Travelling on your own or in a couple is quite different to travelling with children. More so when they reach the dreaded teenage years where nothing you come up with is fun for them. Everything changes - how much time you spend at an attraction, even the attractions visited, to the music you play in the car whilst driving, to the eye-rolling, grumpy and sullen looks on their faces, avoiding eye contact, the incessant complaining or the "Are we there yet?" chorus. Many times they are busy watching a show or listening to songs or speaking to friends on their tablets or mobiles, making earphones their best friend throughout the vacation. This obviously completely defeats the purpose of quality family time. Many times, parents give up on the thought of going on vacation with their teenage children as it can be quite, well, difficult. After all, for adolescents, parents are not the favourite travelling companion.The thought of a "fun" vacation seems like an impossible feat.
What teenagers need are fun and exciting things to do during the vacation. Many times the reason behind the whole vacation is getting closer as a family and spending quality time together. The best way to achieve this is to find activities that promote team work. That's where puzzle escape rooms come in. They're just perfect on all accounts.
Keep Calm and GO TEAM!
It's rather hard, if not impossible, to escape a puzzle escape room if there's little or no communication. Puzzle escape rooms will make you want to share what you've discovered no matter how grumpy or "hormone-fueled" the kids are. You all know your goal and as soon as you enter a room, you all work as a team to achieve it.
Puzzle escape rooms help you provide enough energy to entice everyone in the family, no matter the age. What a great way to prise them away from their gadgets, because, let's be honest, there's no way they're going to travel without them! They're going to forget about them as soon as they start playing, I can guarantee it!
At the end of the day, family vacations are where so many memories are made and trust me, they won't forget this!
Have you ever gone to a puzzle escape room with an adolescent, how did it go?