Detective Mystery Trail
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Are you ready to explore Colchester?
Budding detectives - we have a new case for you!
This self-guided detective mystery Trail begins at the Mercury Theatre,...
- A self-guided detective mystery walking Trail around Colchester.
- Ideal for kids aged 6 - 106!
- 2.5-mile 'loop' Trail (takes roughly 2 hours to complete at your own pace).
- Text message service for clues if you get stuck.
- Solve the mystery and be entered into a £100 monthly draw!
- Learn more about where you live, or explore somewhere new.
- Download your Trail now for instant fun (or receive your copy in the post)!
The Colchester Treasure Trail starts at:
We have three super duper themed Clubs for your child to enjoy as part of their Treasure Trail experience.
Perfect for 4-8 year olds, the concept behind the Clubs is that your child will get a bundle of goodies to excite them about their forthcoming Trail experience, something to keep them entertained whilst travelling to and from the Trail, and something to be given on completion of the Trail as a keepsake.
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Before you set off on your awesome adventure, there are a few things you need to know...
You will need to check before you travel to see if there are any events on (especially in Castle park, as unfortunately, events in this area mean that access to clues is restricted). Please click here to see the latest events in Castle Park.
This route is sadly not suitable for wheelchair users or pushchairs due to the steps and steep hills along the way.
Unfortunately, this Trail enters areas where dogs are prohibited, so please don't bring your four-legged friends along (unless you have someone with you who can wait with them outside these areas).
The closest long stay pay and display car park to the Trail start point is at St Mary's on Balkerne Hill (CO3 3AA), just a three-minute walk away.
There are some fantastic events in Colchester's calendar, all of which are great times to visit this beautiful city. However, you may find that some of the clues on this Trail may become obstructed or difficult to access on these occasions. If you would like further information about event dates, please contact Colchester's Visitor Information.
There are public toilets available in Sir Isaacs Walk, and the route passes several pubs and a few cafes along the way.