Who Visits Escape Peterborough?

You’re in Peterborough and you’re about to book an escape room, and you’re interested in finding out what type of people come to Escape, are they your kind of people? And if so, does this mean it’ll be a best fit for you, because if they like you’ll like it? Possibly, but why don’t we talk a little bit more about it and tell you about the kind of people who visit Escape Peterborough, and then once you know more about the people who visit, you’ll know more about the game and how it could be a really good idea to get that room booked! 

We have lots of different types of people who visit, and they’re all uniquely different, what they have in common is a love of games, interacting with friends and being challenged. It’s a great way to break the ice with new people, unwind and forget about the daily stress of life. 

Corporate Teams

Our Escape Games are very popular with corporate teams. They come here in droves to experience team building at its best. Team leaders often use Escape Games to help identify key skills, help people unwind by giving them a day away from the office, and encourage both new and more seasoned team members to get to know each other better. They also get to hone their problem-solving, analytical, logical and communication skills. 


Yes students love coming here to unwind and get away from their studies – and who can blame them? It’s stressful enough these days studying at university, but what Escape Games gives them is an hour of fun, interaction, and breaking the ice with other students who have not got around to socialising with others yet. Meeting up with friends to take part in some Escape Room magic is better than anything for ridding yourself of pent up tension and stress, a perfect way to end a stressful week, to be rounded off with drinks at the pub.


If you have a special event you want to celebrate, whether it be a birthday, anniversary, passing of exams, driving test success or hen or stag do, Escape Rooms are the best way to celebrate. We see lots of people coming in through our doors to spend time with friends and family in order to create memories and enjoy their special moments - we’re really proud to have played a part in it.

Escape Peterborough – Premier Escape Rooms

If you like what you’ve read, then we strongly suggest you come on down and try our escape rooms for yourself. Don’t waste any more time, get down here and play the game that everyone’s talking about. Book your room and which theme you prefer online or over the phone, and we’ll see you down here, ready to indulge your inner game player, fuel your imagination and let go of your slavish devotion to the laptop.

The Games at Escape Peterborough

Today we’re going to be talking about the games at Escape Peterborough. We’ve got our own specially created themes for each room and we can guarantee that each one is well worth the hour you’ll spend in it. We spend time making sure that all our visitors have a great time while they’re here, and no stone is left unturned in making sure this is the ultimate live interactive experience and the best one you’ll ever have.

There are several rooms here and each one has a different theme. The themes are usually taken from popular culture such as our first one, 221B Bakers Street. If you don’t recognise the street, then where have you been? It’s the address of that most famous detective of course, Sherlock Holmes, so as you can imagine the theme for this one centres around detective work.

Our next games room is Taken and that’s from the famous film. In our Escape Room, you’ll need to find your friend who’s been kidnapped, but in this room, you could be locked in with the killer.

Next, we have The Bank Heist and Espionage which are of a similar nature and are self-explanatory, if you’re into high jinks, and excitement then these rooms are for you. We also have Contagion, The Cabin and Witchcraft and Wizardry. The first two are fairly easy to understand and you’ll need to have your wits about you, you’ll be dealing with viruses, crack thieves, violence and conspiracy – are you up for it? The final one is all Harry Potter magic and wands, so if that’s what you’re into, you’ll love it.

The final rooms are all based around a central theme of Escape the Priestgate Vaults” which are Buried Alive, The Hunt and The Great Wine Cellar Swindle. These are vaults rather than actual rooms, and if you have mobility problems, it probably won’t be a good idea for you to take part. Expect some shocks and surprises, this isn’t for the faint of heart!

Escape Peterborough – for the best experience in live interactive games.

If we’ve now whetted your appetite for Escape, then make your way down here, you can book a room, either online or over the phone, let the fun begin!

How to Be Successful in an Escape Room

If you’re planning on paying us a visit here at Escape Peterborough, you’re probably wondering what you can do to be successful. It’s not the end of the world if you’re not, because you’re always welcome to come and try again as many times as you like. We have lots of people who come and try to beat the clock. 

Today, we’re looking at how you can be successful in an escape room and we have no doubt that once you’ve read our tips, you’ll be well on the way to successfully beating the clock.

A good team with a mix of skills is a strong team

As you know an escape room is a game where you are locked in a room and have to solve a series of clues before you can escape. In order to have a chance of success, you need to have a good team with a lot of different talent to bring to the game. You’ll be looking for good maths skills, someone attentive, someone logical and some people with excellent problem-solving skills. And of course, you want people who are good at communicating and working as part of a team. 

Search every nook and corner

Once you start looking for clues make sure you look everywhere, top, bottom and in every corner you can find. Once you find the clues, place each one in a central place where you can go back to them once you have found them all. Don’t leave them somewhere where you may lose them and have to start searching for them all-over again. 

Don’t remain stuck on one clue

Don’t stick to one clue if you’re stuck, go on to the next and come back to it afresh. Time spent on one clue for too long and you’ll waste precious time. Work methodically and calmly and you have a better chance of success. 

Don’t allow any one person to dominate the game, they may lead the team astray

This isn’t a platform for one person with a loud voice and an ego to satisfy to demonstrate their talent, this is a game that needs everyone to have their say and work as part of a team, so allow this to happen. It helps if your team has a mixture of different characteristics that all compliment each other. That’s preferable to a group of people who are very quiet and introverted or a group of extroverts who are fighting to be the loudest, funniest and the most dominant. 

Escape Peterborough – for the most fun you can have in a locked room

If you now think you can have a crack at it and possibly win, why not book your room and come on down? We’d love to see you here and we guarantee that even if you’re not successful you’ll still enjoy yourself, it’s so much fun and we can’t wait to see you here, so book your escape room today.

Best Team Building Activities

If you’ve got a project looming and you’re looking to improve team building through various activities that foster collaboration and communication, then we’ve come up with a few team building activities and ideas you’ll want to explore. Read on and find out where your next team building activity is.

Military Style Boot Camp

This isn’t for everyone, but if your team are fairly healthy with a reasonable level of fitness, then they may want to try out a military style boot camp. These types of camps are usually put together by ex-military and they’ll be the right people to put your team through this gruelling yet fun boot camp. It’ll be a great way of identifying your team’s strengths and their weaknesses as well as getting them out and about taking part in some healthy exercise.

Cook Off?

You could split your team into two and then pit them against each other with a cooking challenge. By creating new recipes and dishes together they’ll be thinking carefully about how they can win, challenging each other’s skills, trying very hard to create the best dish of all.

Volleyball, Zipwire and Beachball.

Games of this nature can be great fun and a perfect opportunity to bond with each other. They can pick up new skills, and you can identify ones they didn’t know they even had, so back at the office, you can utilise them to best effect. If they’re playing against each other, it’s all about teamwork, victory and competition, with no particular individual allowed to dominate, everyone must work together.

Board Games

Yes, you could have a games tournament with your team split into separate groups where they can pit themselves against each other in a mini-tournament. You can even do it at work in a separate room where each person can leave their desk for a designated period of time to compete. It doesn’t matter what it is, whether it’s Jenga or simple card games, if it gets people talking to each other and breaks the ice with new members, then it’s a worthwhile endeavour. You’ll also be able to see who’s good at working out puzzles and problems and how they work their way through any obstacles.

Finally, Escape Games Peterborough For Really Unique and Exciting Team Building Activity

They’re locked in a room together for 60 minutes and they must find their way out by solving a range of cryptic clues and puzzles which have been carefully hidden in a themed room. You’ll get to create some real teamwork and help identify hidden skills. Come on down and visit us here at Escape Peterborough and book your room, we can’t wait to see you!

Why Are Escape Rooms So Popular

There are plenty of reasons why our Escape rooms are so popular and we’ll be going over some of them today. There has been a growing trend for escape rooms here in the UK in recent years and it continues to be a growing phenomenon. An attractive attribute of Escape Rooms are that they are fantastic for the family activities, corporate events and team building events.

What Is An Escape Room Then?

If you don’t know what an escape room is, then you will find this blog insightful. An escape room is a concept so simple you wonder how on earth you didn’t come up with it yourself. It consists of you being  part of a group of people who are locked in a room, usually a room with a theme, and then finding their way out in 60 minutes. In that 60 minutes, you’ll have a series of clues, cryptic, puzzles and maps which they use to help escape. A group is better than one person, because you help each other out – and that’s where the team bit comes in.

Team Building Activities Are Popular With Corporate Companies

It also explains why they’re so popular with corporate firms because they help with team building activities. They help improve critical thinking, problem-solving and lateral thinking. The team must work together, and as a result they communicate better. You also have the benefit of finding out what their skills are so you can utilise them to best effect when you’re back in the office.

Escape Games Are For Everyone

For the regular visitor, escape rooms make great birthday presents, or just simple group days out with friends and/or family. Whether you’re celebrating something or you’re just having a good time with friends, an escape room is a great way of loosening up and enjoying yourself. If you’re after a fun day out that really tests your mettle, your cognitive skills and makes you laugh, then an escape room is the perfect answer.

Escape Room Peterborough – the best way to celebrate your day off

If you’re looking for fun, excitement and a way of boosting team working then come to Escape Peterborough. You’ll find various rooms with a number of different themes, just to crank up the fun and mystery levels. We’re convinced you’ll love it and it won’t be your last visit either. You’ll have such a great time you’ll want to come again, and when you do, you’ll get the same great welcome you had the first-time round. Escape rooms are popular for a reason, so come and find out for yourself. Get in touch and get on down to Escape Peterborough.

How to Be Successful in Escape Rooms

How can you be successful in our escape rooms? If you want to win within the 60 minutes you’re in there, you’ll need a strategy and you’ll need the right people with you in your team before you start. Thankfully, you’ve got us to help you, so just get in there and read our fabulous guide to be the most successful you can be in our escape rooms.

Carefully Choose Who You Take With You

Firstly, which group people do you plan on taking with you? Do they all possess the skills needed to win? But what are those skills? Well, what you need are skills such as attention to detail, ideally someone who is really observant. You also want people who are good at communicating and working as part of a team. It’s not all about one individual, the better you all work together, the better the chance of escaping. You don’t someone who’s going to start squabbling with other people in order to get out.

If you’re stuck, let the games-master know!

If you need a clue, don’t be afraid to ask for one, because it may be the difference between getting out or losing. If you really are stuck then don’t be a schmuck, let whoever is running the game know and ask for that all important clue.

Don’t lose your clues!

As you collect all your clues once you’ve found them, the last thing you want to do is lose them all. Find a safe place to keep them until you reach the end. What you don’t want is to misplace one or two of them and then not be able to decipher the remaining clues to get out. You’ll need all of them not just a few, in order for them to make sense.

Escape Peterborough – Thrilling Escape Room Fun

So, do you think you’ve got all worked out? Got your crack team together in your head? Why not book your room with us then here at Escape Peterborough and try your luck?


Things to Do In Peterborough

Peterborough is a beautiful cathedral city in England and we can’t wait for you to visit. If it’s your first time, you’ll not be disappointed. To help you, we’ve come up with a list of places to visit so your time here will be well spent. 

Peterborough Cathedral

The cathedral that makes Peterborough a city is one impressive building, both architecturally and historically fascinating, it’s well worth a visit. It’s a Normal cathedral and was found as a monastic community back in 654 AD. It’s seen some action over the years and is the burial place of two important queens and also a place that experienced the Civil War. You’ll get a sense of the history of the place, and while you’re there you can admire the beautiful stained-glass windows and marvel at the amazing architecture.

Ferry Meadows Country Park (walks, water sports)

This is a beautiful place where you can walk, cycle and play, as well as explore the park on a horse, jog, walk the dog or ride on the train. There’s plenty of lakes, meadows and forest to explore and it’s only a few miles from the city centre. There are some lovely cafes for you to refresh yourself and there’s disabled access with hard surfaced routes for any wheelchair users throughout the park, and plenty of room for fun and games for all the family.


It’s been here since the mid-nineties, a place where habitats and different species can thrive, and thrive it does with over 200 different species of flora and fauna. Once a coal storage yard and then bought for Railworld by Reverend Richard Paten it’s a place where he wanted wildlife to live and prosper, so he created the perfect site where this could happen. Three parts of the Victorian Great Northern Railway aqueduct where donated and were then installed within the wildlife haven. It’s a great place for children and adults to learn about British wildlife.

Flag Fen

This is an Archaeology Park and within it you’ll find the most impressive wooden monument. Built nearly 4,000 years ago it was used by Prehistoric fen people where they would perform rituals and use it as a place of worship. There’s all sorts of fascinating details you’re going to love, and if you love archaeology, it’s definitely a place you should visit.

Escape Games Peterborough

Once you’ve visited all those fabulous places, why not play one of our escape rooms? You and your friends will be locked in a room with 60 minutes in which to escape, you’ll have to find and solve some cryptic puzzles and do some problem-solving before you get out – but will do you do it within the hour? Come down and find out for yourself.


Why Escape Rooms Are So Popular

Escape Rooms are popular and there’s one popping up in almost every town and city, question is, why? Today, we’re going to be tackling that very question, so read on to find out why escape rooms are so popular and why you should be the one who tries it next!

Give Yourself an Escape Route

While most of us lead such busy lives, escape rooms gives us…. well....a means of escape. It’s a place where we can forget the daily grind and transport ourselves into another world. This is a world where you can be someone else if you want, or just yourself having a good time. You’re in a room with friends and you can leave behind the stresses and strains of modern life and forget about all that for now. This unique experience requires full immersion so there’s no time to dwell on the outside world.

Get Your Adrenaline Going

And that adrenaline rush is superb, that sense of real urgency, where you only have one hour, 60 minutes in which to escape. It’s fast paced and exciting and this is what makes people want to come back for more. Not everyone gets it first time, an hour isn’t long if you’re doing this for the first time, but people come back because they want to get it right, or perhaps they got out, but now they want to improve on their original time.

Themed Rooms So You Can Really Immerse Yourself

The rooms are themed, so you can be in any time or place of your choosing, just pick the room that appeals to you the most. Whether it’s the wild west, the world of casinos or a world of mysterious witchcraft, perhaps you may prefer a little Sherlock mystery or perhaps you’d like to be transported to Renaissance Italy – the choice is yours.

For The Love of The Game

And who doesn’t love a game? It’s a refreshing experience to be playing a real live game where you interact with real people, instead of everyone being immersed in your phone or tablet. There’s the same sense of accomplishment at the end of it and that great feeling of reward and of winning. As with other games and sports, the praise at the end of it and that sweet feeling of success when you win is all you need to make you feel re-energised and ready to join the world again.

Escape Games Peterborough

Think you feel curious enough to try it now? Why not join us for some escape games here in Peterborough and you can see whether you enjoy the thrill of the game. Once you’ve tried it though, you may feel an addiction coming on and an urge to visit us again – don’t say we didn’t warn you.