Even if you’ve lived in Nottingham your whole life, there’s always something new to see and learn about the city and its surrounds. Once you have children, there’s a whole new world to explore with them, and a Treasure Trail is a unique way to see the sites.
Image: Treasure Trails UK website
There are around 60 Treasure Trails within 30 miles of Nottingham, not to mention hundreds of other trails throughout the UK. From Nottingham City Centre out to Rutland Water – North Shore and everywhere in between, the Treasure Trails are an ideal way to get out and about if you’re new to the city, learn more about your hometown or simply have fun spending time with friends, family or the kids.
This is a perfect activity for curious kids who love the idea of treasure (even if it isn’t real treasure!) The trails are suitable for children aged 6 and over – younger children are welcome to come along but they may not quite appreciate the idea or take in the history of the city.
Exploring Major Oak Image: Treasure Trails Facebook page
Getting your hands on a trail is so easy – all you have to do is choose a trail, pay a small fee and download the PDF. Easy! You only need one booklet per 4 to 5 group members too, making this a truly affordable city activity!
Just some of the trails you can explore include:
• Nottingham Arboretum and City
• Wollaton Hall and Deer Park
• Bestwood Country Park
• Belvoir Villages
• Robin Hood’s Haunts
• Belvoir Castle Country and so may more!
Explore Nottingham Castle with family or friends (Image: Nottingham Castle website)
Some of the trails are Murder Mysteries and some are good old-fashioned treasure hunts, so make sure you discuss with your family or group the type of trail you’d like to take part in. A treasure hunt may be best for younger children, while older children may enjoy the thrill of solving the mystery.
Trails are typically between 1.5 miles and 2 miles long and take around 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and can be done entirely at your own pace.
Image: Treasure Trails UK Facebook page
Don't panic if you get stuck! All trails are supported by a free mobile phone text service for those tricky clues that you just can't get your head around. All correctly answered clues will go into the Treasure Trails monthly draw to win £100.
Are you ready to get out into the city? For more information and to download a Treasure Trail, see the Treasure Trails Website.