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The Best Escape Rooms for Families: Top 5 Fan-Favorites

13 Jan 2019

Embarking on an escape room adventure as a family is not just about unlocking doors and solving puzzles; it’s about unlocking laughter, bonding over challenges, and creating lasting memories together. In this simple guide, we dive into the heart of family-friendly escapades, exploring a variety of rooms that cater to the interests and imaginations of all ages. From the whimsical and fantastical to the thrilling and educational, we’ve curated a list of top-notch escape rooms that promise an unforgettable experience for the whole family.

Keep reading to learn why players young and old love these rooms.

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What Are the Best Family-Friendly Escape Rooms

Here are a few of the most popular escape rooms for families.

1. The Whimsical World of The Smurfs

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum Age: 9
  • Number of Players: 2–8

Families adore the Smurfs escape room for its vibrant, joyous adventure that allows both kids and adults to step into the magical Smurf village. It’s this unique perspective-shifting gameplay that adds an extra layer of fun, making every puzzle and challenge a delightful discovery. The Smurfs escape room is a fantastic journey into a world of laughter, music, and camaraderie, offering a heartwarming experience that strengthens family bonds through imagination and teamwork.

2. The Nautical Adventure of Nautilus

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Minimum Age: 8
  • Number of Players: 2–6

The Nautilus escape room captures the essence of adventure and exploration, perfect for families looking to dive into a historical and thrilling underwater quest. As you become part of Captain Nemo’s crew, the race against time to uncover hidden treasures and defeat sea monsters turns into an exhilarating challenge that ignites young adventurers’ curiosity and problem-solving skills. Families love this room because it combines education with excitement, fostering a love for history and adventure in an unforgettable underwater escapade.

3. The Thrilling Expedition of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Minimum Age: 10
  • Number of Players: 4–8

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a hit among families for its heart-pounding adventure that tests bravery, wit, and teamwork. Inspired by the beloved movies, this escape room brings the wild and unpredictable world of Jumanji to life, offering a challenging yet thrilling experience for kids and adults alike. Families are thrilled by the opportunity to navigate through this immersive game together, facing mind-bending puzzles and twists that require collective problem-solving and courage, making it an adrenaline-fueled adventure that leaves lasting memories.

For a special behind-the-scenes look at this room, check out our guide to how the Jumanji room was built.

4. The Magical Adventure of Wizard’s Treasure

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum Age: 10
  • Number of Players: 2–6

Dive into the mystical and magical world of Wizard’s Treasure, an escape room that’s perfect for families looking for an enchanting experience. With its easy difficulty level, the game is accessible for participants as young as 10 years old, provided they’re accompanied by an adult. The setup involves sneaking into the domain of the evil wizard Haladrax to unravel his magical machinations and stop his diabolical schemes. This adventure is not just about solving puzzles; it’s about crafting spells, catching lightning, and manipulating time itself to uncover the secrets of the Wizard’s treasure.

5. The Mysterious Adventure of Grandma’s Master Plan

  • Difficulty: Expert
  • Minimum Age: 10
  • Number of Players: 3–7

This room is a journey into the life of a seemingly ordinary grandmother who harbors a hidden agenda as a master criminal. The story unfolds with a blend of humor and suspense, revealing secrets and plots that will keep you engaged from start to finish. Families and groups often praise this room for its engaging plot and thematic puzzles that perfectly align with the storyline. The initial setting, filled with personal mementos and sentimental objects, immediately immerses you into the world of an enigmatic grandmother, making every clue and puzzle part of a larger, intriguing narrative. Designed to accommodate groups of various sizes, it’s recommended to tackle this adventure with at least three participants to fully enjoy the moderate difficulty level and the linear progression of puzzles.

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As you can see, 60out offers some of the best escape rooms for families around! Check out the rest of our family escape rooms, or book a room today!

With so many themes in so many different categories, you have access to an escape room that will make everyone happy.

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