April 23, 2021

A fun way to Explore with Treasure Trails *Review*

If you follow my blog, you’ll know that I adore family days out.  I am always on the hunt for something different to do, whether that be a new place to visit or a new activity none of us have tried before.  With three children, it is growing harder to please them all.  That’s why when Treasure Trails reached out to see if we wanted to review some of their trails, we were full invested!

Treasure Trails are outdoor trails perfect for families with children aged 6 and above.  These trails are dotted around all of the UK and are perfect if you wish to explore new or old areas and have the whole family involved!

Treasure Trails Booklets

So, how does it work?

Treasure Trails offers a website which is easily accessible to all.  Simply search for a trail local to you by inputting your area or postcode and several trails will appear which are nearby.  Of course, even if your on holiday in the UK you can do this, which is a great way to explore costal towns, new villages and cities too!  There are various trails to chose from; some are on foot whilst others cover a larger area and involve a mode of transport.

The treasure trails are self guided trails so you can take them at your own pace, have as many pit stops and lunch breaks as you want and simply enjoy the time together as a family exploring certain areas!

Treasure Trails review

Exploring Henley in Arden with Treasure Trails

We decided to stay local for our first Treasure Trail and picked the small village of Henley in Arden, between Solihull and Stratford Upon Avon.  When searching the Midlands area, there are lots of trails to chose from (this could differ across various areas) but we were really lucky to have a wide choice of places to explore!

When ordering your trail online, you have the option of either printing off your treasure trail at home, or having a pack sent out to you in the post.  As we wanted to do the trail the next day, we decided to simply print the booklet at home for ease.   What’s great is that Treasure Trails offer a printing guide too to help you print the booklet easily and so that you can create your booklet.  There is also options to print additional booklets for your children if they wish to take on a spy adventure, with challenges to complete along the way and an adventurers passport!  The kids had fun picking out their own adventurer name on our journey to Henley!

Treasure Trails booklet and clues

Your treasure trail is packed full of information and guidance on where to begin your trail, advice on parking and if there are restaurants and places to stop off along your journey.  Each trail will also tell you the length in miles and the time it will usually take to complete the journey.  It also tells you if it is buggy and wheelchair friendly.  We also noted that this route was a circular route which would take us straight back to our car – perfect!

Treasure Trail clues

We began our route and the first clue was upon us and we were stuck!  If this is the case, there is a number you can contact to get help (which is brilliant!) but it was not needed as with a little bit more searching and broadening our search area, we found our first clue.

We travelled up and down the high street, veering off now and again to search around new areas we had yet to visit.  We even stopped off at a lovely play area, some gardens and of course, grabbed an ice cream!

Treasure Trails pit stop at play area

Our verdict of Treasure Trails

I thought it was brilliant and a fantastic concept of having a day out without paying the price.  There are plenty of trails to chose from across the UK and it really is something different to do as a family.  The kids enjoyed getting involved (especially my eldest who understood the concept of the trail more than the other two) and was a great excuse to explore an area we thought we knew!

Exploring Henley in Arden Treasure Trails review

I would say that the age recommendation is correct.  We have a 4 year old who didn’t understand the clues and couldn’t really participate.  However, as this was self guided, we took the opportunity to stop off at a play area for him to run off some steam.  I will admit, some of the clues were tricky and we nearly gave up on one clue.  But, with perseverance (and with the help from my 10 year old) we solved it and it was a great team effort.

Exploring the local area with Treasure Trails

The clues are great and get to looking and searching for things you wouldn’t even know are there, such as signs, numbers and information.  There are even some problem solving clues with guidance in your trail booklet to help you.

We have a few more trails booked in so keep an eye out on my Instagram for where we explore next!

Each trail costs £9.99 and you can find out more on their website!

Enjoy!

Thanks for reading xxx

 

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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

I really wanted a concrete place to share my love for travel, in particular Disney and offer my readers a chance to gain some knowledge around what we love to do as a family of 5.

I share our family adventures which include days out, travel advice and tips, holiday reviews, restaurant visits and of course, our love for Disney, including Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World.

Life is about creating memories, and here we are sharing them with you

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