasure Trails, so if you need some serious family fun in between virtual tour legs, we’ve got just the thing!

Grab yourself a Treasure Trail and have a real day out exploring, outdoors in the actual fresh air with bona fide views and hidden gems! After all, that’s what UK staycation summers are made for!

Explore somewhere local or, if you’ve booked somewhere in the UK, see what Trail adventures we have there!

New to Treasure Trails? Our treasure hunt, spy mission and detective mystery-themed Trails are great for all ages (6-106), with plenty to keep adults entertained as well as family groups. So, gather your friends or family, choose your Trail and get out there exploring! Check out the video on our homepage, or learn more here.




Great TT Staycation Tour T&Cs


  • There is one star prize plus three monthly prizes up for grabs.
  • The star prize is a two-night family break with QHotels including dinner, bed and breakfast.
  • Star prize based on two adults and two children sharing.
  • Star prize includes dinner in the hotel restaurant on both evenings.
  • Star prize must be taken within six months of the winner being announced and must be booked a minimum of three days in advance of stay.
  • Participating hotels include all of the QHotels group, subject to availability.
  • Entry to the star prize draw is via submitting three correct Tour answers.
  • There is no cash prize alternative.
  • Three monthly prizes are as detailed in the main text above.
  • No cash prize alternative is on offer.
  • Should one of the monthly prizes become unavailable, we reserve the right to provide an alternative but equivalent item in terms of function and value.
  • Entry is via submitting an answer on this web page only.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • One entry per ‘Tour’ per household.
  • Open to UK residents, excluding employees of Treasure Trails.
  • Winners will be selected at random from all correct answers received.
  • The closing date for entry to be eligible for monthly prizes is midnight at the end of the month specified, 2021.
  • The closing date for all entries to be eligible for the star prize is midnight, 30th September 2021.
  • The judges’ decision is final.
  • We will notify winners via the email address on their entry form.
  • If no response is received within 28 days, a new winner will be drawn.
  • The winner of the Coast & Countryside Tour prize must confirm that they are over 18 in order for us to arrange delivery (metal cutlery and corkscrew included).
  • The winner’s names and entries will be available on request.
  • The promoter is Armstrong Best Ltd t/a Treasure Trails, Truro.
  • This competition is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
  • By participating in this prize draw, entrants confirm they have read, understood and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.


27th June 2021

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Welcome to the Seventh Edition of TT Strange Times!

News, ideas and inspiration from us in these strangest of times.

Hello and welcome to the seventh issue of TT Strange Times!

Regular readers of TT Strange Times will hopefully know by now that we wanted to offer a fun resource for puzzles, games, ideas and information to help us all through these uncertain times.

I must admit, I used to find the idea of staying in the UK for my annual holiday uninspiring and unappealing. Big mistake! In more enlightened years I have come to realise my good fortune in living in the UK, with its huge range of history, culture, landscapes – and weather! No longer is a UK-based holiday viewed as the runner’s up prize.

Even before the unprecedented events of spring/summer 2020 many more of us Brits had begun to forego the annual holiday ‘abroad’ for the delights of a UK-based holiday. For some this means literally staying in their own homes, but for others this has a wider meaning – staying away from home but still at home in the UK. We are enthusiastic advocates of the advantages of making the most of living in the UK and therefore our current issue is proudly dedicated to…

A Staycation Summer

TT Strange Times - A Staycation Summer - why travel abroad during lockdown when we have such amazing destinations right here on our own doorsteps?
TT Strange Times – A Staycation Summer – why travel abroad during lockdown when we have such amazing destinations right here on our own doorsteps?

Travelling abroad was not without its challenges even before the recent developments, but now, in the summer of 2020 it seems that many people are making the UK the focus for their summer plans. If you are among them and are looking for ideas for how to spend your time, read on.

For our Inspirational People for Inspirational Times section, we look at Patrick and Joan Laurance, the late founders of the charity Family Holiday Association.

For this issue’s dose of FRESH AIR FUN, what better idea could we recommend as a way of getting fresh air and exercise, and getting to know your surrounding area than a Treasure Trail?

For Getting YUMMY With It… Just because you aren’t holidaying abroad, it doesn’t mean that you can’t eat as if you were!

TT Strange Times - A Staycation Summer - Okay, so we may not all be able to eat on a glorious beach at sunset but we can still eat as if we were on holiday...
TT Strange Times – A Staycation Summer – Okay, so we may not all be able to eat on a glorious beach at sunset but we can still eat as if we were on holiday…

Our TOP Five… this time around looks at our choice of the best FREE things to do whilst enjoying your UK-based staycation.

Once you are done with that, do you fancy having a go at this issue’s competition? It’s a cryptic wordsearch about places in the UK! Submit your entries to us and you could win a gift voucher to use on your next Trailing adventure.

Finally, if you fancy a little puzzle to do at home, why not try our latest Virtual Trail?

As always, we hope you enjoy – and don’t forget to share this with friends and family.


Stay alert – and STAY SAFE!

Editor-in-Chief, Tristan.

TT Strange Times - A Staycation Summer - Rock. That great British tradition of tooth breaking, blood sugar level spiking, salty aired delicious mintiness...
TT Strange Times – A Staycation Summer – Rock. That great British tradition of tooth breaking, blood sugar level spiking, salty aired delicious mintiness…

Inside this edition of TT Strange Times…

Inspirational People –
For Inspirational Times…

A closer look at another inspirational figurehead…

>> Click here to be inspired!

Get Moving…

Whether you’re inside or outside in your garden, try these fun ideas to keep your mind and body busy!

>> I want to get some FRESH AIR FUN…

Getting YUMMY
With it…

With a different recipe or foody suggestion for each issue, there’s no need to get food bored!

>> Yummy, yummy, get in my tummy!


A pick of five top items for this issue, ready for you to delve into…

>> Show me the TOP five items now!


Why not enter our themed competition? You could win a Treasure Trails gift voucher in preparation for when we can all get back out there!

>> Don’t leave me out – I want to win!


Exercise your mind as well as your body with our selection of quizzes!

>> Stretch my mind please…

Our inspiring quote for this issue:

“I sat on a toilet watching the water run thinking what an odd thing tourism is. You fly off to a strange land, eagerly abandoning all the comforts of home and then expend vast quantities of time and money in a largely futile effort to recapture the comforts you wouldn’t have lost if you hadn’t left home in the first place.”
Bill Bryson – Neither Here Nor There

Some awesome upcoming dates…

4th July = American Independence Day

7th July = World Chocolate Day

14th July = Bastille Day

18th July = World Listening Day

30th July = International Day of Friendship

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3rd July 2020

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