About 10 years ago I had the opportunity to go to 5 wits Boston as part of my little sisters birthday party. It was really fun and seemed to really include every age group. Everyone enjoyed themselves. Well fast-forward 10 years a husband and two children later. It was my husbands birthday and I wanted to do something a little different. Something fun but not your typical dinner and a movie. I was able to speak with John over at 5-wits and let me just say WOW! He was so flexible and willing to help! I knew our readers would be interested in this one of a kind experience. He couldn’t wait to share with you what 5 wits is all about. Now before you say- ahh Foxboro, MA is too far away let me fill you in on a little secret, 5 wits has a Syracuse, NY location. You should seriously try one of these fabulous locations out! Weather you need to take a little drive to get there or if its right down the street- you won’t be disappointed!
In Foxboro 5 wits had two very unique and different experiences. The first was 20000 leagues. For this tour our guide, Crysta was awesome and so much fun. Each tour has a guide to kindof enjoy the experience with you and help you figure things out if needed. *Note- here I want to give you a play by play of each little thing we did but then you might not have as many surprises when you go on your own, so I will just give you some little teasers. During the 20, 000 leagues experience we were able to find hidden doors and secret buttons. We had to find ways to get
our Nautilus up and running.
We had to fix gears, combine potions and formulas and reboot the electrical system in order to make it back up to the surface and discover what happened to Captain Nemo and The Nautilus. There were multiple rooms that we traveled through, each with their own challenges and atmospheres. Every detail was covered so you truly felt like you were inside a Nautilus deep in the sea. During this tour it was myself, my husband, my 16 year old sister, my 18 year old sister and my 32 year old sister Caitlin. For those who don’t know Caitlin has down syndrome- I bring this up to take a moment to describe the fabulous experience that Caitlin had. In ways in boggled my mind how 5-wits could create challenges that were both complex yet adaptable to people of all ages and abilities. Caitlin could participate in every single challenge. There were things to move and things to touch as well as things to figure out. We were all able to help with opening doors and connecting things. It was truly remarkable- this experience was really for ANYONE, young or old.
The second experience we participated in was Espionage. Now I mentioned Caitlin before but let me just say she always loves to pretend to be a spy or super sleuth- in fact she carries a magnifying glass around in her purse on a regular basis. Anyway she was thrilled about climbing over and under lasers like some of her favorite heroes and heroines. I loved pretending I was starring in some movie as I decoded things and raced against time bombs. In fact- let me toot my own horn here- I was the one who unscrambled the numbers for the keypad on the locked door- THANK YOU! We had a blast. We had to use science and math to figure out the challenges, we had to follow directions and work as a team. We climbed through small spaces and ran from explosions. You seriously cannot get this experience anywhere else. It was so much fun! Our tour guide Josh was amazing. He was witty and fun. Catie had a little crush on him and he handled it perfectly. This second tour was with a few other people whom we didn’t know. It was fun to be with other people and work together and laugh and enjoy the adventure. It was like being in a movie or a video game as we challenged ourselves to figure out whole the mole was in the CABAL corporation and solve puzzles in order to get out in time. My Dad came on this adventure with us and he enjoyed every room and every challenge- searching for things and cracking safes. I cannot reiterate enough how much fun these adventures were. It’s always fun to try something new and different. From a family perspective I feel like nothing strengthens a family like spending time working together. It was fun to work together and laugh at the funny things along the way. It definitely brought us closer together than a movie would have and it was a lot more fun!! And most important to me was that the people who worked at 5 wits were funny, personable and knew how to adapt to all types of learning styles. And a huge bonus- they were awesome with Caitlin- which goes a very long way in my book.
So now that I have made you want to get up and go to 5 wits right now- even if it means 12 hours in the car- I guess you’ll be glad to know that 5 wits has been generous enough to give away 2 pairs of tickets! So enter to win. Even if you send them to a friend who lives closer- it will be the best gift they every receive!!
This giveaway will run from April 7-16. This giveaway is open to US residents ages 18+ (please note the only locations to use these tickets are in Mass. and NY though if you win you may gift them to someone you know who lives closer). Good luck!