Greystones Tidy Towns and Junior Tidy Towns invite you to enjoy a Scavenger Hunt exploring your local area. Build your observation skills and enjoy discovering the heritage and biodiversity on your doorstep, see what you can find!
New! Ukrainian language Scavenger Hunts now available! Полювання на сміття
To use our Scavenger Hunts click on the links below. You can download the PDF for printing or simply save them onto your phone and use your standard Photo app to tick off any items you find while you explore.
Bray Head Loop Scavenger Hunt
Explore Bray Head from the top with the full loop taking about 1 hour 30 minutes or simply walk to the peak and back within the hour.
Downshill Walk Scavenger Hunt
A woodland walk with a mix of native trees and trees used for timber.
Glen of the Downs Scavenger Hunt
Glen of the Downs nature reserve is a haven for native species with a steep walk taking approximately an hour.
Garden Birds Scavenger Hunt
Spot which of our common garden birds are visiting your bird table!
Greystones Coast Walk Scavenger Hunt
Plenty to see without even leaving the path.
Greystones Town Scavenger Hunt
Explore your town and see what you can find!
Harbour to St Crispin Scavenger Hunt
Starting out from the harbour, there’s plenty to see on the way to St Crispin’s 16th-century church.
Invasive Species Detective Scavenger Hunt
Invasive non-native plant and animal species are the second greatest threat to biodiversity worldwide after habitat destruction. Help us fight invasive species in wild areas as an Invasive Species Detective and report the scene of the crime to the National Biodiversity Data Centre!
Little Sugarloaf Scavenger Hunt
There’s more to see than the amazing view on this approximately one hour walk.
Kindlestown Woods Scavenger Hunt
Named after Albert de Kinley, who was a sheriff in the area in 1301, there is plenty to find in Kindlestown Woods.
Native Trees Scavenger Hunt
Whether you are exploring locally or further afield keep an eye out for our important native trees!
Shoreline Scavenger Hunt
You might like walking beside or swimming in the sea but don’t forget to look around and see there’s a lot going on along our shorelines.
Butterfly Scavenger Hunt
With butterflies enjoying habitats from dunes to woodlands to suburban gardens this Summer scavenger hunt can accompany you on all your summer adventures.
Seaweed Scavenger Hunt
From Bladder Wrack to Sea Lettuce, marine macroalgae, or seaweeds, are found all around the coast of Ireland. With over 600 different types of seaweed along our coastline, see if you can spot these 12!
Wicklow Uplands Scavenger Hunt
Explore the rolling hills of Wicklow and keep an eye out for some of our frequently found trees and wildlife.
Solitary Bees Scavenger Hunt
Can you find these special bees that never live in colonies?
What else can you do???
If you want to take the next step and become a Citizen Scientist!, you can record your observations and support the National Biodiversity Data Centre here.
Don’t forget to enjoy the natural world responsibly and follow the 7 principles of Leave No Trace
- Plan Ahead and Prepare
- Be Considerate of Others
- Respect Farm Animals and Wildlife
- Travel and Camp on Durable Ground
- Leave What You Find
- Dispose of Waste Properly
- Minimise the Effects of Fire
Practising a Leave No trace ethic is very simple: Make it hard for others to see or hear you and LEAVE NO TRACE of your visit.
Further Resources to Support Biodiversity Identification:
Seek by iNaturalist Identification App
Ireland’s Seashore by Lucy Taylor and Emma Nickelson
The Birds of Ireland A Field Guide by Jim Wilson and Mark Carmody
The Wildflowers of Ireland A Field Guide by Zoe Devlin
Greystones Tidy Towns and Junior Tidy Towns are delighted to be able to provide a number of our Scavenger Hunts with a Ukrainian language option. Many thanks to Inna, Инна Яцевич for the wonderful translation work and to Samantha Gammell-Houston for initiating and coordinating this project!
Полювання на сміття – Ukrainian Language Versions
Butterfly Scavenger Hunt – Ukrainian Language Version
Garden Birds Scavenger Hunt – Ukrainian Language
Wicklow Uplands Scavenger Hunt – Ukrainian Language Version
Native Trees Scavenger Hunt – Ukrainian Language Version
French Language Versions
Downshill Scavenger Hunt – French Language Version
Shoreline Scavenger Hunt – French Language Version
Native Trees Scavenger Hunt – French Language Version
Seaweed Scavenger Hunt – French Language Version
Irish Butterflies Scavenger Hunt – French Language Version
Wicklow Uplands Scavenger Hunt – French Language Version
Little Sugarloaf Scavenger Hunt – French Language Version
Greystones Town Scavenger Hunt – French Language Version
Garden Birds Scavenger Hunt – French Language Version
Kindlestown Woods Scavenger Hunt – French Language Version
Invasive Species Detective Scavenger Hunt – French Language Version
Greystones Coast Walk Scavenger Hunt – French Language Version
Bray Head Loop Scavenger Hunt – French Language Version
Glen of the Downs Scavenger Hunt – French Language Version
Harbour to St Crispin’s Scavenger Hunt – French Language Version