Experience an Escape Room: Are You and Your Family Up to the Challenge?

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Escape rooms have really spiked in popularity over the last few years. The clock is ticking and your adrenaline is buzzing, pushing you and your family to solve puzzles and overcome challenges as a team. Consider escape room difficulty level when booking and it can lead to the perfect night for some family fun while teaching your kids some teamwork. If you prefer not to be with kids, there are all sorts of levels for a more challenging night that will guarantee fun for a date night, team bonding and 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 in with an adult supervision, so be sure to check before dropping your kids off.

Legendary Escape Rooms
44 W New York Street
Aurora, IL 60506

15115 S Des Plaines St,
Plainfield, IL 60544
Recommended for ages 13 and up. Please note these escape rooms have horror-type themes.

Challenge Accepted
314 Stratford Square Mall
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
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.

Escape Hour Room
619 E Boughton Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Players must be 8+ to do the escape rooms here, and kids are welcomed.

Fuzzy Logic
30 Ogden Ave.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Players must be 8+ to do the escape rooms here, and kids are welcomed.

Lockport Escape Room and Axe Throwing
16547 W 159th Street,
Lockport, IL 60441
Family-friendly escape rooms.

Escape Factor
7228 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
This small, local, minority owned business – a great one to support! Children must be 6 or older to participate, but Escape Factor says the rooms are most fun for kids 10+.

CluedIn Escape Rooms
440 Roosevelt Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
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 if your entire group playing is vaccinated.

Just Escape Room
512 W Burlington Ave #204
La Grange, IL 60525
Players must be 8+ for these rooms, and adult supervision is required for kids younger than 15.

Escape the Room Chicago (Oak Brook)
60 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523
If you bring kids ages 10 and under, your family is required to pay for a full room to make it a private game as courtesy to other players.

Psych Escape Room
18058 Wolf Road
Orland Park, IL 60467
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
Kidlist Insights: Woman owned, local business – a great one to support! Great for ages 8 and up and all kids under 14 will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Riddlebox Escape Room
620B W 5th Avenue
Naperville, IL 60563
Kids aged 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.

Hidden Key Room Escapes
1260 Iroquois Avenue Suite 300
Naperville, IL 60563
Minimum age is 8. Ask about “kid mode” to simplify the puzzles for children.

Escape hOUR Room
619 E Boughton Road Suite 140
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Time Quest Escape Room
19730 Governors Highway #6
Flossmoor, IL 60422
The business doesn’t set an age limit, but requires that anyone under 16 have an adult with them.

Crisis Rooms
20861 South La Grange Road
Frankfort, IL 60423
Minimum age limit of 8 years old and above to participate in the escape room games.

South Side Escape Rooms
4931 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
South Side Escape Rooms recommends their escape rooms for ages 15+.

The Impossible Mission
20303 South Crawford Avenue Suite 200
Olympia Fields, IL 60461
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.

Escapology Orland Park
8601 W 159th Street
Orland Park, IL 60462
As of June 2022, Escapology has a Scooby-Doo room that looks fun for families. Minimum recommended age is 10+; some rooms have a content advisory for frightening content that isn’t recommended for kids.

Plainfield Lanes & Escape Room
15610 Joliet Road
Plainfield, IL 60544
One Bank Heist-themed room is available at this bowling center.

Crack The Code Room Escape
17208 Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Specifically designed as a family-friendly escape room.

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.

Masterminds Escape Room Schaumburg
17208 Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Recommended for ages 6+.

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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