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An entertaining antiques hunting game in the company of an expert from ITV's David Dickinson's Real Deal and Secret Dealers. Includes morning coffee and a very nice two-course lunch with coffee.

Every now and then a genuinely different opportunity comes along for groups - something to really engage and entertain your members. Finders Keepers is our antique hunting game played in the company of a TV antiques expert from David Dickinson's Real Deal and, or, Secret Dealers.

Our fun and entertaining game hosts are Honey with the Money Alison Chapman, debonair James Layte, erudite and entertaining Jo Brayshaw and talented live wire Karen Dalmeny. The TV antiques expert greets your group in a choice of destinations including Norfolk, Kent, Suffolk, Northumberland, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Hampshire.

Over morning coffee and biscuits you'll be given a game briefing with lots of tips from how to spot treasure to how to haggle. The celebrity antiques expert will show you some of the bargains they've bagged locally and they'll give each player a crisp ten pound note. It's an entertaining start to a really engaging day out.

Adults & Seniors: £49


Availability varies according

to location.

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Price Valid to 31 March 2021

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Your folk can shop individually or team up in pairs, threes or fours etc and pool their money to go treasure hunting. All locations have an antiques arcade and, or a selection of antiques and charity bric-a-brac shops within easy walking distance. You'll have about 90 minutes to shop before returning to the pub for a two-course lunch. It looks easy enough on the telly, but how will your group do in real life?

 Your members return to the pub for a tasty two-course lunch, after which coffee is served and it's time to put your finds on the table! The celebrity expert will look at every object in turn and tell you all what you've got and if its worth anything. This is a fascinating and very entertaining sixty minutes during which you will really appreciate the depth and range of the expert's knowledge.  And you'll find out why these natural showmen and women were chosen to be on the telly because they are great fun to be with. Expect lots of laughter and big smiles all round.

If no one has unearthed a priceless Ming vase the winner will be chosen for the most unusual or quirky object or the best find in terms of potential profit. For the winner or the winning team there is great Kudos and a shiny trophy to take home and everybody gets to take home what they bought - it's Finders Keepers you see!


Aim to arrive for morning coffee and the celebrity game briefing at 10.30am, shop from 11.30am, have your two course lunch at 1.00pm and enjoy the judging over coffee from 2.30pm. You'll be ready to head home at 3.30pm.

The Experts & The Locations

You can arrive by coach, car or public transport. The pubs we base the Finders Keepers game in are within short compass of the antiques malls and shops so there’s never a great deal of walking involved.

Availability varies according to location.

The price is £49 per person based on a minimum of 25 people and includes:

• £10 spending money

• Morning Coffee with biscuits

• A two course lunch with coffee

• Your very own TV antiques expert

• A rather impressive Winner's Trophy

To get the ball rolling for a unique and fun day out for your group call us now on 0208 692 1133. We are taking bookings for all dates from July 2019 and into 2020. Finders Keepers is a great pick for the autumn and winter months.

Finders Keepers is on page 111 of The Big Book of Trips (with the puffin on the front)

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Finders Keepers is brought to you by City & Village Tours.

Established in 1988 we are 18 times winners at the Group Travel Awards.

Alison Chapman

The Honey with the Money who always keeps a stash of notes hidden in her ample cleavage! Kent Business Woman of the Year & jewellery specialist, Alison is based on the Kent coast in the Cinque Port of Hythe.

James Layte

was brought up in Cornwall and moved to Norwich to read Art History in the 1970s. He has lived and worked in Norfolk ever since, as an art and antique dealer. James will play the Finders Keepers game with you in Norwich and Kings Lynn in Norfolk and Long Melford in Suffolk.

Karen Dalmeny

A Real Deal & Secret Dealers regular with the gift of the gab, Karen can host your party in Winchester, Southsea, Wallingford, Oxford and Andover.

Jo Brayshaw

Based in Northumberland, Jo is a favourite on Dickinson’s Real Deal. As well as Alnwick, Morpeth and Newcastle, Jo can also meet your group in Edinburgh.

Michael Hogben

Michael is a celebrity auctioneer with appearances on Bargain Hunt, David Dickinson's Real Deal and his own series Auction Man. Michael hosts Finders Keepers games in Hythe, Rye and Canterbury.