Since the first real life one opened in 2007 in Japan, escape rooms have become increasingly popular, and today there are plenty of escape rooms for children to choose from. They can be a great family bonding experience, and can encourage creative thinking, strategy and teamwork in children of different ages. However, there are some things to keep in mind if you’re planning an escape room for kids outing. Most escape rooms have a theme, and some of these can be scary or overwhelming for younger children; many escape rooms are suitable for those aged 12 and over. You want to make sure the room isn’t too difficult for your child, as that takes away most of the fun. Finally, your child may enjoy the experience more if the escape room theme matches their interests, whether video games, fairy tales or super heroes.