Leamington Spa Town Hall

Leamington Spa

Self-guided walks for the Curious...

Explore Leamington Spa town centre with two self-guided heritage walks with a treasure hunt theme. Discover Leamington's "hidden treasures" whilst having a fun day out with family and friends!
Royal Leamington Spa is a stylish and elegant town in the heart of South Warwickshire. Once renowned for its health-restoring springs, there are still strong and abiding images of that bygone age. Gorgeous Gardens where graceful ladies and their partners took a promenade amongst the lakes and flowers. The sumptuous Royal Pump Room, white Georgian houses with metal verandahs, a main street which will remind you of Bath Spa, rippling rivers, and an imposing Town Hall with a statue of Queen Victoria outside looking benevolently over all who pass her steely stare.


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    Curious About... Leamington Spa

  • An exploration of Leamington Spa's town centre with two self-guided heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Completing the treasure hunt keeps everyone actively engaged, and urges you to look up, down and every-which-way - so you won't miss out on any of the town's treasures.
    Explore, Discover, and Enjoy!
  • Most clues are chosen for their historical value, so you'll learn about the diverse culture, significant people and extraordinary events which have influenced Leamington Spa in becoming what it is today.
  • This is an outdoor, unsupervised activity - so you can go at a pace which suits you, whilst keeping you healthy!
  • A Curious About walk is a fun and social activity for all the family and friends. Different people can take on different roles - follow the map, identify picture clues, read directions, etc - it's ideal for children from the age of 6, and if you can walk/wheelchair it, you're young enough!
  • The two walks have been designed so that the second one follows on from where the first one ends. Do both, or have a breather and do the second one another day! They both start and finish in the heart of the town - so buses, trains and car parks are easily available to get you there and back.
  • One booklet is suitable for up to 4 people, and is available to instantly download on purchase for printing at home or for using immediately on your mobile device, or we can print it for you and send it using 1st class Royal Mail.
Curious About... Leamington Spa

Two walks are included in the booklet, the 2nd starts where the first finishes.

1. Jephson Gardens and Town - 1.5 miles / 2.4 kms

Explore the fabulous Jephson Gardens – a beautiful formal Victorian park in the heart of the town, with flowers, trees, lake, tropical plants, wooden sculptures and a river. Next it’s up a beautiful boulevard lined with shops, a splendid Town Hall, and a hotel graced by Princess Victoria. Delight at white Regency-style houses with metal verandahs, before returning to Jephson Gardens, an oasis of tranquility and pleasure.
Jephson Gardens Jephson Gardens   Children's University logoChildren's University event1.5 hoursOK

2. Jephson Gardens to Royal Pump Rooms - 1 mile / 1.6 kms

From the heart of Jephson Gardens you’ll descend to the river, past tropical glasshouses, into the Old Town with its parish church as large as a cathedral. Now it’s out past a former ‘palais de danse’, back over the river to the Pump Room Gardens where bands occasionally play. Pass more elegant Regency homes before returning to the Gardens alongside the celebrated Royal Pump Rooms and the charming River Leam.
Children's University logoChildren's University event1 hourOK, small diversion for steps if needed

The Booklet
Leamington Spa Booklet

Each booklet is A5 size. You can: a) download to your computer & print; b) download to your phone or tablet (different format) & use directly from there; c) order a pre-printed copy which we post to you. Each has a page dedicated to the history of the city; 2 pages summarising each walk with suggestions re what to visit along the way. Walk 1 has 21 clues & walk 2 has 14 - both with detailed directions to follow. There are stories about important people, places & events along the way; detailed instructions how to find a clue if you're stuck; a comprehensive map with the routes marked on.

When you click on the Add to Basket button a pop-up asks if you want to checkout using Stripe (default) or Paypal, or continue shopping. If you decide to checkout you are taken through payments via a quick & secure process managed by a third-party company called SendOwl. At the end of the payment process SendOwl will email you a confirmation email (inc download link if relevant).


Download files are typically between 3 and 6 mb. You have 14 days to complete your download, and up to 3 attempts are permitted. If you buy the print-at-home version you will need to print it on normal A4 paper and the email you receive, with the download link, explains how best to fold the pages to make it into an A5 booklet. If you buy the download to mobile version you will need pdf reading software on your phone or tablet, eg using the Adobe Acrobat App (free). Please see our FAQs page for further information.

Printed Copy

The booklet has a flexible cover, which has been professionally printed. The inside pages are printed to order, to ensure that they are as up-to-date as possible. We post booklets out 1st class Royal Mail, usually the same, or next working day. A postage & packing charge of £1.49 is made for 1 or 2 booklets within the UK. 3 to 6 booklets it's £2.25, and after that it's £4.35. Outside the UK it's £2.50 for 1 booklet, £3.80 for 2 booklets, £5.30 for 3 to 6 booklets and £10.75 after that.

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If you are enrolled in the Children's University you can now gain hours towards your next award by completing one or more of our many Curious About walks.
Please note, for safety reasons a child should be accompanied by an adult, either parent/carer or person in loco parentis. Also, the booklets may require a degree of interpretation by an adult, as well as support and guidance.
To get your Children's University sticker:
  • Buy the download or booklet (which will contain two walks).
  • Complete one or both walks in your own time.
  • Complete the Returns Form below and send it to us:
    Complete one form for each location (eg Leamington Spa).
    Let us know one additional interesting fact you discovered along the route for each walk you complete (this provides proof that you did it / them).
  • We will then send you an email with your sticker, which you can print, cut out and stick in your passport. Hours awarded will equal those shown against each walk.
What People are Saying!

"I'm so glad I took a chance with your walks, not having heard of them before. We took our two young daughters, and they loved it - chasing round trying to find answers to the clues. Great idea, we'll do it again. Brilliant!"

Latest Revision : December 2019