You have es­caped lock­down, but can you es­cape from Brack­nell?

The Wokingham Paper - - LESIURE -

THE count­down has be­gun for the opening of a Brack­nell es­cape room ex­pe­ri­ence. Puz­za­log­i­cal Es­cape Rooms, based on Easthamp­stead Works, will un­lock its doors for the first time on Sun­day, Au­gust 1.

The new im­mer­sive ex­pe­ri­ence will fea­ture three rooms filled with dif­fer­ent games and puz­zles which con­tes­tants will have one hour to solve.

Co-founder of the busi­ness, Deb­bie Gib­bons said: “We’re re­ally look­ing for­ward to opening and wel­com­ing our first teams to the venue.

“My hus­band Nathan and I de­vel­oped this idea us­ing skills from our in­di­vid­ual pro­fes­sions.

“Nathan owns the paint­ing stu­dio up­stairs and we wanted to make use of the base­ment at the bot­tom of the build­ing.

“As I run events and he is highly creative we agreed an es­cape room would be a good use of the space.”

But the duo’s vi­sion hasn’t be­come a re­al­ity on its own.

Fol­low­ing a post from the pair, mem­bers of the We Love Brack­nell com­mu­nity Face­book page came to­gether to trans­form the space from a base­ment to an en­ter­tain­ment venue.

Ms Gib­bons said: “The re­sponse we re­ceived on Face­book was fan­tas­tic.

“We’ve had so many lo­cals give up their time to help us pre­pare the rooms for opening.

“A spe­cial thanks goes to Richard who has been a huge help with the build­ing, and Adrian who has helped us with the elec­tron­ics.

“A team from San­tander also came down to help with paint­ing, and oth­ers have car­ried out tip runs for us.”

The owner added: “We were set to open in time for the Easter

Hol­i­days but, as for many busi­nesses, this was put on hold due to the virus.”

“This has made us even more ex­cited to open next month.”

The ad­vised age limit for gamers is 10+ and adult su­per­vi­sion is re­quired for chil­dren un­der 16.

A min­i­mum of two peo­ple is re­quired for each team and a max­i­mum of six peo­ple un­til gov­ern­ment re­stric­tions on so­cial dis­tanc­ing are eased.

Safety mea­sures in­clud­ing hand sani­tis­ing sta­tions, iso­lated wait­ing rooms and deep clean­ing be­tween ses­sions have also been im­ple­mented.

To book your slot in the es­cape rooms log on to www.puz­za­log­i­

Win an es­cape room ex­pe­ri­ence

You could also win an es­cape room ex­pe­ri­ence for six peo­ple by en­ter­ing the give­away on The Wok­ing­ham Pa­per’s so­cial me­dia pages. Com­pe­ti­tion opens at 6pm on Thurs­day, July 9 and closes at 6pm on Thurs­day, July 16.

Pic­ture: Jen Ja­cob

A new es­cape room is launch­ing in our neigh­bour­ing town next month

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.