Treasure Hunt Ideas and Treasure Hunt Clues

The Christmas season is here, so we have created a free christmas treasure hunt for you to use when you need some Christmas treasure hunt clues. There are also lots of free treasure hunt clues and ideas for you to use when you make your own treasure hunt or scavenger hunt, and there are a set of other ready-made treasure hunts for you to download and print your clues.

You can find some ideas here for a Christmas Eve treasure hunt for those familes who have a tradition of opening a present early on Christmas Eve.

There is a free treasure hunt idea tool to create a treasure hunt online. The tool has loads of clue ideas in different 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.

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

Jigsaw Puzzle

The next clue is written down and cut up to form a jigsaw puzzle.

Story Map

Hunters must follow instructions using a map to determine letters of the clue.

Letter Grid

A grid of letters only reveals the clue if read in the correct order.

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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