Detective Mystery Trail
Warning: Our Trails are highly addictive (even for parents)!
Are you ready to explore Ilfracombe?
Calling all super sleuths!
We need you for this self-guided detective mystery investigation. Starting is the beautiful Jubilee Gardens, this Trail takes you...
- A self-guided Detective Mystery walking Trail around Ilfracombe.
- Ideal for kids aged 6 - 106!
- 1.5 mile 'loop' Trail (takes 2 hours to complete at your own pace).
- Text message service with 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 Ilfracombe 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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There are a few steep hills to be climbed during this Trail (but the views are well worth it)!
The route is not marked as wheelchair friendly due to steep hills and uneven surfaces, however Trailers with pushchairs should find this manageable.
Bring your four-legged friends along!
There is a pay and display car park at Jubilee Gardens, right at the beginning of the Trail. However, there are lots of car parks just a short walk from the start point if this one is full.
Ilfracombe plays host to several popular events throughout the year from The Big Lunch and Ilfracombe Carnival, to the Beer Food and Music Festival. Although these are fantastic times to visit Ilfracombe, you may find that some of the Clues are obscured or difficult to access. If you are unsure as to whether an event will be on when you plan to visit you can contact Ilfracombe's Visitor Centre for more information.
There are public toilets at the start of the Trail and at various points throughout. The route passes several pubs and a few cafes along the way (and some very good ice cream parlours!).
Why not make a day of it and visit Ilfracombe's Natural History Museum or take a stroll along the promenade with an ice cream in hand!