For adults, escape rooms can be a fun, kid-free, date night activity. A night of solving puzzles with your significant other and a couple of friends sounds like a challenging and thrilling time. Adding children into the mix can seem overwhelming, but children can have just as much fun in an escape room as adults. If you’re thinking about bringing your kids to an escape room, read this.
1. Research Escape Rooms in Your Area
When you search for an escape room near you, make sure you look at their room themes. Some escape rooms have gory, or otherwise, scary themes like zombie apocalypse, murder mystery, or abandoned jail. These rooms might not be age-appropriate for your children to join. Instead, try to look for rooms with more age-friendly themes, like our escape room, Eye of Horus.
Feel free to call escape rooms near you to find out their room recommendations.
2. Have a Conversation with Your Child
If you want to set your child up for success before you book an escape room, have a conversation with them. Sometimes children surprise us with the ways they handle new events. Talking to your child beforehand can help you limit their anxiety or fear when they go to an escape room. Make sure to mention any riddles, puzzles, and games your child will be playing.
3. Be Patient with Your Child in an Escape Room
If you think that it might be too difficult to manage your child while you’re in an escape room, it might be better to just leave them with a sitter. However, if you’re willing to work with your child through puzzles and riddles, an escape room can be the perfect family activity. Don’t expect your child to act or play like an adult.
4. Give Your Child Easy Tasks
Unless your child is a 9-year-old prodigy, don’t expect them to know how to solve every puzzle or riddle in the escape room. Try to find easier tasks for your child to complete, this way, they don’t feel left out of the escape room, and they can feel like they helped the family escape.
That being said, children are extremely creative and are great at finding hidden objects or things that might be overlooked by the rest of the team. Other tasks you can assign to your child include number games, word searches, and finding objects with a black light.
5. Have Fun with Your Child
One of the most important parts of an escape room is: have fun! Children are excellent at having fun and not taking life too seriously. Escape rooms can be a great way for adults to take a break from adulthood and have fun like a kid again. Remember, don’t take the escape room too seriously; your child will thank you.
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