Treasure Hunt Ideas and Treasure Hunt Clues

Treasure hunts are an excellent way to have fun, and there are lots of free treasure hunt clues and ideas available to help you build a great hunt! You can mix it up with challenges, puzzles, codes and searches.

There is a free treasure hunt idea tool to make a treasure hunt online. This has been recently updated to include 150 Magic Eye treasure hunt clues - there are now over 2800 clues available for you to use covering 150 locations around the home and garden. If you'd like some advice on using Magic Eye clues see our Magic Eye post.

Everybody loves a treasure hunt, including adults! Take a look at Treasure Hunt Ideas for Adults for ideas on how to make a treasure hunt for grown-ups!


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

Doorway Challenge

Treasure hunters are told how many doors and steps must be navigated to get the next clue.

Close-up Photos

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

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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