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Leeds Treasure & Scavenger Hunts

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

How the Leeds days out work

Discover Leeds's secret places

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

Fun challenges

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

Play together or competitively

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

Fully flexible bookings

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

Fun activity for all groups

Corporate Treasure Hunts
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Fun-filled Leeds hen-do treasure hunts

Leeds Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt Reviews

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

Yeseboys Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Yeseboys

Great tour and escapetour, it was really fun and was a good diffeculty!

ManyPaws Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

ManyPaws

We did the Search for Shoreditch hunt and it was interesting and a lot of fun. Even though I know this area I saw lots…

Cattle Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Cattle

Excellent day , great fun

Burlesque Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Burlesque

Brilliant walk, a little hilly but really enjoyed it.

Solar Flares Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Solar Flares

Great day out with friends with a bit of education thrown in.

The killer catchers Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

The killer catchers

My mum and I had a great experience, we came to Sheffield on a weekend getaway to do this murder mystery experience and…

The Greenwich Wanderers Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

The Greenwich Wanderers

We both loved it - a fantastic hunt around Greenwich taking in all the sights.

Nicola Benstead Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Nicola Benstead

It was fun but maybe could have been a tad longer maybe another 5 clues

Eurovision Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Eurovision

Fantastic! A great blend of straight forward clues that guided us around plenty of hidden treasures away from the touri…

Verbs Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Verbs

This was a great way to see the city.

Good Lookers Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Good Lookers

Great day out exploring Greenwich reeking of history with its cobblestone paths and alleys, statues, magnificent views…

M&M Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

M&M

Great way to explore the City and make lots interesting discoveries along the way. The clues were cryptic enough to kee…

Esta and Lou Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Esta and Lou

We had the best day. We loved the hidden gems and sites. It was brilliant to do the city tour on a Saturday as it’s so …

charootery Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

charootery

amazing adventure. better than i was expecting

Fox and Badger Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Fox and Badger

A great day out for the family.

Froot Loop Soop (Jorkin the peanits) Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Froot Loop Soop (Jorkin the peanits)

There was no storyline but it was just as fun as if there had been. We learned lots of interesting things about the cit…

Country tweed Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Country tweed

It was a very enjoyable thing to do with teenagers and fantastic seeing parts of London you would otherwise not get to …

Birthday Bec Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Birthday Bec

A really informative and fun treasure hunt, taking in lots of interesting sites. Unfortunately part of the route was bl…

Nicolas Cage Superfans Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

Nicolas Cage Superfans

Very Good

MaccyD's Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt

MaccyD's

Great day, the 4 of us had a fabulous time trying to solve the clues and seeing the sights of London along the way!

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

Your urban odyssey starts here, Leeds.

Up above or down below,
there’s no telling quite where you’ll go,

Through an alley or around the bend,

There’ll be treasure when you press “send”...

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Dive into the heart of Leeds as you embark on exciting treasure hunts through its lively streets and historic landmarks.

Our Leeds treasure hunts are crafted to challenge your intellect, foster teamwork, and offer a dynamic way to experience Leeds' rich history and hidden treasures.

Ideal for families, friends, and corporate teams, our adventures promise a memorable expedition of puzzles, clues, and secrets. 

You'll encounter all the puzzles, riddles, cryptic clues, and challenges of a traditional treasure hunt, but with an innovative twist.

We take the adventure outdoors, where you and your group can unravel historical enigmas, solve mysteries, and much more…

The Best Treasure Hunt in Leeds

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Welcome to Leeds, the unofficial Capital of The North!

Perhaps best known as a modern powerhouse of all things cultural and commercial, Leeds has cemented itself as one of the great hives of activity in England. 

But aside from its impressive visitor attractions such as Leeds Minster, Roundhay Park and Headingley Stadium, you’ll be surprised to find just how many urban secrets lurk between the headquarters of global brands…

Did you, for instance, know that the name “Leeds'' is derived from a Celtic Britonnic word that meant “boiling”? That one of Leeds’ most famous suffragettes was a pioneering Victorian vegetarian who lived to 105? We thought not…

In a city the size of Leeds, it’s virtually impossible to trace each and every historical nugget or cultural curio. That’s why we’ve created a Leeds treasure hunt (two, in fact!) that expose the best of what Leeds has to offer - and what it’s been concealing…

At CityDays, we encourage you to take a closer dive into your city, to explore Leeds’ unique identity. To take a second look at the stories, figures and fascinating chapters in its history that is so often forgotten. 

Believe us when we say you’ll be astonished at what you find if you attention! 

How Our Leeds Treasure Hunts Work

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Our treasure hunts in Leeds 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! 

Once you’ve decided which Leeds treasure hunt you’ll take on, you’ll receive a start location from us sent via WhatsApp. From there, you and your team will have to answer riddles, solve puzzles and complete challenges that take you from point A to B and beyond. 

You’ll only receive a new clue once you’ve given us the right answer - and beware, there are time penalties for incorrect answers!*

That’s part of what makes CityDays’ Leeds treasure hunts the best in the city. 

All you need is WhatsApp installed on a phone with plenty of charge, comfortable walking shoes and a team of curious-minded individuals…

Any questions? Here’s how it works

*If you prefer to play without a competitive element, that’s absolutely fine! There are prizes to be won if you top our Leeds leaderboard, though…

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.

We believe that Leeds 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 Leeds 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 Leeds Treasure Hunt: What Will You Find?

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So if you aren’t picking up any objects, what are you hunting down exactly?

Well, on our Leeds treasure hunts, you’ll collect plenty of memories, general knowledge, very niche facts and a better overall sense of the city you’re in.

Our trails emphasise the historical aspects of our Leeds treasure hunts because they lie at the heart of the city’s development. What’s in the past is very much a part of the city’s present, and that will become more apparent as you make your way through the route…

But if the very thought of history makes you sweat, 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, local pubs and cafes and much, much more to show our explorers what’s what on our Leeds 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. 

We’ll see you at the top of the leaderboard!

Team-Building Treasure Hunts in Leeds

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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 team-building activities in Leeds 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 do it all for you. 

Challenges are at the heart of our Leeds 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 Leeds  Treasure Hunts

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

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Wagonways, Rivers and Rails

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Leeds with our "Wagonways, Rivers, and Rails" trail. 

This adventure is a deep dive into the city's industrial past, guiding you along the historic docks, weirs, and bridges that line the Leeds canal and railway network. 

Engage with Leeds' heritage in a fun and engaging way as you navigate winding paths and encounter landmarks that shaped Leeds into a powerhouse of the cloth-making industry, including one of its earliest streets and the iconic Corn Exchange. 

Marvel at the architectural splendour of the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds Dock, and Granary Wharf, and be delighted by the whimsical charm of a "barking mad" fountain.

Featuring a series of puzzles, challenges, and unexpected surprises, this trail offers ample opportunities to pause and relax at some of the city's finest bars and cafes. 

Whether you're an aficionado of the industrial era or simply looking to explore Leeds from a fresh perspective, "Wagonways, Rivers, and Rails" promises an ideal afternoon adventure. 

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Medieval Origins

Unlock the mysteries of medieval Leeds on a treasure hunt sprinkled with puzzles, hidden secrets, and the rich tapestry of the city's past! 

Step into a world where every corner tells a story, from the whispering walls of the city's oldest streets to the grandeur of City Square, the imposing Town Hall, and the bustling Millennium Square. 

This journey is peppered with brain-teasing puzzles and challenges, guiding you to uncover the stories behind the industries, people, and symbols that forged Leeds into the vibrant city it is today. And what's a quest without a little refreshment? Discover great pubs and cafes along the way, and perhaps even a legendary ale house to toast to your adventures.

Perfect for history buffs, puzzle enthusiasts, and explorers at heart, this riddling journey invites you to learn how Leeds evolved from its medieval origins to the present day, all while having a blast.

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