ABOUT SPOOK SPIES
Making Everyone Happy
Spook Spies is a fun, interactive, outdoor spy trail experience for children aged 6-12yrs old. With the added bonus of getting the kids active and learning some history along the way- they'll be way too busy having fun to notice!
As parents, we know how good it feels to find an activity that ticks all the boxes and keeps everyone happy.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
A Spook Spies trail is a unique way to entertain children (and big kids too!) and has been designed with lots of input from kids for kids. The Spook Book (trail guide) takes them along the trail, solving interactive missions along the way, then putting all the pieces of the puzzle together to find out which Spook Suspect committed the crime. Each mission is based around a different Spook Suspect- real life characters from the past- with a story to tell!
The trail comes complete with an adult guide. ( The download version has a separate printable booklet) This gives suggestions of other activities along the way and also- very importantly- a coded number to give out on completion of each mission. These are used at the end of the trail, to work out who the culprit is.
Top Tip- Why not take some "treasure" as a reward for solving the trail!
The kids have fun, get active outdoors and even learn a few facts- leaving you with the warm satisfaction of providing a great day out (for not a lot of pennies) That's win win all round!
CHOOSE HOW YOU USE:
FLY LIKE A SPY
Do the trail in one
Go for it in 1! To do the whole spy trail will take around 2.5- 3.5 hours on foot- it depends how fast you walk and how long you spend on each mission. To speed things up take bikes or scooters and to slow the pace- take a picnic and stop along the way.
A great way to get the steps up and have a fab family day out.
ZONE IT OUT
Do the trail over a few days (or even weeks!)
Spread the fun and get 3 days of entertainment! There are 3 zones to each spy trail- each zone indicates the missions in that area. Spend a few hours or the whole day in each zone and enjoy a more relaxing approach.
The adult guide gives ideas of other activities you can enjoy in each zone.
If you live locally you could do a mission a day or even a week!
TEAM IT UP
Teamworks the game
Split into teams- share out the missions- then arrange a rendez-vous meeting point to pool all your information. We find it works best if you meet near the final mission.
A great way for big groups to enjoy the trail or even a childs party!
Or go head to head! Split into teams: either start at different missions or have a staggered start
SNEAKY PEAK IN THE SPOOK BOOK
Take a peak inside a Spook Book! Jam packed with secret codes, spooky suspects and secret facts (and that's before they even start the trail!) - it's guaranteed to keep your Spook Spies occupied for hours.
Choose the format you prefer-download a printable copy and print ah home or order a printed Spook Book. (this option is available soon)
Please respect that we are a small business - please don't photocopy or share downloads-(and we are protected by copyright) Thank you lots ;)
You Ask. We Answer.
At Spook Spies, we offer more than just a spy trail. We offer the ultimate feel good factor day out with the kids. If you have a question, we’ve got the answers you need. Browse through our list of common questions, or get in touch today to speak with a member of our staff.
IS THERE AN AGE MINIMUM FOR CHILDREN?
We think kids aged 6-12 would enjoy the trail the most- however with adult guidance you could get children as young as 4 involved. There is no upper age limit- this is a rough idea based on our teenager!
HOW MANY PER SPOOK BOOK?
Four children could share a book or you could buy a book per child- both options work. The plus to having their own book is they can make it personal to themselves and keep it to read at a later date. (There are lots of interesting facts in there!)
IS THERE A TIME OF YEAR RESTRICTION?
No! Any time of year works- get out in all seasons- rain or shine! You could do an early morning trail or even Spook it up in the evening when it is getting dark!
WHAT DO WE NEED TO TAKE?
Anything you need to take will be highlighted on the front cover- but don't worry it will only be something simple like a pencil!
The compiler of the Spooks Spies Trail accepts no responsibility or liability for any claim, loss, damage, injury or inconvenience whatsoever however sustained or caused as a result of using this spy trail. By taking part in the Spook Spies trail I and anyone accompanying me agrees to do so entirely at our own risk.
Who's behind Spook Spies....
It all started with a love of chocolate........ doesn't everything?
The first trails were Easter Egg hunts for our 3 kids- with 3 different clues per egg so they could all be independent and find their own eggs. i.e the older bossy one didn't take over!
This then spread to writing treasure hunts around the local area for our kids and their friends. Pretty soon the trails were a definite fixture on the half term to do list!
And so......Spook Spies was born- but with an important brief to adhere to- a clear set of guidelines by the 11 and 8 year olds that this was not -under any circumstances- "to be like a school activity". That it had to be fun and entertaining. They are pretty happy with the result and hopefully so are yours.
By the way- we are the Smiths- always hectic work hard, play hard and go by the names Victoria, Darren, George (the bossy one), Ollie (sport mad one), Nancy (bossy AND sport mad one) and Margot (the furry one). See what fun we get up to in our blog.
OPEN 24/7! It's up to you when you do your Spook Spies trail!
Stokes Bay, Gosport, UK