Adorable moment excited children find a buried ‘treasure chest’ in the play park (but who put it there?)

  • Three young children are amazed to discover hidden treasure in their local park
  • The eldest of three siblings stumbled across a chest using his metal detector
  • The children found jewellery and a time piece among the booty ?

A video has captured three children's delight at discovering a buried treasure chest in their local playground.?

The eldest of the three siblings located the hidden booty while scanning the park with his metal detector.?

The footage was filmed by the children's parents and uploaded to YouTube via the channel 'Our Family Treasure'.?

Three siblings were delighted to discover a treasure chest hidden in the ground in their local playground

Three siblings were delighted to discover a treasure chest hidden in the ground in their local playground

The location of the discovery was not stated, and nor was how the mysterious chest found its way to the park.

'Our?kids found a "REAL" treasure chest at the local playground using a metal detector!' the account noted.

The children's parents explained how their eldest son had spent 45 minutes searching the playground before?coming across the buried treasure.?

The eldest of the three children stumbled across the loot while playing with his metal detector in the park

The eldest of the three children stumbled across the loot while playing with his metal detector in the park

A video, captured by the children's parents, shows the budding archaeologist's several attempts to make a discovery. He dug in a number of patches before reaching the ultimate prize

A video, captured by the children's parents, shows the budding archaeologist's several attempts to make a discovery. He dug in a number of patches before reaching the ultimate prize

Then, as soon as the metal detector went off, alerting him to the hidden loot, his younger brother and sister came rushing over to assist him with the recovery mission.

The children used their hands to dig ferociously beneath the bark chips to discover the small, wooden treasure chest.

In their excitement, they quickly overturned the chest to rummage through the loot inside.

When the boy's metal detector alerted him to the treasure, his younger siblings were eager to get involved and help with the dig

When the boy's metal detector alerted him to the treasure, his younger siblings were eager to get involved and help with the dig

On discovering the chest, the children eagerly emptied it out to see what treats were hidden inside

On discovering the chest, the children eagerly emptied it out to see what treats were hidden inside

Hidden in the chest were a number of jewels, including a pearl necklace, as well as an old time piece

Hidden in the chest were a number of jewels, including a pearl necklace, as well as an old time piece

Among the booty the children found a toy pearl necklace, some beads and a time piece.

'Their reactions were absolutely priceless,' the children's parents said on YouTube.

'We hope you enjoyed the video as much as we did!'

Already the video has attracted over 22,000 views since it was uploaded on 28 November, with a number of viewers suggesting that they would try to recreate the discovery for their children.?

The eldest son was later filmed at home enjoying his new discovery and packing it with his treasured belongings

The eldest son was later filmed at home enjoying his new discovery and packing it with his treasured belongings

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