We’ve had a brilliant day out today exploring Henley-On-Thames thanks to Treasure Trails. Henley is a lovely riverside town not far from where we live yet I’ve never actually walked round it. When Treasure Trails invited us to try out one of their activities I knew it was a great opportunity to find out more about the town.
Treasure Trails have over 1200 trails to choose from around the UK. They include treasure hunts, murder mysteries and spy missions. The Henley trail we chose was a murder mystery one. It is suitable for all ages and works in a similar style to the game Cluedo. You need to find clues to eliminate suspects and weapons until you solve the mystery.
Each trail details how long it roughly takes to complete, distance to walk, whether it is suitable for pushchairs/wheelchairs/dogs, where to park and where the nearest toilets are. It’s all really well thought out. You can look through what’s available in your area online before deciding which one suits you best.
The trail booklet comes in a nice cardboard sleeve. It is clear and easy to read. There are directions to get from one clue to the next that are easy to follow. The clues are a little challenging but in an enjoyable way, not impossible. If you get really stuck there is a number that you can send a SMS message to and get the answer. There are little snippets throughout the booklet too about the things you see.
In Henley today we found George Harrison’s house and Dusty Springfield’s grave! There was also some interesting history about the buildings we passed. It was really fun and we loved learning so much about the town along the way. We spent 3 hours doing our trail which covered 2 miles of walking. There were plenty of places to sit and have a rest or snack along the way. It really didn’t feel like we’d walked 2 miles and the kids managed it absolutely fine. They remained involved right to the end and loved looking for clues.
Groups of any age will enjoy these trails and there are so many different ones to choose from. You could find out more about your own local area or perhaps while on holiday somewhere new? The booklets can be downloaded and printed at home for £9.99 or you can have a printed version posted to you for £11.48. Personally I really liked the printed version in its glossy sleeve.
I highly recommend these activities from Treasure Trails. They were good quality, well thought out and fun for all the family. We would definitely do one again! If you’d like to know more please visit their website at https://www.treasuretrails.co.uk/
Disclaimer: We were kindly gifted a trail of our choice by Treasure Trails in order to carry out this review. All words, photos and opinions are that of my own.