This Easter, more than ever, we want to give families in our community the opportunity to have fun and celebrate in a very special way.
Jesus fulfilled his mission on earth and showed us a way to live life to the full. Zip and Zap want to share the story with you as you walk, talk and have fun together on a very special Easter Treasure Trail.
The trail can be done on either Friday 2nd or Saturday 3rd April and starts at Holy Trinity Church in Chobham Road. You will need a smartphone as there will be QR codes to look out for along the way – Zip and Zap will be giving you clues to help you find each one. The treasure trail will take you through Knaphill – it’s a circular walk which will bring you back to the church where you can collect your treasure (don’t be tempted to take it before you do the trail!) The treasure pack will include loads of goodies which will include an invitation to our special Virtual Family Easter service which goes ‘live’ on YouTube @ 9am on Easter Sunday, 4th April.
We've tried to answer most questions you may have below, but please do contact Jo if we haven't covered it!
Have fun everyone, and a very Happy Easter!
Some Easter Treasure Trail FAQs...
Where does the trail start and end?
The trail starts and ends at Holy Trinity Church in Chobham Road, Knaphill, taking a circular walk around Knaphill. There is limited parking on the forecourt of our church if you need to use it.
Can I just turn up and take part?
As we want to make sure there are enough treasure bags for each child taking part, you will need to book via Eventbrite. Let us know how many children will be taking part when you book – there will be one bag for each child.
When’s the last day I can book?
Thursday 25th March
When can I do the treasure trail?
The trail can be completed on Good Friday, 2nd April or Saturday 3rd April.
Why only those two days?
The treasure will be hidden at the end of the trail in a location to protect it from wind and rain, but as it contains edible items, we don’t want to leave it exposed any longer than that. Also, your treasure packs will include things which you can join in with at our online Easter Family service which goes ‘live’ at 9am on Sunday 4th April.
How long is the route?
It’s a circular walk of 1.2 miles. Google maps says you can complete it in 24 minutes, but as you’re going to be looking for clues, I’d allow a bit longer! Buggies for toddlers would probably be a great idea….
Does the route cross any major roads?
No, we’ve tried to take you on a route which crosses only minor roads and where the roads are a little busier, we’ll direct you to cross via a zebra crossing. All children, of course, should be accompanied by an adult.
What is the recommended age?
The trail is designed for the whole family to enjoy together. Primary school age children will enjoy using your phones to scan the codes and you may even be able to persuade your younger teens to join in!
What is it we’re trying to find along the way?
You are going to be looking for QR codes (like this ). These can be scanned with your phone camera or a QR code app which you can download. They take you to a short video recorded by Zip and Zap, our resident puppets at Holy Trinity & St Saviour’s who will tell you where to go to find the next code, etc.
Can we still do the treasure trail without the QR codes?
Yes! There will be a printed sheet which you can collect from Holy Trinity or download beforehand here. We recommend you take one of these sheets with you anyway in case the technology lets us down.
Do I have to pay to complete the trail?
No, it’s completely free.
Do I have to come to your church in order to take part?
No, it doesn’t matter if you already come to our church, if you go to another church or if you don’t go to any church at all. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun and learn more about the story of Jesus on the way.
What’s in the treasure packs?
Not that we want to spoil the surprise, but there will be a booklet about the Easter Story, a chocolate egg, hot cross bun, a game to play, craft materials for a craft we’ll do together on Sunday morning while you watch our online service – and lots more!