We’re ALL goin' on a Summer Holiday

Posted on August 1, 2023

A group of friends playing treasure hunt

The UK is BURSTING with amazing places, people and things to do. Having a Great British adventure this summer? With Treasure Hunt Sheffield you’ll see some of the best bits, and hidden gems that Sheffield has to offer. Whether you’re travelling for miles or minutes, grab your shipmates and keep reading!

With so much to see in Sheffield it can be hard to make sure you’re not missing out. Our routes have been cleverly designed and playtested to guide you to the best spots, from tourist highlights to local hangouts, you and your crew are sure to uncover some real treasures.

How does it work? ☠️

It’s designed for adults, so you’ll have a laugh together. If you’re adventuring with a large crew, we recommend splitting into smaller groups and seeing who can solve the final clue first! (after a few refreshment breaks along the way of course!) Captain Bess, our bossy pirate leader, sends cryptic clues, and treasure maps to your phone, shipmates work together to solve the clues and discover the next part of the journey. Ages 8+ are welcome too if you want to make a family day of it!

An illustration of how Treasure Hunt Sheffield works

Adventures wherever you go! 🗺️

Did you know Captain Bess has tours all across the UK? Wherever you’re going in the UK this summer, there might just be a Treasure Hunt tour nearby! See our other cities here.

🍹Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot?🍹

Whether you’ve lucked out and the sun is shining on fair Sheffield, or the rain is dampening play, fear not! Treasure Hunt Sheffield takes you past some excellent pubs and cafes, you can stop whenever you want to, grab a drink and cool down (or dry off! ☔) There’s no need to rush, take your time and enjoy it, grab some selfies, go viral on tik tok- you’ve got time!

As well as the best hidden gems, the route goes round some of the must-see sights of Sheffield including:

Sheffield Cathedral - an unusual mixture of modern and medieval architecture, the cathedral sits at the heart of the city.

Sheffield Cathedral with its modern extension in the sunshine

Kelham Island - a former industrial area that's reinvented itself as a hip hangout in the north of Sheffield.

Crucible Theatre - best known for hosting the World Snooker Championships every year.

The distinctive front of the Crucible Theatre in the sunshine

Sheffield Winter Garden - this stunning timber glass house is one of the biggest in Europe. It's a relaxing and exotic place to visit.

Some trees inside the glass roofed Winter Garden

The National Emergency Services Museum - housed in one of Yorkshire's first combined police, fire and ambulance stations, today it has over 45 vehicles on show.

Some fire engines and a fireman's uniform on display at the National Emergency Services Museum

Peace Gardens - a beautiful spot to relax in the sunshine, with people playing in the fountains, right in the heart of the city.

Sheffield Town Hall - a magnificent gothic town hall, a fine example of Victorian architecture at its best

The Gothic rooftops of Sheffield Town Hall

St Marie's Roman Catholic Cathedral - an elegant cathedral with beautiful stained glass windows and stunning little chapels.

Kelham Island Museum - a fantastic free museum that tells the story of Sheffield's Steel industry.

A towering Bessemer converter outside an old warehouse that has been converted into a museum

Cutlers' Hall - an elaborate building that houses the centuries-old Company of Cutlers.

City Hall - a fab concert venue that's been home to some of the finest entertainment in the area.

The neo-classical Sheffield City Hall, with its giant portico and columns

By the end of the game, you’ll have unearthed the treasures of Sheffield and know which areas you’d like to come back to.

“Was really fun, friends from Sheffield discovered places/things they had never seen before,so surprised us all!! Lovely walk around and learnt lots too. Plenty of opportunities to stop off for drinks/food, so can make it as long/short as you like. 👏👍”

—Julie H, Google


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Text us: 07380 309380

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Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 1DA