Treasure Hunt Ideas and Treasure Hunt Clues

Free Treasure hunt ideas can be found on this website, to help you create the perfect treasure hunt for parties, rainy weekends or sunny holidays!  The treasure hunt clues listed on here are categorised into searches, treasure hunt challenges, codes and our new section puzzles. If you use a variety of different clues your treasure hunts will be lots of fun: try adding padlocks to create locked card clues, encase clues in ice or use mobile phones and QR Codes to add some technology to classic treasure hunts. These are especially good when making spy themed treasure hunts.

Treasure hunts for adults are great too - take a look at our Treasure Hunt Ideas for Adults for some inspiration on how to make a good treasure hunt for grown-ups!

If you would like a bit more help in creating your treasure hunt, use our free tool to create a treasure hunt online. 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 choose 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


The location of the next clue is an anagram.

Logo Recognition

Treasure hunters must identify different company logos.


A simple cryptex-style puzzle made from toilet roll tubes.

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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