St Ives - Town and Seafront
Detective Mystery Trail
Warning: Our Trails are highly addictive (even for parents)!
Are you ready to explore St Ives?
Calling all super sleuths!
Your self-guided detective mystery investigation takes place in the heart of St Ives. You'll be searching...
- A self-guided detective mystery walking Trail around St Ives.
- Ideal for kids aged 6 - 106!
- 2.25-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 St Ives 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...
This Trail has not been marked as wheelchair or pushchair friendly due to cobbled streets, some flights of steps and steep hills, as well as stretches of narrow roads with no pavements.
Bring your four-legged friends along! Please note that there is one clue that is in an area where dogs are not permitted, so we could not advise bringing along your pup if you are doing the Trail alone.
The closest pay and display car park is at The Station, where this Trail begins. There are only limited spaces in this car park, so you may wish to park at Trenwith car park and use the shuttle bus service into town. Alternatively, why not park at St Erth Railway station and take the scenic "St Ives Bay Line" train journey to the start of your Trail adventure?
There are some fantastic events in the St Ives calendar, from the local Feast Day and May Day celebrations to the popular Lifeboat Day in August and several food and drink events throughout the year. All of these occasions are fantastic 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. If you would like further information about event dates, please contact St Ives Visitor Information.
There are public toilets available at various points throughout the Trail, and the route passes several pubs, restaurants and a few cafes along the way.
Why not make a day of it and visit the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth museum for some art and; culture, discover more of St Ives' rich history at the town Museum or spend your afternoon with your toes in the sand and an ice cream in hand!