This week we have teamed up with Treasure Trails to bring you a great activity based prize which would be ideal to do during an autumn walk at the weekend or if you are going away to somewhere new or different for the half term break.
Treasure Trails are a great way to explore a new town or village whilst enjoying a fun walk in the fresh air. There are 100’s of Trails all over the UK. Children love competing to solve the clues and don’t even realise they are learning some local history and getting some exercise at the same time! The answers to the clues are located on existing monuments and buildings – some are easy to find, some are a little bit trickier. You can solve a murder mystery, go on a treasure hunt or crack the code to save the world in a spy mission. The Trails are completed in your own time and at your own pace. After you have completed the Trail you can enter your answer online to be in with a chance of winning a cash prize!
Helen has been out and about trying them out;
I first discovered Treasure Trails when searching for ideas for our summer holiday in Norfolk. They sounded like a great idea, and at £5 were very affordable. I knew that the boys would really enjoy the ‘treasure map’ element. I simply selected the town, paid and was sent a pdf file to print off. It was clearly written and good information about where to park. The clues were well written and just the right balance of a challenge and easy enough to make sure the children could join in. The picture clues were particularly popular. It was a really enjoyable morning out exploring a new town whilst having a ‘virtual’ guide to show us around.
The second one we did was based in a larger town in the Cotswolds. This was a spy mission one – which again appealed to the children, but they needed a little more help with the clues as they were written in rhyme. This one was all based on paths and pavements, which while better at this time of year, did mean there was less opportunity for the children to ‘roam’. It was however good for local information and even my Dad who is ‘local’ learnt something new!
There is a good amount of information available before buying the trails – like distance, estimated time to complete, pushchair suitability and number of stiles – again useful for older and younger members of the family! We are already planning our next one!
HOW TO WIN:
Today there is chance for 5 people to win a Trail – and from over 500 to choose from you will be spoilt for choice!
Simply answer the following question;
Which famous footballer enjoyed a Treasure Trail in N. Ireland last year? (HINT: on website)
Email answers to info [at] mumstheboss.co.uk with TREASURE as the subject heading.
Competition closes at 8pm tonight (8th October) and the winner will be notified directly by email.
And even if you don’t win this time it’s well worth visiting the website and getting yourself a trail and having some outdoor fun with the whole family.