Looking for a fun and safe family activity?

Lockdown's lifting and finally we can enjoy the city again. You're looking for something exciting to do with the kids while avoiding other people.

You want to make the most of summer and enjoy your freedom without the crowds.

Introducing Treasure Hunt Manchester

A safe outdoor activity families can do while social distancing

Follow beautiful treasure maps and solve satisfying clues sent to your phones.

Spot things other people take for granted!

A safe, pushchair friendly route.

Enjoy getting outside in the fresh air and sunshine.

Treasure Hunt Manchester will keep you and your family entertained, leading you on a beautiful walk and giving you quality time together.

Have fun and stay safe with Treasure Hunt Manchester

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

Based on the July 4th government guidelines, here are some pointers to stay safe and act responsibly while we're still living with the virus:

  • Play with either:
    • up to two households (your support bubble counts as one household).
    • up to 6 people from different households. You must follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Avoid touching anything in the city.
    According to the World Health Organisation, it is not certain how long the virus can survive on surfaces. The game does not require you to touch anything in the city other than your phone.
  • Keep 1 metre apart while outdoors.
    The "1m plus" guideline says that being outdoors counts as a mitigation. The route is all outdoors and there’s plenty of space to keep a safe distance from others.

You can rearrange or cancel if things change

We’re fully flexible. If you change your mind or if the government guidelines change, you can either choose a new date or we’ll give you a refund.

A family perched on a sculpture playing Treasure Hunt Liverpool

Great Sunday famo fun”

It was a really great day and we have recommended to all our peeps!

Liz, Facebook

We had such a laugh”

The clues and the maps are a lot of fun. We learnt new things and appreciated the beautiful scenery of Liverpool 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, TripAdvisor

... for FREE!

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!

Is it suitable for kids? Will it be too difficult? 🦜

The game is designed for adults and curious kids aged 8 and up.

Younger ones are welcome though you may have to help by interpreting the clues and Captain Bess' pirate speak.

We’re a family of four with a 13 year old and a 11 year old. Mum was map reader, dad reminded kids about clues, and kids were hunting for clues.”

—Lexie, Tripadvisor

As a family with children ages 6 & 8 and friends visiting for the weekend it was enjoyed by everyone. The clues were all very varied and enjoyable to solve and the children were able to join in.

—Rebecca, Tripadvisor

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.

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.

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.

Ready for a lockdown friendly way to discover Manchester?

  • Just £[price] per person and 15 and under go free!
  • [duration] of quality outdoor family fun.
  • Enjoy a pushchair friendly, beautiful route.
  • See the best of Manchester with no cars around!

Have questions?
Email us 💌
or text us
07380 309380

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

Treasure Hunt Manchester partner

ahoy@treasurehuntmanchester.com

Telephone: 0161 375 1271
Text us: 07380 309380

Starts from:
Sackville Gardens, Whitworth Street, Manchester, M1 3HB