Treasure Hunt Cambridge

Get outdoors.
Have fun.
Stay safe.

Looking for a stunning route that'll show you main sights as well as some hidden gems?

Fancy following quality treasure maps that lead you around the city?

Up for well-designed clues that are satisfying to solve?

Introducing Treasure Hunt Cambridge

A fun activity you can do while social distancing

Solve satisfying clues and follow beautiful maps sent to your phones.

Spot things other people take for granted!

You’ll learn interesting facts and stories.

Treasure Hunt Cambridge will take you on a beautiful tour, and send you to fab places, all at your own pace.

Because it’s all on your phones, it’s super flexible and there’s nothing to print.

Have fun and stay safe with Treasure Hunt Cambridge

Treasure Hunt Cambridge is a fun outdoor activity that's ideal for social distancing.

From Wednesday 2 December, Cambridge's local restrictions are Tier 2: High alert. The same rules apply as if you were meeting in a park as everything is outdoors:

  • You can play with up to 6 people.
    • They can be from different households.
    • You must follow social distancing guidelines with people from other households.
  • You may not go indoors with anyone outside your household.
    • The route is entirely outdoors.
    • You can sit together outside a cafe, pub or restaurant.
    • If you go inside, you must sit separately from other households.
  • Keep your distance from people outside your household.
    • Your team can all play from their own phones.
    • The route is designed so you can avoid other people.
    • Bring a face covering in case parts of the city are busy.
  • Avoid touching things in the city.
    The game does not require you to touch anything except your own phone.

Updated 27th November 2020 based on guidance from GOV.UK

A group of friends exploring tourist attractions by playing Treasure Hunt Liverpool

It works like WhatsApp,
so it’s easy to use

You don’t need to download or print anything and it doesn’t need any permissions.

Plus, you get to start when you want.

1. Follow maps 🧭

Bess sends you a series of treasure maps, leading you around the city.

The clues and maps are a lot of fun.
This is a great way to see the city!”

Captain Bess Now for a change of scene, let's head down by the river...

2. Search for answers 🔎

Bess sends you a series of clues and you have to search the city for answers.

Good banter from Captain Bess who sends you the clues!”

Captain Bess A family firm,
who slowly became
Forgotten and faded,
what was their name?

Black Beard Beth Jones?

Captain Bess Nay, yer askin' to be walkin' the plank!

Long Joe Silver Wills?

Captain Bess Aye! That's it!

3. Learn some facts 🎓

Along the way, Bess will tell you a few interesting facts and stories about the things you're spotting!”

We learnt new things and actually appreciated the beautiful scenery as we went around the city.

Captain Bess It's a fire insurance mark, to show the firemen ye've paid yer dues! If not, they'd stand by 'n' watch yer house burn, imagine that!

4. Play together 👨‍👩‍👦

Captain Bess will invite you all to join the hunt!

We had such a laugh and a great day out!

Captain Bess Ahoy there! Ye must be the one they're talking about. Lookin' to join me ship, the Rising Pearl?

Buccaneer Beth Yes!

Captain Bess Ye'll be needin' help, have ye a crew?

Lianne Pinkbeard joined the game.

Parrot Pete 🦜 joined the game.

Parrot Pete Arrrrrrr!

Lianne Pinkbeard I'm ready to set sail! ⚓️

Reserve your game

... for FREE!

This is the treasure hunt you’ve been looking for 🦜

You'll take a stunning, well-designed route that avoids the traffic and gives you some great viewpoints. As well as the main sights you'll also discover some hidden gems.

The magnificent Kings College in the sunshine

You'll have a laugh solving the clues and following the maps.

The clues are challenging but not too hard. You'll spot things you wouldn't have noticed otherwise, and it's satisfying when you've found the right answer.

Something in a shop window catch your eye? No problem. Take it at your own pace. Even turn it into a pub crawl!

Along the way you'll learn interesting facts and stories keeping you entertained.

By the end of it all, you'll have a great overview of Cambridge and what you'd like to explore next.

Loved every minute!”

I bought this as a Christmas present for some friends. It was a wonderful way to spend some quality time with each other and it was such fun.

We got to see sights that we wouldn’t normally see and it was great exercise too.

Lisa, Wrexham

We had such a laugh”

The clues and the maps are a lot of fun. We learnt new things and appreciated the beautiful scenery as we went around the city.

I would definitely recommend this to anyone as it was such an amazing experience. We had a lot of smiles and laughter and haven't stopped talking about it since.

Yvette, Liverpool

Ready for the most fun treasure hunt in Cambridge?

  • Just £[price] per person, 15 and under go FREE.
  • Enjoy getting outside in the fresh air and sunshine.
  • Lasts about [duration].

What if the weather’s bad?

If it's patchy rain, you can spend more time in the pub breaks or stop elsewhere on the route: the game’s flexible.

If it's really bad on one day, you can either switch which day you play, or even start one day and finish the next.

If it's a total wash-out and you can't get round, we’ll give your money back, even if you've started the game.

Will it be too difficult?

Don’t worry, if you get stuck you can ask for a hint and Bess will get you on your way!

We make sure no-one ever gets completely stuck.

Is it too physical?

It’s X walking but you can take as many breaks as you like.

Fun or your money back!

We’re so confident you’ll have fun, we promise to give your money back if you don’t!

All we ask is for a quick phone call to understand why.

Have questions?
Get in touch.

Ready for a different way to discover Cambridge?

✅ We're open: Dec 2nd Update

“Would thoroughly recommend to people looking for a fun and interesting way to explore!”

ahoy@treasurehuntcambridge.com

Telephone: 01223 750 873
Text us: 07380 309380

Starts from:
Great St Mary's Church, Senate House Hill, Cambridge, CB2 3PQ