Find hidden historical treasures and see new stuff, even if you've lived here your whole life. It's something a bit different and fun for you and the family.
Follow treasure maps and solve clues that'll even keep your teenagers engaged! They're tricky enough for the adults to make it exciting, but just on the right side of challenging for younger ones to get involved.
Solve cryptic clues and follow treasure maps.
Take a carefully designed walking route around Sheffield. You'll see the fab Town Hall, the hip Kelham Island, the Winter Garden and the grand Cathedral.
See the main sights like The Peace Gardens. Spot things other people don't notice like the god of metalworking, perched up high.
Learn interesting facts like where 'pig iron' got its name.
Go at your own pace. Pop into cafes or pubs along the way. No need to rush.
Play in your own group. It's private and self-guided so you can go at your own pace.
Treasure Hunt Sheffield will keep you and your family entertained, leading you on a beautiful walk and giving you quality time together.
You don’t need to download or print anything and it doesn’t need any permissions.
Plus, you get to start when you want.
Bess sends you a series of treasure maps, leading you around the city.
The clues and maps are a lot of fun.
This is a great way to see the city!”
Bess sends you a series of clues and you have to search the city for answers.
Good banter from Captain Bess who sends you the clues!”
Black Beard Beth
Long Joe Silver
Along the way, Bess will tell you a few interesting facts and stories about the things you're spotting!”
We learnt new things and actually appreciated the beautiful scenery as we went around the city.
Captain Bess will invite you all to join the hunt!
We had such a laugh and a great day out!
... for FREE!
A treasure hunt is more like a game than a traditional tour. You have to follow treasure maps, solve cryptic clues and keep your eyes peeled to find the answers.
You’ll have some banter with our friendly pirate Captain Bess. She’ll put you in your place if you get too many answers wrong!
You can start when you like, there’s no fixed start time. You can even finish the next day if you get stuck in a nice pub!
Fancy a drink or two in one of the excellent pubs along the way? Go for it! Take it at your own pace and enjoy the cafes and pubs along the way.
Play on your own terms. It's just you and your team, like a private tour.
It’s all on your phones, there’s nothing to print or collect.
Book online and you’ll get a link to start your game straight away.
We’re really flexible. If you change your mind, or if you can't make it to Sheffield, play another day or even cancel for free.
We think you're going love Treasure Hunt Sheffield!
If you don't have fun, we promise to give your money back. We'll ask for a quick chat on the phone to understand what went wrong.
No spoilers... You'll see the famous sights like Kelham Island Museum and The Cathedral, but the real fun is spotting things around town that you normally wouldn't notice.
Sheffield Cathedral - an unusual mixture of modern and medieval architecture, the cathedral sits at the heart of the city.
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.
Sheffield Winter Garden - this stunning timber glass house is one of the biggest in Europe. It's a relaxing and exotic place to visit.
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.
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
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.
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.
By the end, you'll have seen the nicest bits of Sheffield's city centre and ventured along the river to the bars and cafes around Kelham Island.
If it's patchy rain, you can shelter in a cafe or pub along the route: the treasure hunt's flexible.
If it's really soggy and you fancy playing the next day, that's fine. Even split it over two days if you like.
If it's really bucketing it down and you don't fancy being washed into the River Don, we’ll give your money back, whether you've started the game or not.
Treasure Hunt Sheffield is all outdoors in public spaces. The route is designed so you can avoid other people and everyone can play on their own phones.
Read our full guidance for playing.
Don't worry! The treasure hunt has some tricky clues, but if you get stuck you can ask for a hint.
We make sure you don't get completely stuck, endless wandering the streets.
Yes! You already know the city, but we bet you'll notice things you've walked past a hundred times before.
We've worked hard to find the less-obvious stuff - beyond the typical blue plaques - and some interesting stories and anecdotes. You're going to have a great time!
The game is designed for adults and curious kids aged 8 and up.
Younger ones are welcome though you may have to help by interpreting the clues and Captain Bess' pirate speak.
The whole route is pushchair friendly, avoiding steps or showing step-free alternative routes.
We’re a family of four with a 13 year old and a 11 year old. Mum was map reader, dad reminded kids about clues, and kids were hunting for clues.”
It's 2½ miles walking but there are places to stop along the way.