Are you looking for a way to pull the family together and away from devices? Escape rooms could be the answer. They're an immersive adventure for the whole family.
Yet not all escape rooms are age appropriate for all kids. Before choosing an escape room adventure, it is important to know the age appropriateness of the setting and plot.
Of course, age is only one consideration. The maturity and cleverness of your child are also important, which is something only you know best.
The minimum age for any escape room is 10 years old, although some have a minimum age of 12 years old. There are several reasons for this recommendation.
Different escape rooms also have different plots and themes. It is important to choose an escape room that is age appropriate for your child. You don’t want to put them in a situation that will seem too spooky or give them nightmares later on.
Most escape rooms are labeled for a minimum age for participation, but this is only a guideline. For example, not every 12-year-old will be well suited for a harder adventure.
Three tips to choosing the right escape room:
Some escape rooms may be rated for children 12 and older but are very difficult.
When choosing an escape room, you want to be sure that it isn’t too hard for your child, otherwise, they might get frustrated and give up. You are the best judge of how good your child will be able to work with you to solve the puzzles and escape the room.
It is a good idea to choose an escape room that is aligned with their interests. The more interesting the story is, the more likely it is that your child will truly have fun.
Who will be participating in the adventure? The more adults or older teens in the group, the harder the adventure can be as the adults take the lead.
If there will be more children than adults, or several children with just one chaperone, an easier adventure that the kids can immerse themselves in would be better.
60OUT has a number of escape rooms that are appropriate for children aged 10 or 12 and up. We make it easy to choose an escape room for your family. Each escape room is rated in difficulty and age, with summaries available of the plot of the adventure.
Recommendations by age: