Detective Mystery Trail
Warning: Our Trails are highly addictive (even for parents)!
Are you ready to explore Reading?
Grab your magnifying glasses!
We need you to help us solve this self-guided detective mystery investigation through the heart of...
- A self-guided detective mystery walking Trail around Reading.
- Ideal for kids aged 6 - 106!
- 2-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 Reading 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...
The Trail is not marked as friendly for wheelchair users due to steps and staircases along the route; however, those with light pushchairs should find this manageable.
Bring your four-legged friends along! Please note that this is a busy town centre, so dogs will need to be kept on leads through most of the Trail.
The closest long stay pay and display car park to the Trail start point is at Kings Meadow (RG1 8DF), just a five to ten minute walk away. Or why not try one of Reading's fantastic Park and Ride services?
There are some fantastic events in Reading's calendar, all of which are great times to visit this beautiful town. However, you may find that some of the clues on this Trail may become obstructed or difficult to access on these occasions (especially events in Forbury Park). If you would like further information about event dates, please contact Reading Visitor Information.
There are toilets available in both Broad Street Mall and The Oracle shopping centre. There are many cafes, restaurants, pubs and other eating establishments along the way, including numerous on either side of the canal at The Oracle. If the weather is nice, a picnic in Forbury Gardens is a popular choice.