Turn Detective To Uncover Ely’s Secrets

This weekend, detectives are needed to uncover clues throughout the historic city of Ely to be used in the ultimate showdown at the Oliver Cromwell House.

East Cambridgeshire District Council and ‘Live the City’ are teaming up on Sunday 27th May to offer visitors to Ely the chance to take part in a fascinating self-guided walking tour of city to gather answers that can be then used in a big screen interactive quiz.

The event will be the first time the new interactive treasure hunt quiz has come to East Cambridgeshire and is a revolutionary way of introducing visitors to an area as well as being a new way to approach team building.

Tracey Harding, Tourism Team Leader for East Cambridgeshire District Council, said: “Visiting a place for the first time can be a fairly daunting experience especially as there is always the fear that you might miss something. This is why we have teamed up with ‘Live the City’ to offer visitors and residents alike the chance to discover Ely in a whole new way.

“We are challenging you to enter a treasure hunt like you have probably never seen before. You mission, should you accept it, is to take a walk around the city and pick up a whole series of clues for you to use back at a big screen interactive quiz at the historic Oliver Cromwell House. Our event is aimed at families combining fresh air, the beauty of Ely and a bit of competition. It is great fun and we hope it will be a huge success.

“This is a whole new way of learning about Ely and one we hope will be more than just a one off event. ‘Live the city’ has experience of working in cities all around the UK offering events for tourists and corporate days which could brought to East Cambridgeshire if the event is a success. So get down to Oliver Cromwell’s House this Sunday and see what all the fuss is about.”

Tickets are £4 for adults and £2 per child and a family ticket price of £10 (two adults, three children) is available. Places can be pre-booked or visitors can turn up on the day and all winners receive a certificate and goodie bag.

Arrive at Oliver Cromwell’s House anytime between 10.30 am and 3.00 pm.

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