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Cambridge Treasure & Scavenger Hunts

  • Work together to solve fun challenges & puzzling clues
  • Guided by clues sent to your phones
  • Explore Cambridge's historic landmarks and hidden gems
  • Discover top-rated pubs, bars and cafes
  • Compete for top spot on the Cambridge leaderboard
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Next Steps

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 Cambridge 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.

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Action-packed Treasure Hunts & Scavenger Hunts in Cambridge

How the Cambridge days out work

Discover Cambridge's secret places

Experience Cambridge's unique places and share stories in independent pubs & cafes, curated for each Cambridge Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt.

Fun challenges

Engaging puzzles and captivating stories reveal Cambridge in a new light.

Play together or competitively

Work as a team or compete head-to-head to set the fastest time on our Cambridge leaderboard.

Fully flexible bookings

Alter your booking freely; change the date, time, number of people or chosen Cambridge Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt. Even stop and start once you've begun.

Fun activity for all groups

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Cambridge Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt Reviews

The great things our customers have to say about CityDays Treasure Hunts & Scavenger Hunts

Windsor oldies Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Windsor oldies

Great day out exploring parts of London you would never normally do

Seekers of Aravos Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Seekers of Aravos

I was in a team with my partner and our 9 year son. We had a blast. There was something for us all!

Are you okay? Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Are you okay?

We really enjoyed the scavenger hunt! It was a great way to get outside and enjoy the city in a different way. We both …

Three Women and No Baby Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Three Women and No Baby

Second one I have done. Such a brilliant format. The clues are well written and make you really look at what’s around y…

3 Gen Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

3 Gen

Great way to entertain teenagers, they loved it.

Bopchkin Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Bopchkin

A great way to learn about a city and have fun doing it. The clues were good and the walk was about right

Team Hammond Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Team Hammond

My wife and I had a fantastic day of exploring and refreshments. We will definitely be back!

Daryls birthday Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Daryls birthday

Really fun morning. Would definitely recommend

Bickle's Bongles Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Bickle's Bongles

The clues were excellent - easy to follow without being too easy to solve! Took us on a very pleasant journey around Lo…

Donkeys@2pm Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Donkeys@2pm

It was excellent. Only error we made was at the Plague for the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. This was because the bronz…

Jannie's jaunts Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Jannie's jaunts

Great fun and a fabulous way to look around a city, our first time, but not the last

Berin Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Berin

Had the most amazing time doing our murder mystery trail! Well thought out, perfect clues, and a lovely city to do it i…

Bestiesss✨ Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Bestiesss✨

Amazing day out!!

duckz Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

duckz

spectacular

Team Kataraang Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Team Kataraang

Was a super fun day, even as Oxford students!It was great learning so many new things about the city and paying attenti…

Doctor and the Cats Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Doctor and the Cats

Great fun and interesting places to discover, especially Mercato Market

Renegades Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Renegades

This was so much fun, such a good idea and more people need to know about it! Highly recommend!

Sanlo Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Sanlo

It was our first walk and we loved it! We have been in London for many years and have not seen some of the places befor…

Corn Stars Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Corn Stars

A very fun, head scratching activity. A great way to explore the city without feeling like you’re walking for miles; gr…

Malyha Kristian and Zeb Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Malyha Kristian and Zeb

Smooth trail. Good level of some things we needed to think about but didn't find too hard.

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Get The Most Out of Your Cambridge Treasure Hunt

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Our Cambridge treasure hunt transforms you and your friends, family, colleagues or whoever into detectives, explorers and tour guides - all at the same time. 

You answer the clues, you discover the secret sights and hidden gems, and it’s your team that competes for the top spot on our leaderboard.

We’ve worked hard to ensure something for everyone who plays our Cambridge treasure hunt. So if it’s history, pubs, cosy cafes, academic architecture, weird geographical quirks or just gorgeous scenery you’re after - know that you’ll find it with CityDays!

Transform Cambridge into a Living Treasure Chest with a Cambridge Treasure Hunt

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Your urban odyssey starts here…

Welcome to Cambridge, a picturesque, historic city echoing with stories of the past and mysterious secret nooks!

Packed with quirks, picturesque alleyways and cosy corners, the more salacious and mystifying secrets of Cambridge often go unrecognised.

After all, it was in this very city that the chicken came before the egg - well, the city existed before the river, at least - and despite its antique status, Cambridge has only been a city since 1951. 

But that’s only the beginning. For centuries, intrepid explorers have flocked to Cambridge to see what all the fuss is about: and with CityDays, so can you! 

Absorb history, find hidden gems and explore like you never have before as you delve into a treasure hunt in Cambridge that takes you beyond the obvious and into the unnoticed with CityDays!

The Best Urban Treasure Hunt in Cambridge

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Home to dozens of nationally famous landmarks such as the historic university buildings, Wren Library and Kettle Yard, it’s almost too easy to get swept up in Cambridge’s majestic monuments - and we understand why. 

They create the picture-perfect postcard that entices visitors and locals alike to Cambridge’s unique atmosphere. 

But never forget the lesser-known sights and mysteries that lay buried, embedded or hidden in plain sight. Trust us when we say you’ll be surprised at what you stumble across along the way, if you only pay attention. 

Our treasure hunts in Cambridge have been designed to expose the best aspects of the city. That means you’ll pass several iconic landmarks but also stop by many intriguing places that you probably have never noticed before…

Like a live action board game, you’ll move around key features, 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’ Cambridge 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

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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.

There are enough curious objects and fascinating features in Cambridge that anything we could contribute would pale in comparison to the existing stuff. That’s why 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 Cambridge scavenger hunts 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 Cambridge Treasure Hunt: Much More Than a History Lesson

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We emphasise the historical aspects of our Cambridge treasure hunts because they lie at the heart of Cambridge’s development. Cities are a constant work in progress and reminder of where we’ve come from - and where we’re heading. 

But if history isn’t your bag, don’t worry. We won’t ask you and your team anything you won’t be able to figure out for yourselves, and besides, there’s a lot more to a place than just its history.

We rely on street art, pubs, cafes and much, much more to show our explorers what’s what on our Cambridge treasure hunts.

So if you’re planning a birthday party, work do, hen or stag night or a good old fashioned pub crawl – we’re right here to help you celebrate with an adventure of your own. Just pick your preferred route, come up with a clever team name and get started when you’re ready. 

Team-Building Scavenger Hunts in Cambridge

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We’re proud to say that we’ve helped many businesses around the world plan better, more exciting and more sustainable team-building activities for over five years. 

Will your business be next?

Our scavenger hunts for team building in Cambridge 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. 

Get in touch with us today to find out more! 

Available Trails and Cambridge Treasure Hunts

Interested in finding out more about the kinds of self-guided treasure hunts in Cambridge we provide? Here’s where you get a tiny sneak peek into where you can find your next adventure…

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Royalty, Reformation & Rebellion

Embark on a captivating treasure hunt through Cambridge, unearthing the hidden stories of the city's historic figures. Navigate the city's architectural marvels, statues, and plaques, unravelling riddles that reveal the tales of rebels, kings, and reformers who shaped Cambridge and the nation.

Your adventure will lead you to iconic landmarks including St John's College, the ancient Round Church, the bustling All Saints Garden, Trinity College, the enchanting Wonder Emporium, Christ's College, the majestic King's College, and the innovative Corpus Clock. Along the way, engage in brain-teasing challenges, discover excellent pubs and cafes, and encounter numerous surprises.

This treasure hunt offers a cryptic journey into Cambridge's lesser-known stories, perfect for those keen to explore the city's tumultuous history and its impact on the country.

A Pioneering Spirit

Embark on an adventurous treasure hunt in Cambridge, a city renowned for groundbreaking scientific achievements and the birthplace of one of the world's most beloved sports. Blending the excitement of an escape game with the intrigue of a city exploration, this journey is led by puzzling clues that take you through streets brimming with wonders, unveiling the stories of explorers, scientists, and sporting innovators from Cambridge's illustrious past.

Your quest will take you to landmarks such as the bustling Market Square, historic Corn Exchange, fascinating Sedgwick Museum, iconic Parker's Piece, the Scott Polar Research Institute, Hobson's Conduit, the exquisite Fitzwilliam Museum, and the esteemed Pembroke College. Engage in captivating riddles and challenges, enjoy stops at charming pubs and cafes, and prepare for a multitude of surprises.

This interactive treasure hunt is an ideal experience for those intrigued by the multidisciplinary revolutions that originated in this remarkable city.

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