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Treasure Hunt York - Dad's Go Free! An urban escape game.


Treasure Hunt York - An immersive urban adventure & dads go free!.

Immerse yourself in stunning York, solving head-scratching puzzles as you untangle its long and storied past.

Solve a centuries old murder in The Fatal Feud; Delve into the mysteries and mythology of York's Viking and Roman past in The Drowned City; or take a more laid back approach to exploring the city's hidden gems with Quirks and Snickets.

Dads go free!

Winding riddles and gripping narratives actively engage players with the city, bringing its secrets to life. Choose your trail and relive York's ancient legends.

  • Receive puzzle-filled clues sent directly to your phone.
  • Experience a curated tour of city highlights and best-kept secrets.
  • Play any time. You're free to start the trail whenever, right from the moment you book up until one year in the future.*
  • Enjoy as a team, with friends and family.
  • Stop-off in great, independent pubs and cafes.
  • Stop and start at your leisure.
  • Discover niche facts and fascinating snippets of history.

*Public spaces closing for the night mean that some of our trails do have specified operating times. See trail pages for more info.

Please email us at to receive the voucher code for Dad.

The Secret City have been creating puzzle-filled urban adventures across the UK and internationally for over half a decade.

The Secret City Opening Hours

Opening hours vary per trail, please see our trail pages for more info.

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