Treasure Hunt Ideas and Treasure Hunt Clues

This site is lists free treasure hunt clues and ideas for you to use when you make your own treasure hunt or scavenger hunt. Treasure hunts are an excellent thing to do at a party - treasure hunts are such a fun thing to do for your friends and family. If you need to write treasure hunt clues you can pick from our treasure hunt challenges, treasure hunt code clues, treasure hunt searches or treasure hunt clue puzzles. Also, there are ready-made free treasure hunts for you to download and print your clues.

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

Mirrored Lettering

The location of the next clue converted into mirrored text.

Convert the location of the next clue into mirrored text so that it can only be read by reflecting the text in a mirror.

The easiest way to create the clue is to write it in front of a mirror, looking into the mirror whilst writing.

Miming Letters

Messages are mimed one letter at a time from one person to another.

QR Codes

A secret message is coded into an image which can be read by (most) smartphones.

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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