What are Escape Rooms?

Someone may have mentioned the escape rooms to you and now you’re wondering what they are, after all they seem really popular and everyone is talking about them – that’s because they are. It’s because they’re one of the most original and unique interactive games in the world. We see how successful and popular they’ve become because we see enough people come through our doors to see how much they enjoy it. 

But what are escape rooms?

Well an Escape Game is all about er…...escaping… a room. We have several, and each one is furnished and decorated in line with a certain theme. The theme is usually taken from popular culture, and it could be either a game or a movie. Witchcraft & Wizardry, Contagion, 221B Baker Street and Espionage are the games we have here at Sheffield. Sound good to you? That’s because they are. 

What purpose can escape rooms serve?

Well, you’ll be locked in one of these rooms for an hour. During that hour you’ll have to find some cleverly concealed clues and puzzles, collect them and then finally, as a group, work them all out and escape the room within the 60 minutes. 

Does your team have what it takes to escape?

You’ll need a good team with a collective sharp eye, excellent communication skills and perfectly formed problem-solving and analytical skills so you can work the clues out and unlock the room’s door. It’s not for everyone, but if you enjoy the thrill of the chase, playing against the clock and that delicious sense of urgency, then Escape Games are for you. Don’t worry if you get a bit claustrophobic because we can either leave the door unlocked throughout your time in the room or keep it open.

Escape Sheffield – Take on the Escape Room Challenge

So, now you know more, are you going to book your escape room? We hope so because we can’t wait to see you here – we’re a friendly team and we always give our clients a warm welcome when they arrive. Just book your room online or on the phone and we’ll see you here at Escape Sheffield. 

Escape - Answering Your Questions

Today we’re going to be coming up with some interesting FAQs from the public. Because we know there are a lot of questions out there, we thought we’d narrow them down to just a few, so you have all the information you need to hand. These are the most popular ones, so hopefully you’ll find your most pressing questions, with answers below.

Could you explain what the Escape Games are?

Escape Sheffield consist of several rooms all themed differently where groups of people try to find some carefully hidden clues and puzzles and then try to solve them. Once they’ve done that, they can get out of the room within the hour. Yes, there’s just one hour to escape. People come to Escape to help celebrate important events, like hen and stag dos, birthdays and anniversaries.

Do you have a certain age to take part in the Escape Games?

You don’t have to be over 18 that’s for sure, but if you’re under the age of 10 may find it a little taxing and better for older children. If you do bring a child with you, then we usually advise that you make sure they’re supervised by an adult at all times.

I’m a bit claustrophobic, is it wise for me to take part?

We can leave the room unlocked if it helps and you can leave when you like if you need to, and if you want, we can also leave the doors open. If you don’t want to stay, or you find it’s too difficult to stay in there, then you can always walk out of the room whenever you want, just let us know your needs when you arrive.

How many people do you need to play?

We normally suggest between two and up to six people, that way you’re not tripping and falling over each other while you’re in the room.

How much time do you need to set aside once you arrive?

We suggest you arrive half an hour early so we can brief you on what to expect and health and safety stuff, and then of course, you’ll have your hour in the room. Then just allocate enough time to get here and you have your time all sorted!

Escape Sheffield – for the best downtime in town

If you feel you are ready for the Escape Games challenge why not come on down and try it out for yourself? You can book online or over the phone, and we can’t wait to see you here, bring your friends, family, even your work colleagues, you’re bound to have the time of your life.

How to Be Successful in an Escape Room

If you’ve booked an escape room with us here at Escape Sheffield, you’ll be wanting to know what it takes to be successful. After all you only have one hour in which to escape so that’s not much time. We’re going to give you a few hints and tips, so you have a fighting chance of beating the clock, so read on for how to be successful.

Variety of skillsets 

The first thing we’d advise is that you have a team with a wide variety of skills to bring to the room. You’ll need to solve a series of clues which are hidden all over the room, so problem-solving, analytical and communication skills are all essential, as well as the ability to get on with everyone and who can come together as a team rather than someone who acts as if they are playing alone.

Search everywhere

You’ll need to have eyes everywhere and be willing to search high and low and in each corner. When you find them (the clues), make sure you place them in one central place where you can work your way through each one once you’ve collected all of them. Don’t leave them randomly all over the room or you could lose one, and by losing one you could lose the entire game. 

Move on if you’re stuck

Don’t stay stuck on one particular clue, move on if you have to. If you do get stuck, then move on and check out the next one. You could be wasting precious time if you focus on one clue, you can always come back to it later. 

Don’t allow big egos to take over

If someone is trying to dominate the game, then perhaps you shouldn’t have invited them along. This is a team game, and everyone has an opportunity to play, so rather than allow one person to dominate, either don’t invite them or ask them to let others have a chance too, so you all get to play the game and enjoy the experience. 

Escape Sheffield – Premier Escape Rooms

If you now think you can win the game, why not book an escape room and come down? We’d love to see you, and we think that even if you don’t win, you’ll still enjoy yourself, it’s great fun and we can’t wait to see all of you and your friends here, so book today.

Top Tips For Escape Rooms

If you’re looking at visiting one of our escape rooms soon you may be wondering about the right way of getting out and winning the game. If this is the case, look no further because today, we’re going to be passing on some hints and tips which should help you once you’re locked in.

Choose your Team Carefully

Make sure you pick people who are good at maths, problem-solving, know how to stay cool in a crisis and are good at solving puzzles. Whoever you decide on make sure they’re people you like and you know you’re going to get on with. There’s nothing worse than being locked in a room with people who don’t get on with each other, it could be the longest hour of your life.

Team Building Activities

On the other hand, if this is part of a corporate venture where your boss is hoping to improve your performance with some team building activities, then you may not have a choice in who you’re locked in a room with. In which case, work together as best you can, the goal is to get out by solving the clues and puzzles, it’s 60 minutes out of your life and you never know, somewhere down the line it could result in a pay rise or a job promotion, just show your best side.

Keep Your Eyes Peeled

The rooms are themed and whichever room you choose the clues will be cleverly hidden where they won’t obviously be seen. You need to find them and then when you do, don’t lose them, because that’s the only way you’re going to get out. So, all clues and puzzles solved - keep them close to you.

Communication is Key

Communicate with your fellow prisoners while you’re in the locked room, because only by communicating and discussing what you think the clues mean will you get out. Your efforts to escape really will go to waste if you don’t talk to each other, show what you’ve found, discuss the clues, and also make sure you listen to what everyone else has to say, don’t dominate conversations, there’s more than one voice to be heard.

Use Your Time Wisely

There’ll be a clock and you’ll be counted down, but don’t become obsessed with the time as it goes by, just try and spend an equal amount of time on each clue and if you get stuck, move on.

Enjoy Yourself!

Perhaps you won't get out in time, but don’t be too hard on yourself, at the end of the day you did your best. There’s nothing worse than someone coming to you at the end and saying that you were so close and you only had a few more minutes, and you would have cracked it. Doesn’t make you feel better does it? But no sweat, because at the end of the day it’s not the end of the world. You’ve had a good time and that’s all that matters, so don’t take it too seriously.

Escape Sheffield– Exciting & Challenging Escape Rooms

If you’ve decide you’ve got a pretty good idea now of how to crack it and beat the escape rooms in under 60 minutes, then why not book your room and come over? You may beat us, you may not, but what is certain is that you’ll have a great time. Get in touch today, to test your skills and see if you have got what it takes to escape.

Who Visits Escape Rooms In Sheffield

People who visit our escape rooms in Sheffield are the type of people who enjoy problem-solving, games, being tested against the clock and having fun with friends. Those are all things that our Escape games offer the public, there’s something for everyone, and its tremendous fun. You won’t always get out within the hour on your first visit, but it’s always worth another visit, and even if you do win, the next time you can try and beat your time.

Corporate Team Building Activities

All sorts of people come to Escape games at Sheffield, this includes corporate teams because as you can imagine, it’s a great way of fostering leadership and team working. If a business wants to see who has certain skills, if they’re looking to pit people against each other to see how they react, who leads, who’s good at problem-solving etc, this is what they do. This type of game is great for team building and that’s why businesses come to us again and again.


Students love it here. It’s a great way to get to know new buddies and a fun way to let off steam and relax, away from the studying and essay writing. Here, teams are found, and friendships built upon, so they are friends for life and college. It’s such a brilliant way of breaking the ice.

Hens, Stags and Birthdays

Yes, they’re great for celebrations too, celebrations of all kinds. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a stag do, or a hen do, a birthday or a coming of age. Perhaps you’ve passed your driving test or got a new business off the ground. Whatever it is, an Escape game is a great way of celebrating your achievements.

Families and Children

There are no age restrictions, so anybody can come. And what better way is there for families to have some quality time than spending it for an hour in the same room playing a game? Put the board games away and try a larger than life game where you’ll shout with frustration, laugh out loud and cheer each other on.

Premier Escape Rooms in Sheffield

Yes, our escape games are the best way you could possibly spend your time with friends and family, whooping it up in our specially designed and themed rooms with only 60 minutes in which to get out. Yup, you’ll need your wits about you to solve the cryptic clues – but you know you can do it, and what’s more, you’ll have a great time trying.

Why are Escape Rooms So Popular?

With escape rooms there’s so much opportunity to have fun, to spend quality time with friends, get away from the stress of life and to test your skills against the clock. Can you resist escape games for much longer?

Escape Rooms are a Race Against Time

You and a team of friends or work colleagues are locked into a room for 60 minutes and you must solve a series of clues and puzzles to work out how to escape. There’ll be talking, musing, thinking and puzzling over where the clues are and then trying to work them out. Will you do it in the allotted time?

Themed Rooms

Yes, the rooms are themed. There’s a different one for each room, with topics such as witchcraft, Area 51, Da Vinci and so on. It’s the best fun you can have in a room alone with some of your favourite people. You can even come dressed up, is it any wonder our games are so popular?

Don’t think about the outside world, just have fun and relax

For that one hour when you’re with us, you can relax, you can just focus on working out the puzzles in the room and trying to make your great escape. No need to think about work, or the stresses and strains of modern life, just forget all about that for now. Get into the mood, the zone or whatever you want to call it and just have the best fun you can have in the most unique way possible.

Get away from it all

Get away from a life of overwhelm and take a dip into the world of mystery and intrigue. Forget all your troubles and strife, and just indulge your senses in the fun of the chase. And you can leave your mobile phone, your tablet and communicate in the real world, you’ll need to communicate if you want to escape successfully within the hour.

Escape Sheffield – The Escape Rooms Everyone’s Talking About

Once you’ve tried our escape games, you’ll want to come back again and again. You may not get out in time on your first attempt but you’re always welcome back. We have a feeling that it won’t just be everyone else that loves escape games, we think it’ll be popular with you too. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll want to do it again. Come and book your room, we can’t wait to meet you.

What are the Benefits of Team Building Activities?

We know that our escape rooms play a strong role in helping bosses and team leaders to find the best skills in their team, and to identify who has leadership skills, who has a leaning towards one type of particular skill, and who needs to build and train in certain areas. So, if you’re not convinced so far, we’re going to tell you the benefits of team building activities and how that plays into our escape rooms.

Tapping into the hidden potential of your team

Yes, by utilising a really useful and action-packed game (such as escape games) you can tap into your team’s hidden potential and find out where their strengths truly lie. Once you have a better idea of what their strengths are you can utilise these in the work place, allocating jobs to the right people. If you’re planning on a large, potentially lucrative project, then it pays to build your team to a winning level.

Escape Games are the right games for your team

The right games that motivate people are the ones that push them to perform at their very best, individually as well as at a team level. That way you’ll be able to identify the key players of your team. Diversity is all very well but you need to know who’s good at what and where you can place people.

Boost Morale

As well as identifying your team’s skills, the whole venture will help to boost morale too. The 9 – 5 can be monotonous at times, and if you let your team know you understand this, and then give them a day out, then you’re showing appreciation and helping them to unwind and have fun on work time. This also helps to build trust, by letting your team let their hair down once in a while.

Improve Working Relationships

A team building activity will help to build new and healthy working relationships, and strengthen the ones they already have. If you have colleagues who work well together, then you’ll have a team that performs better, so that extra effort to get them out of the office will pay back over time.

Ice Breaker

Yes, there’ll be some members of your team who may be a little shy and tend to hide away in the confines of typical office culture, but get them away and you may see a completely different side. There might also be members of your team who are new to the company, and taking them out of the office environment and into a team building activity, might be just what they need to help them break the ice with their new colleagues.

Escape Sheffield For The Best in Team Building

As we’ve seen, team building activities have a lot of advantages and will help you to create the most dynamic team you can, so all your projects from this point forwards are the best they can be. So why not get in touch, and not only will you help create a fantastic atmosphere for your team, you’ll also have some fun! Get your team down here for the great escape room game challenge, 60 minutes to escape, puzzles and clues to solve.

Top Things to Do in Sheffield

If you’re looking for things to do in Sheffield and want a variety of different things, then you’ve come to the right place. It’s time for our top things to do in Sheffield, and we’ve chosen a few of our favourites. We love the city of Sheffield, it has so much history and so much of interest for the visitor that people love coming back again and again.

The Steel Industry, Hillsides, Beautiful Buildings and Nature

Sheffield is famous for it’s steel production and you’ll learn so much about its history and culture while you’re here. All around you are reminders of the past with beautifully built structures and famous landmarks. It also has a thriving theatre complex and music scene with many bands having gone on to be a success worldwide.

It is back in the 19th century that Sheffield grew as an industrial centre. Old buildings once used to house cutlery works or other factory business are now used for more delicate guests. They often house galleries, shops and artists studios, there’s the Botanical Gardens too where you can relax and unwind. The hillsides where there for the Victorians as a place of escape from the furnaces and smoke, and you can still escape uphill to hear the birds and relax for a while before entering the city once more.

Sheffield’s Theatres

The theatre is definitely recommended, and you’ll find there’s plenty of choice from the Lyceum, Crucible and Studio Theatres. These three are within easy reach of each other in Tudor Square in the centre of the city. There’s a wide range of performances on at these theatres, so there’s plenty of choice, with dance, drama and comedy.

Tropical Butterfly House Wildlife and Falconry Centre

If you fancy a bit of nature after that then the Tropical Butterfly House Wildlife and Falconry Centre is a good choice. It offers some gorgeous butterflies, bats, insects, otters, meerkats, snakes, owls, birds and crocodiles even, inside a carefully built indoor forest where you can spend time admiring the exotic and different before facing the outside world again.

A Museum That Tells You All You Need To Know

Finally, The Kelham Island will intrigue you with its industrial manmade island. It’s nearly a 1,000-year-old, and is an industrial museum with scientific and industrial documentation giving a wonderful overview of its history. There’s all sorts here, such as 19th century steam engines, photograph collections and reconstructed workshops.

Escape Sheffield – For Games That Never Stop Being Fun

Once you’ve spent enough time admiring the hilly landscapes, visited the theatres and seen some of Sheffield’s history and culture, why not pop in and see us here at our escape rooms here in Sheffield? You’ll have a choice of themed rooms, and once you’ve chosen one, you’re then locked with 60 minutes to escape…but can you? You’ll need to solve some cryptic clues and puzzles first and then work them all out. If you think you have what it takes, then why not come down and try it?