This summer, families in Newmarket will be able to track down 10 colourfully outlandish vehicles on a high street trail thanks to newly formed group, Family Trails. Championed by Discover Newmarket and Love Newmarket, two organisations with remits to help promote the town, the trail aims to offer a fun, interactive experience for residents and visitors alike and encourage families back into the High Street.
They’ve teamed up with QR code trail experts High Street Safari to create the Bepuzzled Treasure Trail, a free interactive story-trail that is designed to encourage children to walk, get engaged and most importantly, have lots of fun. This free, family trail which runs from Monday 26th July to Sunday 22nd August, provides a safe, socially distanced, and contactless activity for young ones to enjoy.
The Bepuzzled Treasure Trail is positioned around the town centre with 10 ‘steamtabulous’ vehicles to find. Families will follow Ollie the fox and Izzy the bunny on a globe-trotting, puzzle-solving voyage around the world as they search for the ultimate treasure.
The trail takes about 45 minutes to complete but can be completed in more than one visit and at any time during the four week period. Thanks to sponsorship received by Godolphin, it’s completely free for families and groups to take part in and they win an e-book at the end that concludes the story.
The trail works by utilising contactless QR codes, without the need for families to download or sign up to anything. With safety in mind, it has been designed so that there is no need to go inside the venues although do pop in and show your support if you can.
When families scan each vehicle’s unique QR code they’ll learn more of the story and find a riddle to solve. They’ll also be able to take a unique selfie with each vehicle for a special keepsake. Younger children will enjoy spotting the colourful characters and vehicles in shop windows and older kids, and grown-up ones, will engage by reading the stories.
Puzzle finding can be hungry work, so The Racing Centre is offering kids lunch box for just £2 to eat in or take away and Nancy’s Tea Shop is offering a discount of 25% on their children’s afternoon tea (valid Tuesdays to Fridays). So, make a day of it and enjoy a well-earned treat after a morning or afternoon of happy hunting!
So, to recap – to take part in this free, town centre trail, simply:
Wishing everyone a great family fun time in Newmarket this summer!
28/07/2021Newmarket’s Soapbox Derby Returns
In a town internationally renowned for horseracing, Newmarket’s Town Council brings you an alternative form of racing in the form of the Soapbox Derby.
21/07/2021We ask Tesco Store Manager, what it is like being a TV star!
Newmarket is not now just famed for horses and the odd sausage.
16/07/2021Five good reasons to visit the National Horseracing Museum this summer!
Our wonderful museum has had an exciting time of late with a series of exhibition openings including one by the Princess Royal herself!
14/07/2021Come and Join our BePuzzled Family Trail this Summer
This summer, families in Newmarket will be able to track down 10 colourfully outlandish vehicles on a high street trail thanks to newly formed group, Family Trails.
01/07/2021Exhilarating and Entertaining Events for July
As we enter the month of July it is of course unfortunate that the government’s re-opening roadmap did not go to plan.
Discover Newmarket, the town’s official tourism organisation, is back up and running with their extensive programme of behind the scenes guided tours.
30/06/2021A heartwarming story about one of Newmarket’s hidden gems
One of Newmarket’s hidden gems, St Agnes’ Church in Bury Road was built to remember the lost love of a Duchess.
14/06/2021Discover Newmarket Group Tours go with a Banger!
Discover Newmarket has always warmly welcomed groups to the Home of Horseracing but after a tough year they wanted to make sure coach operators knew just how much they were valued.