Quirks and Snickets, York
- 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
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 WorksYour 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.
The great things our customers have to say about CityDays
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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