Kid-Friendly Escape Rooms in Calgary

Kid-Friendly Escape Rooms in Calgary - SavvyMom

Escape rooms have become a popular way to practice team building and collaboration for kids and grownups alike. Not only is it a great way to get your brain in problem-solving mode, but it’s also a ton of fun! Most escape rooms in Calgary have a variety of rooms filled with puzzles and clues around rotating themes like holidays, TV shows and movies, and escape-based scenarios like deserted island and prison cells. Whether your family wants to try your luck at escaping together, or your kids want to take a crack at it with friends, Calgary has lots of opportunities to break free (usually in 60 minutes or less!) We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite escape rooms in Calgary to check out – visit their websites to learn more about their current room offerings.

Before you get started, here are a few tips for trying out escape rooms for kids (especially younger ones!)

  • Consider their interests and personality: If your kiddo has a hard time focusing on one task or wouldn’t do well in one room for an extended amount of time, escape rooms may not be for them (yet!)
  • Find a room they’ll love: Check out the website of the location you plan to visit and see what escape rooms are currently being offered. Is there a theme that jibes with your child’s current interests? Ask them to help you pick one out! Many companies rate the difficulty level, age recommendation, time limit, and provide a short synopsis of your escape theme to give you a better idea of what the room will be like.
  • Get them involved in the hunt for clues: Escape rooms involve finding hidden objects and using them to solve clues. Get your kid on the case of finding those hidden clues inside, under, behind, and on top of furniture and objects in the room!

Escape Rooms in Calgary for Kids & Families

Escape60 |

1638 10 Ave.
Cost: Premium Escape Rooms $36; Standard Escape Rooms $34; Virtual Escape Adventures $33; Catering Packages + Standard Room Games start at $49 for groups of 8 or more. Play for free on your birthday and many other special occasions – just ask! See website for additional packages and pricing.

Escape60 offers an escape room experience you won’t soon forget! Folks who have visited their live escape rooms can’t stop raving about the attention to detail in the custom-built rooms, and love the themed (adult and non-alcoholic) drinks you can try out before and after your escape experience. Escape60 currently has 11 live escape rooms that guests can book including four wizardry-themed rooms, as well as The Office, Friends, and Jurassic Park themes and more! Looking to try the experience at home? No problem! They also offer at home/virtual/mobile escape themes and packages. There is no age limit but the games are designed for adults. Ages 9 – 13 must have one participating paying adult per 4 children.

The Locked Room |

3 Locations: Bay #15 2015 32 Ave NE,  9937 Fairmount Dr SE and 5330 72 Ave SE #191
Cost: $36.75 per person for a 2 player game; $33.25  pp for a 3 player game; $29.75 pp for 4+ players

The Locked Room is one of the original escape rooms in Calgary, and they now have three locations to visit across the city with 12 escape rooms to choose from. Work together in teams of 2-10 to solve clues and make your grand escape in rooms with themes like Game Over, The Great Train Heist, and Mythical Creatures. Children ages 6 to 11 require at least one adult or guardian (18+) in the group to participate. Children under the age of 6 are not permitted in the escape rooms.

Trapped |

1139 Kensington Rd NW
Cost: $28 per person. Receive 1 free admission within 3 days of your birthday. Save $3 on back to back games. Sign up for a Trapped Membership for additional discounts.

At Trapped, each of their six themed rooms are suitable for first time escapers. Take a peek at their themes page to find the best fit for your team! Most of their current running themes are designed to be appropriate for all ages, but some of their themes are considered 14A, so any participant under the age of 14 needs to be accompanied by an adult. There are currently three PG-Rated themes for younger escapees to try out: The Carnival, Ancient Pyramid, and Medieval Prison. Any participant 12 or under will need to be accompanied by an adult regardless of which theme they’re trapped in.

Confined |

Bay L – 2020, 32 Ave NE
Cost: $27.95 for all rooms except Frankenstein: A Steampunk Adventure ($35). Play for free on your birthday with promo code: Birthday

Confined escape rooms in Calgary offer different one-hour themed rooms for up to 8 players, aged 6 and up. Certain rooms may have a specific age restriction, and all rooms are designed for adults. Players aged 6 – 14 should be accompanied by an adult as game-play can become too confusing and/or difficult, and some elements may be unreachable. Those under the age of 14 must have an adult over the age of 18. There are no restrictions for players over the age of 14. The Alice In Wonderland 3-D room comes highly recommended by escape-room connoisseurs for its immersive, other-worldly design, but all rooms have been applauded for their attention to detail, craftsmanship, and unique puzzles.

Escape Hour |

3016 19 St NE #200

Escape Hour has four immersive themes for you to plan your escape from, with The Lost Jewel of Zanzibar recommended for kids 9 and up. If you’re looking to host a birthday party for your teen, Escape Hour is great for kids 15 and over, but does require that an adult attend inside the game room (the adult is free of charge) There is nothing in the current Escape Hour rooms that is scary for young people, however new room themes are always being developed and there may be one in future that will be more frightening. If so, it will be clearly identified. For something a little different, check out their VR escape experiences!

Exit Calgary |

Mount Royal Village, Unit 60, 880 16 Ave SW
Cost: Adults $27.99, Kids 6-12 $22.39

Exit Calgary has 5 themed rooms to choose from for participants 6 years and over. Current themes that escape artists have loved include Tokyo Rush and Ancient Egypt. For youths 6 – 12 years old, at least one adult (18+) must be amongst the participants. If you’ve got a baby in tow, great news – you can still play! Infants are allowed  into most of their game rooms if accompanied by an adult. There must be at least one adult in the room per child under the age of 6. If you’ve got kids between 13 and 17 who’d like to try the puzzles out on their own, at least one adult (18+) must be present in the building to sign the waiver on their behalf, and this stay in the building during their game.

Has your family ever tried an escape room together? Which escape rooms in Calgary are must-tries? Let us know in the comments!


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