Region: South East

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: City Mazes - Oxford, Unit 5 Ozone Leisure Park, Grenoble Road, , Oxford 0X4 4XP

Contact: 01865 920900

Website: https://citymazes.com/oxford/

Description

CAN YOU ESCAPE?

You and your team will have to work together against the clock to crack codes and solve problems. Comradery and a clear head will be vital in order to escape. 

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

https://www.facebook.com/citymazesoxford/?fref=ts

Exactly what does your venue offer to educational visits?

'So what exactly is an escape game?’, and the answer is this: You are locked in a game complex, the clock is set to an hour, and you must work together in a team to solve puzzles and search for clues around the complex to ultimately work out a door code and escape within an hour.

The games are designed to encourage people to work together as a team, so this is great for new starters (or building bonds with current students). It’s great fun and really challenges the brain!

Each game theme can hold up to a maximum of 10 people. If your group is larger than this then you will be able to split into two teams in two different game complexes and race to see who can escape first! If you have over 20 then you can split into three or four teams and have use of all three or four game complexes at the same time!

Why you are you a great place for educational visits?

Not only are the Escape games fun, they also challenge the brain and how it works.

We encourage high levels of communication and team work to solve the puzzles and find that final code to escape!

We have 4 different themed games, each with its own unique journey from start to finish with the opportunity for people to visit up to 4 times and try all of our games!

Our customers tell us “ Its addictive! once you’ve had a go at one game you want to come back and challenge yourself with the next!”

Do you have the LOtC Quality Badge or any other accreditation such as AALA?

We are a CPD accredited organisation and are able to give specific feedback on our contestants communication and inter-team skills.

What does a typical educational visit include?

We have 4 games that run in our Oxford branch. Each game has a different theme and varies in level of difficulty.

During the visit the students will have a brief from our team to give them a understanding of the task. It will then be up to them to work together to solve the puzzles. The teams playing the games are monitored by the event staff and are able to ask for assistance if they need it.

Once they finish the game or the hour is up they will be released from the game and brought back into the reception area. Here they will have their photograph taken, receive feedback and have a chance to ask any other questions they may have about the games.

What group sizes do you cater for?

We can cater for up to 40 players per hour split into 4 teams. If a group is slightly larger than this we can also alter the start times to stagger games if needed.

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

Yes we will have all of the corresponding CPD worksheets and information.

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

Whilst playing the games we ask for no mobile phone to be used. We try not to release photos and give too much away to our future customers.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?

Pre arranged access is always available.

Do you provide risk assessments for the teachers?

We can supply if needed.

Does your venue have an education officer?

Yes our Head of Corporate Events.

Claire Goscomb

01865 920900

cgoscomb@citymazes.com

What is the cost of the visit?

The cost of the experience to the general public is £25.00 per person. 

We offer a special educational rate discounted to just £10.00 per player plus VAT.

There will be no additional charge for the teachers or trip helpers to attend.

Please be aware if anyone attending is under the age of 14 they must be accompanied in the games by an adult.

Is specific clothing required for the trip?

We would just ask that the children are wearing flat shoes preferably no open toe or flip flops. The games are not physically challenging and do not require any running etc.

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

Our Event Supervisors are all first aid trained however if institutions wish to bring their own they are more than welcome.

Please list facilities available.

We have hot drinks, freshly ground coffee including Lattes, Flat Whites & Espresso all available at no extra cost to teachers. We have a large comfortable waiting area with sofas.

For College or University students we have a Frankie & Bennies in the unit next to us.

What are your disabled facilities?

The Venue has full disabled access.

What are your opening days and hours?

We are open 7 days per week from 10am - 8pm. If the booking is made 3 -4 week in advanced minimum these hours can be altered to the needs of the booking.

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?

We currently have no reviews from other school however we have a 5* rating on the https://www.facebook.com/citymazesoxford page and reviews of the experience from the general public that have visited us so far.


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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