Who doesnt like an exciting Treasure Map Trail? The @treasuremaptrails boast of “your town, treasure mapped” on their website and voila, ain’t that true!
The map itself is a beautiful illustration based on road maps of the real town or city, transformed with a fantasy theme full of visual twists and turns. There are so many options to choose from (oxford, banbury, Buckingham etc). They arrive in nice packaging, perfect for little ones to get excited about, right from the word go.
With their map in their hand, your child must find treasures that include statues, carvings, quirky signs and street decorations, and work their way up from a Cadet to Treasure Hunter Master. At the end, you can get your completion certificate-how cool is that!
It’s advertised for children aged 5 to 12, but my son is not even four yet, yet was so excited on his “treasure hunt”, running towards the next stop and clue. It was even fun for me-having passed these places multiple times,yet discovered them in a new light today. The distances to walk just perfect for little (and old) feet
See for yourself the fun we had. I would recommend it for a wonderful family time for all ages! We will definitely be trying more maps and exploring more places. They are adding new ones all the time. Please have a look at their website
-Get kids outdoors for that all important family time
-Helps map reading/clue finding
-Encourages sense of purpose/goals/competition
-Can be done in socially distanced way, within your own bubble
🗺 Address: you could start anywhere in the city centre e.g. Carfax Tower
🎟 Copies start from £6.99 for a single map, including first class delivery. (Use my affiliate link to get 10% off HERE or simply by using the coupon code OXFMUM)
🚘 No dedicated parking but you can park in central oxford or Westfield, which is always a nightmare. We took the bus, and If you are able to, that is what I would recommend (to save the cost of expensive oxford parking and hassle of having to constantly look at the watch to avoid overstaying)
🚻 No Toilets as such but you could use the cafes
🍕Plenty of cafes around
🧺 Picnics possible