Escape Colchester
Escape Colchester
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10:00 AM - 8:45 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:45 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:45 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:45 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:45 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:45 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:45 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:45 PM
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Escape Colchester is a new, fun, challenging activity in Colchester. We will lock you up in a mysterious escape room, and give you exactly 60 minutes to get out. In order to beat the live escape game you and your team must solve many puzzles, riddles, brain teasers and identify clues.
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1-2 hours
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Mazsuffolk
27 contributions
Jan 2023
We visited as a group of six over 60’s who had never done an escape room before. We chose the Sherlock Holmes room. We were greeted enthusiastically and given a good low down on what to do, fire safety rules and a hint to set us off. The room was well set up and did not feel at all claustrophobic. There are cctv cameras and a screen in the room, in order you can signal if you require a clue in order to move on. The hour went very quickly! We all worked well together to find clues and open padlocks, leading to various further clues. Sadly, we didn’t quite complete our task within the hour but we weren’t too disheartened as we’d had a good time. Will definitely return to do another one.
One comment for improvement would be that some of the padlocks are small and very difficult to read the numbers, even with glasses and a phone torch!
Written January 24, 2023
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robertparker195
Colchester, UK53 contributions
Jan 2020
Great entertainment for the family. Plenty of thinking needed! We did the "Escape the Sven Sea" as it was the only one accessible for my wife who is confined to a wheelchair. Unfortunately the door to the second room was not wide enough to let the chair through but everything was visible from the first room.
Written January 27, 2020
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Reese W
2 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
First time doing an escape room and what a great experience! So much fun and better than expected. Will be coming again to Colchester escape room to try the others! Staff were also so lovely and we’re very helpful during the escape with clues and cues. 100% recommend to anyone looking for their first escape room or experiences escapers.
Written October 20, 2020
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Matt B
Colchester, UK1 contribution
Mar 2023
Would not refund one of our party of four dropping out - which seemd petty as we would have secured the booking regardless of it it was 2 or 8 of us. Did give us a gift certificate. Which would be pretty useless if we were visiting Colchester!

Been many times before and all good fun. Pity they are so unreasonable about one person dropping out. Leaves a sour taste in the mouth and will try elsewhere. Vote with your feet and all that.
Written March 20, 2023
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Shauna K
8 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
We recently took part in the new escape room, 8 Years Later. The first half of the escape room was very good, but the ending really let us down due to poor engagement from the escape room host. We needed one final code to hear the last clip which would have given us the clue to escape, which we could not find. When we asked for a clue a message came up saying 'OK one sec' and a few minutes later we were given the entire answer without a clue to why. When we inputted the code we were given the key to escape (which we did), but we had not finished all of the locks even though we were told the room is linear. When the escape host came in she explained that she had got it wrong and already thought we had the last clue which is why she gave us the answer, rather than trying to redirect us. This meant we missed out on the last part of the room, and the last audio clip explaining the whole reason why we were in the room. The room was good, but the host was awful and clearly not paying attention to what we did, which ruined the escape room for us.
Written September 1, 2020
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Zoe Zoe
6 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Did ‘The Cabin’ few weeks ago, but was pretty disappointed. Just a whole load of poor quality padlocks that were impossible to see and some didn’t work. No indication of which clue did which lock and fairly rubbish / unimaginative ways of getting the numbers…. No physical or puzzle type codes. Did one in London today that was amazing by comparison for same cost
Written November 5, 2022
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Rachel E
Maldon, UK9 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
This is a really good escape rooms! We've completed the Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter challenges(with a bit of help!) and really enjoyed both. We go as a family so ages stretch from 12 to 77 and everyone has a great time. I like the fact the rooms are quite big so you don't trip over each other, and the staff are very friendly. The challenges are hard but not impossibly difficult and really fun to solve.
Written August 30, 2021
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Rik8806
Colchester, UK5 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Had a wonderful time with my family. 4 of us in the Sherlock room. With current Corona fears they made us feel safe and at ease with the amount of sanitising being done. Not to mention the staff were incredibly polite too.
Written March 17, 2020
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fabflorida2013
Coggeshall, UK130 contributions
Sep 2020
We went as a family of three and had an excellent evening. We chose to escape from Witchcraft and Wizardry and found the premises/room excellently laid and clean with no covid worries, we had to wear a mask for the duration of the visit including the actual escape room.
John was our helper and he provided us with an excellent insight into the game and provided us wit helpful clues at the right time, we escaped in 42 minutes.
I believe new rooms have now been added and would thoroughly recommend a visit.
Written September 19, 2020
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Keith N
1 contribution
Oct 2022
A thoroughly enjoyable evening at ESCAPE Colchester on 5/10/22 for 5 of us from work. We did the 221B Baker Street Escape and it was great fun. I would like to make an extra special mention to Rosie who hosted and oversaw us. She made the whole thing enjoyable and fun and her enthusiasm shone through - Thanks Rosie and ESCAPE Colchester for a great night and we escaped in 44 minutes !!! :-)
Written October 6, 2022
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