Trick or Treat Yourself this Halloween with Horror Escape Eooms
Pumpkins purchased and carved into a ghoulish visage? Check. Cupboards filled with sweets and sugary treats for the hordes of trick-or-treaters ready to besiege your door? Check. Your own costume bought online, made with your own fair hands or cobbled together from various odds and ends around the house? Check. It can only mean one thing – Halloween is on the horizon.
This October, why don’t you try a new way of getting your thrills and chills? Escape rooms have been all the rage for the best part of a decade now, but Omescape pride ourselves on bringing you the highest quality puzzles combined with cutting edge technology to create an unforgettable immersive experience. Throw in a dash of Halloween horror and you have the recipe for a truly spooktacular All Hallows Eve!
Reasons to be fearful this Halloween
If you needed any more convincing that an escape room is the perfect way to pass the 31st October, we’ve gone and compiled a list to get you in the mood. We believe Halloween is hands down the best time of the year to indulge in some escape room fun, and after reading the reasons outlined below, we think you will too.
The fear factor
Anyone who’s ever done an escape room before will know they always carry with them a “buzz”. There’s the anticipation of not knowing what’s waiting for you, the thrill of challenging yourself mentally and the twinge of panic that maybe, just maybe, you won’t make it out in time. On Halloween, you can expect those emotions to be ramped up all the way to 11. What’s scarier than being locked inside a room?
It’s fun for all the family
Halloween, like Easter and Christmas, is great for bringing the whole family together and creating memories that will last a lifetime. What better way to do so than in a situation where you’re forced to work together? While all our rooms are suitable for players of all ages, the challenging nature of the puzzles means that we recommend children are at least 12 years of age when participating.
It’s a superb social occasion
In today’s hectic world, finding time to see friends or bond with coworkers outside of the office can be a difficult proposition. An escape room doubles as a fantastic team-building experience or a perfect opportunity to reconnect with old pals, since you’ll be putting your heads together to try and beat the puzzles that prevent your escape. Fancy dress is optional but can increase the party atmosphere and enhance your experience even further.
It’s a breath of fresh air
There are some people who look forward to Halloween for months in advance, planning their costumes in meticulous detail and mapping out their night with weeks of anticipation, whether that involves a trick-or-treat route, a party or a pub crawl. But however fun those pastimes can be, they can also become repetitive and stale. An escape room can breathe new life into the holiday season, making you remember why Halloween was so fun in the first place.
It’ll make you feel like a kid again
Speaking of which, escape rooms are a great opportunity to revert back to the carefree days of your childhood. Sure, being an adult has some superb perks, like choosing your own bedtime, eating dessert before dinner and partaking of the occasional alcoholic beverage. But there are times when we long for the simpler times of being a kid, and immersing yourself in the Halloween experience at an escape room is an escape from the rigours of everyday life all in itself.
You can avoid the kids
As mentioned above, stocking up on sweets forms an integral part of Halloween for many people, since they know they’ll be visited by ghosts and goblins in miniature form all night long. While some may revel in the occasion, there are others who would rather turn all the lights off, sit in darkness and pretend they’re not home to avoid the onslaught of ankle-biters. If you fall into the latter category, get yourself along to Omescape.
October – especially at the end of October – seems to mark the time of year when autumn makes an unholy pact with winter and the colder temperatures begin to set in. Of course, it doesn’t help that the clocks go back around this time, shrouding us in darkness an hour earlier, but difficulty in seeing is far less worrisome than difficulty in feeling your fingers and toes. Replace the sub-zero chills with some blood-curdling ones by locking yourself inside a centrally-heated escape room.
It’s discount o’clock
As if all the reasons mentioned above weren’t enough to convince you, you should remember that Omescape are offering 10% off on all weekday bookings during the month of October… and that includes Halloween itself! Just enter the code WEEKDAY10 at the checkout and you’ll save yourself a pretty penny. Check out our complete range of escape rooms and VR games and book yourself ƒa spooky experience this October!