Treasure hunt games for groups

Key Benefits for Language Students

Real authentic language use. Even though students may discuss the clues in their own language, they are reading and understanding authentic natural English to complete a real task.

Educational. Students will learn about the area’s local history or other topics while doing the activity. They will also gain valuable language practice and learn new vocabulary. (CLIL - learning history through English).

Outdoors. Students complete a 2 mile walk (average), enjoying healthy gentle exercise whilst having fun!

Teamwork. Students must work together to follow the directions and solve the clues. Everyone can participate.

Fun. Searching for and solving clues to solve the mystery is great fun! The clues will challenge students without being too difficult.

Suitable for all levels from elementary and above. One of our three levels will be suitable for your group. All activities are created in collaboration with Jane Harvey and Neil Jager, CELTA and PGDipTESOL qualified EFL teachers who have both been teaching for over 12 years.

If you do not see a level you require for a specific activity, please contact us to enquire.


General Language Points covered in Discovery Games Activities

  • Following instructions
  • Following directions
  • Prepositions of place (in, behind, under, next to etc)
  • Adjectives
  • Introducing new vocabulary
  • Introducing idioms and slang


(More specific language points will apply to individual Trails).

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