Family fun mapped out

A treasure hunt with a twist will be taking place in Barnsley this Easter holiday - instead of ancient maps, explorers will be using GPS devices to find the hidden haul.

Not-for-profit sports provider Team Activ has organised two days of geocaching at Wentworth Castle, which promises to be great family fun in fantastic surroundings.

Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices such as mobile phones or sat navs. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS co-ordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

Darren Padgett, Team Activ’s founder, said: “This is a really good way to spend some time as a family while also getting some fresh air and exercise.

“It’s a modern twist on the traditional treasure hunt. It’s great fun for children but it also allows teenagers to combine their love of mobile phones and technology with fitness.”

The event takes place at Wentworth Castle, Stainborough on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 from 10am to 3pm, with a last start time of 2pm.

It’s open to all ages and abilities and there are challenges to suit every level with prizes for cracking the code. Tuition is available on the day and families are asked to bring their own GPS device, although Team Activ does have some spare to borrow on the day. Please email in advance to borrow one.

All money raised from the event will be ploughed back in to providing more sporting opportunities for young people in and around the Barnsley area.

Payment can be made on the day only by cash or cheque payable to Team Activ Ltd. The cost is £4 adults, £2 children and £10 family ticket (two adults and two children).

Team Activ is a social enterprise company which supports communities, businesses and schools to develop self confidence, self belief, personal leadership and ambition.

All profit from the company is re-invested in providing sporting opportunity for young people. Founded in 2011 by former PE teacher Darren Padgett, Team Activ now works with every secondary school in Barnsley and more than half of all primary schools in the borough to deliver extra-curricular sport. Team Activ also runs corporate events and open access events such as rounders leagues and tournaments.

Full Disclosure Statement: The GREEN (LIVING) REVIEW received no compensation for any component of this article.

This article is for your information only and the GREEN (LIVING) REVIEW does not (necessarily) approve, endorse or recommend the product, service or company mentioned.