We love an escape room in our family! They’re something I’ve done pre-covid as a date night with my husband or as an activity with friends and, during lockdown, we did some family ones online with our children. I didn’t know that a new one had opened, Beverley Breakout Escape Rooms, so when they got in touch to tell me all about it we booked straight in to try it ourselves!
They’re in the town centre next to the Butchers Row car park (between the Crafty Cafe and shop) so easy to get to with plenty of parking nearby. They opened just before Covid struck so then had to close but are back open and in full swing now. They have 3 rooms to play (soon to be 4) – the main family room is The Great Toy Escape which we tried, this room is being transformed into a Christmas themed room for the festive season. There is also a boxing themed room The Main Event for older children and adults and Jewel Pursuit which is aimed at adults. Their new family room is opening soon!
The staff were super helpful and welcoming, owner Fran put us all at ease. My youngest is 7 and was quite nervous about what was going to happen, my eldest is 10 and was just eager to get in and started. Once we got into our room (you can come out at any time and are not locked in!) we had to find clues and solve lots of puzzles, working our way around the room and opening a series of locked cupboards and doors to get further through the game. The big bad pink bear had kidnapped a toy, we had to find out which toy and then rescue it. It was really good fun for the children but just as much for the adults, it certainly wasn’t simple and we had to all work together. We did get stuck a few times and Fran sent in clues to help. Did we do it within the hour…….?
We only just did it in time!! With seconds to spare we got the toy out, phew! We all came out on such a high and genuinely had the best time. I’ve done lots of escape rooms but this was the best one I’ve tried, there were so many different clues and puzzles to do and the way through game was very clever. Most importantly we all worked together and did something as a family. As my children are getting older I’m finding it hard to find things we all want to do, this was perfect and they have asked to go back so we are trying the new room at Christmas!
I’d say that this room is idea for ages 5+. My 7 year old enjoyed looking for clues but my 10 year old got the most out of trying to crack the clues. I’d definitely recommend it as a fun, unique, family activity.