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Quirks and Snickets, York

£ 15 per person


  • - City exploration game, solve clues together and unlock secret sights
  • - Top-rated pub/cafe/bar recommendations along the way, with discounts
  • - Clues sent to your phones, with help available, the perfect difficulty for all
  • - Activity is a mix of; outdoor escape room, treasure/scavenger hunt, walking tour


A playful experience to discover the secrets of York, a mystery walk similar to an escape room but outdoors!

Your team will receive clues on their phones that, once deciphered, will guide them around a route that showcases it's secret sights and great pubs/bars/cafes. The routes are all walking distance and clues get you working together and interacting with the city surroundings to find the answers, no prior knowledge required.

With recommended refreshment stops at top-rated pubs/cafes/bars that you can choose to indulge and refresh along the way. There are two stops on this route;
- Half way; Cosy and candle-lit, 2-storey bar serving artisan beers in 16th-century, half-timbered townhouse. Fantastic cafe option also available.
- Finish location; Traditional pub with flock wallpaper, wooden boards and a fire, for cask ales and comfort food.

Monthly challenges are available for teams to submit pictures/videos of their experience to win cash prizes each month. Links sent in the welcome message and information available on our website.

Plan your day


Start between 10.15am to 3pm any day.

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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The great things our customers have to say about CityDays

Team HF

I had such a great time exploring York and solving the clues. I found parts of York I did…

Witchy bitches

Had a fantastic day in York doing this trail for my best friends birthday. We are already…

Mums on the run

I won a voucher for a secret city treasure hunt and it was ideal for my friends and I, wh…

Stephenson’s Rocket

Had a fabulous day doing the snicketways scavenger hunt. Saw places that I had never no…


Loved it! Took us to new areas of the city and had us engrossed in the story!

Dave's dream team

We had such a great morning exploring York by following all the clues. We saw some beauti…


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Helen & Tom

Super-fun, learned some cool new things about York that we wouldn’t have found out otherw…

The Wolds Warriors

Thoroughly enjoyed this trail. Made us look at things we would have otherwise passed by.…

Joined up Whiting

Great activity us to do as a family. Interesting and well thought out route around the ci…

The dream team

Just completed the York trail - great fun walking round the city!! Really enjoyed it than…

Hicky Crew

A great way to see York! We're local, but never properly spent a day looking round York a…


Wow excellent day out! Took my time and enjoyed discovering loads of interesting stuff. …

Team Lophence

Had a great time on the Quirks and Snickets tour of York. Fabulous way to explore and dis…


Really enjoyed the York trail. Got to see lots of the City and even some parts that I had…


Had a fab time doing the Quirks and Snickets trail in York. Time for a pint. Great servic…


It was very enjoyable, we had a lot of fun although some clues were a bit misleading.

The Greasy Chip Butties

Found lots of new things in my home city, having lived here for 20 yearsGot scuppered by …

Nikki and Adam

Was great fun and a good way to see the city


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