Book a Local Escape Room for Kids and Race to Solve Puzzles Together

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Escape rooms can be a fun activity for the whole family, and many offer designated escape rooms for kids or a kids mode feature! The clock is ticking and your adrenaline is buzzing, pushing you and your group to solve puzzles and overcome challenges as a team. Escape rooms can make for a perfect night for family fun while teaching your kids some teamwork.

A couple of tips: Most locations require advance booking, and some are open for other groups to participate with you. If you prefer a private room, be sure to indicate that when you’re booking. Also be sure to take note of the escape room difficulty level when booking. There are various levels if you are looking for a more challenging night that will guarantee fun for a date night, team bonding, or a night out with friends.

Local Escape Rooms in Chicago’s Suburbs

For a family adventure, call ahead to check that the room is age-appropriate. Some rooms have murder mystery, horror, or other themes that may be upsetting to young or sensitive children. However, there are many rooms with family-friendly themes!

Even with recommended ages, most places only allow kids to participate with adult supervision, so be sure to check first if you’re planning to drop older kids off with friends.

Local Escape Room Venues in Chicago’s Suburbs

Legendary Escape Rooms

44 W New York Street
Aurora, IL 60506
(815) 267-6640

15115 S Des Plaines Street
Plainfield, IL 60544
(630) 593-1465

Recommended for ages 13 and up. Please note that the Aurora location’s escape rooms mostly have horror-type themes.

Break Escape

36 S Evergreen Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(224) 200-2791

Recommended for ages 14+. Some rooms have mature themes.

Challenge Accepted

314 Stratford Square Mall
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(630) 894-9300

Challenge Accepted says that their 60-minute escape rooms are geared towards adults and teens, while their 20-minute escape rooms are “somewhat more suitable for preteens,” but notes that all rooms are meant to be challenging for adults. By appointment only. Closed on Tuesdays.

Escape Hour Room

619 E Boughton Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(331) 318-8337

Players must be 8+ to do the escape rooms. Adult supervision is required for children under 15 years of age.

No Escape Room

1501 West Dundee Road
Suite 103
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 722-2543

Private escape room experiences designed for ages 9 and up. Adult supervision required for anyone younger than 16.

Fuzzy Logic

30 Ogden Ave.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(331) 251-1195

This escape room venue includes several themes that are great for kids, including a playground-themed room. They recommend their rooms for ages 8+. Adult supervision is required for children under 15 years of age

Escape Factor

7228 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 943-7227

Children must be 6 or older to participate and must be accompanied by an adult (for every three children. Children under six will not be admitted unless carried by an adult or in a stroller for entire experience. Proof of age may be requested.

CluedIn Escape Rooms

440 Roosevelt Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(331) 481-9535

Rooms are designed for adults, but the website says kids 10+ tend to do well in a group with adults. Some rooms can include a live actor. By reservation only.

Panic Escape Room Games

990 Grand Canyon Parkway
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
(224) 268-3947

Escape rooms are open to all ages, but some rooms have mature themes.

Just Escape Room

512 W Burlington Ave #204
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 304-0007

Players must be 8+ for these rooms, and adult supervision is required for kids younger than 15.

Lockport Escape Room and Axe Throwing

16547 W 159th Street,
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 905-9280
Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All children 5 years and under play for free.

Escape the Room Chicago (Oak Brook)

60 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(331) 999-0887

All games are open to the public unless a private game is booked ahead of time. An adult must accompany anyone under the age of 14.

Psych Escape Room

18058 Wolf Road
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 942-4818

Designed for ages 10+, though the FAQ says kids 8+ do well with their families.

Elmhurst Escape Room

152 N. York Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(331) 225-0320

Recommended for ages 8 and up. All kids under 14 to be accompanied by an adult.

Time Quest Escape Room

18661 Dixie Hwy.
Homewood, IL 60430
(708) 378-3237

No age limit mentioned, but requires that anyone under 16 have an adult with them. Most bookings must be made a day in advance.

Crisis Rooms

20861 South La Grange Road
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 534-1256

Minimum age limit of 8 years old to participate in the escape room games. Under twelve must be accompanied by an adult.

Hidden Key Room Escapes

1260 Iroquois Avenue Suite 300
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 442-0239

Minimum age is 8. Ask about “kid mode” to simplify the puzzles for children.

Riddlebox Escape Room

620B W 5th Avenue
Naperville, IL 60563
(331) 803-0988

Kids ages 7 and under are free, however rooms are designed for ages 12+. The business advises that the Witch House escape room may not be for all kids, as it it spooky.

South Side Escape Rooms

4931 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 237-2321
South Side Escape Rooms recommends their escape rooms for ages 15 plus.

Escapology Orland Park

15830 S Harlem Ave
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 465-5007
Children 7 years and under are free. Recommended for ages 10 and older for difficulty. Kids Mode is available for some of the games. Some rooms have a content advisory for frightening content that isn’t recommended for kids.

The Impossible Mission

4137 Sauk Trail #130
Richton Park, IL 60471
(708) 964-2921
The rooms are designed for all ages, however some may have an element of thrill that kids might find slightly unnerving. Ages 6+ may enjoy the experience best.

Masterminds Escape Room Schaumburg

1015 E State Pkwy
Suite 200
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 453-4348

Recommended for ages 6+.

Crack The Code Room Escape

17208 Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 860-6930

Specifically designed as a family-friendly escape room. Children under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Focus Time Escape

9856 Derby Lane
Westchester, IL 60154
(331) 201-4605

Ages 16 and up will be suitable for the options of escape rooms available here.

Escape Room Events and Rentals

Escape Room Events at Naper Settlement

523 S Webster Street
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 420-6010

Naper Settlement regularly hosts history-themed escape room events for kids, which are usually $15 per person.

Escape Rooms Anywhere

Pick up and drop off rentals in Oswego, IL
Book via Facebook

For $60, you can rent mobile escape room challenges for home, school, parties, and more. Each challenge has a difficulty level and range of players, from four for a family game night to 48 for a big group. They’re created by a local parent with kids, teens, and families in mind. Follow the business on Facebook for holiday specials and themed challenges.

Mobile Room Escape

(773) 219-2922

For an over-the-top party experience, you can rent an escape room in a climate-controlled trailer to come to you. Mobile Room Escape offers experiences for both adults and kids, and they service the entire Chicagoland area.

Are you still looking for more to do with your kids? Check out other fun things to do with kids on our site. Have an interest in a particular activity that you would like us to review? Drop us a comment and we’ll try our best to check it out.

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