Treasure Hunt Ideas and Treasure Hunt Clues

Treasure hunts are a brilliant, fun activity and this website offers lots of free free treasure hunt ideas and treasure hunt clues for scavenger hunts and treasure hunts.

Take a look at our list of treasure hunt codes, searches or treasure hunt challenges. You can use the filters on the website to change the difficulty if you are making a treasure hunt for children. You can make the treasure hunts more difficult for adult treasure hunts too.

Create a treasure hunt online using our treasure hunt creator tool. 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.


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

Compass Directions

Hunters use a compass and directions to locate their next clue

Close-up Photos

The location of the next clue is shown by taking a close-up photo of its location.

Invisible Lemon Juice Ink Writing

A clue is writting in lemon juice, which can only be read by gently warming the paper it is written on.

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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