Birmingham Treasure & Scavenger Hunts
Urban adventures bringing the secrets of Birmingham to life.
- Work together to solve fun challenges & puzzling clues
- Guided by clues sent to your phones
- Explore Birmingham's historic landmarks and hidden gems
- Discover top-rated pubs, bars and cafes
- Compete for top spot on the Birmingham leaderboard
- 1. Select your game, pick a trail of your choice and receive your welcome email.
- 2. Rally your team and enter a team name and phone number(s) into the system.
- 3. Receive your welcome text, then head to the start location on a day and time of your choice.
- 4. Text START to receive the first in a series of cryptic directions. Solve the puzzles to unravel your mystery.
- 5. Discover unique places, the secret and hidden of your city - and great independant pubs/cafes!
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CityDays Birmingham Hunts
Each hunt explores a different area of city in one of two ways. Our classic treasure hunts & scavenger hunts use puzzle-filled directions to guide players to exciting new sights. Our Story trails do all this with the added bonus of an immersive story on top - play the main character and relive a tale from the city's past or experience a story all your own.
Action-packed Birmingham Treasure & Scavenger Hunts in Birmingham
How the Birmingham days out work
Discover Birmingham's secret places
- Experience Birmingham's unique places and share stories in independent pubs & cafes, curated for each Birmingham Treasure & Scavenger Hunt.
- Engaging puzzles and captivating stories reveal Birmingham in a new light.
Play together or competitively
- Work as a team or compete head-to-head to set the fastest time on our Birmingham leaderboard.
Fully flexible bookings
- Alter your booking freely; change the date, time, number of people or chosen Birmingham Treasure & Scavenger Hunt. Even stop and start once you've begun.
Fun activity for all groups
Birmingham Treasure & Scavenger Hunt Reviews
The great things our customers have to say about CityDays Birmingham Treasure & Scavenger Hunts
Great day out, even the teenager loved it! Clear instructions and got to see parts of the city we've never been to even…
Really cool way of exploring London with teenagers. Had good fun. Really well done.
Steph 13th birthday
So much fun had exploring the hidden secrets of the City of London
Carolines over 50's Club
Fantastic trail , really enjoyed 10/10
Amazing experience. Great ways to show little nooks and crannies you would otherwise miss. Really fun clues. Would full…
Beautiful experience, group absolutely loved it. Great history and storyline, only thing is that there could’ve been mo…
Had a fantastic day out! We loved the clues and they were the right level of difficulty for the whole family - age 11+.
The Ginger & the Gay
David and I had the BEST day exploring York, solving the clues, and had such a wonderful time over the whole day. What…
Had a great day out in London doing the outdoor escape room, I have been round London hundreds of times but found areas…
Shell and Phil
Brilliant clues and a great way to see the city. We will be looking to see which other cities we can do this in!
We had a great few hours following the clues and exploring a part of London. Definitely tested the brain cells! Loved i…
Brains and Whiston
Was a intresting and fun filled day 😁. FromBrains & whiston
A fantastic day out finding new places and spotting things you would normally just walk by! Highly recommend this activ…
Great for getting out and seeing parts of the city you wouldn't other wise see. Plenty of places for food and drink on …
Wiggins and Simpsons
Such a great time. We had an amazing afternoon, and enjoyed all the stops along the way!!
Great way to explore London. Even if you live here you will discover hidden gems and lots of fun facts
Rescue Aid Society
Fantastic day out! Wet and windy, but helped us see a city we are familiar with in a whole different light! Great fun!
Very fun to see some areas where we've never been! Good riddles, not too hard but not too easy.
It was fantastic! Really interesting clues and made me see my home town in a new way - looking for our next one!
It was really excellent experience. We saw lots of places we had never seen and enjoyed the challenge of the clues. We …
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Transform Birmingham into a Living Treasure Chest with a Birmingham Treasure Hunt
Your urban odyssey starts here…
Plunder the hallowed heights of Birmingham with a CityDays treasure hunt!
Exploration meets fun in this live-action board game activity. You’ll move around Birmingham's curious landmarks and historic anomalies by solving puzzles, answering riddles and sniffing out clues.
Absorb history, find hidden gems and explore like you never have before as you delve into a treasure hunt in Birmingham that takes you beyond the obvious and into the unnoticed with CityDays!
The Best Urban Treasure Hunt in Birmingham
Beyond its extensive networks of canals and the famous Gas Street Basin, Birmingham is home to plenty of hidden treasures and fascinating facts - you just need to know where to find them.
Birmingham is a proud city and full to the brim with heritage, culture, history and pioneers of old and new. Its beauty lies in its powerhouse energy, its willingness to evolve, grow and put on a show.
Our treasure hunt in Birmingham has been designed to expose the best aspects of the city while also putting you through your paces.
Like a live action board game, you’ll move around the landmarks, weave between historical monuments and collect facts as you go. No detail is too big or small - and you may have to look up, down, left and right before you figure out the answer!
That’s part of what makes CityDays’ Birmingham treasure hunts the best in the city.
There’s hundreds of years’ worth of history waiting for you. And all of it has to be seen to be believed…
Any questions? Here’s how it works.
Sustainability and Environmental Impact
The whole premise of our business relies on appreciating the beauty and intrigue of urban environments, so the last thing we want to do is leave rubbish lying around.
We believe that Birmingham has enough curious objects and fascinating features that any physical contribution we’d make would pale in comparison to the existing stuff. We also don’t support littering, so we don’t leave any tangible objects for you to find.
Instead, we’ve made use of existing buildings, curious city quirks, sculptures, pieces of street art and even street furniture as clues.
The only stuff you’ll leave our Birmingham scavenger hunt with are fond memories, plenty of knowledge and potentially a place at the top of our leaderboard.
Oh, and plenty of photos too - don’t forget to send them in to us, we love seeing them and we might even reward you for your efforts…
Your Birmingham City Centre Treasure Hunt
Underrated and undiscovered, Birmingham’s city centre is an explorer’s paradise.
Maybe due to its ideal central location, Birmingham has attracted trailblazers for centuries. Around 90% of the UK can be reached from Birmingham in under four hours (handy, if you’re into adventures) but it also helps explain why this hub is under-appreciated and undiscovered by many…
Besides being the birthplace of the iconic Balti curry (yes, it really was invented right here in Brum), it’s also home to the UK’s busiest theatre, contains the most UK Michelin star restaurants outside of London and the largest public library in Europe!
But more than that, the essence of Birmingham is hidden in plain sight for all to see.
What better way to open your eyes and ears to Birmingham’s whispered secrets than with a Birmingham treasure hunt?
Team-Building Scavenger Hunts in Birmingham
We’re proud to say that we’ve helped many businesses in Birmingham and around the world plan better, more exciting and more sustainable team-building activities for over five years.
Will your business be next?
Our team-building scavenger hunts in Birmingham have been designed to boost your team bonds, heat up your colleagues’ competitive sides and teach them a thing or two about the city they live and work in.
We offer premade routes and bespoke trails that cater especially to your businesses’ needs.
So if you want to start or finish at a particular venue, that’s no problem.
If you need to stop by somewhere specific - we’ll add it in.
And whether you have a team of five or 500 to organise, we’ll organise it all for you.
Challenges are at the heart of our Birmingham treasure hunts, so it’s only fair that you challenge us in return.
Send us your queries and put us to the test!
Available Trails and Birmingham Treasure Hunts
Interested in finding out more about the kinds of self-guided treasure hunts in Birmingham we provide? Here’s where you get a tiny sneak peek into where you can find your next adventure…
"Ring Around the Bullring" offers an escape game-style treasure hunt that uncovers Birmingham's vibrant industry, stunning artworks, and unique architecture, showcasing why it's one of the UK's hidden treasures. This riddle-filled expedition takes you to extraordinary sights, including a meteoric sculpture marking the millennium, the final resting place of the Kingdom's smallest dancer, the impressive Chamberlain and Victoria Squares, remnants of the city's industrial past, and a canal network rivalling even that of Venice.
The journey is peppered with puzzles, challenges, and opportunities to relax at some of the best bars and cafes in Birmingham. Along the way, expect plenty of surprises.
Ideal for those eager to discover both the renowned attractions and the lesser-known wonders of the 'City of a Thousand Trades,' this tour is an essential experience for anyone seeking a comprehensive exploration of Birmingham. "Ring Around the Bullring" promises to reveal the city's multifaceted charm in an engaging and memorable way.
Treasure & Scavenger Hunt Questions