Treasure Hunt Ideas

Treasure hunt clues are sometimes hard to create, so this website aims to give you free treasure hunt clues and scavenger hunt ideas! Take a look at the full list of treasure hunt ideas, or browse the treasure hunt codes, searches or challenges categories.

There is also a new tool to try: Create your treasure hunt online. There are ten 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. That 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.

If you already have a treasure hunt and are simply looking for inspiration, the ideas page will help you. You could build a treasure hunt made up of a sequence of clues of any difficulty, ideal for children or adults.


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

Combination Locks

A combination lock gives the next clue by using digits found on other clues

Letters With Transparent Overlay

A grid of random letters hides a clue, which is revealed by correctly positioning a transparent sheet over the top.

Letters In A Maze

The letters on the correct path through the maze spell out the location of the next clue.

More treasure hunt ideas are always being added, so the clue lists are growing and growing. Have a look at the Hints and Tips page for help on making a good treasure hunt. 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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