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Ever heard of geocaching? Try it out for yourself this summer with Quest, our high tech treasure hunt in Oxfordshire.

Forget about treasure maps and grab one of our GPS units to find boxes (known as geocaches) hidden around the University of Oxford's Harcourt Arboretum. Inside are fun outdoor physics activities that will have you deciphering secret messages, measuring the sun’s UV index and finding out just what trees and physics have in common.

There are two trails which at the Arboretum which will be available for the duration of the 2013 summer holidays: Express Quest, which is suitable for families with children aged 6 – 11, and Puzzle Quest, designed for older children or adults.

Come along and see what all the fuss is about.

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Practical information

Trails are available only during the summer holidays, starting Wednesday 24 July and ending Sunday 1 September 2013.

Quest trails are free with Arboretum entry (adults £4.50, under-18s free, concessions £3 and season tickets available), although a refundable £40 deposit is required to borrow the GPS units.

Arboretum opening hours are 10.00 am – 5.00 pm (last admission 4.15 pm).

The University of Oxford Harcourt Arboretum is located in Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire, OX44 9PX, Tel:  01865 343501.

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