Dine Sheffield returns to city centre for a fortnight of food offers

Dine Sheffield, Sheffield’s answer to New York’s Restaurant Week, returns to the city centre from 15 – 29 March for a fortnight of dining deals at some of the city’s most-loved cafes, pubs, and restaurants.

A flagship initiative of Sheffield BID’s Alive After Five strategy, Dine Sheffield gives diners the opportunity to enjoy fantastic food at great prices across Sheffield city centre’s diverse dining scene, whilst boosting the early evening economy.

During Dine Sheffield, we are offering a bespoke set menu, two courses for £10 and three courses for £15 per person. Vouchers for the offers can be downloaded at https://dinesheffield.co.uk/product/the-great-escape-game/ and redeemed during Dine Sheffield, from 15 – 29 March.

Diane Jarvis, Sheffield BID Manager, said: “Sheffield city centre has a strong food offer, comprising of both big-name chains and much-loved independents. Following the success of the first Dine Sheffield in September 2017, when thousands of diners downloaded vouchers to redeem at city centre restaurants, Sheffield BID has decided to run Dine Sheffield again.

“Dine Sheffield helps boosts the local economy, increases early-evening footfall and gives diners the opportunity to enjoy fantastic deals across Sheffield city centre’s dynamic dining scene.”

Things to do in Sheffield

Looking for something to do in Sheffield? Why not try getting locked away at The Great Escape Game Sheffield?!

Trapped in a room for up to an hour, it is your task to gather up your team and escape! Think you have what it takes? You have the option of seven different quests:

Alcatraz 2.0: You wake up in your cell, sirens are blasting. You suspect the guard has been knocked out cold, you know if there ever was a chance for you to escape, now is your time.

Mad Scientist: A family fun, entry level game. You must use your brain power to navigate your way out of the Scientist’s lair before you become their next experiment.

Homicide 2.0: You want to play a game? It’s sadistic game, where you…are the main attraction.

Placebo: Not all is as it seems. You find yourself in the midst of a drugs trial, as you take the tablets you realise something is not quite right.The simplest of tasks become near impossible, and it is these simple tasks that you must complete to escape.

The Devil’s Playground: Scares, sins and sacrifices – everything you’d expect from Hell! Think you have what it takes to play the Devil at his own game? Find out as you are trapped inside his very own twisted fantasy.

Submerged: Perfect for big teams! Battle against time and each other, as you race to save the day and escape from your submarine!

Abducted: This 18+ game is not for the faint hearted. Alone and frightened, you have 50 minutes to escape from the ‘chop house’. If you don’t, you’ll be next on the operating table.

Once you’ve completed your quest, feel free to have a full debrief in The Great Escape Game Sheffield’s bar and kitchen. Make of a day of it with retro games, VR, pizzas and cocktails! So that’s, a place to eat, a place to drink and a place to bond as a group. You don’t even need to leave the building.

Don’t want to break the bank? Well not to worry, The Great Escape Game offer numerous discounts alongside the off peak prices. A top tip would be to follow @escapegamesheffield on social media, limited time only discounts pop up on there all the time.

Things to do with teenagers in Leeds

We all know it’s a nightmare to find something that all the family will enjoy. Getting your teenager to put their phone down for longer than 5 minutes seems next impossible. That’s where The Great Escape Game Leeds comes in. Trapped for up to an hour in a room of your choice. You have 60 minutes to communicate as a team to solve the puzzles and try to make your way out. Each room needs different types of brains to help, so it’s perfect for the whole family.

For the Teen who:

Constantly has their head in a book: King Arthur’s Secret offers an escape to a medieval castle. It is your job to reunite the seven kingdoms and become the true ruler of England.

Is permanently attached to their controller: Submerged warfare is a battle escape game like no other. Trapped in a submarine, miles under water, you must race against time and each other to get to the surface. As the air pressure rises so will the tension in this action packed battle!

Thinks that the Government is watching them:
The Underworld Conspiracy is shrouded with mystery. Somewhere in the centre of the Earth there is an object, you must get to it before ‘The New World Order’ do. The fate of the entire world rests upon your shoulders, no pressure.

Will watch every horror movie they can get their hands on:
The Devil’s Playground is the best place for any little Hell raisers! Trapped in his lair you have sold your soul to the Devil, the only way out is to play along with his games.

Located right in Leeds city centre, The Great Escape Game Leeds not only has all of these immersive experiences, but also has a bar area! Meaning you and your Teen can play games, have a chat or share a pizza before/after your escape game. With all this great stuff in one place, it really is the best thing to do with your teenager in Leeds!

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Here at The Great Escape Game we’ve jumped into 2018 at full speed

Our Sheffield team grabbed January by the horns…literally! The Devil’s Playground room was so successful in Leeds that it has been released in our Sheffield Generation 2 site. To celebrate this, there’s also been a new trailer made! You can watch it here.

January was all about spreading awareness and developing our business skills. Our Directors Hannah and Peter featured in The Telegraph, Exposed and The Star (amongst others). Using their platform to showcase our new escape rooms and their business journey thus far. Ninja Heather also got the chance to go to Sheffield Generation’s Conference, where she was able to listen to other entrepreneurs and gain invaluable insights.

We also had an inter site trip to find our inner Total Ninja. Staff members from all three sites found themselves in Manchester; running into walls, jumping from ledges and in a heap in the foam pit! We rounded the night off, the only way we know how to! Safe to say everyone was aching the week after.

Social media highlights included the adventures of Bonnie in Leeds and the ‘dad dancing’ in Sheffield! Not to mention Hannah’s infectious laugh as we celebrated her birthday.

That’s all for our January round up, keep your eyes peeled for some very special announcements in February! Can’t wait to see you all for some half term/Valentine’s escapes!


Are you brave enough to wager with the devil?

Escape room titans The Great Escape Game, have brought a new fully-immersive horror game to Sheffield following the success of Abducted, Yorkshire’s only 18+ escape game. Promising to thrill new players and evoke players nightmares, fears, and terror of the unknown.

Aptly named The Devil’s Playground, the horror escape game experience has been petrifying corporate team building groups, stags, hens, and families inside it’s St James House location in an award-winning fashion.

Described as a cross between, The Crystal Maze, Fort Boyard, and Prison Break, it’s certainly not for the faint-hearted.

The Devil’s Playground puts you in the position of a victim of the Devil as he takes possession of your body. You must work together to outsmart the Devil’s torments, traps, and trickery as you play a game for the ultimate price – the game of sacrifice.

The company who recently re-released their award-winning escape rooms Homicide and Alcatraz – sequels to the murder mystery and prison break games – as part of a £12,000 redevelopment plan to their Generation One site located in Sheffield City Centre, are voted no.1 for fun and games on TripAdvisor due to their dedication to the fully immersive experience.

Krissie Akrill, Marketing Manager, warns people to expect a high pressured, tense and fearful atmosphere, although you will, of course, have a lot of fun – if you make it out alive.

“Customers pay from £16 per person, for up to 55 minutes of hellish alternative reality. They can enjoy a gourmet pizza, made by the devil himself inside Hell’s Pizza Emporium, as well as a Devilish Hot Pornstar Martini.”

Aaron Giles, Creative Developer, explains “What we’ve created is a full immersion movie-like experience, so instead of playing a computer game or sitting in the cinema watching a horror movie, you come to The Great Escape Game,”.

“At the end of the hour, The Devil will either leave your body or claim your soul. What he does with it, nobody knows… Yet.”

The Devil’s Playground is open in Sheffield and Leeds now and up to 5 players can participate in each game at any one time. If you’re brave enough to take on the mission, to book click HERE

Things To Do At The Weekend In Leeds

Sick of doing the same thing EVERY weekend? Well look no further than a trip to Leeds.

Leeds’ is currently in the bidding for European Capital of Culture 2023. It is a vibrant city full of culture and interesting things to do. Something that really encapsulates the ‘Leeds Vibe’ is The Great Escape Game Leeds. Gone are the days of spending the weekend hungover and walking around in the rain. The best weekend activity in Leeds can now be found in the middle of an office block, right next to the train station!

The Great Escape Game Leeds offer a live experience unlike any other. You enter a suspiciously normal looking building and are guided to the hidden bar area. As the doors open you will find yourself in a hidden gem of Leeds city centre! Settle down on the luxe sofas as you play the VR, or bring back the nostalgia with a game of Mario Kart on our Nintendo 64 or our 600 retro game arcade cabinet. In the bar area you can indulge in delicious handmade pizzas, room-themed cocktails and extravagant ice cream sundaes. If you want something a little more laid back, there’s also plenty of classic board and card games to choose from.

Now onto the main event, the live escape game itself! If you haven’t already heard about them, escape games are an immersive experience in which you and your team are locked in a room and must race against the clock to escape. The Great Escape Game Leeds offers five different rooms, from the family friendly King Arthur’s Secret to the 18+ horror game, Abducted.

Spend up to an hour locked away with your loved ones and see how you work as a team to solve the puzzles. With a range of adventures for you to experience, you can immerse yourself and escape the everyday humdrum city life.

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Crystal Maze Experience Leeds and Sheffield


Want to relive your childhood fantasies? We all spent many an hour watching The Crystal Maze, wishing we could put our skills to the test. Eying up our friends trying to work out who to keep locked in and who we want on our side until the very end. Here at The Great Escape Game, we have our very own slice of the action! Our brilliant Games Masters even take Richard Ayoade’s/O’brien’s place (we’re not picky) and guide you on your path to success. Just like in The Crystal Maze, we have four key challenges:

Although the majority of our puzzles are exercises of the mind there are a few physical challenges involved. Always be sure to bring your comfy shoes because you never know what’s around the corner!

We have a variety of rooms at different skill level, everyone brings something different to the table and our rooms are here to cater for that! From fast reaction times to the careful placement of puzzle pieces, there’s something for all the team to do.

It’s not just skill puzzles you’ll find in our room. From the riddles of King Arthur’s Castle to trying to escape from the evil ‘man in the mask’. You’ll need to use all of your brain cells to see if you have what it takes.

Our rooms are shrouded in mystery, from the New World Order to Anonymous. You never know who you’ll come across inside The Great Escape Game Leeds.

So the next time you want to compete against time in a crystal maze game style challenge be sure to make your way to our website! We even have a bar and games area for you to debrief your team after your challenge!

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December Review

The month of joy, festivity and fun, but for most people, also one of the busiest months of the year. It’s been no different for us here at The Great Escape Game. We’ve been host to a whole range of activities and events which have kept us busy from the first until the last – and it doesn’t show signs of stopping.

First of all, the Christmas season has kept us all on our toes as we welcomed hundreds of festive revellers for their Christmas parties. Here at The Great Escape Game, our fabulous drinks offers, cocktails and festive feasts have satiated even the biggest of Scrooge’s. And of course, our escape rooms have ensured that parties don’t get too comfortable – with plenty of totally immersive and thrilling escape games.

December also saw the launch of two new escape rooms; Alcatraz 2.0 and Homicide 2.0. Following the incredible success of the original games, Alcatraz and Homicide were entirely revamped and refreshed, making them wholly playable for new customers and replayable for returning players. This relaunch right before Christmas saw The Great Escape Game reach its busiest period with a huge number of happy customers.

The Great Escape Game then took a trip to the Sheffield Business Awards, where the company was shortlisted in the category of Best Contribution to Sheffield Visitor Experience. Directors Hannah Duraid and Peter Lecole, Marketing Manager Krissie Akrill and Sales Executive Lauren Greaves got all dressed up and spent the evening in Ponds Forge, Sheffield, to celebrate the successes of local businesses.

Something which has been ongoing behind the scenes but finally came to fruition this December is the launch of our brand new website. Our new and improved site is sleeker, smoother and much more user friendly. Be sure to have a browse and take full advantage of brand spanking new snazzy interface.

All of the above leads us only to one thing… 2018. In January, we have plenty going on to prevent those pesky January blues from setting in. Just one of the exciting events coming up is the launch of The Devil’s Playground – the hit game from The Great Escape Game’s Leeds venue is coming to Sheffield Generation 2. Keep your eyes peeled for more updates on the launch and make sure you don’t miss out!

That’s about it for our December review from us here at The Great Escape Game. We have been as busy as ever and can’t wait for the New Year and all it will bring! We hope you’ve had a great festive period and remember to keep escaping!

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Little Mix Great Escape Room Visit


Pop princesses Little Mix took time out from their Glory Days Tour to experience Leeds’ Great Escape Game while in the city for their sold-out show tonight.

The girl group – who shot to fame after winning the X Factor in 2011 – paid a visit to the escape game, on King Street, on Sunday afternoon to solve its Crystal Maze-style puzzles. Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Jesy Nelson were given 50 minutes to break out of three escape games; Underworld Conspiracy, Submerged and Abducted while trying to solve a series of intricate puzzles.

Director Hannah Duraid said: “It was a pleasure to see Little Mix enjoy the highest level of immersive experience, and spend their day being transported away from the reality of day to day life and into worlds of adventure.” The Great Escape Game in Leeds has six, multi-faceted escape rooms plus a fully licensed bar, kitchen and private event area.