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Quirks and Snickets, York

£ 15 per person

Highlights

  • A puzzle-filled game that reveals the secrets York has hiding on every corner
  • Solve clues that lead you on a winding journey through the historic streets
  • Explore Roman ruins, Medieval streets and much more
  • Pub/cafe/bar recommendations along the way
  • Clues sent to your phones, with help available, the perfect difficulty for all
  • A cross between an outdoor escape room, a treasure/scavenger hunt and a walking tour

Description

A puzzle-filled exploration of the many quirks and historical treats York has hiding on every corner. Race from the bustling St Helen's Square through the snickelways of the city, solving clues as a team to unravel your course. At the same time discover surprising facts about its past. Which Viking warrior inspired a famous nursery rhyme? How many Roman emperor's met their end in York? What comically named street is reputed to be one of the shortest in England? The answers to these and more await in Quirks and Snickets!

Along the way expect to find: Roman ruins, a historic city gate, the Medieval Barley Hall, an elegant 18th century townhouse and the world famous Shambles. All this plus puzzles, great cafes and pubs, and plenty of surprises. An ideal trail for locals, visitors and anyone looking to uncover the secrets lurking in York's iconic streets.

How It Works

Your team will receive clues on your phones that, once deciphered, will guide you to interesting and scenic parts of the city. At these you will solve riddles, explore the story and make decisions that will impact the rest of the game.

The route is walking distance and features optional breaks at great pubs, bars and cafes along the way. The clues require no prior knowledge and come with hints to make the experience something everyone can enjoy.

Plan your day

Timings

Start at anytime (between 10am and 4.00pm recommended)

2.5 - 3.5 hours across 4.0 km / 2.5 miles

Start Location

St Helen’s Church, Stonegate, York

End Location

Stonegate, York

Communication Methods

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Reviews

The great things our customers have to say about CityDays

Cop Smiths

Cop Smiths

Great day out, even the teenager loved it! Clear instructions and got to see parts of the city we've never been to even…

Lehmann-Scott

Lehmann-Scott

Really cool way of exploring London with teenagers. Had good fun. Really well done.

Steph 13th birthday

Steph 13th birthday

So much fun had exploring the hidden secrets of the City of London

Carolines over 50's Club

Carolines over 50's Club

Fantastic trail , really enjoyed 10/10

Golden Pineapple

Golden Pineapple

Amazing experience. Great ways to show little nooks and crannies you would otherwise miss. Really fun clues. Would full…

MAD MAX

MAD MAX

Beautiful experience, group absolutely loved it. Great history and storyline, only thing is that there could’ve been mo…

Candler Clan

Candler Clan

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

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…

Mumson

Mumson

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

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!

The Gunners

The Gunners

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

Brains and Whiston

Was a intresting and fun filled day 😁. FromBrains & whiston

Special six

Special six

A fantastic day out finding new places and spotting things you would normally just walk by! Highly recommend this activ…

Rocky

Rocky

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

Wiggins and Simpsons

Such a great time. We had an amazing afternoon, and enjoyed all the stops along the way!!

Priceless

Priceless

Great way to explore London. Even if you live here you will discover hidden gems and lots of fun facts

Rescue Aid Society

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!

Kanye Quest

Kanye Quest

Very fun to see some areas where we've never been! Good riddles, not too hard but not too easy.

Team PP

Team PP

It was fantastic! Really interesting clues and made me see my home town in a new way - looking for our next one!

BBSS

BBSS

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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