What is it?

An escape room experience is a wonderful team building activity. It is a real-life adventure game where you have to work well as a group to succeed. How you communicate with each other is critical. The rooms have been cleverly designed so that your team will require different skill sets to complete the mission in the best possible time.

Will it meet my needs?

We offer bespoke team building experiences tailored to your specific needs. From a 60-minute adventure for 2 people to a full day where we close the doors to the public and dedicate our entire business to you and your team! (60+ people).

Are you experienced?

Between us we have over 35 years’ experience in the corporate world of building and leading successful teams and we will make sure that your objectives from the session are met. Please see our LinkedIn profiles for further details;

Peter Gale

David Gale

What is your capacity?

In Southampton it’s up to 50 customers on site, with 33 on a mission at any one time.
In Basingstoke it is up to 60 on the sites at once, with 41 playing a mission at any one time.
Our Portsmouth site opens with a capacity of 30, with 18 on a mission at any one time.

Please note we have the largest capacity of any Escape Rooms in Hampshire!

Please see the tables below for room minimum and maximum and total capacity per site;

Southampton – 100 Shirley High Street
Room Minimum players Maximum players
1950s “A hidden past” 3 7*
1950s “A hidden past” 3 7*
1970s “Breaking the law” 2 5
1980s “Change the record” 3 7*
2050s “Spies in space” 4 7
Total 33
Basingstoke – 21-23 Wote Street & Feathers Yard

Room

Minimum players

Maximum players

1920s “Dark Deeds and Groceries”

3

6

1930s “Banking on trouble”

2

5

1930s “Banking on trouble”

2

5

1950s “A hidden past”

3

7*

1950s “A hidden past”

3

7*

1960s “Murder at the Movies”

3

6

1970s “Breaking the law”

2

5

Total

41

Portsmouth – 48 London Road

Room

Minimum players

Maximum players

1920s “Dark Deeds and Groceries”

3

6

1920s “Dark Deeds and Groceries”

3

6

1960s “Murder at the Movies”

3

6

Room 4 – “tbc” – opens October!

3

5

Room 5 – “tbc” – opens October!

3

5

Room 6 – “tbc” – opens 2019!

2

2

Total

30

*With 7 players it can be a little bit closer in the room and the game can go a little quicker

Please note that our 1st three rooms will open in Portsmouth in AUGUST 2018

Packages available

There are 3 ways to run a team building session at Exciting Escapes;

Single GameEveryone plays a single game

£ 20

per person
Duration: 1h 30m

Minimum

(All sites)

Maximum
SOU BAS POR
2 33 41 18

Team Build 1*Everyone plays one game and then watches their colleagues play a game

£ 25

per person
Duration: 2h 45m

Minimum

(All sites)

Maximum
SOU BAS POR
16 50 60 30

Team Build 2Everyone plays two different games back to back

£ 30

per person
Duration: 2h 45m

Minimum

(All sites)

Maximum
SOU BAS POR
2 33 41 18

*Team Build 1 – This session is tailored to your specific needs and involves the following;

Real time feed – We have cameras and microphones in every room, so you get to see your colleagues in action! Think Big Brother meets the Crystal Maze! Who is leading? Who is actually doing the work? Who is the best communicator? Who has the most creative ideas? Who has the craziest ideas?

Interaction – The Games Master running the game will explain to the watching team what the team in the room need to do. The watching team can then influence how much help they get in the room (we tend to find teams of salespeople want to offer the least amount of help to their colleagues in the room – they want the fastest time!).

Feedback – Our Games Master will give the team feedback at the end of the adventure, but we often find that the watching team also like to give feedback and point out the good and (especially!) the not so good stuff!

Food and Drinks – We will provide complimentary tea, coffee, soft drinks, crisps, & biscuits. If you wish to have additional food this can be arranged for a further charge.

Closed to the public – We tend to close the site and dedicate the space to you and your team.

Discounts for groups of 20 or more – please call us for details.

Naturally the watching team will play a different game to the one they have just watched. So for example they may watch the 1980s room first and then play the 1950s room afterwards.

Please note that the Single Game can be booked online. Please do call to book Team Build 1 and Team Build 2 on 02380 361 549

Don’t just take our word for it!

We have ran successful team build sessions for Apple, Mars, Nationwide, Red Bull, OM Wealth, Lloyds Bank, O2, the NHS and the Police (the detectives tend to be very good!) to name but a few.

Below are just some of the comments from our customers left on TripAdvisor, Facebook and Google;

Fantastic fun had with a group of colleagues. Warm and friendly people running it and the rooms are well thought out. Never done before and would definitely do it again.

Such an amazing afternoon spent here with my Work Team.

Soooo much fun! There were four of us that went as a work reward and we wanted to do something a bit different. Exciting Escapes didn't let us down, it was brilliant, I don't think the team have ever laughed together so much in all the time we have worked together.

I visited this place for our "team bonding" with work colleagues. We went to 1950 room and we really enjoyed it! The tasks are quite complicated but not impossible to solve. We had lots of laughter and fun and definitely worked a lot on team work.

SO COOL. Really great from start to finish. My workmates weren't sure about doing it right up until we got in the room but after they were raving about it. Deffo doing the 50s room and the others when they open. If you are reading this and aren't sure... JUST DO IT!