Common Escape Room Questions Answered for Parents and First Timers

One of the fastest growing trends in the escape room industry is the interest amongst youth, especially in the 9-14 age range; it has become a very popular attraction for those ages, including birthday parties and sports team building.  Since many parents are unfamiliar with how escape rooms work and whether or not they are an appropriate activity for their children, we have answered the most common questions we get from parents… keep reading to find out why escape rooms are a great entertainment option for all ages! 

 1. Are escape rooms appropriate for this age?

Like many questions, the answer to this one is, it depends.  Most escape rooms in the Milwaukee area are very family friendly.  Other than an occasional jump scare (often unintentional), most rooms have little horror or other adult level content.  There are a few with murder or kidnapping themes that may or may not be appropriate for your child’s age, so it is always best to get as much information as possible about the theme(s).  All of the rooms at Solve Escape Rooms are appropriate for any age; none of our rooms contain any intentional jump scares, adult themes, or horror content.

2. Does a parent or adult need to be in the room?

This requirement varies somewhat between escape room facilities, but it is common that an adult is required to be in the room if any of the participants are below a certain age.  At Solve, we require at least one person of adult age be in the room if any participant is below the age of 14.  Even though young groups will frequently say they don’t want their parents in the room, it has been our experience that ultimately they welcome the guidance that an adult can provide.

3. Can this age solve the puzzles or are these rooms too difficult?

It is actually quite amazing how good some of the younger participants can do.  They often see things in a different way than their adult counterparts and their out of the box thinking is frequently right on point.  It is important, however, to find an escape room facility that doesn’t limit hints to avoid a situation where the group gets stuck and frustrated.

4. Do you have a party room or extra space for us to bring food and presents?

This is relatively rare at escape room facilities.  Space is at a premium and most escape room facilities will use as much of their space as possible to create their escape rooms.  Like most escape rooms, Solve does not have extra space for this purpose.

5. How long will we be there?

Expect to be on site at the escape room facility for about 1 ½ hours.  The group has 60 minutes to solve the room but also allow time for instructions, back story and pictures/debrief afterwards.  The better escape room facilities will spend time with your group, answering your questions and walking you through solutions to any remaining puzzles that you didn’t solve.

Escape rooms are a great form of entertainment suitable for individuals of all ages; they are one of few popular activities that provide a welcome respite from technology devices, fostering genuine engagement and interaction among participants. We are all enthusiastic about adventure and enjoy the thrill of solving puzzles, but this can be an especially exciting activity for young people.

If you need any help setting up an event, please call us at 262-278-4060.

One of the fastest growing trends in the escape room industry is the interest amongst youth, especially in the 9-14 age range; it has become a very popular attraction for those ages, including birthday parties and sports team building.  Since many parents are unfamiliar with how escape rooms work and whether or not they are an appropriate activity for their children, we have answered the most common questions we get from parents… keep reading to find out why escape rooms are a great entertainment option for all ages! 

 1. Are escape rooms appropriate for this age?

Like many questions, the answer to this one is, it depends.  Most escape rooms in the Milwaukee area are very family friendly.  Other than an occasional jump scare (often unintentional), most rooms have little horror or other adult level content.  There are a few with murder or kidnapping themes that may or may not be appropriate for your child’s age, so it is always best to get as much information as possible about the theme(s).  All of the rooms at Solve Escape Rooms are appropriate for any age; none of our rooms contain any intentional jump scares, adult themes, or horror content.

2. Does a parent or adult need to be in the room?

This requirement varies somewhat between escape room facilities, but it is common that an adult is required to be in the room if any of the participants are below a certain age.  At Solve, we require at least one person of adult age be in the room if any participant is below the age of 14.  Even though young groups will frequently say they don’t want their parents in the room, it has been our experience that ultimately they welcome the guidance that an adult can provide.

3. Can this age solve the puzzles or are these rooms too difficult?

It is actually quite amazing how good some of the younger participants can do.  They often see things in a different way than their adult counterparts and their out of the box thinking is frequently right on point.  It is important, however, to find an escape room facility that doesn’t limit hints to avoid a situation where the group gets stuck and frustrated.

4. Do you have a party room or extra space for us to bring food and presents?

This is relatively rare at escape room facilities.  Space is at a premium and most escape room facilities will use as much of their space as possible to create their escape rooms.  Like most escape rooms, Solve does not have extra space for this purpose.

5. How long will we be there?

Expect to be on site at the escape room facility for about 1 ½ hours.  The group has 60 minutes to solve the room but also allow time for instructions, back story and pictures/debrief afterwards.  The better escape room facilities will spend time with your group, answering your questions and walking you through solutions to any remaining puzzles that you didn’t solve.

Escape rooms are a great form of entertainment suitable for individuals of all ages; they are one of few popular activities that provide a welcome respite from technology devices, fostering genuine engagement and interaction among participants. We are all enthusiastic about adventure and enjoy the thrill of solving puzzles, but this can be an especially exciting activity for young people.

If you need any help setting up an event, please call us at 262-278-4060.