Treasure Hunt Ideas and Treasure Hunt Clues

Treasure hunts are a brilliant game to play with friends and family! This site lists lots of free treasure hunt ideas for you to use to create a treasure hunt. You could create your own treasure hunt for parties or entertaining children of all ages.

The treasure hunt clues are split into categories: codes, searches and treasure hunt challenges. There is also some advice and ideas for adult treasure hunts.

Create a treasure hunt online using our treasure hunt creator tool. There are lots of different clue formats (alphabet substitution, flag signals, mirrored writing etc) and fifty locations you would find around the home that would be suitable for hiding clues. This gives our treasure hunt creator almost 400 clues to chose from! In addition, you can add your own clues to your treasure hunts, simply use the "Create your own clue" option.


Treasure hunt clues, maps and codes

Our Hints and tips page gives some advice on how to set up a treasure hunt, and things to look out for when making one.

Treasure hunt clue ideas

You can browse our idea categories or view all our clues for children and adults ideas in one list.

All our treasure hunt clues

Morse Code

The location of the next clue converted into morse code.


A sound or piece of music leads Treasure Hunters to the next clue.

Missing Mobile Phone

The next clue is on a mobile phone that must be found by calling the phone's number.

The list of treasure hunt clues is expanding, and if you have your own ideas or clues and would like them listed on the site as inspiration for others please send them to us as Make sure you include your name so we can include you as the idea's creator!

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