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Team Building in Brighton. A Black Cat Guide to Success. - Click here to view this entry

Team Building in Brighton. A Black Cat Guide to Success.

Thu Nov 18 2021
Two companies who recently completed team building treasure hunts in Brighton took very different approaches to organising their stay, but both achieved successful conclusions. This made me look at whether there were consistent guidelines t....
The Psychology Behind Booking a Treasure Hunt. - Click here to view this entry

The Psychology Behind Booking a Treasure Hunt.

Tue Nov 9 2021
I worked at a company once where I was in charge of placing orders. I know..I know..sounds like a big risk on their part already! The main bit of advice I got, apart from get three quotes, was to spend the money as if it was my ow....
A Modern Story of a Team Building Treasure Hunt. - Click here to view this entry

A Modern Story of a Team Building Treasure Hunt.

Thu Nov 18 2021
Well it looked like her. It certainly sounded like her. I mean those Zoom meeting calls on my laptop are not always perfectly clear in vision or acoustically, but I`m pretty confident it`s her. We`ve never met of course, but seeing as ....
How much is a Black Cat treasure hunt like a highly anticipated film?  - Click here to view this entry

How much is a Black Cat treasure hunt like a highly anticipated film?

Wed Oct 27 2021
It struck me the other day, whilst discussing which film to go to, that there are many similarities (and 1 or 2 key differences) between a personalised Black Cat treasure hunt and the whole, `latest film` experience. Surprised?...don`t....
Mastermind Specialist Subject: Black Cat Treasure Hunts - Click here to view this entry

Mastermind Specialist Subject: Black Cat Treasure Hunts

Thu Oct 21 2021
I had not watched Mastermind on TV for ages. The other night I was at a loose end though and decided to give it a go. As you do, I started to worry about what specialist subject I would choose when I intevitably applied ....
49 and a Half Days to Christmas.Buy Now and Be The Office Hero Later! - Click here to view this entry

49 and a Half Days to Christmas.Buy Now and Be The Office Hero Later!

Mon Oct 18 2021
So...it`s 12th October today and you`re telling me there`s only 49 and a half days to Christmas?! Even with basic maths I can tell you that there are 73 and a half to go! Why are Black Cat Treasure Hunts trying to confuse the issue and....
Season End or `Tis the Season To Be Jolly.                                                          - Click here to view this entry

Season End or `Tis the Season To Be Jolly.

Mon Oct 18 2021
I hope you are having one or two of those nice sunny (albeit slightly chilly) Autumn days this week? It has got me thinking whether a treasure hunt `season` exists in the same way that the Premier League runs from August to May or cric....
In Advance or Last Minute.Your Booking Questions Answered. - Click here to view this entry

In Advance or Last Minute.Your Booking Questions Answered.

Mon Oct 18 2021
I had an advance booking  for thirteen months time, during the Summer, which initially I thought was a bit excessive. I was pleased of course for the booking, but it got me wondering what had prompted this bout of organisation. It was ....
Eat, Sleep, Treasure Hunt, Repeat. - Click here to view this entry

Eat, Sleep, Treasure Hunt, Repeat.

Wed Sep 22 2021
The key to any successful business, apart from getting lots of customers, is to get repeat purchases. When I set up Black Cat Treasure Hunts, there was a worry that once you had completed one of these original hunts you would look....
How Treasure Hunts Connect and Re-Connect You. A Black Cat Treasure Hunt Top 5 - Click here to view this entry

How Treasure Hunts Connect and Re-Connect You. A Black Cat Treasure Hunt Top 5

Wed Sep 1 2021
The theme of this blog is all about making connections or, as importantly, re-connections through the use of a treasure hunt. Black Cat Treasure Hunts has put together a top 5 of the best ways this has been enabled through recent booki....
6 Treasure Hunt Questions Answered! Black Cat On The Spot! - Click here to view this entry

6 Treasure Hunt Questions Answered! Black Cat On The Spot!

Wed Sep 1 2021
With the school holidays here, companies trying to re-engage their employees as restrictions ease and Britain on a staycation...it`s time for a Black Cat Treasure Hunts Q and A session about all your pressing enquiries.
Q1: What a....
What`s in a Theme? 6 Great Ways to Choose a Treasure Hunt Theme. - Click here to view this entry

What`s in a Theme? 6 Great Ways to Choose a Treasure Hunt Theme.

Wed Jul 21 2021
Black Cat Treasure Hunts specialise in treasure hunts that are personalised or bespoke. This often means including info and photos about/of the participants such as for teambuilding. Another popular way to do this is by using a theme to tim....
Going The Extra Mile For A Great Treasure Hunt. - Click here to view this entry

Going The Extra Mile For A Great Treasure Hunt.

Wed Jul 14 2021
I  recently completed writing a hen party treasure hunt. I did feel it had gone well and the person I liaised with  seemed to be on the same wavelength as to what I needed to enable a fun and entertaining hunt. 
The....
It`s A Cat`s Life. A Short Blog On Tales (not tails) about Cats.  - Click here to view this entry

It`s A Cat`s Life. A Short Blog On Tales (not tails) about Cats.

Mon Jun 14 2021
Regular Black Cat Treasure Hunts participants may know that the company got its name by the fact that a black cat followed me around when I was putting together one of my first hunts in Alfriston. It was definitely a relief to come up ....
6 Ways To Decide On The Start And Finish Points Of Your Treasure Hunt - Click here to view this entry

6 Ways To Decide On The Start And Finish Points Of Your Treasure Hunt

Fri Jun 11 2021
Deciding on where you would like your treasure hunt to start or finish can be a problem when you are making a booking in a city or town you don`t know too much about. This is particularly true, for example, for a hen party or teambuilding t....
The 10 Best Things About Our Eastbourne Treasure Hunt - Click here to view this entry

The 10 Best Things About Our Eastbourne Treasure Hunt

Tue Jun 1 2021
It`s sunny and warm in what seems like the first time this century! The options on what I could do today are almost endless, but with social distancing regulations in place for at least another three weeks my preferred choice is to nip....
The Ultimate Teambuilding Day Checklist - Click here to view this entry

The Ultimate Teambuilding Day Checklist

Tue May 18 2021
So...we made it to the 17th May yesterday and another stage of lockdown easing. Maybe you had time off planned and met up with another household inside a pub or restaurant. Possibly it was your first time back at work in a while. All good s....
What is Forest Bathing and How to Combine It with a Treasure Hunt. - Click here to view this entry

What is Forest Bathing and How to Combine It with a Treasure Hunt.

Fri May 14 2021
Black Cat Treasure Hunts recently came across forest bathing, a simple way to relax your mind, revitalise your body, and rediscover your Self. Amanda Bate at Forest and Nature Bathing Sussex has set up sessions around the county, inclu....
Green lights for hen parties! The Champagne is on ice. - Click here to view this entry

Green lights for hen parties! The Champagne is on ice.

Tue May 11 2021
With all the signs pointing to stage three of lockdown easing to go ahead on 17 May and then final lifting of restrictions on 21 June, so too has interest in booking or re-booking hen parties, as wedding numbers get set to be expanded.....
Everything You Wanted To Know About The New East Grinstead Treasure Hunt - Click here to view this entry

Everything You Wanted To Know About The New East Grinstead Treasure Hunt

Tue Apr 27 2021
East Grinstead is in West Sussex, despite being situated in a more easterly position than some places in East Sussex. It is in fact on the borders of East Sussex,Surrey and Kent. Up to 1974 it was actually in East Sussex, but after that tim....
History of the Hen Party.Time to Re-Start the Tradition - Click here to view this entry

History of the Hen Party.Time to Re-Start the Tradition

Tue Apr 13 2021
Organising a hen party has been pretty much a non event over the last year.  With relaxing lockdown regulations though comes the thought that weddings, and the essential hen party(!), are still possible. Bride and grooms are fast-....
5 Reasons Why The North Laine Must be Part Of Your Brighton Visit. - Click here to view this entry

5 Reasons Why The North Laine Must be Part Of Your Brighton Visit.

Tue Apr 6 2021
This Bank Holiday I decided to make some changes to our North Laine treasure hunt in Brighton. This walking treasure hunt takes in some of Brighton`s most interesting and original streets and, as such, qualifies for....
The History of the Egg Hunt. How an Easter Tradition Was Hatched.  - Click here to view this entry

The History of the Egg Hunt. How an Easter Tradition Was Hatched.

Wed Mar 31 2021
This blog is shared from an article by English Heritage. With Easter just around the corner, I thought it would be particularly appropriate  to read through. An Easter egg hunt always provided a lot of fun for me when I was a child and....
A Tale of 2 Treasure Hunts. Cuckfield v Lindfield - Click here to view this entry

A Tale of 2 Treasure Hunts. Cuckfield v Lindfield

Mon Mar 22 2021
Cuckfield to Lindfield is a driving time of 11 minutes. These two neighbouring West Sussex villages are actually classified as being in the  Mid Sussex district of West Sussex...although they are both definitely on the Eastern side of ....
10 Reasons How A Treasure Hunt Helps you To Explore - Click here to view this entry

10 Reasons How A Treasure Hunt Helps you To Explore

Thu Mar 11 2021
Exploring a new village,town or city is a key component of why many people choose to take on a treasure hunt. This blog goes back to basics by picking out one aspect each from ten different places featured on Black Cat Treasure Hunts` websi....
The 6 Stages to Planning Your Perfect Treasure Hunt. - Click here to view this entry

The 6 Stages to Planning Your Perfect Treasure Hunt.

Thu Mar 4 2021
Black Cat Treasure Hunts place a lot of emphasis on the planning process for  truly epic treasure hunts or scavenger hunts. Some people like to make a booking a year in advance whilst others like to surprise a partner, for example, wit....
5 Steps to a Birthday Treasure Hunt - Click here to view this entry

5 Steps to a Birthday Treasure Hunt

Mon Feb 22 2021
Birthday Treasure Hunts come in all shapes and sizes. However, the planning for and format use the same five steps. Follow Black Cat Treasure Hunts in this exploration of how a recent birthday treasure hunt, starting in Preston Park,Br....
How Brighton Treasure Hunt 2021 will help students employment prospects this year.5 ways it will enhance their CV`s. - Click here to view this entry

How Brighton Treasure Hunt 2021 will help students employment prospects this year.5 ways it will enhance their CV`s.

Thu Feb 4 2021
Black Cat Treasure Hunts is looking forward to a business project collaboration with final year business students from Brighton University in a few weeks time. It will be the second time that I have decided there will be the perfect and fea....
How unemployment can be an opportunity rather than a threat. Here`s a Black Cat suggestion! - Click here to view this entry

How unemployment can be an opportunity rather than a threat. Here`s a Black Cat suggestion!

Tue Jan 26 2021

Back in the day when marketing courses revolved around S.W.O.T analyses rather than worrying about how many social media followers you had, part of it referred to opportunities and threats. With the latest depressing figures out about....
Out of Office Teambuilding. A way forward. - Click here to view this entry

Out of Office Teambuilding. A way forward.

Wed Jan 20 2021
I took the opportunity to read an article yesterday about `the bigger picture` once we have got on top of the pandemic, hopefully during 2021. The main area it looked at was the work patterns of people returning to work in offices. (Note: T....
All In For Fun.No Holds Barred. - Click here to view this entry

All In For Fun.No Holds Barred.

Tue Jan 26 2021
23 blogs ago I wrote a blog, at the start of May 2020, about our All-In No Holds Barred Indoor Treasure Hunt Challenge. I have to admit at the time I thought it would be a good activity for the last phase of the first lockdown and maybe rai....
7 Must Do`s For A Great Event  - Click here to view this entry

7 Must Do`s For A Great Event

Wed Dec 16 2020
Black Cat Treasure Hunts are looking forward to next year`s Brighton Treasure Hunt 2021 . It got me thinking of course as to what makes for a really good event. Here are seven areas to consider and get right if you are an organise....
The 100th Blog! Let`s meet the owner! - Click here to view this entry

The 100th Blog! Let`s meet the owner!

Mon Dec 7 2020
Let's Meet... Tim Carter from Black Cat Treasure Hunts
This interview has been reproduced from the VisitBrighton website. It seems appropriate in this, our 100th blog, to include everything you need to know abou....
From Black Friday to Thank God It`s Thursday.Christmas shopping re-named. - Click here to view this entry

From Black Friday to Thank God It`s Thursday.Christmas shopping re-named.

Mon Nov 30 2020
Black Friday has been `a thing` since 1952 in America apparently. Signifying the official start of the American Christmas shopping season, it always falls the first Friday after their Thanksgiving Day. Black Friday has been adopted across t....
The perfect team-mates for the Brighton Treasure Hunt 2021 - Click here to view this entry

The perfect team-mates for the Brighton Treasure Hunt 2021

Mon Nov 23 2020
Picking the right team-mates will be crucial to how successful you are in next year`s 2021 Brighton Treasure Hunt. With the pride of your office/company or the honour of your family/friends at stake...not to mention the chance of winning so....
The Brighton Treasure Hunt 2021 and 5 other things to look forward to. - Click here to view this entry

The Brighton Treasure Hunt 2021 and 5 other things to look forward to.

Mon Nov 9 2020
The Brighton Treasure Hunt 2021 is a new event that Black Cat Treasure Hunts have set up to run in 2021. It`s something we are really excited about and think you will have a lot of fun completing it. It`s designed for teams of six to repres....
More news than a newsy newsletter - Click here to view this entry

More news than a newsy newsletter

Fri Oct 30 2020
Don`t miss out on Black Cat`s recent newsletter for all our latest...

Half Term 
Stuck for ideas for what to do as a family when there are restrictions/cancellations on many of your normal `go-to` entertainments? A Blac....
100 On the Trail of Treasure. - Click here to view this entry

100 On the Trail of Treasure.

Mon Oct 19 2020
Black Cat Treasure Hunts have recently carried out a little research on the last 100 people to register and complete a downloadable treasure hunt from the website. Although this sounds a little bit like Family Fortunes, the results were ver....
The story of Bognor Regis Treasure Hunt.The Why`s,The How`s and the Where`s - Click here to view this entry

The story of Bognor Regis Treasure Hunt.The Why`s,The How`s and the Where`s

Thu Oct 8 2020
When it was suggested to me to write a Bognor Regis treasure hunt, it was like a light bulb moment. I had never given it a moment`s thought before, but soon I began to wander why not. My recent Arundel treasure hunt was more a case of right....
Your Hen Party Treasure Hunt: Black Cat Treasure Hunts`6 point plan for a way forward. - Click here to view this entry

Your Hen Party Treasure Hunt: Black Cat Treasure Hunts`6 point plan for a way forward.

Wed Oct 7 2020
Yesterday Black Cat Treasure Hunts signed up to a letter that was presented to the Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP to carry forward to the Government. It was written by leading figures who own wedding related businesses. It detailed the p....
The Arundel Treasure Hunt. A West Sussex Gem.  - Click here to view this entry

The Arundel Treasure Hunt. A West Sussex Gem.

Wed Sep 23 2020
I feel a bit guilty setting up a treasure hunt in Arundel after such a long time. After all, William the Conqueror didn`t mess about getting Arundel Castle built in 1067, just a year after defeating Harold across the county in Hastings. It ....
The Rule of Six. 6 Things Black Cat likes to Find on a New Treasure Hunt Route. - Click here to view this entry

The Rule of Six. 6 Things Black Cat likes to Find on a New Treasure Hunt Route.

Mon Sep 14 2020
So, the new `Rule of Six` comes officially into being today. You can`t meet up with more than five other people outdoors. Black Cat Treasure Hunts` routes around Sussex are well suited to being completed by groups (or teams) of less than 6 ....
How Teambuilding and Hen Party Treasure Hunts Beat The Pandemic Blues. - Click here to view this entry

How Teambuilding and Hen Party Treasure Hunts Beat The Pandemic Blues.

Thu Sep 3 2020
It was a combination of headlines really. Second Wave spreading across Europe (as if the first one wasn`t bad enough), uncertainty of school returns, restrictions on numbers in pubs/restaurants/sporting events, exams cancelled until Sp....
Try our Treasure Hunt questionnaire.Find out the best route for you.  - Click here to view this entry

Try our Treasure Hunt questionnaire.Find out the best route for you.

Fri Aug 21 2020
The A Level students of 2020 will not want to hear the word algorithm for many years to come and quite rightly so. It was a shambles from start to finish and everyone wishes them  more success when they get to move on to University or ....
7 Ways to Keep Cool on a Black Cat Treasure Hunt - Click here to view this entry

7 Ways to Keep Cool on a Black Cat Treasure Hunt

Tue Aug 11 2020
So...it`s currently 30 degrees where I am in Seaford which lets be fair is quite warm for a treasure hunt. However, Black Cat is here to give you some ideas as to how to keep cool (or cooler!) as you plan and complete your treasure hun....
From Blue Sky Thinking to Blue Plaques.6 reflections on the future of treasure hunts. - Click here to view this entry

From Blue Sky Thinking to Blue Plaques.6 reflections on the future of treasure hunts.

Fri Jul 31 2020
After a bit of self enforced`blue sky thinking` I have come to the following conclusions about treasure hunts following an assessment of the effects of Covid 19.

1. Indoor treasure hunts: We have been forced indoors, but are....
Never Normal Anyway - Click here to view this entry

Never Normal Anyway

Wed Jul 22 2020

visitBrighton are running a `Never Normal` campaign in response to the rather tiresome `New Normal` phrase that has crept in over the last few months. The implication, which Black Cat Treasure Hunts are delighted to support, is that t....
A Diverse Way to Teambuild on a Treasure Hunt - Click here to view this entry

A Diverse Way to Teambuild on a Treasure Hunt

Tue Jul 7 2020
When you get an enquiry from a company who have a focus on diversity training, you realise that treasure hunts have a role in all sorts of applications. Getting people together and understanding each other is an essential element of work on....
The Black Cat is Good to Go! - Click here to view this entry

The Black Cat is Good to Go!

Mon Jun 29 2020
We`ve read the news, taken in advice, got the on-line guru updates. With the easing of lockdown regulations across a wider cross section of businesses from 4th July, Black Cat Treasure Hunts is declaring itself properly open for enquiries a....
10 Treasure Hunts That Look On The Sunny Side - Click here to view this entry

10 Treasure Hunts That Look On The Sunny Side

Mon Jun 22 2020
The weather forecast for Sussex is sparkling this week, so Black Cat has decided to pick out literally his 10 `hotspots` for treasure hunt routes and stopping points to make the most of the sun. Black Cat Treasure Hunts` on-line routes are....
Getting Treasure Hunts back Into Your Life. Black Cat`s 10 Point Plan - Click here to view this entry

Getting Treasure Hunts back Into Your Life. Black Cat`s 10 Point Plan

Mon Jun 22 2020
Black cat realises that everyone is in a different moment and situation at present. This blog looks at the why`s, the when`s and the how`s of bringing treasure hunts back into your life! You know it makes sense...something has to! The t....
The Brighton Black Cat Mystery. A Tale (or Tail!) of Intrigue. - Click here to view this entry

The Brighton Black Cat Mystery. A Tale (or Tail!) of Intrigue.

Wed Jun 3 2020
Two and a half months into lockdown and I got to wondering what I had achieved in my enforced spare time. Had I learnt to play a musical instrument?..No. Had I learnt a foreign language?..No. Had I managed to do more than 20 keepy- uppies w....
8 Treasure Hunt Classics in 8 Years of Personalised Black Cat treasure hunts - Click here to view this entry

8 Treasure Hunt Classics in 8 Years of Personalised Black Cat treasure hunts

Tue May 19 2020
Black Cat Treasure Hunts officially started in 2012 at the same time as the London Olympics. We decided to have a lowkey opening so as not to overshadow that momentous event. It was not until 2013 then that our original and sought after per....
52 Days and counting. Looking forward to your treasure hunt! - Click here to view this entry

52 Days and counting. Looking forward to your treasure hunt!

Mon May 18 2020
52 days and counting of lockdown. What have I learnt in terms of providing treasure hunts for current and future fans of Black Cat?! Here are Black Cat`s  six top tips beyond indoor scavenger hunts! 1. Small steps to start: There has ....
The All In Treasure Hunt Challenge. The New Normal for Home Entertainment - Click here to view this entry

The All In Treasure Hunt Challenge. The New Normal for Home Entertainment

Wed Jan 6 2021
After reviewing some of the ideas in last weeks blog for the way forward for treasure hunts after some lockdown restrictions have been eased, Black Cat realised there was still a gap for something crazy both now and in the future!
The ....
Treasure Hunt Ideas for the future of teambuilding. What will the new normal be? - Click here to view this entry

Treasure Hunt Ideas for the future of teambuilding. What will the new normal be?

Wed Apr 29 2020
So #staysafestayhome and social distancing are the two big messages that we have all been following to support the amazing NHS. It is likely that the lockdown will continue for some time yet and social distancing in some form for a lot long....
Getting married in 2020 or 2021? Black Cat looks at who,why and what are going to be affected by postponed weddings. - Click here to view this entry

Getting married in 2020 or 2021? Black Cat looks at who,why and what are going to be affected by postponed weddings.

Thu Apr 9 2020
The predictable email came through. "I`m afraid we are going to have to put a hold on the treasure hunt. We are putting our wedding back until 2021."
I felt sorry for the affected couple as I sadly clicked onto my bookings diary and ch....
10 Top Tips for Indoor entertainment during the lockdown. - Click here to view this entry

10 Top Tips for Indoor entertainment during the lockdown.

Mon Mar 30 2020
During the lockdown the prospect of walking your dog(if you have one!) is considered to be the highlight of your day! Black Cat is not going to take this lying down, although I am almost in that position whilst typing this blog on....
8 Different Types of Treasure Hunt: A Choosers Guide. - Click here to view this entry

8 Different Types of Treasure Hunt: A Choosers Guide.

Thu Mar 5 2020
Choice can be great, but sometimes you just need a helping hand to point you in the right direction. For example you love the idea of a treasure hunt, but are not sure on the best route (metaphorically as well as literally!)to take. Black C....
6 reasons to discover Brighton with a treasure hunt for visitors to England - Click here to view this entry

6 reasons to discover Brighton with a treasure hunt for visitors to England

Thu Feb 20 2020
Choosing an activity to do off the internet when visiting another country can be a difficult decision. Here are 6 examples of how I can re-assure you that taking part in a Black Cat Treasure Hunt whilst you are in England, most likely ....
Brighton Teambuilding Treasure Hunts.The Ultimate Guide - Click here to view this entry

Brighton Teambuilding Treasure Hunts.The Ultimate Guide

Wed Feb 26 2020
So you`ve committed to a treasure hunt as part of your teambuilding day out, but what can you expect from Brighton and Black Cat Treasure Hunts in particular. Here is your ultimate guide to help you turn the `doubters into believers`!
....
10 Top Tips for your trip to Brighton - Click here to view this entry

10 Top Tips for your trip to Brighton

Thu Jan 30 2020
Visiting Brighton this year? Need some small but perfectly formed ideas on how to improve your trip? Of course you do and Black Cat is here with some great top tips on lowering stress, where to go,what to do and also.. for saving a bit....
10 Ways To Get The Edge at Work..the last one of which is the deal maker! - Click here to view this entry

10 Ways To Get The Edge at Work..the last one of which is the deal maker!

Wed Jan 22 2020
Is getting ahead at work down to what you know or, as a lot of people will insist on telling you, who you know? Getting the edge in my opinion can have an element of both these things, but in my experience is more likely to be down to ....
7 ways to successfully include humour into teambuilding - Click here to view this entry

7 ways to successfully include humour into teambuilding

Mon Jan 20 2020
Humour is a key component of any teambuilding event. It breaks the ice between different levels of the organisation or between different departments who may be meeting up for the first time in a long time. This is all well and good, but if ....
7 signs that treasure hunts build teams - Click here to view this entry

7 signs that treasure hunts build teams

Fri Jan 3 2020
It`s that no-mans land of the first week back at work in the New Year.It doesn`t feel quite right though and you have to quickly re-establish your goals for the year ahead. Thankfully, after a  couple of days it`s already the....
10 New Years Resolutions for a Hen Party - Click here to view this entry

10 New Years Resolutions for a Hen Party

Tue Dec 31 2019
If you`ve been entrusted with the task of organising a hen party in 2020, with the turn of the year the pressure is now officially on! January is definitely the time to start organising even if if your event is not until well into the Summe....
How Christmas is like a treasure hunt. - Click here to view this entry

How Christmas is like a treasure hunt.

Mon Dec 23 2019
So the last Christmas hat was taken off and the unusual prizes awarded by Black Cat Treasure Hunts were celebrated one more time and then put safely away. I realised what an excellent year this had been and how much fun the Christmas treasu....
You will be mesmerised by our special offer! - Click here to view this entry

You will be mesmerised by our special offer!

Wed Dec 11 2019
What makes an ideal special offer? The simple answer is one which benefits you in more than one way and is easy to use. Black Cat thought it would be nice to kick off the New Year with news of a special offer for those of you ....
Storming to a teambuilding success - Click here to view this entry

Storming to a teambuilding success

Wed Oct 16 2019
Bruce Tuckman was a psychologist who looked at the  four stages of development for high performing teams. He assigned names for these four stages called forming, storming, norming and performing. Black Cat is of the opinion that teambu....
10 Top Tips for a Successful Teambuilding event - Click here to view this entry

10 Top Tips for a Successful Teambuilding event

Tue Oct 1 2019
Deciding on an appropriate office awayday event is not a task to be taken lightly as there are always lots of points of view to be taken into account. However, here is a handy 10 point guide prepared specially by Black Cat Treasure Hunts to....
The 10 Best Hen Party Treasure Hunt Routes in Brighton - Click here to view this entry

The 10 Best Hen Party Treasure Hunt Routes in Brighton

Thu Feb 20 2020
In our series of Around the World in 80 treasure hunts..the next 10 (numbers 11-20) feature some of the best routes for a hen party treasure hunt in Brighton. Black Cat have a strong reputation for personalised  hen party treasure hunt....
Around the World (well..The South of England) in 80 Types of Treasure Hunt -part 1 - Click here to view this entry

Around the World (well..The South of England) in 80 Types of Treasure Hunt -part 1

Wed Sep 4 2019
Black Cat Treasure Hunts are specialists in writing personalised, bespoke and themed treasure hunts for a variety of special occasions and events. The thing is right now you may be trying to get inspiration for how you would like your treas....
Teambuilding and the art of getting lost - Click here to view this entry

Teambuilding and the art of getting lost

Sun May 12 2019
I am greatly honoured to invite myself back to do another blog for Black Cat Treasure Hunts. I mean, as an individual, I have plenty to say about the benefits of a treasure hunt on teambuilding. If you stick with this you will also discover....
Driving Treasure Hunts Add Spice To Your Life. - Click here to view this entry

Driving Treasure Hunts Add Spice To Your Life.

Sun Mar 24 2019
"Variety is the very spice of life.." is part of a line in a poem by William Cowper in 1785. Don`t worry..I haven`t heard of him either despite the quote being well known. He was referring to fashion in that period apparently, but you could....
 The essential guide to treasure hunting skills. - Click here to view this entry

The essential guide to treasure hunting skills.

Fri Feb 22 2019
I was very pleased to be asked to write a guest blog for Black Cat Treasure Hunts and even prouder to be a sponsor on the Stanmer Park treasure hunt adventure  page.
 [link] My name ....
The Ultimate Guide to a Hen Party Treasure Hunt Whilst Pregnant - Click here to view this entry

The Ultimate Guide to a Hen Party Treasure Hunt Whilst Pregnant

Tue Feb 12 2019
The  activity choices for a hen party are always important factors to consider when you are given the role of head hen party organiser. There is no reason to think that even though there is a good chance  one of your gue....
The Ultimate Guide To Choosing and Surving a Teambuilding Event - Click here to view this entry

The Ultimate Guide To Choosing and Surving a Teambuilding Event

Thu Feb 7 2019
Just the mention of the word teambuilding is enough to send a shiver down the spine of most people. It has developed a negative connotation for several reasons, ranging from the implication that your team needs building in the first place t....
Black Cat`s Ultimate Treasure Hunt  Guide to Chichester - Click here to view this entry

Black Cat`s Ultimate Treasure Hunt Guide to Chichester

Mon Feb 4 2019
Chichester is one of Black Cat`s favourite places for a treasure hunt. This ultimate guide to treasure
hunts in the City looks at the top ten reasons and attractions for making Chichester one of your `must visit`places in Sussex. From....
Ten things I like about Lewes - Click here to view this entry

Ten things I like about Lewes

Tue Feb 5 2019
Lewes is of course one of the towns featured in our on-line treasure hunts and in my opinion a perfect place for a teambuilding treasure hunt or a birthday/anniversary style treasure hunt. It is a quirky town and of course the county town o....
It`s Not Where You Start It`s Where You Finish! - Click here to view this entry

It`s Not Where You Start It`s Where You Finish!

Tue Jan 29 2019
`It`s not where you start` is the title of a song made famous by Shirley MacLaine. It was also sung as a tribute to her by Anna Kendrick a few years ago in front of the Obama`s too. The first line of the song is "It`s not where you start, b....
Why Hens come South for the Summer - Click here to view this entry

Why Hens come South for the Summer

Sun Jan 6 2019
If you have been given the job of arranging a hen party weekend for your best friend or Sister then initially the chances are you may be feeling a little overwhelmed?!
Don`t worry! Black Cat is here to make some handy suggestions desig....
There`s No Such Thing As a Stereotype - Click here to view this entry

There`s No Such Thing As a Stereotype

Mon Nov 19 2018
Everyone says they can think of some stereotypes, for example relating to nationality or body shape amongst many others. I was wondering the other day if I could disprove any stereotypes, but after a while I went off at a tangent&....
The 6 types of Xmas shopper.Which one are you? - Click here to view this entry

The 6 types of Xmas shopper.Which one are you?

Fri Nov 2 2018
Black Cat acknowledges that a lot of people see the start of November as being the no holds barred signal to do all the Xmas shopping. There are six types of Xmas shopper identified here and Black Cat`s advice to each type as to how to impr....
Put your feet up and get the cigar out. - Click here to view this entry

Put your feet up and get the cigar out.

Tue Oct 16 2018
Everyone likes to look forward to something...a holiday, a birthday, a re-union or maybe just the weekend. Not everyone likes to look back though as often we focus on the things we could have done better, or regret a missed opportunity. Peo....
Chickens and eggs in any order - Click here to view this entry

Chickens and eggs in any order

Thu Oct 11 2018
What came first..the chicken or the egg? is the oldest question in the book. If you don`t have a chicken there will be no eggs laid, but if you don`t have an egg no chickens will be hatched. This got me thinking as to whether there were any....
Connections better than separations - Click here to view this entry

Connections better than separations

Wed Feb 6 2019
I`ve always liked the idea of `six degrees of separation`. In other words that all living things and everything else in the World are only 6 steps or fewer from connecting to each other. The Facebook separation in 2016 was 4.57 between user....
Xmas in July..well ok then..September! - Click here to view this entry

Xmas in July..well ok then..September!

Thu Sep 13 2018
Winter finished in Australia a couple of weeks ago.Apparently it`s still warm in most places, although Sydney can go down to about 50 degrees Fahrenheit.It reminded me of an Australian I used to work with, at a swimming pool. He told me one....
Did you know?...Now you do! - Click here to view this entry

Did you know?...Now you do!

Mon Oct 1 2018
I think it`s always handy to have some fun facts up your sleeve to wow everyone or even win a bet! So here are some to keep you going. Did you know watermelons are actually berries...yes they are! If you are on a double or nothing with that....
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Take Your Partners

Fri Apr 6 2018
Business partnerships across two or more different types of business can be very useful so long as they are a win/win situation and  are appropriate. For example The Body Shop is not going to suddenly team up with a business that endor....
It`s what you know and who you know - Click here to view this entry

It`s what you know and who you know

Thu Sep 13 2018


Brighton has the widest range of entertainments of any place in Sussex. The options are enough to confuse even the best organisers looking to get value for money and the best length of activity time for their group.
Tak....
Anything can happen, but will it happen to you? - Click here to view this entry

Anything can happen, but will it happen to you?

Wed Jan 3 2018
Unless you watched the TV programme, Suits, you probably did not know who Meghan Markle was until she was linked to Prince Harry.
In May 2018 she is set to become the year`s most famous woman when she marries the country`s fifth in....
It's never too late, but sometimes it's too early - Click here to view this entry

It's never too late, but sometimes it's too early

Tue Jan 2 2018
The problem with New Year`s Resolutions is I think the whole idea comes too early in the Year! Don`t worry..I do understand the whole concept of committing to life changing ideas right at the beginning of a year. Let`s face it though, for t....
Strictly speaking it`s your decision! - Click here to view this entry

Strictly speaking it`s your decision!

Mon Nov 6 2017


You don`t have to be a fan of Strictly Come Dancing, but when one of the couples who were hot favourites to make at least the final if not to win the whole competition got knocked out at the half way stage this weekend, it left me w....
It`s time for a date. - Click here to view this entry

It`s time for a date.

Thu Nov 2 2017


In my opinion Britain`s adoption of Halloween as ` a thing` has slightly damaged the reputation of Bonfire Night as the best event of Autumn. It`s fine to have lots to look forward to, but just sneaking in the week before is a littl....
To book or not to book that is the question - Click here to view this entry

To book or not to book that is the question

Wed Oct 4 2017


With the recent collapse of Monarch airlines and the stranding of approx 110 000 people abroad, the question of when is the best time to book will inevitably arise. Monarch had been in business for 50 years before going into adminis....
Colonel Mustard and the mysterious case of teambuilding. - Click here to view this entry

Colonel Mustard and the mysterious case of teambuilding.

Fri Jun 11 2021
When I  was employed (rather than self-employed) I attended some good,bad and indifferent teambuilding sessions. Now I organise teambuilding treasure hunts I try and ensure to include what makes for the best outcomes. For example, a nu....
Presents..the eternal problem? - Click here to view this entry

Presents..the eternal problem?

Mon Aug 21 2017


Every birthday is special of course. You know that..everyone knows that.You may even be a good present chooser for the people in your life even if they don`t give you enough ideas. However there comes a time when that birthday start....
Why did the Hen cross the road? - Click here to view this entry

Why did the Hen cross the road?

Thu Aug 17 2017


She woke up..her alarm had not gone off, but something was bugging her. It was that feeling of needing to make a decision on something really important, but not being able to remember what it was. Breakfast was an option, but this ....
Summer Holiday crisis? - Click here to view this entry

Summer Holiday crisis?

Wed Aug 16 2017


With just under three weeks left of the school Summer holidays left have you got to that point where your children are at the bored...nothing to do..friends are away stage? This is the Summer Holidays crisis. If you have a family ge....
Inspired to think or thinking about inspiring? - Click here to view this entry

Inspired to think or thinking about inspiring?

Fri Jun 11 2021
Watching someone put together an exam revision timetable has got me thinking as to when the best days of the week and times of the day to think clearly and achieve the most effective outcomes are. Monday..morning...well ..on the downside....
More twists and turns than a bestselling thriller - Click here to view this entry

More twists and turns than a bestselling thriller

Fri Jun 11 2021


Black Cat Treasure Hunts is releasing a new treasure hunt in Brighton`s famous Lanes district. This is not to be confused with the North Laine area of the City which is a bit more quirky.
The Lanes have more jewellers tha....
Why Pancake Day is like a Treasure Hunt - Click here to view this entry

Why Pancake Day is like a Treasure Hunt

Fri Jun 11 2021

This year Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day falls on the 28th February. It will not do so again for another 79 years! Compare this with 13th February which celebrates this day three times in the period 2018 to 2029. It is all to do with w....
Forbidden to sing in the bath but keep on treasure hunting. - Click here to view this entry

Forbidden to sing in the bath but keep on treasure hunting.

Fri Jun 11 2021


It struck me the other day that if you look close enough there is a secret or a tale to be told around every corner. This is no truer than when exploring London. I was setting up a birthday treasure hunt on one of Black Cat`s ....
Knights of The Round Table and the New Year vow - Click here to view this entry

Knights of The Round Table and the New Year vow

Wed Dec 21 2016


It`s coming up to that time of the year when you can consider whether it`s worth putting yourself through the daunting ritual of New Year resolutions. I found out today that the idea of making resolutions stretches back to Medieval ....
It`s OK to mention Xmas now! - Click here to view this entry

It`s OK to mention Xmas now!

Tue Nov 8 2016


When is it officially OK to mention Xmas? September comes and some cheeky shops start up Xmas offers or subtly (or not so subtly) placing Xmas trees next to boxes of Xmas puddings they want to sell before anyone else. This is of cou....
Rottingdean`s Walk on the Wild Side - Click here to view this entry

Rottingdean`s Walk on the Wild Side

Tue Feb 5 2019



Rottingdean is the new site for our latest walking treasure hunt. Here are eight reasons why Rottingdean: From the Waves to a Windmill should definitely be on your `must do` treasure hunts list
1. The v....
September Blues and New Beginnings - Click here to view this entry

September Blues and New Beginnings

Tue Nov 8 2016



I don`t think this has been officially recognised as a condition, but I feel not enough attention has been given to September Blues. Actually, probably no attention because I have just made this up, but consider the fa....
Chichester: From Roman Kings to Budgies - Click here to view this entry

Chichester: From Roman Kings to Budgies

Tue Nov 8 2016



The other day I had an enquiry from a company in Brighton for any awayday, teambuilding style treasure hunt. The only condition was that they wanted to explore somewhere else in Sussex outside of Brighton during the co....
The drinks are not on me , but the recommendations are! - Click here to view this entry

The drinks are not on me , but the recommendations are!

Tue Nov 8 2016
Black Cat Treasure Hunts Blog July 2016
Black Cat Treasure Hunts Blog July 2016

Black Cat Treasure Hunts are often asked for pub recommendations for places to finish a treasure hunt. In fact, choosing a pub/bar is always....
An Exceedingly Good Cycling Treasure Hunt - Click here to view this entry

An Exceedingly Good Cycling Treasure Hunt

Tue Nov 8 2016


New Cycling Treasure Hunt: Hove Seafront to Rudyard Kipling Gardens, Rottingdean
Black Cat decided along with their friends at Cycle Brighton that it was about time a proper treasure hunt was devised for cyclists. Here....
Elvis has left the building to do a treasure hunt! - Click here to view this entry

Elvis has left the building to do a treasure hunt!

Tue Nov 8 2016



Elvis once said, "I believe the key to happiness is someone to love, something to do, and something to look forward to."
Black Cat Treasure Hunts could not agree more....
Peanut Butter to Lipstick Kisses.It`s all about Creativity - Click here to view this entry

Peanut Butter to Lipstick Kisses.It`s all about Creativity

Tue Nov 8 2016



Too often it is easy to `stick to the routine` or `follow the normal procedures`. However, this way of working can be appropriate, even commendable where certain targets or levels of service must be achieved. For examp....
This treasure hunt is amazing! - Click here to view this entry

This treasure hunt is amazing!

Wed Feb 6 2019


  The Amazing Race is based  on an entertaining ,American treasure hunt TV programme. Teams gain points by answering questions around Brighton and completing fun challenges, but with the unpredictable factors added ....
Brighton Treasure Hunts: Vive La Difference. - Click here to view this entry

Brighton Treasure Hunts: Vive La Difference.

Tue Nov 8 2016



There are places all over Sussex that are ideal for treasure hunts. Sussex villages often have a mysterious feature that can be perfect to discover on a driving treasure hunt. The Sussex Downs and the Seven Sisters cli....
It`s All About The Reason - Click here to view this entry

It`s All About The Reason

Tue Nov 8 2016



"Not so hard that you could not get any of the clues, but hard enough so that you feel pleased with yourself when you get one. The challenges were a lot of fun and just right for our group."
This recent....
The story of an inspirational Cat - Click here to view this entry

The story of an inspirational Cat

Tue Nov 8 2016



I have been asked on quite a few occasions on how I settled on Black Cat Treasure Hunts for the company name. It wasn`t an easy process! I started off by going through a large selection of names utilising any variation....
It`s the Final Countdown - Click here to view this entry

It`s the Final Countdown

Tue Nov 8 2016



1. Birthday..18..21..30..40..50..60..?.we wont ask if you don`t want us to know, but a personalised treasure hunt is the best idea we know for entertaining a wide range of ages!
2. You want a promotion....
Look back..Look Forward. - Click here to view this entry

Look back..Look Forward.

Tue Nov 8 2016


A Look Back...A Look Forward
2014 has seen Black Cat Treasure Hunts firmly establish itself as the `go to` firm for cost effective, imaginative treasure hunts delivered on-time for all types of event around Sussex. ....
Ten Different Ways To Say Yes. - Click here to view this entry

Ten Different Ways To Say Yes.

Tue Feb 5 2019


Black Cat Treasure Hunts have been congratulated for providing great motivation to a team, groups and individuals through their bespoke and personalised treasure hunts. If you are not sure how that is possible then have a look b....
Things Just Got Personal! - Click here to view this entry

Things Just Got Personal!

Tue Nov 8 2016


Sometimes people limit their ideas about treasure hunts to either beachcombing with a metal detector, a 20 minute race around the house for a kids activity or maybe being stuck with the same style of treasure hunt that takes a theme....
How to be quicker than the Rain - Click here to view this entry

How to be quicker than the Rain

Tue Nov 8 2016


It`s raining and windy ahead ..what are your options?..the TV..the pub or read a book or...time for a Black Cat treasure hunt! Here are some reasons why..
1.Organise a fundraising  event for your club,school or cha....
Need Help? I Can Help! - Click here to view this entry

Need Help? I Can Help!

Tue Nov 8 2016



Black Cat Treasure Hunts are delighted to be able to offer a wide range of freelance event management services and the following reasons are why you should consider us first:
1. Over 25 years of event m....
The Mystic Black Cat Strikes Again! - Click here to view this entry

The Mystic Black Cat Strikes Again!

Tue Nov 8 2016
Black Cat Blog:July 2014
Black Cat Blog:July 2014

1.The Summer will be long and sunny and extend into the middle of September too.
2.Hen party treasure hunts will be following Black Cat clues and comple....
Expect the Unexpected. - Click here to view this entry

Expect the Unexpected.

Tue Nov 8 2016



1.Fun...There will be a lot of fun challenges along the way to keep everyone involved and entertained.
2.Competition...These are designed for sports clubs so we add points to each question and challenge....
I Would,But There`s No I In Team - Click here to view this entry

I Would,But There`s No I In Team

Tue Nov 8 2016



 1.Fun! 
 2.A route covering a good cross section of your chosen venue.
 3.Questions relating to what you can see and do on the way round.
 4.Min....
Your Goal is our GOALLLLL!!! - Click here to view this entry

Your Goal is our GOALLLLL!!!

Tue Nov 8 2016


Ok..so it`s April, it`s the month of Easter and I guess some of you might expect Black Cat Treasure Hunts to be planning an Easter Egg hunt! Well..we`re more than happy to do that for anyone..big or small..but generally we will le....
It`s The Small Things That Matter. - Click here to view this entry

It`s The Small Things That Matter.

Tue Nov 8 2016


Sometimes people interchange the words personalised, bespoke and corporate when talking about one-off special treasure hunts. We at Black Cat treasure Hunts have probably been guilty of that too! In this blog we are going to&....
Don`t Be Chicken.Book One Of Our Hen Parties - Click here to view this entry

Don`t Be Chicken.Book One Of Our Hen Parties

Tue Nov 8 2016


In this month of romance we thought it would be a good idea to give you our ten top tips for why treasure hunts are great ideas for part of a hen weekend and how to arrange the best hen party treasure hunt in Sussex. 1.See ....
Why Your P.A Will Be The Hero! - Click here to view this entry

Why Your P.A Will Be The Hero!

Tue Nov 8 2016


January is the best time to get the ball rolling for a teambuilding treasure hunt in Sussex later in the year. Get the credit for coming up with the idea and let us take the strain of organising a bespoke, fun, time efficient....
Make A Date For A Treasure Hunt... - Click here to view this entry

Make A Date For A Treasure Hunt...

Fri Jun 11 2021


Black Cat likes a list and we have lots of treasure hunt ideas for when and why you could try out one of our treasure hunts. 1. Teambuilding or an away-day event...great to get out the office once in a while and get to k....

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