Escape Rooms

How to get rid of your children this half-term?

Half-term is upon us and with it comes a desperate need to distract the children. You’re probably thinking then, ‘What ever am I to do? How will I cope? How will I placate them and save my soul?’ Perhaps you need just an hour to work or de-stress from the week you know you’re about to have. Or maybe you just love your children and you want to spend a bit of money on something fun for them to do, that still pushes their thinking.

We, at Escape Rooms, can help. As long as they’re over 12, we can relieve you of your charges for an hour. And, well, that’s a whole hour during which they’re our problem, not yours. You can read a book or take a nap – whatever you like to do in your down time. Or it’s the perfect time to get on with an hour’s work without having to distract your children. We’ll lock them away and keep them occupied. You’ll have to stay within the venue but not be locked in a room with them. For those under 12, they can still play the game but we will be locking you inside the room with them…

As its half-term, you might be able to make use of one of our weekday offers – the Happy Mondays and Tuesdays offer at Angel, for example, allows you to bring up to 7 players and only pay for 3, meaning you’ll be paying £87 for an experience that would otherwise cost £154.

It’s something to consider, at the very least.


Health and Safety in Covid-19 World

The health and safety of our staff and customers is a top priority at Escape Rooms which is why we have put in place measures so that you can fully immersive yourself into the world we’re creating.

The following points cover the steps we are currently taking to ensure our guests and staff are safe:

  • All items within the games, such as props, padlocks, keys, and furniture, will be disinfected during every game reset.
  • Gloves, face masks and hand sanitiser are available for use by guests should they need them. Face coverings must be worn within the communal areas of our building, and teams must sanitise their hands upon entering the building. NHS Track and Trace is also required.
  • Staff are required to wear face coverings.
  • Surfaces within the building will be cleaned between sessions, including game control stations, and bathrooms.
  • We have reduced our player amount. All of our games can take a maximum of 6 players. This is to reduce crowding within our lobby and rooms. Only one team will be allowed into our welcome area.

We fully understand that our customers will be concerned about the coronavirus, and we want to assure you that as a company, we’re closely monitoring the evolving situation and following the guidelines issued by the UK Government and Public Health England. With the new Tier system in place, please be aware that the guidelines might change after you’ve made a booking. We legally have to follow these. This includes following the current guidelines for Tier 2 – we are unable to run a game for mixed groups of people. You must be from the same household or support bubble.

Due to this, we may be required to close or postpone games at short notice, however, we will always contact you as soon as possible via phone and email to advise you on the changes to your booking.

We ask that if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you call or email us to reschedule your booking. We shall be as flexible as possible, however our 7 day notice Rescheduling Policy is still in place. Reschedule requests made on short notice will be liable to an administration fee.

We thank you for supporting Escape Rooms during this time. If you have any concerns that you’d like to discuss with us, please email


This is Sabotage!

During the pandemic everyone tried to come up with the most creative ways to reconnect with guests, customers, business partners – and in the music industry of course with the fans!

Well, the Black Sabbath certainly took it to the next level. To celebrate the release of the Sabotage: Super Deluxe Edition collection, they launched a mini online escape game created by our friends, the Brighton based Bewilder Box team – featured in the Rolling Stone magazine! The Sabotage Escape Room allows you to enter an authentic 70’s themed room where your mission is to recover a copy of the SABOTAGE: SUPER DELUXE EDITION by solving puzzles and using a bit of band-knowledge for the true followers (don’t worry, if you’re not a Black Sabbath fan yet, you can use the hints provided). This little escape adventure is a very unique way to promote the band’s latest release and also a great way to introduce a bunch of potential novices to the world of escape games – and something for you to do in your coffee break. We particularly enjoyed the 70’s music scenario – would love to do this in a real live escape game! So, what are you waiting for?

“Plug in your Gibson SG, turn your brain up to 11 and see if you’ve got what it takes to be The Prince of Smartness in the Sabotage: Deluxe Edition Escape Room.” (Bewilder Box). Click the link below to play the game and let us know if you managed to beat our staff record – 3.11mins by Connor, our lovely Game Master!

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By Eszter Kovacs

Mental Health Awareness Week

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week (9-15th May in the UK)!
Every year in May, a week is dedicated to mental health, this year with a focus on loneliness and its impact on mental wellbeing.

After the dreadful events of the past 2 years this has never been more important. Some of us have been battling relentlessly in the front line. Some of us spent weeks or months home alone. Some of us were unable to meet and hug their loved ones. Social butterflies were forced to shut down and turned into couch caterpillars. Lots of us have been grieving. It’s been tough on all of us.

Escape Rooms has been supporting Mind charity for years because of the work they do in order to spread information and support for those in need. Their statement says: “We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.” This charity was voted for by our Game Masters and this year we put aside £500 to donate to Mind to help the incredible work they do. If you’d like to know more about Mind as a charity and how you can help, follow this link:

And in the meantime… call a loved one, go for a walk, join a class, listen to happy music, book a trip, check in on a friend, run, dance, jump around or… you know, book an escape game! 🙂 #MHAW

If you think you or someone you know is suffering from any mental problems, please ask for help!