Frequent Questions

This collection of frequently asked questions (FAQ) provides brief answers to many common questions about the Brilliant Trails products, services and how to use the website. It also provides links to more detailed information available from this web site. Please check here for answers before posting a question to a member of the Brilliant Trails team.

You can buy a treasure hunt online by clicking on the map then view the trails available in the area you wish to explore. Treasure hunts can be instantly downloaded 24 hours a day and soon the ability for you to order pre printed booklets for you family day out will be available.

Brilliant Trails treasure hunts that are completed in your own time, all year round and are a great day out with family, friends, colleagues and special interest groups. Participants follow a simple route and must solve the mystery by answering clues as they walk around the best historic and scenic sights of their chosen location. All the answers are found on the back page, with one final answer needed to enter the prize draw.

Spend some quality time together, today, this weekend or while on holiday doing something a bit different! Great for families, couples, with the kids or just adults, in your home town or when visiting somewhere new. Our treasure hunts will take you past many local attractions, opening your eyes to so many things you would ordinarily just walk straight past!


Looking for something that extra bit special? For a day out in the holidays, a Christmas or birthday gift maybe? Our downloadable DIY treasure hunt is perfect for those occasions where you're stuck for ideas and want something to keep the group occupied.

Click the product you wish to purchase to discover more, follow the links to create your unique Treasure Hunt.

Each trail can be used for specific subjects based around the curriculum with additional questions and tasks for the students to complete. Please contact us for further information about out projects and what we can offer you.

Team building treasure hunts are an ideal option for many company requirements. Whether for team building, conference, strategy meeting, management training, product or project launch, client entertainment, celebrating success or just a fun day out away from the workplace. Time spent away from the office can be highly rewarding giving individuals the chance to focus on specific issues which will assist in corporate success or boosting morale with colleagues interacting in a fun environment.

One of our best-loved team building activities, the treasure hunt never fails to bond a group and get the competitive spirit pumping! It strikes the right balance between fun and challenge teaches teams about communication and time management. Teams will need to think creatively, flex their problem solving muscles, work together and solve the clues.


Basic Package

This will be created using our own existing trail format to inlcude additional tasks and activities. 

Advanced Package

This will include the basic package and our professional staff to come along and run your event, this will include refreshments and catering. 

Tailor Made

We will design this event around you. With a complete bespoke design, questions and tasks based aropund the business also including our proffesional team to manage your event. 

Please contact us for more information with details of how you wish us to motivate your team and what you want your team to take away at the end of the day.

Our bespoke projects are designed around our customer needs, we have developed trails for heritage days, events and the tourism market, and all projects are professionally designed with images specifically created not purchased from stock images.

Please feel free to download our portfolio here

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Heritage Trails are a way of encouraging people to get the best out of visiting environments of particular cultural, natural, social and historical interest. A trail can be designed to assist people visiting a single building or location.

Over the past few years we have seen QR codes (quick reaction) used frequently in trail design. They are a good way for generating direct links to webpages, mapping or social media sites. They are a very useful aid to get this information to the visitor; we have developed trails with NFC (near field commendation) to enhance this experience.

With NFC stickers attached to locations, information signage or even a window at a site of interest the information on these can be changed frequently by you to provide up to date information. The NFC information is the same as a QR code but has the ability to store more information and interact with the user's phone, e.g. log into a Wi-Fi hotspot. 

AR (augmented reality) has become a great platform for the visitor to gain even more information, by means of experiencing video & audio content directly onto their smart devices. We see this as a fully interactive way to give the visitor the story in a way other than words and still images. AR requires a mobile or Wi-Fi connection to work correctly, unlike QR & NFC which can give information directly onto the phone without any signal. AR can be integrated into any mobile application and the content can be designed on any subject from 3D modelling of myths & legend creatures to a simple audio or video presentation.

We are now looking at using IBeacon to implement tiggers into our newest trails. 


Augmented reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.

iBeacon is the name for Apple's technology standard, which allows Mobile Apps (running on both iOS and Android devices) to listen for signals from beacons in the physical world and react accordingly.

Having written a considerable number of treasure hunts for events, we are confident that we can produce a great product to suit your event and provide a data collection of users once completed. From Easter to Halloween, Pirates to Vikings and Buried Treasure to Teddy Bears' Picnic, we can provide you with a great package to suit all your customer needs.

We can come along and run the event for you; this would include the trail writing service, printing and setting up the treasure hunt. The route we use can either go around trade stands on site or take visitors to hidden areas around the site. If in an urban area we can create unique objects to be positioned in local business or places of interest.

The design of the treasure hunt will be bespoke for your event, we can include QR (quick reaction) codes NFC (near field communication) stickers or add some AR (augmented reality) to enhance the visitors' experience. These can be easily added to any route and provide the user with a lot more information, social media content and audio or video clips, giving you a data collection of uses.