things to do in southampton Advice
25th July 2019

21 Things to Do in Southampton | Fun for Families, Couples & Explorers!

21 of the Best Things to Do in Southampton   Southampton is full of fun and interesting things to, from touring iconic aircraft museums to cracking codes and escaping rooms. We’ve hand-selected some of the coolest things to do in Southampton; appropriate for both adults and kids. If you’re looking…

what is an escape room Advice
22nd June 2019

What is an Escape Room? A Look Behind the Scenes!

What is an Escape Room? A lot goes into what makes a room, an escape room. Every escape room company will have their own ideas on making their rooms unique, meaning you will never find two of the same room. In your average escape room or escape game, between 6-12…

escape room tips Blog
15th February 2019

7 Tips to Guarantee a Quality Escape Room Experience

7 TIPS TO GUARANTEE A QUALITY ESCAPE ROOM EXPERIENCE I’m an owner of one of the fastest growing escape room companies in the UK, called Exciting Escapes. We started just over 2 years ago and now have 16 escape rooms across 3 towns. We’ve hosted over 50,000 players and have had over…

secret escape room Blog
19th November 2018

Can you keep a secret?

By Alistair Smyth – Portsmouth Branch Manager   Can you keep a secret? Can you keep a secret? Because this one is TOP SECRET and, should this information fall into the wrong hands, it could prove to be catastrophic. Portsmouth’s spy population Witnesses in the Portsmouth area have reported sights…

Secret Sam - escape room mission agent Blog
30th September 2018

How will we help you on your top secret escape room mission?

What had I signed up for? Three weeks ago I started working for Exciting Escapes in Southampton, and I was indeed excited to work somewhere I knew would be fun and different. Little did I know what I had actually signed up for. I was actually becoming part of a…

Escape room manager Blog
4th September 2018

I’ve watched over two thousand teams play our escape rooms, what have I learned?

My name is Eloise and I have been the Exciting Escapes Branch Manager for Basingstoke for over a year. I have watched over 2,000 teams play our escape rooms and seen some extraordinary things! Below are some escape room hints and tips from all that I have learned; 1) Hunt…

14th March 2018

Six Months of Espionage

182 days, 3015 games, 12846 customers, and an incalculable number of cups of tea later… I have completed my first six months as the Branch Manager of Exciting Escapes, Southampton! I have been taking some time to reflect on what has been one of the fastest, most jam-packed six months…

Mission accomplished! Blog
7th October 2017

Exciting Escapes! – a blog post by Sarah Vear (Enjoy Hampshire)

  Locked up with colleagues! Granted, at first thought, spending an hour locked in a room with your colleagues may not sound like a good time, and wouldn’t normally be our idea of fun. Exciting Escapes has changed our minds! Immersion You may have heard about, or visited, escape rooms…

Fun wth friends and family Blog
8th August 2017

How to have more fun with friends and family – escape rooms – the perfect group experience!

Fun with friends and family If I may I will start with a question – what sort of things do you do to have fun with friends and family? When I was thinking about this blog post I asked myself this same question and I came up with the following…

19th June 2017

Locking up the kids…

36 hours, nearly a hundred 8 year-olds, lots of glasses of squash….. Last week i stood in our reception watching the last of 90 or so eight year old children form a line behind their teacher, thank us in unison for a fab school trip, and then file out the store in…

Escape room owner - probably the best job in the world Blog
7th April 2017

Why I have the best job in the world – Escape Room owner

Three days ago it was my birthday. I am now 44 years old. I always tend to take stock of my life at about this time and this year I realised something. I probably have one of the best jobs in the world – Escape Room owner! The best jobs…

8th February 2017

“So what is it you actually do?”

A man came into the shop last week. We get more and more walk-ins to play and book so I walked up to say Hi. He asked me if i could help him get away this weekend. Sure thing i said – our experiences are definitely good escapism. Great he…