Don't Get Locked In
Don't Get Locked In
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Vicki
Leighton Buzzard, UK303 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
I've done a couple of these before but this was easily the best one I've been to. Cathy is so passionate about what she does; we did the Secret Hut & it was so genuine, even down to the musty smell of the clothes and other items!
I want to go back when they have relocated to Bedford for another escape room experience as they're doubling the number of escape rooms one they're in larger premises. Escape rooms should be just that and this doesn't disappoint.
Written 1 February 2020
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Thank you so much for taking the time out to write a review and for saying it’s the best one that you’ve been to, I’m pleased the ‘The Secret Hut’ made such a good impression on you. It’s a great room and I had so much fun when dressing it. It was incredibly important that the room was authentic as possible. I look forward to seeing you again when we open up in Allhallows, Bedford town centre on 29th February. We open up with ‘Gin & Panic’ and ‘Extortion’ and then ‘The Secret Hut’ & ‘The Rock’ will open around end of March/April time and then as our new premises used to be a bank we’re doing a heist and a 2 hour game. Exciting!
Written 6 February 2020
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hugh H
1 contribution
Dec 2019
I did the Prison escape and had great fun with my friends, made my birthday really fun. Not difficult as first expected but still very challenging. I would recommend for any group activities do with friends.
Written 10 January 2020
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Thank you for taking the time out to write a review, escape rooms are great fun for a birthday treat so I’m pleased you had a great time on your birthday! 🥳🎈 Thank you for the recommendation too, we get lots of people booking for hen/stag parties too but any social gathering with friends makes it great fun!
Written 6 February 2020
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LilliMassa37LJM
Hemel Hempstead, UK43 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
I went with my family to the escape room for a present for my dad for Father’s Day.
There was 6 of us ages ranging from 25-60
I can say the layout of the room was excellent. Very imaginative ideas.
The room was quite difficult (even for 6 of us) with us having to get clues for help haha.
The only reason for not giving 5* is because I think they should suggest 4 people for each room as 2 of us were just standing around not doing much as there isn’t really enough room etc for 6 people to help.
I would 100% recommend this to my friends and family. Was really good price and fun.
Staff really friendly and nice also.
Written 9 January 2020
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Many thanks for taking the time out to write a review. I’m really pleased you all had a great time in ‘The Rock’. Lots of people say that they’ve seen puzzles in there that they haven’t seen in other escape rooms which is nice. As we design everything ourselves our puzzles are unique to Don’t Get Locked In. We do recommend 4 players which is set out in our FAQ’s on the website. We’ve also tried to set a fair pricing structure, not a one price fits all so thank you for acknowledging that and also for the high recommendation to family and friends. We hope to see you again In Bedford town centre.
Written 6 February 2020
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barleycat
London, UK77 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Two of us did both The Secret Hut and The Rock and had a great time despite the 50% success rate (we did not escape The Rock).

Would thoroughly recommend this place, run by a family who care hugely about their personally designed rooms.

If they expand when they move to Bedford we will almost certainly make a return visit.
Written 8 January 2020
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Thank you so much for taking the time out to write a review and congratulations on escaping 'The Secret Hut' on the Gold level of the Kudos Challenge. We open up in Bedford town centre at the end of February and would love to welcome you both back to Don't Get Locked In.
Written 13 January 2020
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Maxine1002
Watford, UK2 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
We were a Party of 5 including 2 children aged 9, none of us had ever done an escape room before. We were talked through safety and how to it all worked re getting clues etc by a very friendly staff member. We did The Secret Hut, the room was authentically themed and the clues and puzzles were well thought out. The children loved it and were coming up with great responses and suggestions. We all had a brilliant time.
Written 8 January 2020
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Thank you so much Maxine for taking the time out to write a review and thrilled that you all had a brilliant time. The Secret Hut is a perfect room to do with children. I look forward to seeing you again with your friends when you take on 'The Rock'.
Written 13 January 2020
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Global603560
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
I took my daughter and her friends to the Secret Hut to celebrate her 13th birthday. Everyone really enjoyed the activity and the kudos challenge enabled us to ask for a few clues and still escape from the room on the silver level. Super warm and friendly welcome from Cathy, who explained the rules up front and gave our group feedback afterwards. I would certainly recommend this escape room. Thank you for a great birthday activity!
Written 7 January 2020
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Thank you so much for taking the time out to write a review, your daughter had a brilliant time with us and what a great activity to do for her 13th birthday with her friends! The Kudos Challenge has been welcomed by newbies and enthusiasts because it puts the players in total control. A fabulous escape on Silver! Well done! I look forward to seeing you all again in Bedford.
Written 13 January 2020
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Lois H
27 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
A group of 6 of us went here just the other day. Wow! What a cool room and great story! Lots of fab clues.

We’ve done a lot of escape rooms in the UK and abroad and this has been one of our favourites.

There wasn’t anything that was misleading but just really clever in detail. That’s what makes an escape room quality!

Thanks for the experience. We hope to see more rooms soon!!!
Written 30 December 2019
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Thank you so much for taking the time out to write a review. We've tried to make our rooms as authentic as possible and really do appreciate your comments. it's lovely to know that you've done lots of escape rooms in the UK and abroad and rate Don't Get Locked In as one of your favourites, there are so many popping up now. You may know that we are opening 6 more themed rooms in Bedford town centre at the end of February and the booking system has gone live. We can't wait and look forward to seeing you there, you'll be spoilt for choice :)
Written 13 January 2020
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Ben P
Tring, UK128 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
A family trip with a 10 &13yr old, we did not know what to expect as we have not done anything like this. An amazing experience, friendly, warm staff. Fantastic venue,well thought out and lots of fun for all ages. We had to think, work together and search. Highly recommended, book now.
Written 28 December 2019
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Thank you so much for taking the time out to write a review and I'm glad you all had a good time. Escape rooms are great and make for a fantastic family experience. I look forward to welcoming you back to Don't Get Locked In when you take on one of our future rooms in Bedford town centre.
Written 29 December 2019
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Amelia Kemp
1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Friends
I went with my friends for my 16th birthday, none of us having done an escape room before. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and had an amazing time, and all concluded we must do it again! The owner was absolutely lovely and made us feel very welcome. We did ‘The Rock’ and managed to escape with 17s left! It was a very well thought out room with clever puzzles. It was challenging but i feel it was just the right amount. I would strongly recommend to everyone.
Written 26 December 2019
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Thank you very much for taking the time out to write a review, I'm really pleased to hear that you felt challenged and that you want to carry on playing escape room games :) It was a tense game with just 17 seconds left!
Written 29 December 2019
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Imogen Burridge
Luton, UK2 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
I had a fab time! Would 100% recommend and will be completing the other escape rooms they have !
The customer service was brilliant too, Cathy was fab and made us feel very welcome! What a laugh!
It exceeded my expectations x
Written 17 December 2019
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Thank you so much for taking the time out to write a review and for the recommendation. Really pleased that you had a brilliant time too. 'The Rock' is such a fun room, we get lots of great feedback. You may have seen that we have new premises and are relocating to Bedford town centre. Be sure to book to play 'The Secret Hut' by 7th March 2020 if you want to play in Wing. I look forward to welcoming you back to Don't Get Locked In.
Written 29 December 2019
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