Children's Treasure Hunt
These are the elements and rough costs to consider when hosting a treasure hunt. Also, take a look here for an Event Checklist so you don’t forget anything.

UK Treasure Hunt Estimate*

Hunt > Create the initial safe puzzle and solution 8 hrs @ £60/hr: £480*

Design > Conforming to the brand of the client, create hunt leaflet, signage and adverts 6 hrs @ £60/hr: £360*

Print > 2000 A4 leaflets printed on both sides in full colour on 130g Recycled Offset paper: £260*  

Signage > Pop-up banner: £85*  

Treasure > Whatever you choose: Treasure Chest £55* , Replica Gold Bars £40* , Old Coins £70* , Champagne £40* , 25yr Single Malt Whisky £100* , Ipad £400* . Frequently we produce branded Frisbees made from recycled CD’s as the treasure for Children’s Treasure Hunts, e.g. 500 @ 80p each: £400*  

Other bits and bobs to consider:

Advertising > The press love a treasure hunt, so it is easy to get free coverage as a news story. However you could allow a contingency for a local ad and a roadside sign for passing trade: £150*

Web > Google Ads are great for a short term geographically specific targetted campaign. Have a specific web landing page for the activity and specify keywords that pertain to local places and what-to-do: £100*

Venue > If you don’t have a venue, you may need one. Village halls/community centres offer excellent value for money options for holding events – 1/10th of the price of prestige venues like hotels. With a treasure hunt you can incorporate the venue into the theme i.e. if it is a bit ropey then “End Of The World”. Community centre: £100*

Staffing > With lots of people involved you may need to bribe some volunteers to help out. Budget about £10/hr per person to keep them sweet. 4 people for 4 hours: £160*

*Prices are estimated and do not include VAT.

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