You're organising the hen in Newcastle and you want it to be special. You need a fun activity that all the hens will enjoy.
You're organising the hen in Newcastle and you want it to be special. You need a unique activity that all the hens will enjoy.
The bride doesn’t want something cliché that could have been anyone’s hen do. Those places where as soon as one hen party leaves, another one arrives. They're a total rip-off and there's no point going all the way to Newcastle for that.
You need to get all the hens on board. Otherwise there'll be breakaway groups just hitting the pub and splitting up the group. So it's got to be fun for everyone, aunties, the uni mates and the siblings too.
It's going to be like herding cats - getting everyone in the right place at a certain time is never going to happen. So best avoid activities with a rigid time slot and no flexibility. Especially where you have to confirm numbers months ahead - there are bound to be drop-outs.
You know Newcastle's a fab place for a hen do with cool bars, restaurants and quirky things to see. It's just a question of making the most of the city while all having fun together.
Fun activity for all the hens.
Super flexible and easy to organise.
Enjoy Newcastle together with a fun, chilled out treasure hunt game. See the best bits of the city with our carefully designed walking route. We'll show you the main sights and the lesser known spots too, so you'll feel like you actually got to see Newcastle.
Get all the hens excited… Who doesn't remember the thrill of a childhood treasure hunt? This one's made for adults, with proper puzzles, interesting facts, decent pub stops and a bit of banter too.
It's super easy to organise. We don't need a deposit and drop-outs aren't a problem: we do free cancellation because plans change. On the day, start when you like. Go at your own pace and enjoy the recommended pubs. No rush.
We're here to help you plan the perfect hen weekend. Pop us an email if there's anything we can do.
Don't take our word for it: we're rated ★★★★★ on Tripadvisor with 33 reviews.
Treasure Hunt Newcastle is a fun, interesting way to see the city and all have a laugh together.
A group of 7 did this treasure hunt on a hen weekend! It was great to see different parts of the city that we might not have ventured to! It was good to follow and the info and clues were helpful. Very good value for money for sightseeing in a different way 😀
Happy bride to be and would definitely recommend! We did this treasure hunt as part of a hen do, and all absolutely loved it! It's great that it's at your own pace so can stop off for drinks and lunch. Pretty route and makes you think.
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 Newcastle.
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 in Newcastle!”
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!
... no deposit required
You'll make the most of being in Newcastle. You wouldn't want to come all this way and not actually see anything.
No spoilers... You'll see the main areas like the Quayside and Grainger Town, but the best bit is getting off the beaten track and discovering a few hidden gems.
You're going to learn some interesting facts and stories, like how a school teacher committed the perfect crime.
Nothing too heavy going, just enough to give you a taste of some of the people and stories that make Newcastle what it is.
With Treasure Hunt Newcastle, you'll all have fun together. No-one's going to feel uncomfortable getting involved. No breakaway groups disappearing to the pub.
You're going to have a laugh solving cryptic clues and following treasure maps. They're tricky but solvable and they'll get you bonding together.
The clues and tour was very well pitched - not too easy, not too hard! Thanks for a great activity, will definitely be recommending it to people in the future!
You can start when you like, so no problem if you're struggling to get the girls out the door.
You could even finish the next day if the girls do get stuck in a nice pub!
It was our main hen do activity, and we had a brilliant time. We loved that we could start the treasure hunt whenever we wanted on the day and stop to have a bite to eat and relax.
We recommend splitting into teams of 6, or 8 at a push. Who can get the highest score?
Points are awarded based on how many clues you got right first time. So think carefully if you want to win.
Don't worry, even though you'll split up, you'll see plenty of each other. Each team follows the same route. Why not arrange to meet up at the half-way pub stop? That way the hens will get to know their teams, then you'll all come back together later.
There was a large group of us and we split into teams which made it all the more fun as it added a competitive edge.
Things change. You're going to have drop-outs, or maybe you'll all have such banging headaches you can't face a treasure hunt. That's fine, we understand.
We’re flexible. If you change your mind, or if your Newcastle plans are disrupted, play another day or cancel for free.
... confirm numbers later
We're so confident you and the hens are going to love Treasure Hunt Newcastle, if you don't have fun, we promise to give your money back. Just tell us what went wrong and we'll make it right.
By the end, you'll have explored Newcastle, learnt something interesting and made memories you'll laugh about at the wedding.
If it's patchy rain, just pop into a pub or restaurant: the treasure hunt is flexible.
If it's too soggy you can reschedule for tomorrow, or you can split it over two days if you like.
If it's really chucking it down and you don't want to end up in the Tyne, we’ll give you a refund, even if you've started the game.
Don't worry! The treasure hunt has some tricky clues, but if you get stuck you can ask for a hint.
We'll make sure you don't get totally stuck, ambling between the pubs of Grainger Town...
That's right: everyone can open the game link on their own phone if they want to. That way you're not all squinting at one phone, and if you anyone gets lost they can see what's going on.
When you're playing in 2 or 3 teams, each team has a separate game link. Each team will be playing the exactly same game, but their own version.
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!
It's 2½ miles walking and there are places to rest along the way. Take a rest in a pub or cafe, or split over two days if you get too tired.
We'll certainly try!
We've spoken to dozens of hens and we love hearing from you. We'll gladly share what we've learned to make your weekend as special as possible.
Great communication from Ian/Paul throughout as I emailed to ask a few questions before we did it and they came back with useful suggestions.
Great value. Easy to organise.
“We had a great time doing Treasure Hunt Newcastle! It was a really good length and took us all round the city, so it was a perfect way to orientate ourselves for the rest of the weekend. The clues were a good level of challenge, and there was always a helpful hint if we needed it! Plus plenty of great recommendations for places to stop for a well earned pint. Would highly recommend to anyone!”
—Hannah C, Tripadvisor
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The Castle and the Quayside
Grey's Monument, 150 Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5AF