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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

Tue Jul 16 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....
It`s not January`s fault - Click here to view this entry

It`s not January`s fault

Sun Jan 6 2019
Ok...so January is cold and the forecast for February is even worse. You wanted snow for Christmas but didn`t get it, now it will only disrupt your plans in the next month or two. Maybe you get paid monthly and this is a long month after yo....
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....
Take Your Partners - Click here to view this entry

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.

Tue Feb 5 2019

When I  was 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 number of large company`....
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?

Sun Apr 2 2017


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 .....
No Mysteries About Sponsoring A Clue - Click here to view this entry

No Mysteries About Sponsoring A Clue

Fri Mar 24 2017


Why would a company choose to sponsor something? How is it going to benefit them directly?
At the highest level it would mean regular exposure and mentions on a wide selection of media, most notably on television. At a lo....
More twists and turns than a bestselling thriller - Click here to view this entry

More twists and turns than a bestselling thriller

Thu Mar 9 2017


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

Mon Oct 22 2018

Why Pancake Day is like a Treasure Hunt
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 th....
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.

Tue Feb 5 2019


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`....
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...

Tue Nov 8 2016



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 ....

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