Smartphone Urban Treasure Hunt for Teams

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Activity Details

  • Explore your location
  • Self-run, start anytime
  • Great value, app technology
  • Team challenges & puzzles

What is the Smartphone Urban Treasure Hunt?

It’s a chance to get the staff together in an outdoor fun, safe and interactive event. Assemble your colleagues and explore the great outdoors in any location in the world. Using your own smartphones and our latest app technology your colleagues will navigate around your location unlocking GPS hotspots comprising an assortment of problem-solving challenges and general knowledge questions. This is a flexible event, self-run by your groups so you can choose when to begin your treasure hunt and which hotspots you want to unlock first. A lot of the questions are based around the location you're in, so this away day is also a great way to get to know the city in a light-hearted way.

Add a facilitator for an additional cost who will provide a remote briefing via video link plus support throughout the activity. Once the squads have unlocked all the hotspots and completed the challenges, they come back together as a whole group for a lively wrap up. Our event staff will presentation / wrap up the activity showcasing the best photos and videos taken by the participants throughout the event again via remote video link.

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What’s Included

  • Using interactive app technology
  • Work in groups to unlock GPS hotspots on the app
  • Complete, self-run event
  • Everyone uses their own smartphone
  • Create selfies and squad names
  • Unlock clues, puzzles, and tasks
  • Photo and video challenges
  • Live scoreboard, tracker map, image recognition and GPS activation
  • Everyone uses their own smartphone to download the app to participate
  • Groups sizes from 6 to 250 people
  • Add on - Customise up to 8 multiple choice questions. These can be about your brand, business, people, anything really.  Personalise it - ask for price
  • Add a facilitator to give a remote briefing and final wrap-up session via video link for an additional cost – enquire for details

Event Format

Prior to the event starting, everyone will get to download the bespoke game app on their phones. With the option to add on a remote facilitator to manage the event, they will explain how the activity will run before splitting everyone up into smaller teams of 4-6 people. Each team will also get to assign their own team name and make selfies for each member.

From here, teams will get to use the app’s interactive map to track down the nearest GPS hotspots. At each hotspot, teams will be faced with a series of trivia questions, tasks and interactive photo/video challenges, earning points for each successful attempt.

With a live scoreboard on the app to keep track of other teams’ progress, those with the highest score at the end of the activity will be crowned the overall winners of the day!

Available Add-ons for your Smartphone Urban Treasure Hunt

Add a facilitator for an additional cost who will provide a remote briefing via video link plus support throughout the activity. Our event staff will present/wrap up the activity showcasing the best photos and videos taken by the participants throughout the event via remote video.

Add personalised questions to your event that can showcase your company and branding throughout the event. We can take requests for questions about your organisation or staff to add an element of personalisation to the team away day.

Examples of personalised questions:

  • What year was "Company Name" founded?
  • Who won employee of the year in 2021?
  • What was our top selling product last year?

Add custom branding throughout the experience in the smartphone app. Send us your logo and branding colours and we'll implement your company voice directly into the experience.

How does the Smartphone Urban Treasure Hunt Work?

Hit the streets in your smaller groups and explore the location whilst being steered to unlock GPS hotspots containing a range of tasks, fun interactive photo and video challenges and general knowledge questions. Devising an effective strategy is essential as you’ll be competing against other squads via the live scoreboard and photo wall on the app.

As each hotspot is achieved, your group will be rewarded with virtual scavenger hunt items which can be used to score bonus points at the end.

Once the squads have unlocked all the hotspots and completed the challenges, they come back together to reveal the winner. The winners are the adventurers who have accumulated the most points.

Who is the Urban Treasure Hunt for?

Perfect for businesses wanting to focus on health and wellbeing, or companies looking for an energetic activity in a particular location.

Is the Urban Treasure Hunt okay for large groups?

Absolutely! We can run it for groups between 6-250 in one session. However, if your group is larger just contact us as we have a few ideas for groups over 250+.

You'll break into smaller squads of 4-6 people during the event.

What equipment do we need to run the Urban Treasure Hunt?

Everyone will need to download the app to their smartphone. Please ensure your smartphone is fully charged for the event. Although everyone has the app, one person will be in charge of answering the questions. This will breed teamwork and communication between each squad.

How long does the Smartphone Urban Explorer last for?

Total duration for the treasure hunt is anywhere up to 2 hours. If you add a facilitator, you'll receive a 15-minute remote briefing and 15-minute wrap-up session that will round up to 120 minutes total for the activty.

How far could we walk?

On average people walk approximately 2 -4km depending on their location and routes they decide to complete the activity.

Do all the groups follow a set trail? (follow each other)

No - the treasure hunt can be accomplished in any order with groups making their own decisions about which 'GPS hotspots' to find first and in which order they carry out the tasks.

What do I get if I add on a facilitator for the urban treasure hunt?

The additional facilitator will add a formality to your event all via remote video link and include:

  • An encouraging remote briefing to start off the experience
  • Remote presentation/­wrap-up of the team photos and videos from the event, all accessible via video for each participant
  • Available for support throughout the urban treasure hunt

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    Overall Experience
Rating 5.0
Mihaela Juverdeanu
9th November 2023
We had a great time as a group, and I appreciate your help in setting everything up.
Rating 5.0
Ceri Lloyd
13th October 2023
We really enjoyed the event it was much better than I thought it would be. The only downside was the torrential rain, but in true British fashion we kept going despite the rain.

Thanks for making the process easy for me. It was the first team building event that I have organised and you made the process simple which I am really grateful for.
Rating 5.0
Victoria Richardson
15th September 2023
The event went very well thank you, and everyone enjoyed it.

Thank you so much for all your help.
Rating 5.0
Lisa Miguel
18th August 2023
The event went well, the teams loved the app and the treasure hunt, it was the perfect team building event.
Rating 5.0
Carla Spencer
3rd August 2023
The team really enjoyed the hunt last week and the weather turned out perfectly for us – a good day had by all!
Rating 5.0
Darran Hudson
26th July 2023
Thanks so much we had an absolute blast!!!
Rating 5.0
Kris Stenson
25th July 2023
The event was great and we will definitely be looking to book again in the future!
Rating 5.0
Nichola Bakes
21st July 2023
We have a great day thank you, despite the rain. Ended up in Tattu for a meal after and a few cheeky wines!
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Rating 5.0
Kirsty Gibson
19th July 2023
We all had a great time yesterday and the event was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Thank you!
Rating 5.0
Katrina Pert
26th June 2023
The event went really well and easy to use on the app. Fun had by all and the weather held out as well which was a bonus ☀