Looking for a fun way to see Manchester?

You want to try something different and make the most of summer. You want to have fun exploring the city without wandering aimlessly.

Introducing Treasure Hunt Manchester

A fun and different way to see Manchester

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.

Everything is outdoors and you can do social distancing.

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

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

A much more active experience...”

...than a regular tour as you had to read the stories and solve the clues; much more engaging than just listening to a tour guide drone on.

Highly recommend it to absolutely anyone, though put on your walking shoes as it will give you a good workout.

Dave, Liverpool

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, Liverpool
Reserve your tour

... 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! ⚓️

You'll see the very best of Manchester 🧭

Sackville Gardens a peaceful garden close to the main stations, housing some curious artwork.

Canal street the city's vibrant gay district, it's an amazing place to party.

A Manchester Bee celebrating the city's gay district

St Peter's Square a beautiful public square, home to the Central Library and back of the Town Hall.

The roof of Manchester's Central Library

Deansgate & Castlefield a peaceful area by the canal, with nice waterside pubs. This is the site of the original Roman fortress.

A barge on the canal in Castlefield

St John's Gardens an oasis in the bustling city, it's so well hidden you could easily miss it!

A monument in the peaceful St Johns Garderns

John Rylands Library a spectacular library build by an eccentric Cuban widow.

The roof inside the stunning John Rylands Library

Albert Square a bustling square in the shadow of the mighty Town Hall.

Have fun and stay safe with Treasure Hunt Manchester

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

Manchester's COVID Alert Level is Very High (tier 3).

Since everything is outdoors you're still allowed to play as long as you follow the guidance:

  • You shouldn't make a special trip to Manchester.
  • 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.
  • Stay in public spaces with anyone outside your household.
    • Different households are not allowed to mix other than in outdoor public spaces.
    • The route is entirely outdoors in public spaces.
    • If you go to a cafe or restaurant, you must sit separately from other households even outdoors.
  • 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 16th October 2020.

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.

Ready for a different way to discover Manchester?

  • Just £[price] per person, 15 and under go FREE.
  • [duration] of quality sightseeing fun.
  • Enjoy a beautiful route, start when you want.
  • See the best of Manchester with no cars around!

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?
Email us 💌
or text us
07380 309380

Ready for a different way to discover Manchester?

“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