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The Mobile Escape Room Trend In Leeds

With a global pandemic keeping teams apart there has never been a better time to start thinking about your next team building event. As many of us know, team building events are concerned with turning a group of contributing employees into a cohesive team through the power of gameplay, group activities and problem solving. Team building has 5 stages: forming, storming, norming, performing and adjourning. If you have taken part in a team building event at work then you know how these things typically go and it is fair to say, companies are always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to engage teams. Cue the Mobile Escape Room. The fixed location escape room has diversified so rapidly since it swept across the globe in 2015 you can now hire in a team of escape room experts to deliver your quarterly work get-together, from either the comfort of your office or at a hired venue of choice.

Mobile Escape Rooms appears to have it all, an immersive space which transcends boundaries, transporting players into a pressure-cooker environment, perfect for bringing work teams together. So how does a mobile escape room work? Depending on the type of event you are holding will determine which activity you choose. For this blog we will use a traditional mobile escape room, which is a fully-immersive mobile escape much like an escape room which you would find in a fixed location in any city and most towns across the UK and in fact around the world. The mobile escape room can host upto 10 players per session and varied sessions are available, ranging from 30 minutes to 60 minutes. In their teams, colleagues will enter the themed room and must solve a series of puzzles and clues in order to escape, making it a great choice for a team building activity for those looking for something unique. The mobile escape room is great for a small team building event of 10 colleagues or it can be hired for larger team building events, allowing teams to take it in turns to escape the room. It can also be used as a part of a wider team building event such as a multi-activity day, allowing multiple groups to rotate around several activities over the course of the day. The mobile escape room is versatile and would suit most team building events and event formats.

The mobile escape room is an inflatable room and can be erected both indoors and outdoors, depending on the space available and the time of year. As the mobile escape room is inflatable it is typically recommended that from September to April the mobile escape room is set up indoors only, this is to avoid issues relating to weather which can make the mobile escape room unsuitable for use. The mobile escape creates a room-within-a-room and requires an indoor/outdoor space which is 10 meters by 10 meters by an impressive 3 metres in height. As the mobile escape room is on the larger side, the type of venue hosting the event is an important factor to consider when planning your next team building event.

Now you want to know where to host a mobile escape room team building event in Leeds, rest assured there’s plenty of venues to choose from. Leeds boasts a vibrant and dynamic portfolio of venues in and around the city which would be suitable for hosting a mobile escape room teambuilding event. From The Shears Yard to The Studio, to The Horizon and The Domino, the list of venues goes on. With an abundance of choice it would be beneficial to narrow down your search criteria based on what you know about hiring the mobile escape room and the venue requirements. To do this it would be advantageous to hire a venue which has a suitable indoor and outdoor space (if you are looking to hold the event outdoors) so the mobile escape room can be moved indoors should extreme weather not permit the safe running of the team building event. The venues which tend to offer these facilities are hotels and stately homes which are typically located outside of a major city, meaning the mobile escape room would be a great addition to a company's away day.


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