Leas Lift Lockout
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Madame,D
London, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
The host who introduced the room was very knowledgable, friendly and helpful. The rooms are raising money to bring the old Leas Victorian lifts back into use, so not only is it a great puzzle room but you can also feel good that you’re donating to a worthy local cause.
We were feeling ambitious so we went for the dinosaur lockout room which was a very hard but an enjoyable challenge for the hour, with lots of intriguing and playful elements to decipher along the way. Make sure you stay on the look out for this great dino treat of a game.
Written 29 October 2021
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Thanks very much for your review and feedback and delighted that you had a great time. All our efforts will be worth it when we can enjoy the Leas Lift being back in service. Come back again soon and try Blank Canvas and our brand new room in early 2022
Written 1 December 2021
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Mike
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
From day one these guys were fantastic! I got COVID the morning of our originally planned slot. I called them up, half expected them to say there was nothing they could do… instead I spoke to an incredibly friendly and understanding team member who said it was no issue and that we could rearrange for whenever was convenient.

Fast forward two weeks and we get a chance to tackle the blank canvas room. IT WAS FANTASTIC, challenging and complex but still incredibly enjoyable. Kevin, our host, was extremely welcoming and gave us a gentle nudge in the right direction if we needed it, but still making us feel like we did every part of the room!

Would highly recommend to anyone from beginners like us to those more able.

We will be back for Jurassic Journey (with back up) and cannot wait for the third room to be open!

Thank you so much!

Mike and Sam!
Written 16 January 2022
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Wow, Mike and Sam, what a great review thank you! Seems like you had a great time and we really enjoyed hosting you and are pleased that you were able to get through the Covid isolation period and come in at a later date. Jurassic Journey awaits so we will be keeping our eye out for your booking and of course w e will hopefully soon have the third room to try as well. Thanks again guys
Written 16 January 2022
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Jessica B
Leeds, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
Having had friends do the previous two rooms at the Leas Lift Lock Out to fantastic reviews and having had some of my students help put together ideas for this new room I was excited to try it out!

The big problem with escape rooms is that I can't really explain why I'm giving it 5 stars without spoiling it for the readers when they visit themselves. So that's all I can really say, that you should visit!

I will say that it was a well thought out, designed and put together room with some surprising twists, fun puzzles and really wonderful and attentive staff who get the perfect mix of helping without spoon feeding you clues.

Would definitely recommend to anyone in Folkestone fancying trying an escape room experience.
Written 4 June 2022
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I think your reply perfectly summarises why Escape Rooms in general and the Leas Lift Lockout in particular are so appealing to everyone. Thank you for not printing a spoiler alert - it keeps that mystique and means that people have to experience it for themselves to appreciate what others are saying/have said. Many thanks for leaving us such a great review and we are delighted you had such a great time and that we were able to look after you so well. We try our best!!
Written 8 June 2022
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eddie002
London13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
This is a superb little not for profit escape room, with two rooms for differing levels of ability, one under construction and another in the pipeline.

We did the (harder) dinosaur themed one, which was just the right difficultly level for a not too experienced group, with a little help from the ever vigilant Jay. There's also some retro games in the public areas (Mario Kart, Street Fighter 2) if you need to warm-up/switch off your brain before and after. Can't wait to go back and try the other room.

All profits go towards the Leas Lift refurbishment project, so you're giving while you're playing.
Written 21 December 2021
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Delighted you had such a good time and took advantage of the 'extras' we have provided to encourage you to stick around as long as possible! It's hard to resist the lure of Mario Karts!! We are really grateful for your review as it helps build our customer base and spreads the word that this is a great place to come and have fun whilst helping with the Leas Lift project. Please come again soon!
Written 22 December 2021
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Jo S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Great Escape Room experience. So cleverly done and all the more special that a local school was involved in creating the puzzles for this room.

Interaction with & hints from the staff was extremely welcome - especially when you fall into the trap of over-thinking things.

Recommended as a great team or family trip out.
Written 24 October 2022
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Your review and recommendation is really appreciated thank you. We are very proud of the local school connection and aim to increase our involvement with others in the months ahead. We try to occasionally give little hints when, as you say, people might over think things and just a little help is needed. Sometimes the answer is right under your nose! We hope to see you back again soon.
Written 24 October 2022
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Joe A
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Fabulous fun time for everyone, we visited with some friends and had a great laugh while trying to escape. The room is well thought out and presented, from the moment we arrived the staff were excellent and helpful .
Would thoughly recommend this to anyone who lives or visits Folkestone and it’s for a great cause.
Written 23 November 2021
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Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to leave the review. These are so important to us as it will encourage others to come along and have some fun. We had a great time hosting you and hope you will be back soon. Perhaps our 3rd room in early 2022?
Written 1 December 2021
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pompeyexile1
York, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
First great escape we've been on and really fun! The staff are really friendly and when needed (which they were), helped proceedings along. Lots of head slapping, rolling of eyes and above all laughing. A great way to spend a daft, laugh a minute hour whilst at the same time supporting the restoration of a Folkestone landmark, the leas lift. Book a slot, you won't regret it and see if you can break our 59 minutes and 54 seconds... I dare you!
Written 31 August 2021
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Great performance! Not everyone escapes so with this success you will no doubt be itching to get back in and try out the new room. We will also have a 3rd room on line in early 2022 so get over to the website and book yourselves in again! Thank you for your kind words, we had fun hosting you.
Written 1 December 2021
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jamesE1
Sandgate, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Went here with a group of colleagues for a late Christmas get together and played the 'Blank Canvas' Room. Really well designed escape room and beautifully put together. The right level of puzzles kept us going just managing to solve the riddle with 8 minutes to go and escape!

Great staff, very friendly and can't wait to go back for the other room to try!
Written 22 January 2022
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Hi, many thanks for your great review and delighted you and your colleagues had such a great time. Blank Canvas is an excellent 'starter' room but challenging nevertheless. You'll need to be on your best form to take on the Jurassic challenge!!
Written 27 January 2022
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Helen S
Folkestone, UK16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
I did one of the escape rooms with my 12 year old and we really enjoyed it! Finished within the time-frame too! There was a bit of support needed but Jay knows how to give you clues without giving it away and making it too easy. Signing up for our next one now. Brilliant fun. Can't wait for their new room to open!
Written 29 October 2021
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That's great, thank you. We enjoyed hosting you and your family and will look forward to seeing you again before too long. Room 3 will be open in early 2022 so keep an eye out for further details. Your feedback is really appreciated thank you
Written 1 December 2021
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Amy W
Folkestone, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Four of us had a brilliant time escaping (well kinda) Jurassic Journey! It was nicely challenging, well thought-out and hosted very well! Thanks for being patient with us! Completing this… then heading for a drink in Folkestone to debrief is such a good night out. It makes me wonder why we don’t do it more often. And, what’s more, it helps raise funds for the restoration of The Leas Lift.

I will definitely be returning to try the other rooms - and highly recommend Jurassic Journey.

As four relatively inexperienced escape room fans (third experience)… we found this quite challenging - as all good escape rooms should be… and may have been a minute or two shy of escaping in the allotted hour!
Written 18 August 2022
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Hi Amy Many thanks indeed for taking the time to leave your feedback. It is heartening to know that we are providing fun and enjoyment and raising valuable funds for the Leas Lift restoration. You took on a difficult challenge with Jurassic Journey so well done in (almost) completing it. We look forward to welcoming you back to try the other two rooms before hitting the town to celebrate!! Best wishes Jay and the team
Written 21 August 2022
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