Why Escape Rooms Are The Perfect Post Lockdown Release


Tired of the COVID-19 induced monotony? Well, you are not alone. 

2020 has been the year of anxiety, overzealous presidents and exploring the exciting world of bread baking like never before! Getting out of your Corona funk may seem like a losing battle. Fortunately for you, we have the perfect antidote to your woes. 

Challenging, thought-provoking and good old fashioned fun can be found at your nearest Escape Room. 

Here’s why we think Escape Rooms are the perfect post Lockdown release:

A bonding experience

If Lockdown has taught us anything, it’s that relationships and community are one of our most profound assets as people. Being alone may suit some of us, but in the long run, we thrive when we can share experiences and moments with our loved ones. 

Escape Rooms are unique in that they force you to work together to beat the room. It’s not a solo rodeo. Together you have to crack codes, reveal secrets, find evidence and put it all together for it to make sense. 

Communication is at the root of your victory. If you don’t speak up about your discoveries, you may never solve the mystery. That in itself is a great way to bond with your family and friends. 

A memorable time

Why let the events of this year dictate your enjoyment factor? Giving an Escape Room a go will not only bring excitement to your day, but you’ll also never forget your time there. 

Where else can you be locked inside a room for sixty minutes all while playing detective? 

Great memories are made in the most unlikely of places, and we happen to think that an Escape Room experience will set you up for life. The thrill of clearing an innocent detective, or pulling off a heist is not something you will easily forget. Throw in a candid photo of your team at the end, and you have a lasting reminder of your time together. 

You can unlock your inner Sherlock

Getting lost in another world is often easier than dealing with reality. When you think about it, humanity has historically sought out stories, taken on mazes and puzzles and overcome tricky situations. 

Arthur Conan Doyle loved the escapism of a good mystery so much that he created one of the most groundbreaking literary characters ever with Sherlock. Then, take into account the wealth of television and film adaptations over the decades, and you can no longer deny the power of great storytelling. Throw in a problem to solve and a few hurdles to overcome, and you’re hooked.

Escape Rooms fully embrace this too. That’s why they are such a profound phenomenon the world over. Mixing the thrill of the chase with the pressure of getting out, and you’ve got an instant hit. 

Embrace your competitive side

For too long, you have been working from home, trying to balance life with a child or even dealing with family/work drama. You have become unmotivated, and you need to put some fire back into your life. 

Enter the Escape Room.

Live-action experiences not only place you right at the centre of a game, but they make you want to win. Even for the least competitive amongst us, there’s something quite powerful about the Escape Room effect. Not only do you have to speak up and let yourself be heard, but you have an objective that is relying on you. That is your mission, goal, target. 

With all that in mind, embracing your competitive side is nigh on impossible. Cracking the case, solving the crime or running away with the gold is your motivation. 

It sounds fun, doesn’t it?

Safety without the numbers

The term “social distancing” may have become a bit of a dirty phrase in your household, but believe or not, it works. Not just in the scientific sense either! To get the most out of an Escape Room, it’s generally better to work in teams of 2-6 to get the best results. Ergo, for functionality purposes, the government are on our side!

At Exciting Escapes, you can have the time of your life beating the clock, all while feeling safe in the knowledge that we are working tirelessly to minimise the risks to you, your family/friends and our staff. Only one team will be in each game at a time, you won’t meet anyone else going in or out of the building, and you will only meet your Gamesmaster. Minimal contact to put your mind at ease. 


Ready to shake away your Lockdown blues? Book into your nearest Escape Room to find your next challenge. 


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