As you walk around the grounds you see the gardens, the view, the peace, but don't miss all the other treats hidden around you. The entire grounds, host a geeky scavenger hunt, see how many things you can find!
The idea of an easter egg hunt for Hobbiton Stay's grounds is the doing of my 13 year old son. When I told him about Tibbleburrow for the first time, I didn't get 5 min in before he stopped me cold, to tell me the idea that just came to him. Hide little things around the property and see how many the guests can find them.
Big things, like a certain sentient plant with a limited vocabulary hiding in the flowers, a ragged old owl holding a remebral, a firefly that should be way out in the verse somewhere.
He rattled off just a ton of possibilities without even blinking. It is a great thing! As you relax, the kids can go hunting, and they are going to have to look far and wide, big and small. If you have trained them right, they might even be able to tell you where they are all from. You know, all good geek parents educate their kids in the geek universe.
So what would you see on the list? Write it in the comments below.
You can also send in your clever ideas, to keep them a secret. If we have to much fun discussing it here it might break the magic when we open.
No real order to this list!
Tolkien- The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Middle Earth
Doctor Who - Torchwood
The Hunger Games
The Mortal Instruments
Game of Thrones
Dungeons & Dragons
Avatar the Last Airbender
Time turner Harry Potter
Eragon - The Inheritance Cycle
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Ready Player One
Put your Favorite fandoms symbol in the comments. Rohan, or Ronan, Dumbledore, or Merlin, share a clever way to hide it in our Middle Earth. Your favorite Author, character, Game, we are the possibilities!
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Real time to spend in the gardens,
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