The Best Melbourne Escape Rooms for Kids
If you and the kids are puzzle nuts, enjoy a challenge, and are sharp in the brain department, finding clues and solving riddles to race the clock and escape the puzzle room in time can be a hugely rewarding outing.
Not all of the rooms offered in each location are cool for kids (some are horror-themed and may be a bit much), so make sure you do your homework first to avoid nightmares!
Most require 2-6 players, have a range of difficulty levels, and take about 50 minutes to 1.5 hours to complete. It's important that you work together, so get your thinking caps on, be ready to think quickly on your feet, and immerse yourself in a whole other world for a bit of family fun.
Escape Room, Melbourne
Escape Room was created by two psychology PHDs so let's just say it's not going to be easy! But that's what makes it so fun. There are two locations, each with different themes. For families we recommend Disappearance (in Flemington) or for older kids who can handle the pressure, the Mine Escape (at the South Melbourne venue) - this nail biter of a challenge has you trying to excavate the miners and bring them up to safety. Tick, tick, tick, will you get them out in time?!
Where to find it: 9 Lee street Flemington and 12-18 Yarra Street South Melbourne
For more info and to book: Check their website
Image Credit: Escape Room Melbourne
Think outside the box in the rooms at escapeXperience near Chadstone, where their team invested months developing varied, creative and sometime wacky puzzles that will intrigue, challenge, tease and thrill you.
The Amnesia room is best for beginners, and comes highly recommended. Check out the glamour and mystery of the Burlesque room, or test your wits against the ingenious Clockwork room, where there are more questions than answers.
Where to find it: Level 1, 38-40 Eaton Mall, Oakleigh
For more info and to book: check out their website
Image Credit: EscapeXperience
Escapism at Strike, Melbourne
In amongst the ten-pin bowling lanes at Highpoint, Melbourne Central, and QV are Strike's very own escape rooms.
In "Forensic" at Highpoint, you are required to find clues and solve the riddles for escape, "Shutdown" in Melbourne Central features never-before-seen artificial intelligence gameplay, and QV has "Jailbreak" - crack the clues and beat the clock to bust out before your time is up! If you're in Glen Waverly, check out The Old Haunt (also available at Melbourne Central), where you need to solve the riddles to escape the abandoned mansion. For more fun options, check out their list and locations here.
Where to find it: Cnr Lonsdale Street and Russell Street, Melbourne
For more info and to book: check out their website.
Image Credit: Escapism at Strike
Escape Hunt, Melbourne
Choose from "Law and Disorder", "Secrets of the Brewery", "Machinarium", and "Odditorium" escape rooms for 4-5 people at this old-timey brain venture.
Where to find it: Shop 3, 190 Queen Street, Melbourne
For more info and to book: check their website.
Image Credit: The Escape Hunt Experience, Melbourne
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Oct 13 2019
All the escapeXperience are really scary and not appropriate for kids
Oct 03 2019
Escape experience -Amnesia is not really suitable for kids, too scary and best for adults. You need to be 18 to go into Strike. Not sure if the people mentioning these rooms have actually been in them or been in them with kids.
Apr 17 2019
Adventure Rooms Melbourne is great for families. With 3 varying difficulties to cater for different ages of children!
Mar 09 2019
The One Room Escape is pretty cool as well in Glen Waverley. I have done the Egyptian one with my friends!