Overlooking the ancient graveyard of St Andrews Church, Escape Key has been hailed as the number one escape room experience in Newcastle. Also listed in the top 100 of all escape rooms which is quite the accolade.
Situated in the Gallowgate area of Newcastle, we chose the Witch room as it seemed rather appropriate for our adventure.
We were greeted warmly on arrival and everything was explained about what would be involved in the room. We were advised that someone was always on hand should we need assistance too. The thought of being stranded in the room had crossed my mind! We proceeded to watch a short video about how witches had been persecuted in Newcastle, the torture they had to endure, when the last witch was hanged etc. My sister was then picked out as a witch and pointed to me as her accomplice! (Thanks sis!)
Not for the first time, we were confirmed as witches!
This is when things got exciting.
We were split into two groups of two, both me and sis were popped into a ‘cage’ while our partners were in an adjacent room tasked with setting us free.
Now I don’t want to discuss any of the tasks, problems, games or challenges as that would defeat the object of it being an escape room but suffice to say it really does pay to be on the ball constantly! There are little details everywhere and it is up to you to put the answers together in the right order. We needed to be freed to help the next part of the solution and so on….
The imagination used within the creation of the room was absolutely brilliant and there were even a couple of points which made us jump or flinch in anticipation. Very well thought out and executed room so we will most definitely be back to try the other rooms too.
We finished with around 7 and a half minutes spare, considering you are given an hours time limit we were cutting it pretty fine!
Priced from £49 to £99 depending on which day and how many people are involved.
We were gifted the experience for the purpose of the review, all views and opinions are our own and genuine. We loved it that much we are heading back and paying for the next experience ourselves.