COMPETITION: Win a virtual escape room session with Don’t Get Locked In


A year ago, Don’t Get Locked In Escape Rooms opened their doors in Allhallows. Little did they know that within a couple of months, the global Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic would force them to shut.

Undeterred, business owner Cathy Wright and the team have adapted the business to offer virtual escape room experiences until they are able to open up again later this year.

Don’t Get Locked In are now taking bookings for sessions from Saturday 6 March for two of their existing rooms, Gin & Panic, a gin themed distillery and The Secret Hut, a 1940’s room.

The team have developed a brand-new experience where players can take control of a live avatar, this is a real person who wears a body cam and headset enabling you to communicate with them in real time.

Essentially, they become your remote eyes and ears in the room.

The game is played using a combination of Zoom video conferencing and Telescape, an inventory system, which means that you can play a Live Virtual Escape Room Game together with anyone from anywhere in the world.

Some clever escapees, in pre-Covid times

“Of course, there will never be a replacement for actually visiting and playing games in person,” said Cathy. “But it certainly is the next best thing to being in a physical escape room game.”


Don’t Get Locked In is offering Bedford Independent readers the chance to win a two screen connection to the virtual escape room of their choice this Spring.

All you need to do is answer this simple question:

Don’t Get Locked Gin – which is available to purchase from their online shop – is made from how many botanicals?

Email your answer to by Friday 5 March. Winners will be notified by Don’t Get Locked In soon after.

To find out more about the virtual Don’t Get Locked In experience and to book a session, visit their website here. (Hint: you might even find the answer to the question there…)

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