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Venue Scavenger Hunt For Hire

1hr to 3.5hrs Activity - (suitable for 10 – 300 guests, Outdoors)

A fantastic and fun way to explore the grounds within a hotel or venue with large open areas. Our scavenger hunt combines photographic, mental and cryptic challenges within an intriguing web of clues to lead you back to base camp… but time is running out!

The Tasks

  • After a briefing from our compere teams depart from ‘base camp’ (within the venue’s grounds) with cryptic clue packs, a scavenger hunt list and ground maps.
  • Teams follow cryptic clues to discover answers at approximately 40 sites on route.
  • On route teams will encounter 4 x 20 minute activities including Nuclear Reactor, Hooked On Numbers Safe Haven, Tent Build, Chemistry Laboratory and Egg Launch. These tasks must be achieved successfully before continuing on the scavenger hunt.
  • On route teams must collect 10 scavenger items and complete 10 photographic challenges.
  • Teams are marked on; the number of correct answers to the cryptic clues, number of points gained on the activities, the number of scavenger items collected, the number of photographic challenges completed and for finishing within the allowed time… points will be deducted for those that return late!


Typical Itinerary

(Times are flexible to suit your requirements)

11.00am - Firebird team start to arrive for installation of equipment.
1.30am - Installation of equipment completed and all Firebird instructors are briefed on health and safety issues and the events schedule.
1.00pm - Activity introduction and safety information (usually over coffee). Guests are divided into their teams and introduced to the instructors.
1.10pm - Scavenger Hunt begins.

4.00pm - Activity ends.
4.10pm - Teams return to Base Camp.
4.15pm - Debrief and awards ceremony to teams and individuals (usually over coffee).
4.30pm - Firebird team start dismantling equipment and area is cleared off any rubbish.

Example Activities

Nuclear Reactor
Our intrepid Security Officer has discovered a terrible accident which may result in a national security disaster. A nuclear reactor fusion pipe is leaking fast, and has contaminated surrounding ground. Your team of nuclear experts must save the day before the cooling liquid runs dry and the reactor explodes, but they cannot touch the ground surrounding the disaster zone. This race against time involves a series of props, some very quick thinking, is really challenging and great fun!

Castle Build
The team examine a castle built from small blocks. They must then, blindfolded, reassemble an identical castle… identical in all ways except that this one is ten times larger! Communication and planning mixed with fun!

Tent Build
Within the time given, your team can spend as long as you wish planning and constructing your tent. Our operator will be inspecting your finished tent for ‘quality’

Druids Maze
Members of the team must work their way blindfolded through a maze guided only by musical instruments. The team must devise a language using the instruments. No one may speak once the first delegate enters the maze. Each delegate may collect only 1 piece of the puzzle. They must then make their way out of the maze (still blindfolded) and the second person must enter to collect the second piece of puzzle. The team must collect all of the pieces and must construct the puzzle within the given time.

Great Egg Launch
Each team is given a range of props before competing in this hilarious and challenging finale. Within a given time, teams must build an egg missile launcher. The aim is to propel the egg as far as possible before it hits the ground and the teams have 2 eggs each to test. As the eggs often go straight up, backwards or even explode in the machine, it can be rather messy! The overall winning team is the one to shoot the egg the furthest…. An extremely eggciting finale to a great fun afternoon!

Safe Haven
A chemistry laboratory contains a valuable mercury store. A security grid of 5 x 5 squares lies between the team of adventurers and the laboratory. The team has 25 coloured blocks – 5 in each of 5 colours. Each player must lay down the blocks to create a safe path ahead of them. The blocks must touch another of the same colour, but can only travel directly forward once. With only 2 possible successful combinations it takes serious pre-planning to get to the laboratory without setting off the alarm. Once inside the laboratory, the team must calculate a way to remove exactly half of the mercury and return to safety.

Hooked on Numbers
A superb new activity. Teams must use their mathematical skills to determine a sequence of pickup grid references. Then as an entire team they must coordinate the pulley grid mechanism to collect pieces of a complex mathematical puzzle. Once these pieces are collected the team can calculate the finished equation. Furious fun, requiring a steady hand and complete team cooperation.

What Is Included

  • Venue site visit
  • Site preparation and technical specifications
  • Full event site plans
  • On site contact for the duration of the event
  • Firebird event compere / manager
  • Clues written specifically for your event and location
  • Costumed characters on route
  • High quality Polaroid/Digital cameras
  • Scavenger packs, maps and pens
  • Humorous individual and team prizes
  • Health and safety risk assessment
  • Setting up, running and dismantling of equipment / services


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