You’re going to Bristol and you want to have some fun. There’s so much to see, it's hard to know where to start.
It’s no fun wandering aimlessly. Feeling like you’re missing the cool areas or the lesser known sites. You don’t want to spend all your time looking at your phone, not actually seeing anything. With your other half getting bored and hungry.
What about planning your own route and hoping for the best? Sounds like a lot of work trawling blog posts and reading reviews. And you’ll probably miss the hidden gems as all the blogs just list the same attractions.
Will you find a decent route or are you going to end up walking along a noisy main road when there’s a lovely bit of waterside nearby?
You know Bristol's full of amazing buildings, cool bars and restaurants, and loads of nautical history. It’s just a question of having fun seeing it all.
Pore over treasure maps and ponder cryptic clues.
Scour Bristol's streets to find the answers.
Follow a carefully designed route around Bristol. Enjoy the beautiful King Street, the Cathedral, the modern Millennium Square and the peaceful waterside. Take the lesser known path but still see the Old Town and the other main sights.
Spot things other people don't notice like the franken-sculpture made from recycled statues.
Learn some fun facts and stories like where Admiral Benbow Inn from Treasure Island got its inspiration. Nothing too heavy, you're here to have fun!
Go at your own pace. Pop into cafes or pubs you spot along the route. No hurry.
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Treasure Hunt Bristol will take you on a fab route around the city, spotting clues and following treasure maps, all at your own pace.
Really enjoyed getting our bearings around Bristol in a fun way! The pirate theme worked well and the clues made you think but weren’t too complicated
Excellent day out
Had such a great day completing this treasure hunt. Its a great way to see the city and have fun completing the riddles. It's easy to do on your phone, took us about 4 hours but that was with a stop for lunch and a drink along the way
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 Bristol.
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 Bristol!”
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 by the river? Go ahead. Take it at your own pace. Enjoy the cafes and bars along the way.
Play on your own terms. It's just you and your team, like a private tour.
Great way to see a bit of the city
We took around 3hrs to complete it, but that included a 1hr long stop for a picnic and relax, as it was 30 degrees the day we did it!
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 flexible. If you change your mind, or if you can't make it to Bristol, play another day or cancel for free.
No spoilers... You'll see the main areas like the old town and the waterside, but the real fun is spotting the clues and uncovering a few hidden gems.
Great fun and a good way to see parts of the city
It was good to hunt for things we would have otherwise missed and learn some facts along the way. We thought it was the perfect level of difficulty to make you pay attention to whats going on around you
Castle Park - home to the remains of a great medieval castle and the ruins of St Peter’s Church.
The Corn Exchange - built in 1741 and previously used as a corn and general trade exchange.
St Nicholas Market - the oldest and much loved historic market serving delicious food and full of independent shops!
King Street - a 17th-century street in the historic city centre, steeped in pirate history!
Bristol Cathedral - a magnificent and beautiful building and one of England’s great medieval churches originating as an Augustinian Abbey around 1140.
Millennium Square - part of the recent developments of the Harbourside and home to We The Curious, an exciting interactive science centre.
The Harbourside - Bristol’s bustling Harbourside is a vibrant part of the city. Explore Brunel’s SS Great Britain and take a stroll around the water’s edge.
Queen Square - a magnificent and leafy Georgian square in the heart of Bristol.
The Old Vic - the oldest continually operated theatre in the English speaking world!
Our treasure hunt was born from weeks of digging through blogs, archives, and chatting with locals. It was all about capturing the real Bristol.
Now, we're spilling the beans in our Top Tips emails. Expect the lowdown on hidden spots, the best indie cafes, and walking routes for how to find them. All that insider info? It's coming straight to you for FREE. We're all about spreading the love for Bristol, no strings attached ❤️
By the end, you'll have got bearings and know which areas you'd like to come back to.
If it's patchy rain, you can dive into a cafe or bar: the treasure hunt is flexible.
If it's really bad and you fancy playing the next day, that's fine. Or you can split it over two days if you like.
If it's really chucking it down and you doing want to be washed into the Avon, we’ll give your money back, 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 make sure you don't get completely stuck wandering the waterside...
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.”
Brilliant family activity
It took us 4.5hrs with a picnic lunch stop. To spend that long on a walk without a single moan or argument from any of the kids was amazing, shows just how engaged they were.
It's 2½ miles walking but there are lots of places to rest, like great pubs, cafes and bars on the waterside.
FREE cancellation for any reason
£9.99 per adult
“Really enjoyed getting our bearings around Bristol in a fun way! The pirate theme worked well and the clues made you think but weren’t too complicated”
Telephone: 0117 325 2430
Text us: 07380 309380
The Waterside Wander
St Peter's Church, Castle Park, Broadmead, Bristol, BS1 3XD