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History, mystery and fun!
A perfect pastime
Turn the historic streets of Bristol into an exciting outdoor adventure, with The Mystery of the Sabotaged Balloon!
Can you catch Bristol's most dastardly saboteur? (Suitable for adults and older children)
Solve the clues & unravel the mystery
Discover amazing local history
Get some fun outdoor exercise!
🍺 Includes 5 historic pubs on the way!
As the story goes, on the 9th May 1812, Bristol’s most prominent merchants and businessmen gathered in Queen Square to witness the incredible maiden flight of Archie Russell's 'Amazing Flying Machine' but were shocked when moments after take-off it crashed violently into a tree below! Climbing from the wreckage, Archie discovered that someone had tampered with his balloon and cut one of his steering ropes in a terrible act of sabotage! Why would someone want to destroy Archie's life’s work? Was it a personal grudge against him? Or did a competitor want to stifle the competition?
Use your Bristol Mystery Guide to explore historic streets, unravel the story, and track down the shadowy saboteur behind this legendary unsolved mystery. On your journey you will be challenged with a range of cryptic clues including word games, maths puzzles, and hidden objects, as you immerse yourself in a unique story adventure and discover the best of Bristol's fascinating history.
'The perfect combination of Bristol, puzzles, and history!'
Distance: 3.5km walk
Duration: 3+ hours
(Adults + older children)
Players: 1-3 per booklet
Clues to solve: 16
Starting Point: Bristol Old Vic, King St, Bristol BS1 4ED