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NEW, HISTORY-THEMED CHALLENGE GAME

 In the grounds of beautiful Berkhamsted Castle


EXCITING ADVENTURE GAME
SOLVE PUZZLES AND CLUES
ESCAPE THE CASTLE UNDER SIEGE

It is July 1216 and the armies of the French Prince Louis, self-proclaimed ruler of England, are massing outside the castle, intent on claiming it for themselves and defeating the King’s men who are taking cover inside. The siege of Berkhamsted Castle will commence shortly and when the castle flag disappears from sight, Prince Louis will start the bombardment.

Join King John for an exciting adventure game at historic Berkhamsted Castle, an English Heritage site.
Find the old parchment hidden in the castle grounds, which indicates the location of a secret tunnel under the moat, and escape before the castle is besieged by Prince Louis.

Will you succeed and escape in time?

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PLAYING THE GAME

In this fantastic, themed adventure game at Berkhamsted Castle, you’ll meet real medieval characters
in full costume, giving you a wonderfully immersive, historical experience.

You’ll need to work as a team if you’re going to succeed, searching the castle grounds for clues and solving various puzzles and challenges as you go, from tug-of-war to a catapult challenge, cryptic clues to water puzzles
until you find the parchment that will help you escape!

The game should take you up to 90 minutes to complete but why not make an afternoon or a day of it?
Bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and learn more about Berkhamsted Castle, an impressive 11th-13th century motte and bailey English Heritage site, whose significant remains offer a great insight into its medieval history and great local importance.

ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT FUN!
The actors were energetic and entertaining and we all had a really good time solving the clues!
Would highly recommend”  M Victoria

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AT A GLANCE

– Exciting, history-themed adventure game
– 90 minutes packed full of fun, physical and

mental challenges
Costumed characters*

– Take a step back in time – a must-do experience

*Guests are also invited to dress up if they wish!

LOCATION
Berkhamsted Castle can be found at White Hill,

Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 1LJ.

Berkhamsted town centre is within easy walking distance
of the castle and is a bustling market town with a busy
high street offering plenty of independent shops, boutiques,
cafes, bars and restaurants.

PRICES

2 players – £18 per person
3 players – £15 per person
4 players – £13 per person
5 players – £11 per person
6+ players – £10 per person

Family groups (to include at least one child and max 2 adults)
£36 for 3, £44 for 4, £50 for 5

English Heritage members are entitled to a 20% discount.
Please use code EHMEMBER when booking or
call and quote your membership number

Please bring your valid English Heritage membership card with you when attending the game.
If you do not have your membership card with you, you will be asked to pay the full price.

For more information call 03451 13 13 13 or email info@vire.zone

Please note: We have different challenges for adult groups and families, ensuring you enjoy the best experience possible.
Same day bookings may be possible, subject to availability. Please call us and we will try and accommodate you.

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GAME OPENING HOURS

14 August until 6 September 2020
Fridays and Saturdays: 11am to 8pm
Sunday to Thursday: 11am to 6pm
31 August, Bank Holiday Monday: 11am to 8pm

Week commencing 7 September onwards
Fridays: 4pm to 8pm
Saturdays: 11am to 8pm
Sundays: 11am to 6pm

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE GAME FAQ

How does the Berkhamsted Castle adventure game work?

Make the booking and choose the time slot you want.
We’ll send you some information, a waiver to sign and more information about the game.
We will ask you to arrive at Berkhamsted Castle 20 minutes before the start of your game. King John will welcome you to 1216, give you a briefing and answer any questions you have.
At the start time, you’ll receive your first instructions and the flag on the tent will start to descend – time to start the search!

Is the game safe to play during this period affected by the coronavirus pandemic?

Yes. You will be outside in the fresh air throughout the game. All clues and props that we use are cleaned after every game and we offer protective gloves if you want to wear them.

How long does the adventure game take to play?

The game takes up to 90 minutes to complete.

What should we wear?

Light comfortable clothing and footwear is usually best although wet weather gear may be useful in adverse weather conditions.

Can I add or remove people from my booking?

Yes you may add people to your booking – just call us on 03451 131313.

What happens if we are late?

We will try and run the whole game for you although we will not allow any subsequent games to be affected by a group over-running.

Are there on-site toilet facilities?

There are no public toilets at Berkhamsted Castle, however visitors are able to use the toilets behind the nearby Tesco on the high street – just a seven minute walk from the castle.

Can we bring some sort of temporary shelter to the castle eg a gazebo?

Berkhamsted Castle is an English Heritage site and as such, the erecting of any structures involving the digging of items such as pegs into the ground, is strictly prohibited.

What is your refund and cancellation policy?

In ordinary circumstances we don’t offer refunds. However, if the game cannot go ahead due to changes in the coronavirus alert level, a full refund will be given. We will allow one re-schedule free of charge as we recognise things don’t always go to plan. But re-schedules cannot be made on the day of the booked activity.

Will the weather affect the game?

This is an all-weather game – the siege will still go ahead in wet conditions. We have umbrellas (which will have been sanitised pre-use) that you can borrow or purchase and we will have ponchos available in adult and child sizes to buy for just £1.00. Only in the event of serious storms or other extreme weather will we reschedule your game. If this is the case we will endeavour to give you as much notice as possible.

GOOD LUCK!

For more information about Berkhamsted Castle, please visit https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/berkhamsted-castle/ and www.berkhamstedcastle.org.uk

Socially Responsible

All our games have been designed with social distancing and safety in mind

Ideal for families, couples and friends in the same household
and from different households with social distancing

LOCATIONS

Aylesbury

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Bishop’s Stortford

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Hemel Hempstead

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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,”
“Fantastic!”
“Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff,”
“We had a super team building date – thank you,”

Our Locations

AYLESBURY 14-18 Temple Street, Aylesbury HP20 2RQ

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

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD 141 Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1BB

PHONE NUMBER

0330 303 0888

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