This month, 9 participants from our Lincolnshire service enjoyed a group visit to the Escape Rooms.
The event started with a congregation of us outside the building full of excitement, lots of laughter and plenty of built-up interest with what was to come. The host very kindly offered to take our photo outside the front of the building.
A brief introductory talk by the gentleman hosting it, explaining the rules and guidelines followed by dividing us up in to two teams to fit each room. We were then shown to our escape room and told that the TV screen would have a 1-hour timer on it, as well as any hints the host decided we might need if it seemed like we were stuck at any point.
The room was made up by several different types of puzzles, each one giving us a clue to the final puzzle, as well as a set of tools to help us in solving the next smaller puzzle, including a UV flashlight, red tinted glasses and a map, amongst other things.
Each task required a different set of skills such as problem solving and communication, which meant that every single person had a chance to contribute ideas and solutions - this in turn gave us camaraderie and team building.
Once we finally escaped the room, we had a quick debrief with the host as well a photo, with our time on a board.
After both teams were finished we all went to a café for a hot drink and a chat about the event.
Participants said - “I know I’m going to rehab on Monday but please can we do another one as soon as I come back in three months!”
“I felt like a kid playing with that UV flashlight, it was amazing!”
“Even though we were all different ages and had different sets of skills, I felt like we all got a chance to do things.”
These were just some of the positive comments that was heard during our café visit and every single one wanted to come back and do it again, when we hopefully book the next visit. All in all it was a great team building experience with an added extra of smiles and laughter.