Explore Green Oxford at the Big Green Treasure Hunt

Published: Thursday, 31st May 2018

Oxford’s Big Green Treasure Hunt is back with three exciting new activities and opportunities to get involved and celebrate green initiatives and sustainability in Oxford.

This year, those wanting to get involved in the treasure hunt will be able to take part in activities across three different events.

Completion in each activity will enter participants into a draw for its own prize, as well as entry into the grand prize draw. One entry per activity is allowed, however up to three entries can be made for participation in all three events. The grand prize draw for the Big Green Treasure Hunt is a Frog Bike of your choice.

Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust’s Wild Fair Discovery Trail (Saturday 2 June, 10am – 4pm)

Come and experience a day of wildlife activities at the Wild Fair. Come face to face with 'wolves' and birds of prey; get close to some mini-beasts, and much more at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Visit the ’30 Days Wild’ stall, receive your first clue, and a chance to win a pair of tickets for BBC Countryfile Live (Thursday 2 August- Sunday 5 August).

Oxford’s Big Green Day Out (Saturday 9 June, 10am-5pm)

Visit Oxford’s Big Green Day Out on Broad Street for a second chance to enter the grand prize draw. Explore the stalls, activities and information dedicated to promoting and showcasing sustainability in Oxford and find the answer to the question ‘What do Oxford fish and certain Oxford islanders have in common, and why are the former much happier since May 2015?’ (Hint: I spy with my little eye…three fish). Come along for a chance to win a family ticket (2 adults and 4 children) to an Oxford Festival of the Arts event of your choice (dependent on availability).

Oxford University Parks Discovery Trail (Saturday 16 June – Sunday 24 June)

A 40 minute self-guided stroll exploring the hidden sustainability, biodiversity and wellbeing elements of University Parks. Following the map on the Green Week website or scanning a QR code at the Ginkgo Gates, try and spot the clues for a chance to win a picnic hamper filled with local goodies, and to be entered in the grand prize draw.

The winners of each activity will be posted on the Oxford Green Week website.

The Big Green Treasure Hunt is a part of Oxford Green Week which is running this year between Saturday 2 June and 24 June. 

Oxford Green Week is organised by the City Council and partners, Community Action Groups Project- CAG Oxfordshire, Good Food Oxford, Oxford Brookes University, Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust, University of Oxford, and Oxford Festival of the Arts.

Councillor Tom Hayes, Executive Board Member for Safer and Greener Environment, said: “I’m delighted to be welcoming back Oxford Green Week to celebrate our low-carbon values and shine a spotlight on the city’s sustainability work. We’re looking forward to a Big Green Treasure Hunt and wish everyone taking part in the events the very best of luck!

As fun as the event will be, there’s a big message behind it—with last year the hottest worldwide on record, just behind a sweltering 2016, we need to redouble our efforts as a city to tackle the man-made emissions stoking climate change.”