Region: Wales

Disabled Facilities: No

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: 1st & 2nd Floor, 119 St Mary Street, Cardiff, Wales CF10 1DY

Contact: 02921 679 700

Website: https://www.escaperoomscardiff.co.uk/

Description

So. What are Escape Rooms? They are a real-life escape game which requires up to 5 players to work together to find hidden clues and solve puzzles to escape a themed room before the 1 hour timer runs out. There are a lot of objects, codes and hints to find - You have to think quick, think smart and work as a team if you want to make it out in time.

Do you have a video on YouTube or anywhere else that you would like to link to?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngFsb2j6Jw4

Are you on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media?

https://www.facebook.com/escaperoomscardiff/

https://twitter.com/EscapeRoomsCF

Exactly what does your venue offer to educational visits?

We specialising in a really fun way of team building. Escape Games are a very popular real life version of an online ‘point and click’ exit game where you are stuck in a scenario and have to work together to work out how to make it out in time.

Why you are you a great place for educational visits?

We have lots of school visits as it’s an extremely immersive environment which allows the players to shine as a natural leader or problem solver.

What does a typical educational visit include?

We have 3 very different styled Escape Games.

The Tomb, which is played in the dark with torches is based on an Egyptian/Indiana Jones styled game.

Finding Sherlock is our most conventional game design set in Sherlock's office.

The Heist is a diamond robbery in a museum and involves a laser trap to climb through!

We have a bonus round which is quite unique, which is free to play. 60 seconds in a windy room, players must move quickly to catch as many gold ans silver tokens are they can carry.

What group sizes do you cater for?

Each of our 3 games holds 2-6 players so 18 players in total per hour slot. For info on how we cater for larger parties call or email us directly.

Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any useful information?

Nothing is provided as all instructions are given during the brief at the beginning.

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio?

Photos and videos are welcome in the reception and in our bonus room, but strictly not allowed in the escape game rooms. Lockers are provided.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?

Our risk assessments and all relevant certificates are available on request.

What is the cost of the visit?

Prices start from £17 pp if the room is fully occupied with 5 players. We can offer a discount of 10%, making this £15.30 pp. Supervising adults can go free, yes. But we’d recommend the adults be involved as some aspects of the puzzles may be difficult, depending on the younger persons. If any players that are in a game and are more that supervising, would be charged as a player.

Is specific clothing required for the trip?

Sensible footwear is required.

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?

All our staff are First Aiders.

Please list facilities available.

In our reception we have cold drinks available and are also located on top of a Costa Coffee. We also provide a goldfish bowl full of complimentary sweets.

We are in the city center and are surrounded by shops so you would be spoiled for choice if you needed anything else.

Such as; shop, canteen, dining areas, how much pocket money do children need to bring for the shop and canteen. Are there facilities to eat a packed lunch?

What are your disabled facilities?

Unfortunately we have no disabled access. We are located on the 1st and 2nd floor with no lift access.

What are your opening days and hours?

9am - 10.30pm every day.

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?

"As part of our Rewards Program, we took a group of 12 key stage three students to the Escape Rooms. Being from The Forest of Dean, none of them had done anything like it before, and all of them were extremely excited to go. Staff and students alike were not disappointed!

The venue itself is easy to find, with decent facilities and secure storage for valuables, not to mention the atmospheric music to keep the excitement building!

The pre-game briefing was comprehensive and helpful, delivered by confident and friendly staff, and when we went into the rooms, we knew we were going to have a great time. The variety of puzzles and themes available mean that a visit could be tailored to the specific topics (Ancient Egypt, 1800s etc), and once inside, the décor and theming is overwhelming - you really feel like you're in a tomb, or bank vault etc.

There are plenty of different styles of puzzle, from code-breaking to more physical tile rearranging tasks, meaning that students with all sorts of skill sets can thrive and contribute to the overall escape effort, and there are plenty of chances for team building discussions to develop, as often the solution or method isn't immediately obvious.

Teams of all abilities are catered for, thanks to the watchful eye the Escape Rooms staff keep over the games, providing hints if necessary. This ensures that no team is completely left behind, and all can experience the thrill of the last minute escape (or 5 minutes late, in our case!)

Overall, the Escape Rooms provide a myriad benefits for students, from opportunities to bond and teambuild, to problem solving outside the classroom environment, but most of all, it's a unique and fun treat that the students will most likely spend the whole bus ride home discussing (ours did)


Age of Children / Pupils: 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Escape Games

Curriculum Topics Covered: Leisure & Tourism Mathematics

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December


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