To celebrate the launch of The Great Oreo Cookie Quest (an on-pack competition and interactive cookie quest), we were invited to create a family fun-filled “cookie quest”. We decided to go to the home of code breaking, Bletchley Park, as that seemed like the perfect place for a cookie quest.
We often go out for the day on the train and it adds to the excitement of the journey for us. Here’s H on the train with his travel essentials: phone, charger, headphones, book and of course Oreos. Bletchley Park is very close to the station (literally a couple of minutes walk from Bletchley station) and one of the train lines from Birmingham to London stops there so it was really easy to get there.
Bletchley Park started off as a Victorian mansion taken over for codebreaking work during World War II. Codebreaking was such vital work that eventually there were about 9000 staff working there. We took a walk around the lack as we found our way from one building to another: lots of huts were built in the grounds to house the codebreakers and their machines. H has always been interested in World War II plus he’s fascinated by codes and ciphers, so this was a great place for us to explore.
H enjoyed trying out some army headgear along the way. There were some really interesting displays about life at Bletchley Park during the war in the big house. It was soon time for a quick snack to keep us going for some more exploring, so it was just as well we had our trusty Oreos. H likes to go for the ‘try to eat them all in one go’ approach, but I like to savour my Oreos. They certainly added to our day though.
Obviously, we had to try our hand at codebreaking whilst we were there. I’m pleased to report that H managed to crack the code, but it was a bit tricky.
We were fascinated by all the old computer equipment: it’s all so big compared to nowadays and lots more wires.
The only thing about Bletchley Park is that there is so much to see and find out about, it’s really difficult to fit it all into just one day. I think we’ll be going back again soon.
Cookie Treasure Hunt
If you would like the chance of winning a £100 Virgin Experience Voucher, here’s how to enter.
In the next few pictures we have hidden some Oreos for you to try to find. I want you to go through these pictures very carefully and identify the locations of the Oreos.
Then all you have to do is enter your answers in the Gleam widget below.
Please read the #OreoCookieQuest Giveaway Terms & Conditions before entering.
The Virgin Experience Voucher has lots of choice for family days out, so do enter the draw if you fancy a stadium tour, or Alton Towers or even a trip to Bletchley Park like us.
Make sure you keep an eye out for the promotional packs of Oreos to join in too. One winner will be heading off to California, so it’s a great time to stock up on Oreos. You can also join in the fun and share your entries on social media with the hashtag #OreoCookieQuest tagging @Oreo.
I’m working with Oreo and BritMums promoting the #OreoCookieQuest celebrating wonderfilled family moments and The Great Oreo Cookie Quest.