Why Do Treasure Hunts Make Such Popular Corporate Events?

James Coakes

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Treasure hunts are one of the most popular corporate events. They take place all over the UK every single day; in towns and in the country, on foot, on bicycles and in cars.

One of the reasons why treasure hunts are so popular, aside from the fact that they are great fun, is that they have something to offer everyone. Whether your preference is for action or cerebral challenge, for example puzzle solving, a well written treasure hunt will have something to appeal to most participants.

Themes integrate very well into the treasure hunt format and one of the most popular examples of this is the spy themed treasure hunt. This event may be based on James Bond or spying generally with the writing following the theme and challenges suited to it, including dead letter drops and following agents placed by the organiser.

More or less any theme can be used, including nationalities. Treasure hunts can also be organised abroad and they make an excellent base for sight seeing as clues take teams to famous locations and interesting places.

The treasure hunt event can be merged with other event formats to increase the experience and level of challenge. One idea which works particularly well is to combine a treasure hunt with a murder mystery, which will see teams dashing around collecting clues in an attempt to solve a fiendish crime.

Treasure hunts on mountain bikes in the country are very enjoyable and the New Forest in Hampshire is an alluring location, combining wonderful scenery with local pubs where events can finish with a good meal and the opportunity for vital social team bonding.

One of the most popular locations for treasure hunts in the UK's fabulous capital, London. This city combines history and tradition with fascinating attractions and a reliable transport system so a large area can be covered.

London treasure hunts can make use of buses, the underground, London taxis and specialist transport such as people carriers or even stretch limousines. Experienced treasure hunt writers will know how to send teams to the most interesting and inspiring locations while avoiding the main tourist traps. No-one wants to spend their time queuing.

As a team building activity the treasure hunt is an ideal choice. The team is given a distinct task which must be completed in a specific time using limited resources.

A successful plan must be developed and delivery will depend on confidence and reliance on all members of the team. Good verbal communication is vital to business success and this activity will bring this to the fore.

In summary treasure hunts are a well established event format which can be developed to fit the objectives of more or less any event, whether it is purely a fun and memorable occasion or something linked to specific business goals. Most importantly of all, however, they appeal to the broadest possible section of a group both physically and mentally.

Progressive Resources Ltd runs a variety of corporate events including treasure hunts and themed events .


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