The Sims Freeplay- Vacationers Guide to the Outdoors Quest

LEVEL UNLOCKS: 11 UNLOCKS: opens gate to campground TIME LIMIT: 7 days PRIZE: sleeping bags


To start this quest and unlock the campgrounds you need to build the campground which can be found behind the community center in sim town. If you complete this quest in the time limit you will unlock sleeping bags, you can still complete this quest once the time is up to open the campgrounds but you won’t get the sleeping bags

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

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HOW LONG DOES THIS QUEST TAKE TO COMPLETE?

Times may vary depending on the star rating an item has

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

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

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  • Clean the garbage bin- 6 hours 30 minutes

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  • 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

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

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  • Investigate the trash at home- 5 minutes

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

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

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  • Go to the park
  • Solve the tracking puzzle:

ANSWER: BBQ- 4 hours 30 minutes

  • Search the BBQ- 4 minutes

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  • 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

QUEST IS COMPLETE! 


Now the quest is complete you can unlock and open the picnic area and clean it to start the Survivalist Hobby, check out My Guide to the Campgrounds post for more information

Prize: Sleeping bags

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Where can I find them? In the outdoor furniture section

Cost? S1,500, 12SP, 20SP and 5LP

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 20SP on a rainbow sleeping bag though!

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Watch my step by step video of this quest here:


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS QUEST

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 building the campgrounds you don’t have to do this quest at all but if you have already started building or started this quest 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?
Plants

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 to 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 building the campgrounds you don’t have to do this quest but once it is built the quest will begin

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


Last updated September 2018

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190 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Vacationers Guide to the Outdoors Quest

  1. Hey there, I remember seeing this pop up, but I never accepted and didn’t so this. Will I get a chance to do this quest later?? I’m bummed! :\

  2. Knowing how tight these quests are in terms of the time limit they set, would you say this is easier or harder to finish on time?

    • I wouldn’t say it was easy or hard to complete in time, it was fairly average, I used a few LPs just to get it posted a bit sooner but I really didn’t need to use any at all

  3. Hi I am really behind on quests, I am level 25 and on the adulthood quest, any tips on how to get through the quests faster? Also how do you earn life orbs?

  4. Wow – these are some long times for activities. Looks like another one I probably won’t complete 😦 thank you for your instructions, cuts down a lot of time!

  5. Sorry this is under the wrong heading. Can’t find where to post another query. Is no one else getting extra amounts to the towns value from the adverts anymore – just simoleons and LPs? Thanks.

  6. YouTube vloggers may get their videos posted sooner, but a written list is so much more convenient. I was short on simoleons, so my campground is still under construction, and I’ll be starting the quest tomorrow. Your post is just in time, for me! Thank you!

    • Yeah but that is usually because they have cheated and have excessive amounts of LPs- no fun or point playing if you are going to cheat and speed your way through every goal!
      You’re welcome 🙂

  7. Well poop. Wish I had read this earlier. I just wasted 9 LPs thinking I could get it done before the deadline. Awesome blog. Thank you for these posts!

  8. You know the bit where it says answer do u have to do it😘btw I love your blog posts they are so helpful💖

  9. Thank you for this great online guide. 😊👌
    For this quest, is there only one task which can be started early?

  10. I finished the quest and now you have to wait another 13 days to actually have access to the campgrounds. So annoying. Has anyone found anything fun to do at the entrance? I had a picnic and fed birds but that’s it. I may try having a sim hang out there and see if they can survive, there’s a bathroom, grill and picnic, so if I give them a sleeping bag they should be able to do it.

  11. Heeeyyy ! Your blog is just AMAZING !! Thanks a million ! Im going to say it again, YOUR BLOG IS AMAZZZZZZZZZZZING !!!!!! 💙💙💙💙

  12. I’m in the process of cleaning up the campground. I’ve bought one sleeping bag and put it in a house, just because I think they are cool and I couldn’t wait to use one. What is the new hobby we get with the camp ground, do you know?

  13. Thanks for the info I on step 2 of this..I do have another question though. How can you get a baby or a toddler without having to pay for them? I know you could before the game update.

    • You’re welcome
      You can’t you have always had to buy them using a crib, and then you have to bake a cake which costs 5LPs to age a baby into a toddler, you can add adult sims for free though

  14. So my sims freeplay is being very slow now. When i click on anything it takes really long for the game to respond. Any ideas on why and how to fix it? I really love your posts.

  15. Stuck on “search for clues”. It just keeps cycling though the three searches (finding the hamburger, the stinky fish and the chewed grass) over and over. Anybody else experiencing this?

  16. Hi, I am stuck on the Find the deer Tracks, when I send a sim to the park to find them they aren’t there. I have never had a problem before. Any ideas?

  17. I am working on the weekly quest. It says I have to take a selfie at the campground lookout. What is that and how do I do that?

  18. there is also a new feature in the sims which is adult and teenagers have new face features instead of the other features. 

  19. On my game skirts, some shoes, and some tops won’t appear for me. Like the shoes that I like the best- the gladiator sandals- are gone!😣😭😠 is this glitches or is it because of the update!? If it is because of the update then I hate the update!

  20. Hi I cleaned up all the campsite now it says I have to complete the survivalist hobby to continue to open the bridge etc, but cant find the survivalist hobby to do? what does that mean? thankyou your blogs are most helpful.

  21. How do you update to start the quest for vacationers outdoor quest. My town never showed the cempground. Hel

  22. The game wasn’t very clear it seemed like you earn one for each row. I have only completed 2. Do you get all the hairstyles for completing the entire set or do you have to continuously complete the individual rows?

  23. Hi!! Your blog is awesome! I do tell u every time! QUESTION FOR YA!! If I don’t finish the quest in time am I not able to have sleeping bags in the home store? Thank you

  24. Trying to do vacationers quest…am stuck…everytime I have sims do a task, I’ll turn off game & wait the time it takes before I return to play. EVERYTIME I return to game, it’s back at saying I have to do that step again. Any ideas?

    • This is what EA say about this:
      Sims Stopping actions

      Some players may notice their Sims actions may not be preserved when exiting and returning to the game.
      To ensure your Sims actions will be preserved, do not exit the game via the “Save and exit” button.
      To safely exit the game, simply suspend the application (by pressing your home button on your device), or force close the application through your Operating System’s Options- from https://help.firemonkeys.com.au/hc/en-us/articles/203626934-SFP-Top-Issues (not sure how that is meant to help at all, if you still have this issue I would recommend contacting EA yourself)

  25. Hi I’m having a problem in the sims free play, when I get out of the game it sometimes cancels the tasks that I gave them, if they are at work it is also canceled and I can’t send them to work for another day, what should I do? Please help!!

    • This is what EA say about this:
      Sims Stopping actions

      Some players may notice their Sims actions may not be preserved when exiting and returning to the game.
      To ensure your Sims actions will be preserved, do not exit the game via the “Save and exit” button.
      To safely exit the game, simply suspend the application (by pressing your home button on your device), or force close the application through your Operating System’s Options- from https://help.firemonkeys.com.au/hc/en-us/articles/203626934-SFP-Top-Issues (not sure how that is meant to help at all, if you still have this issue I would recommend contacting EA yourself)

  26. Ohhh. Ive watched World of Wonders three times now and I haven’t been progressed to the next task. The Firemonkey form is soooo loooong to complete with all its fields for fb google and different ids. Feeling sad. Anyone else get this or is there something I’m doing wrong?

    • Is the problem that your game isn’t saving your progress, if so this may help:
      This is what EA say about this:
      Sims Stopping actions
      Some players may notice their Sims actions may not be preserved when exiting and returning to the game.
      To ensure your Sims actions will be preserved, do not exit the game via the “Save and exit” button.
      To safely exit the game, simply suspend the application (by pressing your home button on your device), or force close the application through your Operating System’s Options- from https://help.firemonkeys.com.au/hc/en-us/articles/203626934-SFP-Top-Issues (not sure how that is meant to help at all, if you still have this issue I would recommend contacting EA yourself)

  27. I m doing above quest but i got stuck on clues
    They gave me hint smely fish
    But in your details u mantion plant
    What should i do now
    Love your blog 😍

  28. I completed the quest and opened the gate but now there’s a bunch more trash to clean up and every time I click on and compkete any of them which take anywhere from 45 min and up its like I never I never did them and have to start all over again

  29. Hey! So what do you think is better the castle or the campground? I am planning to build them both but I want one that unlocks alot first. Also btw I’m very grateful for all ur posts! They help me so much thank u!!!😊

    • I prefer the campgrounds but the campground hobbies have limited timed prizes so you have to complete them in 7 days to get the prize, the hobbies at the castle aren’t so I would build the castle if you are too busy at the moment 🙂
      You’re welcome! I’m glad they help

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