York Treasure Hunts

Are you ready to channel your inner Viking and battle it out with other teams?

Join us in historic York for an epic treasure hunt adventure! While there may be less bloodshed than an actual Viking battle, you'll still need to bring your A-game and battle cries.

York is bursting with character and charm, from the ancient Shambles to the towering Minster of York. Our treasure hunt and scavenger hunt challenges will be your modern-day warrior chief, testing your knowledge, intellect, and creativity through photo and video challenges. It's the ultimate corporate team building activity that promises fun and excitement. And don't worry, all you need is your smartphone and an open mind to participate!

Wildgoose has a range of team activities available in York, and we can't wait to give your team an experience they'll never forget. Don't miss out on this exciting adventure!

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Our flexible technology allows global teams all over the world play together in one game! Whether you have participants in London, Paris or New York, each player or team will be able to seamlessly join your activity and get involved with the fun!

250 People

We can accommodate up to 250 people per session. For groups larger than 250 people, please speak to us for options as we do have solutions.

Teams of 4-6

During the event, you will be put into groups, all playing against each other in smaller teams of 4 - 6 participants.

What makes York the best place for treasure hunts and scavenger hunts?

Calling all champions, adventurers, and creative masterminds! York, once home to the fierce Vikings, is now a bustling city full of excitement and opportunity. While we won't be slinging axes or locking horns, we do have a host of challenges that will put your ingenuity to the test. Join us for a pub explorer adventure or try our spy school challenge and show off your detective-busting skills. York boasts the birthplace of Guy Fawkes, the title of most haunted city in Europe, and the oldest shopping street on the continent - The Shambles. And don't forget about the awe-inspiring York Minster, the heartbeat of this beautiful city. As for team building, we believe York's history of fiery fighting and entrepreneurial spirit paved the way for success. So why not bask in that radiant energy and see how it can improve your team's productivity? Customize your activities to fit your team's needs and let's make your day a success!

Best places in York for treasure hunts and scavenger hunts

The Shambles

The Shambles is one of the most picturesque streets in the city of York. A narrow and winding cobbled street, it dates back to the 14th century and is lined with timber-framed buildings, many of which are now home to shops, cafes, and restaurants. For urban explorers, it is the perfect setting for a self-hosted Wildgoose activity and a great place to take photos for your team. The name "The Shambles" comes from the Anglo-Saxon word ‘shamel’, meaning slaughterhouse. The street was once home to a thriving meat market, and the narrowness of the buildings allowed butchers to hang their meat outside without it being exposed to the sun. Your team can enjoy a self-guided stroll through the narrow alleyways, admiring the historic buildings and soaking up the atmosphere of this unique part of the city. The street also featured as a location in the Harry Potter films. It's not hard to see why; the street's architecture and winding layout create a truly magical setting.

York City Centre

York city centre is a treasure trove of activity for a teambuilding day and also provides a great backdrop for a quiz as you explore the area. With buildings such as York Minster cathedral, one of the most impressive examples of Gothic architecture in Europe, this part of the city is a must-visit for a self-guided tour or walking trail. There is plenty for history buffs and culture vultures to soak up including the interactive Jorvik Viking Centre, which takes visitors on a journey back in time with reconstructed streets, buildings and smells. York Dungeon combines history with entertainment, and is ideal for those wanting to experience a chilling setting for an escape room. York is also surrounded by a 3.4km long set of medieval walls that provide stunning views of the city and its landmarks. For the art-lovers among you, York’s beautifully restored gallery houses hold an impressive collection of British art, including works by William Hogarth, David Hockney, and LS Lowry.

Bishopthorpe Road

Bishopthorpe Road is known for its independent shops, cafes, and restaurants, and has become a hub for foodies in the city. It also has an abundance of pubs for any corporate teambuilding day which wants to take on the pub explorer challenge. Some of the most popular options you could include on a self-guided tour are the award-winning The Pig & Pastry cafe, the Italian restaurant Trinacria, and the craft beer bar Brew York. Rowntree Park, a beautiful green space with landscaped gardens, a lake and plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling, and picnicking, is just a short walk from Bishopthorpe Road if you are looking for something more leisurely. Or if you want to test your quiz knowledge by visiting the final resting places of notable figures from York’s past, including the railway pioneer George Hudson and the chocolatier Joseph Rowntree, then Bishopthorpe Road Cemetery is just round the corner.

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