Secret Spy Mission Trail
Warning: Our Trails are highly addictive (even for parents)!
Are you ready to explore Manchester?
Calling all super spies!
Your self-guided mission starts at the Museum of Science and Industry, taking you along scenic backstreets...
- A self-guided spy mission walking Trail around Manchester Castlefield.
- Ideal for kids aged 6 - 106!
- 1.3-mile 'loop' Trail (takes 1.5 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 Manchester Castlefield Treasure Trail starts at:
Lower Byrom Street
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...
Unfortunately, the Trail is not marked as friendly for wheelchairs or pushchairs due to uneven canal paths and some steps along the route.
Bring your four-legged friends along! Please note that this is a busy city centre, so dogs will need to be kept on leads.
The closest long stay pay and display car park to the Trail start point is at Stone Street (M3 4NE), just a minute walk away. Or why not try one of Manchester's fantastic Park and Ride services? The Trail start is perfectly placed for access via the tram, with a nearby tram stop at Deansgate - Castlefield.
There are some fantastic events in Manchester'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 - especially events held at Castlefield Bowl, which will disrupt the route of this Trail. If you would like further information about event dates, please contact Manchester Visitor Information.
There are toilets available at the Museum of Science and Industry at the start and end of the Trail. There are two pubs along the route if you need to stop for refreshment, or you could bring a picnic to enjoy along the way!
Why not make a day of it by taking a look inside Manchester Cathedral or visiting one of Manchester's fantastic attractions, like the Science and Industry Museum or the People's History Museum? You could even try our other Manchester Trails to uncover more twisting tales about this amazing city!