York - Chocolate and Sweet
Detective Mystery Trail
Warning: Our Trails are highly addictive (even for parents)!
Are you ready to explore York?
Listen up, sweet-toothed detectives!
Day Out With The Kids have joined forces with Treasure Trails to bring you this self-guided detective mystery adventure...
- A self-guided detective mystery walking Trail around York.
- Ideal for kids aged 6 - 106!
- 1.25-mile 'loop' Trail (takes 1.25 hours to complete at your own pace).
- Text message service with clues if you get stuck.
- Solve the mission 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 York Chocolate and Sweet Trail 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...
Discover the wonderful world of chocolate and sweets in the heart of York, the chocolate city. Now deeply entrenched in the history of York, the confectionery story began as far back as the 18th-century. As York's sweet story unfolds, you will see a grand selection of the city's architecture and historical attractions. Starting at the centrally located Visit York tourist information centre, you will be led past the Mansion House, along the shopper's haven that is Coney Street, round past the monumental Clifford's Tower, up the cobbled, olde worlde street that is The Shambles. Then, into the vibrant marketplace, through the buzzing cafe and bar-filled winding streets of Swinegate, onwards through upmarket Petergate, before you reach your final destination - the chocolate museum.
York Cocoa House has sponsored one of the clues on this Trail. They have also kindly offered 10% off your bill when you show them your York Chocolate and Sweet Treasure Trail booklet.
The route is friendly for wheelchair users and pushchairs.
Bring your four-legged friends along! Please note that it is a busy city centre, so dogs will need to be kept on leads.
There are some fantastic events in York'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 York Tourist Information.
There are public toilets available in the Coppergate Shopping Centre, near Clue 09. The route passes several pubs, restaurants, cafes and snack shops along the way.
Why not make a day of it and visit some sweet attractions, like York's Chocolate Story, or sign up for a chocolate workshop at York Cocoa House? If you fancy another challenge, you could tackle one of the other Trails in our York collection!