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That way you can enjoy the full Escape Hunt experience without any rush.
Following the recent announcement regarding COVID-19 crisis, as of this evening we have been asked to temporarily shut all Escape Hunt venues in the UK. We are of course highly supportive of this requirement as it is clearly in the interest of public health for us to close our doors.
Escape Hunt exists to be open, to lift spirits and create happy, shared memories through entertainment. We’ll be working to keep that spirit uplifted even though our venues are closed.
This is a tragic chapter that we know will soon pass. We can’t wait to be welcoming you again to experience our adventures. Here’s to that. Stay safe.
Your Escape Hunt Team
Think of Escape Hunt as the closest you’re likely to get to starring in a brilliantly plotted escape movie. You and your teammates get locked in a themed room and have to find and solve a series of clues in order to escape. The pressure’s on, the clock’s ticking, the adrenaline’s pumping. Escape Hunt isn’t something you watch, it’s something you experience – right in the heart of the action. We make you earn your freedom, throwing all manner of devious and dastardly red herrings, dead ends and misdirections your way. It’s completely immersive, utterly addictive and totally entertaining. After Escape Hunt, other entertainment just feels flat.
The whole experience lasts around 90 minutes. You’ll spend around 60 minutes in the room (in fact that’s the maximum time you’ve got in which to escape). Before that there’s a quick briefing to explain everything, and afterwards we invite you and your group to enjoy our lounge, in-house bar and photo opportunity space.
We’re open every day from 10am until 10pm.
We think our games are ideal for groups of between two and six. If you’ve more than six people who want to play then why not split into two teams and have a friendly – or indeed unfriendly – head to head competition?
All our Escape Hunt games are incredibly exciting and utterly immersive, so it’s impossible for us to say. Perhaps the best solution is to play them all!
Our outdoor games, Operation Mindfall and Magic Portal, are unique, immersive citywide outdoor games that incorporate the puzzles and code-cracking elements of an escape room, without the confines of a physical room.
Take to the streets of Manchester using the latest in augmented reality and geolocation technology to complete your mission and save the world.
In cooperation with CLUETIVITY® (www.CLUETIVITY.com).
Each outdoor game lasts for between 1.5 and 2 hours, we would allow 2.5 hours for the whole experience, which includes a quick briefing before you get started, and afterwards we invite you and your group to enjoy our lounge, in-house bar and photo opportunity space.
Our outdoor games involve about 2km of walking around the city so please wear comfortable footwear. In Operation Mindfall, at least one person in your team will also need access to a smartphone with access to the internet and a camera – things no undercover agent should be without! Other than that, just your team and a set of working brains!
Our outdoor games will go ahead come rain or shine so we advise that you check the weather forecast beforehand. Please come prepared for all types of weather – remember sun screen and a hat on sunny days, and we will provide you with ponchos to help keep you nice and dry on drizzlier days.
In instances of severe wind, rain or weather warnings, we may have to cancel your game. Games are not refundable, but if cancelled due to the weather we will contact you to let you know and reschedule your game to another time. We will also offer you the option to switch to one of our indoor game rooms for a small price difference and dependent on availability.
If you do not hear from us, then please assume your game is going ahead!
Our Escape Hunt games cost £25 per person for groups of 2-3 players, and £20 per person for groups of 4-6 players.
Worlds Collide, our official Doctor Who game costs £28 per person for 2-3 players, and £23 per person for 4-6 players.
Operation Mindfall and Magic Portal, our outdoor games, costs £23 per person for 2 players, £20 per person for 3 players and £17 per person for 4 players.
Our games are PG unless stated otherwise – so kids aged 8 and over are good to go. Under 16s must be accompanied in the room by a paying adult over 18.
Our outdoor game is suitable for ages 8+, but all under 16s must have an adult (over 18) in their team.
Arrangements change, we understand. That’s why, if you can no longer make your booking, we’ll do everything we can to reschedule your game free of charge, provided the new date is within 30 days of your original booking. To find out more or change a booking, please get in touch with the Escape Hunt venue you made your booking with.
Certainly, you can add an extra person to the booking as long as you’re still within the maximum number of people for each game. There’s no need to let us know in advance, and they can pay when they arrive. Just remember we only accept card payments at our venues.
Unfortunately not, we don’t provide refunds if someone doesn’t play.
We’ve put together a range of packages for students, over 60s and key workers as we think everyone should have the chance to enjoy an hour of intense excitement. Now there’s no excuse for not playing!
We offer a 15% student discount and a 10% over 60 discount, every Monday-Thursday. If you book one of these tickets online, please remember to bring a valid ID along with you on the day of play.
We also offer 10% off for Key Workers (NHS staff, armed forces personnel and emergency service workers) every Monday-Thursday as a thank you for helping keep our country in tip top shape. To redeem, phone the site team and give the code KEYWORKER10 to make your booking, applies to groups of 4 or more. Please make sure at least one of your group brings a valid key worker ID on the day of play!
Three of our games, Blackbeard’s Treasure, Worlds Collide, and The Fourth Samurai, are wheelchair accessible, and designed to enable up to 2 wheelchairs in the room at once. Unfortunately, due to step access, The Last Vikings and Escape the Wild West are not wheelchair accessible at Escape Hunt Manchester. Please get in touch with the venue team to find out more about accessibility.
Our outdoor game, Operation Mindfall is also wheelchair accessible. Please contact your local site team so they can advise you on the most suitable route.
We aim to make our games as accessible as possible and inclusive to all who want to enjoy them. We allow carers to accompany customers with disabilities in the game free of charge, and we also allow assistance dogs in the game rooms.
Our Doctor Who: Worlds Collide game is designed to allow those who are blind, visually impaired or deaf to take part. Should you need to bring a carer or guide dog with you, or if you are deaf, blind or visually impaired we advise contacting your local Escape Hunt team to let them know, so that they can ensure that the appropriate provisions are in place to make your visit as comfortable as possible and answer any questions that you have specific to your situation.
Of course – the more the merrier! Our games masters monitor every game on CCTV so if you want to leave the room just let them know and you’ll be free in moments. If you’ve any specific worries then we suggest you speak to a health professional GP before playing.
Absolutely. Our games rooms aren’t particularly confined, and our games master are always on hand to release you the moment you want to leave.
Some of our games make use of special effects, including smoke machines, strobe lighting and lasers. If you have any medical conditions that may be affected, or indeed any medical conditions at all that we need to be aware of (including allergies), please be sure to let site teams know when making a booking.
Absolutely – our games are thrilling but never, ever dangerous. Rest assured that whatever happens, you’re in safe hands. Our games masters are highly trained and very vigilant, and as you’d expect, player safety is our number one concern.
Of course! Who wouldn’t love to receive a gift voucher for the most exciting experience they’ll have all year? Visit the gift vouchers page, located in the footer of our website for more info.
We serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks onsite. We can also arrange food for you to enjoy after your game. Get in touch with your venue for more details.
Nope – just you, your team and a set of working brains!
Black tie/ball gown, obviously. Just kidding – come as you are, although we do suggest comfortable clothing as the games can get quite intense.