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The Sims Freeplay- Vacationers Guide to the Outdoors Quest

LEVEL UNLOCKS: 11 UNLOCKS: open gates to campground TIME LIMIT: 7 days PRIZE: sleeping bags

To start this quest you need to build the campground which can be found behind the community center in sim town.

You cannot complete this quest at the same time as any other discovery quest


How long does this quest take to complete?

    • Call a sim to the campground
    • Introduce yourself to the ranger- 1 minute


    • Offer to help the ranger- 5 minutes
    • Clean up the garbage- 4 hours 30 minutes


    • Clean the garbage bin- 6 hours 30 minutes


  • Discuss clues with Clay (the ranger)- 5 minutes
  • Solve the rangers puzzle: (the answer is below so you don’t need to search for clues)

ANSWER: Plants- 5 hours 30 minutes

    • Investigate the footprints- 11 hours 30 minutes


    • Ask Clay about the footprints- 1 minute
    • Research wildlife book- 19 hours (bookcase)


    • Investigate the trash at home- 5 minutes


    • Go to the park
    • Examine footprints- 12 hours 30 minutes


    • Ask Clay for help- 5 minutes (he should appear at the park)
    • Watch world of wonders on TV- 19 hours


  • Go to the park
  • Solve the tracking puzzle:

ANSWER: BBQ- 4 hours 30 minutes

    • Search the BBQ- 4 minutes


  • Sleep through alarm (bed)- 10 hours 30 minutes (can be started early)
  • Discuss plan with Clay (at the campground)- 15 minutes
  • Set the bait:

ANSWER: Plants, Fruits and Nuts- 8 hours 30 minutes (on the X)

  • Pet the deer
  • Feed the deer- 15 hours 30 minutes
  • Pet the deer- 1 minute
  • Talk to Clay- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Accept title- 30 seconds


Open the picnic area and clean it to start the Survivalist Hobby!

My Guide to the Campgrounds can be found here

Prize: Sleeping bags


Is it worth it: Yes! What sim wouldn’t want to sleep outside, Preteens to Seniors can use the sleeping bags. Not sure I will be spending 20SPs on a rainbow sleeping bag though!


Price: S1500, 12SPs, 20SPs or 5LPs

Where: Outdoor furniture section

Thanks for reading!

Please note this quest was correct at time of writing, it may change.


please read before asking

How do I start this discovery quest?
Build deer spring falls to start this quest

Does the time limit start when I click to build or once the building has complete?
Once it has finished building the quest and time limit will begin

Why can’t I do this discovery quest yet?
You cannot do more than one discovery quest at the same time, if you are currently on another one (the list can be found here) you will not be able to do this one until that one is completed

Can I do discovery quests at the same time as a main quest?
Yes you can

Do I have to do this quest?
If you don’t start the quest you don’t have to do it at all but if you have already started it you need to complete it before you can move on to the next quest

I haven’t started this quest yet, will it still be available when I want to do it?
Yes it will be, you can choose to start it whenever you like

How do I send my sim to the campgrounds?
Go to the campgrounds and click on the whistle next to a sim who isn’t busy on the simtracker, this post explains more about the simtracker

I’m stuck on searching for clues, how do I do this?
You don’t need to search for clues, the answers are below

What is the answer to the rangers puzzle?

What is the answer to the tracking puzzle?
The barbecue

What do you mean when you say a goal can be started early?
Any goal that you can normally do can be started early because you will have access to it and any goal that you can’t normally do you will have to wait until you get the goal to be able to complete it
The tip with this method is to put the sim doing that action early in a different house that you cannot go to until you get that goal or it will not work

What do you use the set the bait?
Plants, fruits and nuts

What do I get if I complete this quest in the time limit?
Sleeping bags

What happens if I don’t complete in the time limit, can I still finish this quest?
Yes you have to finish it to unlock the survivalist hobby and campgrounds before you can move onto the next quest

I didn’t complete in the time limit, can I restart the quest?
No, you cannot redo quests

Can I still get the prize if I don’t complete in the time limit?
No, the only way to get the limited time prizes is by completing the quest in the time limit

I don’t like this quest! Can I just skip it?
No, you have to complete this quest before you can move onto the next one now that you have started it, if you don’t start it you don’t have to do it

Some times are slightly different on my game, why is this?
Times may vary depending on the star rating of the item you are using, as the higher star rating an item has the quicker you will complete a goal

Some times are really off/ different goals show for me, why is this?

This will be because the quest has been updated recently, I try my best to keep these posts up to date but it is difficult as I cannot redo every quest each time the game is updated. If you notice any changes please let me know so I can update the post

NOTE: Last updated June 2016.

Watch my step by step video of this quest here:


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The Sims Freeplay- Figure Skating Event


The figure skating event is now on for a limited time, it started on the 5th June and will only be available for 9 days

You have to complete the collection just once in the time limit to unlock the ping pong table, basketball hoop and putting green

NOTE: You will not see this quest if you have no completed the an alien concept: weather machine quest yet

The only option for figure skating is 12 hours

Some tips for completing in time:

    • You don’t have to complete at the snow park but you need to build the snow park to unlock this event
    • You can use a swimming pool and a weather machine at a house set to snow, this then makes it possible to skate on the pool. This way you can also use as many sims as you can fit on the pool
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    • If you do have the snow park then 4 sims can skate on the dark circles on the hockey rink


  • You can also send another sim to a neighbours town if you have no more space to figure skate in your town
  • To complete the whole collection you need one sim to get to level 6 in the figure skating hobby, I have noticed they do level up fairly quickly but if you want them to level up even faster you may need to use some LPs as speeding up the action will still level them up, this post explains a good way to make LPs fast.


Never done this hobby before? The figure skating post may help!

Are the prizes worth it? Yes! Complete the hobby just once to unlock the basketball hoop, ping pong table and putting greens

Basketball Hoop

Where? Preteen section

Cost? First one is free, after that they cost S5,000

Who? Only preteens can use this, the option is Practice Basketball for 1 minute 30 seconds

Ping Pong Table

Where? Living Room section

Cost? First one is free, after that they cost S7,500

Who? Preteen sims and over can play ping pong. 2 sims can play together, one select practice ping pong, and the other selects play ping pong for 10 minutes

Putting Green

Where? Outdoor Furniture

Cost? First one is free, after that they cost S5,000

Who? Teen sims and over can practice putting for 2 minutes 24 seconds

Good luck!

Thanks for reading!