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Appy Families – Entertaining Smartphone Apps

Treasure Trails Ltd has recently taken steps into the digital world of mobile apps, enhancing the experience of our Trails through the use of modern technology.

The Treasure Trails Player incorporates the use of GPS, QR codes, audio and video effects to appeal to gadget fans and teenage members of the family, as well as those that prefer immediate access to Trails on the go.

Appy Families - Entertaining Smartphone Apps

There are thousands of apps on the market aimed at entertaining the family, that don’t involve sitting in front of the games console! We have taken a glimpse and have come up with our favourites for keeping the whole family amused.

Goldstar Savings Bank

Appy Families - Entertaining Smartphone Apps - Goldstar Savings BankThis educational app for iPad promotes the core financial life skills that will inspire the younger generation to save. Parents can set savings goals for their child for their desired reward, such as that computer game, bicycle or school trip. Children can ‘earn’, save and monitor their progress by completing set tasks, chores and activities – Treasure Trails being one of them!

Bright, colourful and engaging; this is our favourite educational app by far.

£1.99, available on iPad


MyNature Animal Tracks

Appy Families - Entertaining Smartphone Apps - MyNature Animal TracksAnimal tracks can be found all over, and the MyNature Animal Tracks app will identify prints to provide descriptions and illustrations, as well as gait patterns (for the children to mimic, perhaps!), vocal sounds and details about the animal’s life cycle.

This app really encourages children and adults alike to take notice of what is around them, and become closer to nature as a result.

£4.99, available on iPhone and Android.




Appy Families - Entertaining Smartphone Apps - iSeismometer



A simple concept, the iSeismometer is an app that monitors the tiniest of movements and creates a visual report. It is a novelty idea but one that kept us fascinated for ages. Why not use it to step up a game of ‘musical statues’, or get the children to monitor their heartbeat?

We have even heard of a lady that used the app to watch the movements of her unborn baby!

Free, available on iPhone and Android.

17th August 2012

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Fantastic Father’s Day Gifts

We all love our Dads, and with Father’s Day just around the corner, it is a perfect time to show your appreciation. We also know that often it is not necessary to spend a fortune to show how much you care.

In order to give you a helping hand with choosing the perfect gift, we have hunted down and discovered five of the best Father’s Day presents, all under £30.00.

The Essential Camping Cookbook – How to Cook and Egg in an Orange

Fantastic Father's Day Gifts - The Camping Cookbook - beats a sausage on a stick anyday.Perfect for your next family camping trip, this inspirational cookbook provides a step by step guide to creating superb al fresco meals, without conventional equipment. Turn to the back to find traditional campfire songs that are sure to be a hit with all!

£13.10 from Waterstones.




Custom Father’s Day Coupons

What does your Dad really want for Father’s Day? Maybe control of the remote, a lie in, or a hand in the garden? These fully customisable coupons and certificates from DLTK allow your child to give just that. What’s more, your child can spend time designing and printing their gift completely free of charge.

Free from DLTK

Fantastic Father's Day Gifts - Find out about natureAbout Trees Kit

For the keen Treasure Trailer or walker, this fun identification kit includes a guide to 24 species of tree, as well as a gadget to help work out how tall they are. The pack even includes a seed to grow your own tree!

£11.22 from Nigel’s Eco Store


Personalised Hand Print Tree

A striking keepsake for any member of the family, this pack allows you to create a wonderful piece of art using your child’s handprint, along with a poem or caption of your choice. Additional copies can also be ordered for just £10.00.

£25.00 from Not on The High Street

Personalised Treasure Trail

Fantastic Father's Day Gifts - Personalised Treasure TrailsWhat better way to spend Father’s Day than out and about exploring, spending quality time together as a family? With over 1,000 Trails to choose from, our Personalised Trails make a truly special and memorable experience. Get the children thinking to create their own back story, and upload your own photographs to raise a smile!

£12.99 from Treasure Trails. Visit our home page for more information.



Author: Samantha May, Treasure Trails Ltd.

11th June 2012

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