Top Tips for Taking Children to Escape Rooms

Thu, 12 Mar, 2020

Your escape experience will change when children are part of your team, as there are certain rules and parameters that must be adhered to before, during and after the game that are consistent regardless of the company you choose. So to help out, here are our

Top tips to ensure you get the most out of your escape game experience with kids

1. Check The Age Limit

Checking the age limit before arrival might seem like common sense, but trust us when we say that plenty of people have been left disappointed after turning up, only to find out their kids are too young to be left unsupervised!

Aside from the age limit, there are usually age recommendations set for each escape room. Age recommendations correspond to the difficulty and maturity level of the room’s content. A 15+ room will be too difficult, scary or both for young children…

2. Take a Toilet Break Beforehand!

You’re free to leave the room whenever you like, so when nature calls, your young ones can take a bathroom break if needed. However, we highly recommend doing this beforehand, as toilet breaks will definitely eat into your 60-minutes of allotted time. We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience!

3. Get Them Involved as Much as Possible

Certain escape rooms will have puzzles that only an adult can complete. If this is the case and you encounter a particularly tricky puzzle, complete it yourself first before letting the kids have a crack at it! Guiding them through the process will turn into a fun learning experience for them. Try to get them involved at every opportunity, as the game is for them just as much as it is for you!

4. Be On The Lookout!

We all know what kids are like and there always comes a point in their adolescent youth when they resemble teething puppies! That curious phase when they think it’s acceptable to try and destroy anything that they play with!

Escape rooms have a range of bespoke props and furniture that are very expensive and very fragile. Keep a constant eye on your kids to make sure they don’t get too rough; otherwise, you’ll be picking up a costly bill at the end of your game!

5. Having Fun Is The Most Important Thing

If you don’t escape in time, who cares? The most important thing is to have fun! Remind your children that it’s not a failure or the end of the world if your time expires before fully completing the game.

Taking on a new challenge and creating memories with your young ones should be the ultimate goal. We also recommend that you go someplace afterwards to debrief and have a chat about all the fun you’ve just had!