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
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
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
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
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!
Jane Harvey 19th April 2021
Posted In: Just for Giggles