The Lockey Escape Rooms

The Lockey Escape Rooms, Bournemouth: Hours, Address, The Lockey Escape Rooms Reviews: 4.5/5

The Lockey Escape Rooms
4.5
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
You, and your fellow adventurers (2-8 players) are in the story you choose. 3 very different real life escape rooms (or +14 virtual reality adventures at Centre VR). Become spies in THE MI6 FILES: CASE 47 Searc for the precious white bat “Shikaka” in ACE VENTURA PET DETECTIVE. Choose to try and outsmart the very scary HANNIBAL LECTER (starting in a dark, locked cage) to avoid being eaten. Each experience takes keen adventurers around an hour to complete (Hannibal is a little more). With Centre VR we now offer even more with 14 world class escape room and adventure titles in virtual reality. The Half Price Club Deal allows you to pay half price for all our activities (see web site for details). The widest choice, the very best selection, and amazing puzzles and scenarios, only at The Lockey Escape Rooms and Centre VR.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Katie w
2 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Never done an escape room before and I wasn't disappointed x
Irving was brilliant and made the experience so much better, we did case 47 and was surprisingly challenging, definitely needed some clues but was very good x
Written 13 May 2022
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Lisa B
1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
Very accommodating, an excellent afternoon and great fun. 5 star deffo recommend
So much fun
Will be coming back
Written 7 May 2022
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Aaron H
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
Great escape room (Hannibal). Irving the guide was great and enthusiastic adding to the experience, the clues and hints literally use all your senses!

Would highly recommend
Written 5 May 2022
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Zoe
5 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
So much fun, great story line and lots of different kinds of clues. Good fun as a date!
Irving the host was great
Highly recommended 😃
Written 5 May 2022
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Ssandco813
Christchurch, UK14 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Took my son and a small group of his friends here for his 10th birthday (age range 9 - 12) They did the Ace Ventura game and had a whale of a time! Just the children went in to do the escape room and I sat in the small waiting area where the host sits to observe their progress on the CCTV screens. The host gave them a walkie talkie to take in with them so they can communicate in case of any problems or if they're getting very stuck with a puzzle. The host was careful to keep track on them to make sure they weren't falling behind with timings and was very good at giving them hints to help them along the way (but gave them plenty of time to try and figure out the puzzle first). They did need a lot of hints so I would suggest that an adult goes in with younger groups to point them in the right direction!! The booking was for an hour and we were there for the full hour but looking at the leaderboard it could be done in 30-40 mins. As I did not go in I cannot comment on the quality or range of puzzles but I believe it's suitable for a wide age range. Would definitely recommend this escape room as a starting point if you've not done one before.
Written 2 May 2022
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Mama Mitch
Worthing, UK11 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
The 3 of us girls really enjoyed the Hannibal escape room and it was a unique style. The smaller rooms actually added a sense of drama and pressure. We loved the way it started. In fact the first two rooms were pretty epic. Kind of hard to find so leave time to find it.

We found the last room a little frustrating though. It was hard to know where to start. TOP TIP. When you turn on the phones hold the button down for aaaaages. I didn’t hold it down long enough and so thought it didn’t work and the games master was obviously not watching as I would have appreciated a heads up to go back and try it again. Also when I made a call it just said phone off or something (didn’t work) and again they didn’t notice and interject. It wasn’t until I used the walkie talkie in complete frustration and said I literally had no idea what to do next that they started to ask questions and identified we had called 3 times. They even asked what number we had been calling and had to go away for a minute to check out the problem and it wasn’t us but some kind of technical problem. That was frustrating and kind of dampened the end part for me. Also in the last room the music was so loud we couldn’t communicate or hear each other properly. We asked them to turn the volume down, which happened, but later it went back up again.

Irvine was a nice chap and overall we did enjoy it. I do think however they need to sort out the technical problems and potential for frustration, turn down the background music and improve the shop front/signage.
Written 1 May 2022
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Rebecca Gaskin
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Great fun, definitely would recommend it with a group of friends! Lovely, helpful staff! Challenging but definitely a way to get the mind working!!
Written 30 April 2022
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Thanks so much for the 5 star review, we are glad you enjoyed the experience.
Written 1 May 2022
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Graham
Bournemouth, UK1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Couples
Had a whale of a time! The Ace room was so much fun. There was a lot of features that we hadn’t seen in escape rooms before. Not gonna give away spoilers but lots of surprises.

The host Josh also was brilliant! Fun and lively made the whole experience enjoyable. Thanks Josh!!
Written 30 April 2022
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Thanks for your review. We are pleased that Josh was able to ensure you had a great time.
Written 1 May 2022
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Hannah
Bournemouth, UK8 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
Did the agent 47 escape room and not only did we all come out with bruises on our legs but the room hadn't been reset properly so the lock to the last Clue wasn't on and we found it straight away so Could have left the room immediately ruined the whole thing
Written 23 March 2022
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Thank you for the review. We value all feedback and will take on board your points to ensure it doesnt happen again. After COVID, we have many new staff and we will ensure their training is more extensive to prevent it.
Written 1 May 2022
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Anna
Southampton, UK44 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
We did case 47- really wouldn’t recommend. The background music was so loud you couldn’t hear yourself think. It’s very linear so hard to progress if you get stuck on one particular bit. The clues weren’t particularly helpful and some of the puzzles just didn’t make any sense.
The guy introducing the story so hard to understand the pertinent information was lost.
Written 11 February 2022
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Thanks for the review, we do value all reviews and will look into your points. Thank you for the 2 stars.
Written 1 May 2022
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