Transparent ruins in a secret city

York
Scavenger Hunts

Treasure hunt-style adventures through York.

Solve a trail of clues sent to your phone.

Decipher the path to hidden gems within walking distance.

Experience magical pubs and cafes en route.

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Interactive Scavenger Hunts Through York

Solve clues to unlock your route as you journey across the city. Each clue guides you to hidden gems within walking distance.

Immersive Hunt Experience

Our games provide an immersive environment to discover the hidden areas of your city.

Suitable For All Teams

Fun for all ages and a great activity for families, team building, corporate events, hen parties, groups of friends and even dates.

Your Urban Adventure

Assemble your team of friends, family, colleagues, a date...

Once your tale starts you’ll unravel cryptic clues to unlock the hidden path to a location within walking distance.

Search for sights on and off the beaten track, discover the hidden gems. Earn yourself a halfway break in a fantastic local pub or cafe

“Just like an outdoor escape room, but better, with pub stops!”
“A lot of fun - we've done a lot of these and this was up here as one of the best
“Fabulous way to explore and discover our city. Would absolutely recommend this!”
“Absolutely brilliant fun and so informative away from the crowds.”

How It Works

Each cryptic clue is a series of directions, followed by a question to be answered.

On your route you'll see sights that are mentioned within the clue so you'll know you're on the right path!

The last step of the clue will require you to search for an answer at the end of the directions.

Phone messages example

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    Let's Go!

    Enter your team details and off you go!

    What You Say

    The great things our great customers say about us.

    York

    Absolutely brilliant. We actually got to explore York (even places we’d never visited before) with our two ‘don’t like to walk’ tweens who were completely engrossed the whole way through! Got completely confused on occasions but that just added to...

    York

    Great fun, good story and clues. Saw lots of york I'd not seen before. Good being able to share link with others to follow the clues. Just wish I'd known the pub stops so I could have booked a table in advance as all were fullFantastic customer se...

    York

    How different! We've thoroughly enjoyed doing the fatal fued in York.Extremely cleaver the way its been planned. You see parts of the city you would normally walk past unnoticed.We really recommend doing the secret city. It's really fun, and a goo...

    York

    We came to York for a few days for my birthday and got recommended to do one of these. I liked the fact it’s independent, we got to see sights of York that we wouldn’t of seen otherwise and stopped off at lovely pubs & small cafe’s along the way. ...

    York

    So much fun! Really took us around the city to places we’d never think of going!! Took us a good 2 hours !

    York

    A good activity to do in York that gets you walking around around town and thinking, as well as stopping in a couple of cool old pubs. Would definitely recommend if you're in York for a few days!

    York

    What a great way to spend the day!! The rain was intense which was unfortunate but we continued anyway. It was fun and added a new dimension to the city.

    York

    First half was very enjoyable but then we got stuck and the kids lost interest. Answer was impossible to find. In the whole enjoyable and a lovely idea.

    York

    Had a great time as always on this trail, so good to see areas you might not usually come across and see new aspects of our home town :)

    York

    Had a brilliant day, even though we got slightly lost (entirely our own fault for being terrible detectives). Saw loads of new parts of York. Can't wait to do it again in a new place as a tourist.

    York

    We have never been to York before so thought something like this would be great to sight see - and it was amazing!! We are now looking at what other ones we can do as we had such a good time!

    York

    What a great day me and my wife had in York on 7th October 2020. The whole setup was easy to do and instructions east to follow. The clues were not too easy but also not too difficult. They led you on a well thought out route around the city and w...

    York

    The trail was great fun with clues that were challenging but not too tricky to solve. It was nice to see York from different viewpoints and allowed us time to explore different things along the way whilst still completing the trail. The story that...

    York

    Very well organised and good fun mystery tour . We saw parts of York we didn’t know existed and loved the clues to solve. I can thoroughly recommend. My daughter (aged 12) was absolutely hooked! Go and enjoy yourself!!

    York

    Had such good fun doing this trail yesterday. Came across lots of shops and pubs tucked away from the mainstream. Never had any intention of being the quickest so it took us most of the day. In between the cocktails! Definitely recommend it!

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    Friends

    "Really enjoyable. Nice way to walk around York and see things we otherwise might have missed. The text message system for clues worked really well too"

    Family

    "My family and I loved this trail! The set up is really cool and the roads it took us on were new to me as a resident here...Overall it was a really great time! Thank you very much!"

    Tourist

    "Really fun! It’s a great way to see London with different eyes. Cheers to alternative tourism! Can’t wait for new trails in the city!"

    Hen / Stag Do

    "The perfect activity for the perfect day. A nice way to organise the day, great to have pub stops on the route too! :)"

    Office Team Building

    "We used the secret city tour as a team bonding exercise. It was a great way to get to know people you don’t work with directly. We all met in the pub at the end of the tour for a well deserved pint! - would definitely recommend for an away day!"

    Birthday

    "I was bought a voucher by a friend and didn't really know what to expect. We had a brilliant time working our way through the clues in York. Think I'll buying them a voucher for their birthday too!"

    Christmas Event

    "A great way to get the team out of the office, our comeptitiveness came out as our teams raced around solving the clues. Fantastic idea to have pub stops to meet up with each other and have a drink."

    Date

    "Amazing experience, perfect for a date definitley something different that’s worth trying. Will be trying another one in a different city!"