Our First Time at a Rage Room

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I don’t remember the first time I heard the term “rage room”, but I remember how intrigued I was. Basically, you are given a “weapon”, a number of breakable items, and time to break, beat up, and smash them in a small room. I knew we had to try it and figured our oldest daughter’s 16th birthday was the perfect opportunity.

We googled the closest rage room, which led us to Smash & Grab in Riviera Beach, Florida.

family at a rage room

Our Rage Room Experience

We set an appointment for my daughter and me online. When we arrived, we were greeted by James, the owner of Smash & Grab. We were asked to fill out a release form and then were fitted with safety gear including protective eyewear, face shield, helmet, and protective gloves.

We were led to the back, where we were able to choose our “weapons”. They offer a variety of things to hit with, including baseball bats, golf clubs, cricket bats, sledgehammers, pipes, and more. 

Next, we were taken to our rage room, complete with a variety of items to smash, including dishes, a computer monitor, a lamp, vases, and more! 

Smash & Grab has a cell phone holder in the corner of the room, so you can record your session. James explained the rules and gave us some pointers. 

Once the door closed, and our time started, we were a little hesitant to hit anything. But once you get started, it’s hard to stop. Before we knew it, everything was smashed and the floor was covered in glass, ceramic, and metal pieces.

daughter and mom after a successful session at a rage room

broken dishes on the floor

Why We Loved the Rage Room

STRESS RELEASE
I didn’t realize how much stress you could release by smashing things until I stepped foot in a rage room. With every plate that shattered, I could feel myself loosening up. 

GREAT EXERCISE
All that swinging was bound to shock my body. I woke up the following morning and my arms and shoulders were super sore. I was having so much fun, I didn’t realize how much exercise I was getting. 

BONDING EXPERIENCE
Who knew that breaking things with your teenager could bring you closer together. Lucia and I had a blast taking turns and breaking things. We were giggling and high-fiving. It was glorious. 

VERY THERAPEUTIC
We loved smashing things so much. At one point, we thought about something that bothered us just before we broke something. It was a therapeutic way to let go of the things that took up way too much space in our brains.

Was it worth the money?

Smash & Grab cost us around $120 for 30 minutes. That’s $60 per person. They have additional options for larger groups, fewer items, more items, more time, etc. So your cost will depend on a number of factors. 

We left the rage room discussing when we would go back. It was 100% worth the money for us. We left a little sweaty and with indentations on our faces from the safety gear. But we also left feeling much lighter and with much less stress. 

If smashing things is not your thing, Smash & Grab also has a splatter room where you can splatter paint on the walls. We are going to try that next time!

Don’t forget to check out the highlights and check out all of the things we broke!

 

Have you ever been to a rage room? What did you think? Comment below and let us know!

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Rage rooms are quickly becoming a popular place to destress while you break things. But are they worth the money? This is our experience.
Rage rooms are quickly becoming a popular place to destress while you break things. But are they worth the money? This is our experience.

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  1. This looks like a lot of fun and a great way to release stress – I’ve never done anything like this but would love to give it a go

    Laura x

  2. The way you described the place makes me want to visit it as well with my loved ones. It is indeed a fresh break from all the chaos around.

  3. I had heard of these before but have never been in one before! It sounds like a really cool and fun experience.

  4. Because of your post I am researching for one of these near me as my daughter wants to go 😉 Looks really fun and a cool experience!

  5. Wow I would love to participate in this experience! It’s like you get to live your childhood fantasy and you can break what you want without getting in trouble

  6. I haven’t heard of rage rooms before – but I can totally see how much fun you guys had. But…isn’t fun like the opposite of rage ;-)? Just askin’….. 😉

  7. I think I need this! I want to release my anger! I hope I can visit the Rage Room! Seems fun!

  8. This sounds fun. I like to break stuff and this would help to do it without causing any troubles or losses haha.

  9. I would love to do this! It looks like so much fun. It looks like you had a blast! Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

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  10. My wife and I have been to a similar establishment. We didn’t get to try it though but it looked fun to smash televisions, plates, and cups.

  11. I think this would be good for me to let off steam. I would choose the Drop Your Baggage so I could smash some of my own stuff!

  12. This seriously seems amazing, super fun and therapeutic! Definitely something i’d be interested to try

  13. I’ve heard of Rage rooms but i never been into one, i bet this would be so much fun! I can’t wait to try one.

  14. I have never been to a rage room before. This would be a fun way to relieve some stress after a long week.

  15. I’ve never heard of rage rooms before. This sounds like it would be really good fun and different.

  16. Funnily enough my friends and I were just talking about this concept the other day. I’ve never been to one am definitely up for the experience.

  17. I have always wanted to try one of these. We’ve all got so much pent up anger and rage, this is fantastic! Great post

  18. A rage room sounds like a great idea. When my parents were getting divorced, my mom had a nerf bat that she used to pound stuff with. It really helped her get her feelings out safely, but she would have really loved to break things!

  19. Hahahaha that is so awesome you went to a rage room! I just recently went to one with my friend for his Bachelor party. We watched as he demolished a bunch of stuff, it was great!

  20. OMG so fun. This time of the year is very heavy and stressful for me because it’s the anniversary of my dad’s passing and I have that beautiful personality feature where I don’t get sad, I get mad so I definitely need to see if I can find a place like this here

  21. We’ve always wanted to go to one of these. All of us in this house have some pent up rage 😉 It looks like you guys had a good time.

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  22. I’ve heard of these rooms before, too, but also haven’t tried one. The splatter room sounds like it would be great for my family with two young kids. I’ll have to see if we have something around us.

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      My youngest (she’s 8) is dying to go to the splash room next! They also have a kid-friendly room with giant teddy bears.

  23. Ah wow, I’ve never heard of these rage rooms before. I’m not sure if we have them in the UK or not?

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      Google it and see! They may be called something different too. I’ve heard people refer to them as smash rooms or break rooms too.

  24. oh my gosh. This is the coolest thing I have ever seen. I have never heard of a rage room. But seriously who couldn’t use a little stress relief by breaking things. This is pretty incredible. Thanks for sharing. I am going to google to find one near us.

  25. My daughter in law wants to do something like this and I may have to surprise her the next time she comes to visit as she will go wild if I schedule this in advance and surprise her 😉

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