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Get Out There on the perfect winter adventure!


Christmas 2020 has been and gone, and this strange year is almost over! As tempting as it may be, don’t get sucked into that post-Christmas lull. Instead, Get Out There and burn off those Christmas and Boxing Day calories to get yourselves ready for a better, brighter, healthier 2021 with a festive walk.

To really get you into the spirit, here’s our guide on how to add some festive sparkle into your Treasure Trail to make it the perfect winter adventure.


Get Out There with Treasure Trails


Before your adventure


Normal, everyday adventurers will just rock up at the start of their Treasure Trail and crack on. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with that. But, true adventurers know that you need to be prepared before tackling your expedition!


Get warmed up


You never know what you might encounter on your quest, so it’s always best to get warmed up before you go. That way, it’ll be much easier to escape from enemy agents, chase down the criminal or navigate perilous obstacles. Try this festive warm-up to get your minds in the zone and your bodies ready for action.



Dress to impress


Now that you’re all warmed up, it’s time to get dressed for your quest. Of course, you’ll need to blend in to avoid suspicion. Grab your Christmas jumpers and Santa hats, or wrap yourself up in tinsel and baubles so you can hide in plain sight as a Christmas tree!


Pick your codename


There’s one final thing you need to do before you’re ready for your assignment – you need to pick your codenames. Given the time of year (and to keep the festive spirit alive) you should pick a Christmas codename to avoid blowing your cover. Take a peek at this elf name generator to see what yours would be!



During your adventure


Now that you’ve got yourselves prepared, it’s time to get out on your Trail adventure! Grab your local Treasure Trail, head to your quest start point and get ready to crack those Clues. There are a few more ways which you can add the festive sparkle to your expedition, though.


Be aware of your surroundings


Any great agent always stays aware of their surroundings, while detectives make notes for their records. Between your team, decide on a silly hand signal to use whenever you spot something of importance to your festive mission. Let your team know anytime you notice a Christmas tree, bunches of holly or cars in festive green and red colours. Anything Christmassy could be important, so make sure you keep your eyes peeled.


Hunting down the sneaky Clues


You’ve got your hand signal sorted, but you need to come up with a new signal for whenever you track down one of the sneaky Clues. If you know you’re safe from the enemy gaze, shout “Ho Ho Ho I’ve found it!” when you spot the next vital Clue in your quest. However, if you fear you’re under surveillance, you’ll need to be more subtle. Try standing still and making your best impression of a Christmas tree or present so that no one overhears and intercepts you.


After your adventure


Amazing work, Explorers – you’ve completed your festive mission! Now it’s time to stretch it out, submit your answer and toast your success.

After getting some valuable exercise for mind and body, you definitely deserve to put your feet up and unwind with a post-quest movie. Not sure what to watch? Take this quiz to discover what kind of adventurer you are and get some suggestions.



Quiz - What type of adventurer are you?


Get social


Don’t forget to check out the Treasure Trails Facebook page, or find us on Twitter and Instagram! Follow us for regular Trailing antics, weekly puzzles and lots of exploration inspiration! Plus – tag us your photos of you out on your winter adventure. Not only would we love to see them, but you might also be picked as our ‘Explorer of the Month’!


23rd December 2020

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Love Where You Live!


Love Where You Live Missions | Love Where You Live


We’ve been asking you, our local Agents, shout loud and proud about the place you call home!

From bizarre benches to magical murals, obscure oddities to strange stories, every corner of the UK has its hidden treasures and tales to tell.

We always try to bring you the best of these via our Trail routes, Clues and fact snippets. But we know there’s so much more out there that only those who live in a place will know about.

That’s why we tasked YOU with showing us all the reasons that you Love Where You Live by seeking out and sharing your local wonders, quirks and curiosities!


Love Where You Live: All MISSIONS Complete!


You’ve worked really hard on your assignments over the last six weeks, local Agents; you’ve done an amazing job of showing us why you Love Where You Live!

If you want to take another peek at your brilliant progress, check out our featured favourites below!


MISSION ONE: Brilliant, Bizzarre, Beautiful or Baffling Benches!

For your first MISSION, we asked you to scout around your local area to discover brilliant and bizarre benches. From the quirky to the curious to the beautiful views – any bench was in the running! Check out our featured favourites here.


MISSION ONE Top Winner - Britain's Best Bench!


MISSION TWO: You Know You’re In… When You Hear…!

Your second vital assignment was to keep an ear out for the curious sayings, weird phrases and wonderful wording that only makes sense to locals down your way. Scout out our featured favourites here.


MISSION TWO Top Winner - The UK's Most Wonderful Wording


MISSION THREE: Art-spotting

The third MISSION in your local expedition was to get out art-spotting and track down the magnificent murals and superb sculptures that your hometown has to offer. Find our featured favourites here.


MISSION THREE Top Winner - The Most Amazing Artwork on Offer


MISSION FOUR: Only Down My Way…!

The all-important fourth MISSION was to enlighten us about the weird and wonderful events, eats and traditions that can be experienced in your neck of the woods. Discover our featured favourites here.


MISSION FOUR Top Winners - The Best Events, Eats and Traditions to Experience


MISSION FIVE: Signs That Make You Go ‘Ha!’ Or ‘Huh?’

Your sign-spotting MISSION FIVE had you scouting around your patch for strange signs, wacky plaques and confusing directions. Take a peek at our featured favourites here.


MISSION FIVE Top Winner - The Silliest Sign to Find


MISSION SIX: Tucked Away Treasures

Your sixth and final MISSION to a little research and recon as you scoured your local area for weird stories, stunning sights, hidden gems and local legends. Discover our featured favourites here.


Mission 6 Winner - Pyramid Balmoral


A Dash of Inspiration


Just because the MISSIONS are over, it doesn’t mean the adventure has to stop! If you’re stuck for ideas and need a little dash of inspiration for some local exploring, we’re here to help! Grab your local Treasure Trail, gather your household together and start tracking down the hidden gems in your hometown today. 

Whatever you’ve got coming up in the next few weeks, add an adventure to your to-do list. 

“We love Treasure Trails! Been our go to socially-distanced activity of the year, including one for my husband’s birthday day out and one for my son’s birthday day out. Keep them coming!”

Diane – Rochdale  



Enjoy an Autumnal Adventure | Love Where You Live


Get Social


Remember, you can find Treasure Trails on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram too! Follow us for Trailing antics, weekly puzzles and lots of exploration inspiration! 


10th December 2020

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