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ESCAPE IF YOU DARE ups the ante on exciting, escape room games, right in the heart of Bishop’s Stortford. The original Stortford escape room experience, we have three exciting escape rooms that have recently been totally refreshed and transformed, and an outside escape experience for you to enjoy with friends, family or teammates at work; we are also delighted to welcome families looking for things to do with the kids.

The door is locked. The clock has started.
You have 60 minutes to get out.
DARE you try it?

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Escape if you Dare remains closed due to coronavirus restrictions.

What do you need to bring for your escape room game?

An open mind, a smattering of logic and some focused determination to solve clues and riddles to beat the clock and win the games. Normally our escape rooms can take teams of 2-40 people, however currently we are only allowing teams of up to 6 people to play, in line with government guidelines.

After your escape room experience has finished

Once you’ve completed your escape room game, head to our large inviting café for fresh stonebaked pizza and drinks. Alternatively, as Escape if you Dare is slap bang in the centre of Bishops Stortford, you can twin with lunch or dinner at Nandos right opposite or head elsewhere for a meal in town.

That’s the niceties dealt with. But the question still remains… Dare you try it???

Find out why escape rooms are great for families

Prices from £15 per person

Click here for escape room FAQ

The Mad Hatter


Difficulty rating: Easy 
Perfect for: Families

You are lost in Wonderland and need to find your way back to the real world as quickly as possible before you are sentenced by the Queen of Hearts. Explore the rooms, find the hidden clues and escape, if you can… you don’t want the Queen of Hearts to catch you! Great fun!

Can be played by families, couples and friends in the same household

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Nuclear Submarine

Difficulty rating: Medium
Maximum 6 players 

An old, abandoned Russian Nuclear Submarine has been discovered and tests have revealed that the nuclear reactor is critical and, if it reaches fission temperature, it will explode, creating Nuclear fallout all over the country.  It has to be stopped.

As a crack weapons team, you have been tasked to get into the submarine, gain access to the reactor and remove the fuel rods before critical temperature is reached. Good luck, you’re going to need it.

Can be played by families, couples and friends in the same household

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Governor’s Prison


You have managed to escape from your cell and your adrenaline is pulsing.  You know you need to get into the Governor’s office and find the way out to freedom. Access to the office is via the old storeroom… one wrong move… and the sensors will be triggered.

The Governor is back in one hour.  Will you succeed where others have failed?

Can be played by families, couples and friends in the same household

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Mission: Spy Catcher

Enjoy the fresh air with this fantastic outside escape experience!

Armed with a key and a rucksack, you have 60 minutes to find and solve clues outside, before returning with a code to unlock the safe. But look out, the Spy Catcher is hot on your tail.

Can be played by families, couples and friends in the same household AND by up to 6 people from different households if social distancing is observed

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Bring your office colleagues along for a fantastic teambuilding event at Escape if you Dare.
Escape rooms are ideal for corporate events and go down brilliantly for office parties too.
We can also offer party food in our large café afterwards; there’s also the option to twin escape room experiences with our Virtual Reality games at Vire.

Our escape rooms are also very popular for kids parties – extra clues and help is provided if needed, and VR is also available should children wish to incorporate several activities into their party or celebration.

Unfortunately our Nerf War zone is presently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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Don’t just take our word for it!

“Had a fantastic birthday party for my 8 year old,”

“So nice to have something different locally,”

“Would absolutely recommend for kids parties,”

“They all loved it and wanted more,”

“The food was amazing and lots of it,”


“Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff,”

“We had a super team building date – thank you,”

Our Locations

14-18 Temple Street, Aylesbury HP20 2RQ

10-12 Potter St, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 3UL

141 Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1BB


0330 303 0888

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