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Taking your kids on a modern day treasure hunt, using the GPS in your phone...thoughts?

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FlipFantasia Tue 11-Dec-12 18:43:55

Big fans of geocaching here too. They're all over, either close to home or when on a day out, and it's great fun. What I love is that there's nothing to buy. It's free fun (well, as long as you've a smart phone!).

anothercuppaplease Tue 11-Dec-12 16:24:29

We do this all the time with Geocatching. It's great fun, the kids love it. There's no 'treasure' though, usually a strange pebble, a few sticker and a log book.

Cezzy Tue 11-Dec-12 10:08:50

Sounds like fun, worth a go. We did a similar thing at Epcot using special spy phones and the children had to find the answers before getting the next clue. They loved it.

gem1234567 Tue 11-Dec-12 10:06:32

There is a beautiful private gardens in my area who has just introduced a treasure hunt using your smartphone as a GPS devise to work your way around.

I'm contemplating taking my 6 and 7 year old for a nice day out.

What do others think about this as a fun activity for young-ish kids? Good idea? I'm in two minds to be honest.


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