Treasure Hunt Ideas and Treasure Hunt Clues

Treasure hunts are a brilliant way to entertain at Christmas! This site lists lots of free treasure hunt clues for you to use to create a treasure hunt over the Christmas holidays. You could create your own treasure hunt for parties, and use our Christmas treasure hunt clues. If you are creating a treasure hunt for adults there are some adults treasure hunt ideas too!

Our treasure hunt clues are split into categories: codes, searches and treasure hunt challenges.

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

Word Search

A clue is hidden in a word search by using the word search's leftover letters.

Encased In Ice

The next clue is encased in ice - the treasure hunter has to break the ice to retrieve the clue.

Word Association

A clue hints the location of the next clue, for example a clue "4o C" would lead to a fridge.

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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