Online scavanger hunts: explore virtually anywhere with Urban Hunt

🕵️‍♂️ By Lauren Holford | ✍️ 14th May, 2020

While social distancing and spending more time at home remains a reality, Urban Hunt has been busy developing online scavenger hunt adventures to add to our offering, so that you can keep exploring from the comfort of your sofa.



We've used our signature cryptic-style with wordplay such as rhymes, synonyms, anagrams and coded-words along with interactive media like GIFs and video clues to bring you two new virtual trails so you can not only explore your local neighbourhood but the whole world! 

Whether you are looking for unique things to do from home with family or friends or a fun and original educational activity for the kids, these self-guided adventures are built to test your puzzle abilities. Think you've got what it takes?


Art of Espionage

A series of cryptic missions built to test your spy-like intelligence and skill



Delve into the secret world of spies on our Art of Espionage trail with 15 cryptic clues to crack. You'll consult declassified documents, encrypt answers, detect disguises and test your observational skills as you learn about fictional and real-life spies, techniques of the trade and some of the most famous agents from popular culture.



This trail is all about problem-solving and your powers of analysis and deduction. We'll test your memory and maths in a fun series of challenges, plus you'll get to hear stories of fearless spies that made history. Intrigued? Click here to find out more about this online game


Down to Earth

Immersive storytelling and technology that bring to life a global adventure



This is the big one! Explore the world from home on this voyage of discovery around the globe. This indoor scavenger hunt follows an immersive narrative that will see you hopping between continents testing your brains and tech skills! As an explorer from another planet sent to Earth on an epic expedition, you'll follow 25 cryptic clues as you journey from spectacular nature, to ancient ruins, visit iconic architecture, unique UNESCO-heritage sites and incredible views collecting a series of objects along the way.




Our Down to Earth trail has been developed to be as interactive as possible with an engaging storyline and use of other applications such as What3Words, Google Maps and Google Street View to navigate your way around. You'll have the opportunity to take virtual tours that give you a hidden look into some world-class attractions with fascinating facts shared at each stop. Ready to jump into an exciting story of exploration? Click here to accept this mission.  



Create your own scavenger hunt

Put your creativity and imagination into practice to share with family and friends



If you're feeling inspired to get creative yourself, don't forget our new Trail Builder let's you design your own scavenger hunt to share with family, friends, neighbours, strangers on the internet...whoever you invite to play! We've shared some scavenger hunt ideas on our blog to get you started or alternatively freestyle with your own engaging theme and inventive challenges.

Whatever you decide is for you, we hope you enjoy our new online trails and stay safe.