Welcome to the Famous Five Adventure Trail 2012
it all about?
Oh no – not again – Uncle
Quentin has been mugged and his Top Secret
papers have been stolen! Famous
Five fans are needed to solve the
clues, track down the baddies and recover the papers.
The Trail is a great way to explore Dorset’s
Enid Blyton Country, and to mark the 70th
anniversary of the Famous
Trail is an extension of Five
on Kirrin Island Again, the book where
is researching alternative energy sources.
We were struck by the contemporary theme, and Enid
Blyton’s forward thinking from 1947.
is aimed at Famous Five fans aged 8+ and is just as much
fun for adults as children.
you need to do
Download a Clue Sheet from HERE and read it carefully.
Each member of your group can enter for the prizes, so download extra
individual entry sheets
The full Terms and Conditions can be downloaded
A lovely poster for your noticeboard, classroom or bedroom wall can be
will it take?
The Trail runs from Jubilee weekend with the “official
launch” on 7th June. You could do the Trail in a day –
with careful planning – but we suggest that the Trail is
best done over 2 days (Poole and Purbeck), or even make it
several days out. Just make sure that your entry is in the
special post box at our secret location by 5th November.
to do if it rains?
The trail is also a good activity for rainy days in
Dorset. Poole Museum and Eileen Soper's Illustrated Worlds
are both indoors and can keep the family occupied for
hours when it is wet outside. You can even solve a clue
from the comfort of a carriage on Swanage Railway!
much will it cost?
All the main Attractions have family tickets, so we estimate that the Trail will cost a family of 4 around £60 in train fares and entrance fees.
You will also need an OS Map showing Poole Harbour.
It is possible to do all of the trail using a combination of trains and
The Ginger Pop Shop pages give details for Poole and Corfe Castle. There
is more travel information here
The intrepid can also do it all by wheelchair.
Here are links through to where the clues are located, so you can check out entrance fees and opening hours yourself.