Treasure Hunt Brighton

Turn your day into a family adventure

Find hidden historical treasures and see new stuff, even if you've lived here your whole life. It's something a bit different and fun for you and the family.

Follow treasure maps and solve clues that'll even keep your teenagers engaged! They're tricky enough for the adults to make it exciting, but just on the right side of challenging for younger ones to get involved.

Introducing
Treasure Hunt Brighton

Solve cryptic clues and follow treasure maps.

A dotted path where X marks the spot
The fairground rides on Brighton Pier

Take a carefully designed route around Brighton. You'll see the indie North Laine and the tiny Lanes, march along the promenade and explore the quiet back-streets.

See the main attractions like the Royal Pavilion. Spot things other people don't notice like the risqué comedian hiding near the Theatre Royal.

Hear interesting stories like how a famous dictator had his eye on Prince George's palace.

A family walking through the streets of Brighton

Go at your own pace. Pop into cafes or bars along the route. There's no rush.

Play in your own bubble. It's private and self-guided so you can avoid other people.

Suitable for kids age 8+ | Adult help required

Treasure Hunt Brighton will keep you and your family entertained, leading you on a beautiful walk and giving you quality time together.

A family inspecting a piece of machinery on a treasure hunt

A great & fun way to see the city”

You can stop at any point & have a walk around where you are and the just return to the tour & pick up where you left off. We did the tour in 40mph winds & rain & still enjoyed up...I bet it’s even better on a sunny day

Richard D, Tripadvisor

It works like WhatsApp,
so it’s easy to use

You don’t need to download or print anything and it doesn’t need any permissions.

Plus, you get to start when you want.

1. Follow maps 🧭

Bess sends you a series of treasure maps, leading you around the city.

The clues and maps are a lot of fun.
This is a great way to see the city!”

Captain Bess Now for a change of scene, let's head down by the river...

2. Search for answers 🔎

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!”

Captain Bess A family firm,
who slowly became
Forgotten and faded,
what was their name?

Black Beard Beth Jones?

Captain Bess Nay, yer askin' to be walkin' the plank!

Long Joe Silver Wills?

Captain Bess Aye! That's it!

3. Learn some facts 🎓

Along the way, Bess will tell you a few interesting facts and stories about the things you're spotting!”

We learnt new things and actually appreciated the beautiful scenery as we went around the city.

Captain Bess It's a fire insurance mark, to show the firemen ye've paid yer dues! If not, they'd stand by 'n' watch yer house burn, imagine that!

4. Play together 👨‍👩‍👦

Captain Bess will invite you all to join the hunt!

We had such a laugh and a great day out!

Captain Bess Ahoy there! Ye must be the one they're talking about. Lookin' to join me ship, the Rising Pearl?

Buccaneer Beth Yes!

Captain Bess Ye'll be needin' help, have ye a crew?

Lianne Pinkbeard joined the game.

Parrot Pete 🦜 joined the game.

Parrot Pete Arrrrrrr!

Lianne Pinkbeard I'm ready to set sail! ⚓️

Reserve your game

... for FREE!

A different way to see Brighton

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!

Take your time, go at your own pace

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 picnic on the beach? Go ahead. Take it at your own pace. Enjoy the quirky cafes and bustling bars along the route.

Play on your own terms. It's just you and your team, like a private tour.

Excellent experience”

There's no rush take as long as you like, lots of places to stop and shop or have a drink or two😉.

David S, Tripadvisor

Start playing in 60 seconds

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.

You can rearrange or cancel

We’re flexible. If you change your mind, or if you can't make it to Brighton, play another day or cancel for free.

Fun or your money back

We think you're going love Treasure Hunt Brighton!

If you don't have fun, we promise to give your money back. We'll ask for a quick chat on the phone to understand what went wrong.

You'll see the best of Brighton 🧭

No spoilers... You'll see the famous sights like the Royal Pavilion and the Lanes, but the real fun is spotting things in the streets that you normally wouldn't notice.

It's a real treasure!”

We really loved this tour. It made us look at the city we have lived in for more than 25 years differently and see things we had never noticed.

Muso22, Tripadvisor

The Royal Pavilion - an exotic palace built as a seaside retreat for King George IV

The ornate domes of Brighton's Royal Pavilion

Brighton Dome - an arts venue that contains the Concert Hall, the Corn Exchange and the Studio Theatre

North Laine - a shopping district with a happening, bohemian vibe with vegetarian cafes and vintage clothing shops

The commemorative Jubilee Clock Tower strung with lights

Jubilee Clock Tower - built in 1888 to commemorate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee

The fairground rides on Brighton Pier

Brighton Palace Pier - Brighton's famous landmark is home to fairground rides, bars, restaurants and deckchairs to enjoy the sea view

The Promenade - this bustling promenade is a perfect place to take a stroll and soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere

Brighton's West Pier at sunset

West Pier - the desolate beauty of this ruined pier makes it Brighton's most photographed building!

Theatre Royal - this Grade II listed building is one of the oldest theatres in the country

A jewellers in the lanes

The Lanes - a warren of narrow, twisting alleyways packed full of independent jewellers shops

By the end, you'll have covered the whole of Brighton's centre and you'll know which parts you might want to come back to.

What if it rains? 

If it's patchy rain, you can pop into a cafe or bar along the route: the treasure hunt is flexible.

If it's really wet 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 don't fancy being washed out to sea, we’ll give your money back, even if you've started the game.

Coronavirus: Staying safe

Treasure Hunt Brighton is all outdoors in public spaces. The route is designed so you can avoid other people and everyone can play on their own phones.

Read our full guidance for playing.

Will it be too difficult?

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, lost in the Lanes, a labyrinth of jewellery shops.

Will I have fun if I'm from Brighton?

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!

Suitable for ages 8+

The game is designed for adults and curious kids aged 8 and up.

A family perched on a sculpture playing Treasure Hunt Liverpool

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.”

—Lexie, Tripadvisor

Will it be too physical?

It's 2 miles walking but there are lots of places to rest like cafes and bars, and of course the beach.

Ready for a different way to see Brighton?

  • Just £9.99 per person and 15 and under go free!
  • 2-2½ hours of quality outdoor family fun.
  • Enjoy a pushchair friendly, beautiful route.
  • See the best of Brighton!

Have questions?
Email us 💌
or text us
07380 309380

“Would thoroughly recommend to people looking for a fun and interesting way to explore!”

ahoy@treasurehuntbrighton.com

Telephone: 01273 917 468
Text us: 07380 309380

The Palace and the Promenade starts from:
India Gate, Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, BN1 1EE