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.
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.
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’!
rachelfoxton 23rd December 2020
Posted In: Christmas