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Sherlock Holmes & The Hidden Treasure

Dive into “Sherlock Holmes and the Hidden Treasure,” a team-building treasure hunt that transforms teamwork into an exhilarating adventure. It’s a journey of discovery, bonding, and fun, where every clue solved is a step closer to treasure and stronger team connections.



Resource Management




Multiple Formats:​
60 min to 180 min


10 – 500

Crack the Case with Sherlock Holmes: The Ultimate Team-Building Treasure Hunt!

Step into the shoes of the legendary detective with “Sherlock Holmes and the Hidden Treasure,” a thrilling team-building activity that merges the excitement of a treasure hunt with the intrigue of an adventure. Set in the venue of your choice, this experience transforms ordinary surroundings into a playground for the mind, where clues lurk and secrets await your team’s keen eye. It’s not just about finding the treasure; it’s about embarking on a journey where every riddle solved and every challenge met tightens the bonds between teammates, making every moment an unforgettable adventure.

Teams work together to solve the mystery of a stolen treasure hidden in the grounds by the infamous Professor Moriarty. Recovering the treasure involves solving Moriarty’s brain teasers, puzzles, and ancient codes like the Mary Queen of Scots and the Pig Pen Code. For a more personalised team building experience, the unscrupulous Professor Moriarty can be linked to your organisation in the form of a mischievous founder or as an alias for the current CEO…

Navigate through a web of puzzles, codes, and team challenges, all while the clock ticks, adding a thrilling edge to your quest. It’s an opportunity to showcase your team’s creativity, wit, and spirit in a race against time. The winning team will locate the treasure and earn bragging rights, while all teams will have had an immersive adventure in the venue grounds and surrounding areas.

With “Sherlock Holmes and the Hidden Treasure,” you’re not just participants—you’re the heart of a riveting storyline where each twist and turn is a step closer to solving the grand mystery. Lateral thinking, time management, and collaboration are must-have skills to overcome the challenges. But remember, it’s not all serious detective work; laughter and fun activities are guaranteed, ensuring a balanced blend of thought-provoking challenges and light-hearted enjoyment.

Outcomes of a Sherlock Holmes and the Hidden Treasure Team Building Activity

Embarking on “Sherlock Holmes and the Hidden Treasure” is not just an adventure; it’s a transformative experience for teams. As you navigate through the twists and turns of this intricate treasure hunt, you’ll witness a remarkable transformation within your group. The challenges are designed not only to entertain but to cultivate essential skills that resonate in every professional setting. Expect to see heightened communication, as team members exchange ideas and strategies to decipher clues, building a foundation of trust and understanding that’s crucial for any successful team.

The journey through this treasure hunt is a testament to the power of collaboration. As teams unite to solve puzzles and overcome obstacles, individual strengths are harnessed, and collective potential is unleashed. It’s a dynamic process that reveals hidden talents and encourages a spirit of support and cooperation. The result is a team that’s not just more cohesive but also more adaptable and resilient in the face of challenges.

But it’s not all work and no play. “Sherlock Holmes and the Hidden Treasure” is a rollercoaster of fun activities and light-hearted moments that remind everyone that joy and laughter are integral to a strong team. These shared experiences become the glue that binds the team, fostering a sense of camaraderie and mutual respect that’s invaluable in any professional environment. As the adventure concludes, teams walk away not just with a sense of accomplishment but with memories and bonds that enrich their professional journey together.


This event, “Sherlock Holmes and the Hidden Treasure,” is inspired by common themes found in popular culture and television shows, but is an independent and original creation. It is not officially affiliated with, endorsed by, or connected to any specific television show or its creators. All content, activities, and concepts related to “Sherlock Holmes and the Hidden Treasure” are the property of our organisation and are designed to provide unique and engaging team-building experiences. Any resemblance to specific television shows or other media is purely coincidental and not intended to infringe on any intellectual property rights.

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University of Portsmouth

Great experience from start to finish.

With fast responses from the sales team and wonderful product delivered. It was high energy and really got everyone into a team spirit at our team building event, it was by far everyone’s favourite part of the day.  Thank you EML team!

Gina Martin | University of Portsmouth

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