Santa’s Stowaway – Want To Escape – Rushden

Christmas Escape Rooms have not really been on my radar. Not Escape Rooms at Christmas, of course: any gathering is an excuse to chuck in a game or two – here I mean specifically Christmas-themed rooms. They’re just not something I would get super-excited about. Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas. But I tend to be quite cynical about festive commercialisation, pop-up cash-ins and John Lewis twee-ness. Read more here…

Poachers’ Compound – Kanyu – Wetherby

Christmas Eve tradition is now for us to visit Kanyu in Wetherby for a strenuous holiday brain workout. Having completed both their indoor rooms, our choice was down to Poachers’ Compound, their newest game. Drawback – it’s outdoors. At night. In December. In Yorkshire. read more…

Sabotage – Escape Milton Keynes – Milton Keynes

So off we popped, not to Milton Keynes exactly, to Wolverton, a Victorian-era new town on the outskirts. Wolverton is described as one of the first railway towns; built to house locomotive works; home of the Royal Train; and the history of the railways is prominent on street frontages all the way up to the frankly quirky escape venue… read more (it’s not all modern British history, I promise).

Conspiracist – Want To Escape – Rushden

I became very excited when I heard a new Escape Room venue was opening in Rushden, a small Northamptonshire town ten minutes down the road from us. We’ve pretty much exhausted everywhere else…  read more here (if you dare, before the MIB come after you*).

*Yes, that was just an excuse to include a Chris Hemsworth picture

Bomb Squad – Doldrick’s – Florida USA

Granny and the Anthropomorphic Panda Avengers go global! Well, two of us, at least. Visiting the wonderful World of Disney, we reckoned Florida was a ripe environment for some incredibly immersive and hi-spec Escape Rooms. And we were kind of right. Read more here..