Escape Rooms & Las Iguanas

18 February



Last weekend was the first time I had gone to an escape rooms event and I was actually a little bit apprehensive about going to. For those that haven't heard of them it is an activity where you get "locked" in a room and have to solve clues to find your way out. There are different scenarios and from what I understand there are a lot of venues that each have multiple scenarios so, if you go and enjoy it you can go again without having to do the same one over again. Despite being unsure about going I did anyway because most things I'll give a go once and because it was for a friends 30th I wanted to make the effort for her and actually I'm so glad I did because I ended up thoroughly enjoying it.

The one we went to was Clue HQ on Spon Street in Coventry which meant we could go for a couple of cocktails before going to the activity (which probably doesn't help cognitive skills but was fun!). It was good value for money at £17 per person for an hour when you consider the amount of setting up and that you are constantly monitored by staff there, plus it being a fun and different activity. 

 

The scenario we did was Detonation where we were in a room with a bomb, we were detectives and we had to follow the clues of a criminal to disarm the bomb. I'm not going to go into too much detail on what we did during the activity because I don't want to ruin it if you go. I can say though that we all had great fun trying to find the different clues and solving the puzzles and it was well set up with props and a screen that the staff monitoring you could message you on (the person we had was really funny which added to the experience) and music that dramatised and really got you into the whole thing. The group I was in managed it with less than 2 minutes to go which we all actually enjoyed because we felt like we got the full experience from it and added that bit more drama when we were so close to finishing but didn't have much time left. 

 

Escape rooms tip: give everything a go (as long as it's within the rules), what you need to do is not always obvious so give things a try even if you aren't sure.

After the activity we went to Las Iguanas for a big group meal. I'm a massive fan of Mexican food and have been to Las Iguanas before but not the Coventry one so I was looking forward to it and interested to see if it was as good as the other one I have been to.

The table was a little cramped but other than that we all enjoyed ourselves. I had fajitas which came on a sizzling plate which I always love, it gives the meat, onions & peppers such a lovely flavour (again, the picture is when I had already started eating because I was too eager to start!). I wasn't hungry enough to have more than one course but the verdict from the others was good. Considering the large group size they were good at bring the food out together and within a reasonable time. 

                                        

Overall, I would highly recommend the escape rooms, I was still excited about having done it quite a while after we had finished and Las Iguanas was also good fun. 

Dawn x

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