Escape Reality Manchester Tortuga Pirates & The Asylum Escape Rooms – Review

Escape Reality Manchester Tortuga Pirates & The Asylum Escape Rooms – Review: May 2019

Manchester Printworks, the location of Escape Reality, a super duper live, exciting and immersive Escape room adventure.  Or fabulous and friendly female games master was an absolute legend throughout both games.

Pirates be ready to play the Tortuga Pirates game.  Ahoy matey, it was all hands-on deck at Port Royal 1718, as there was munity aboard the Mariposa ship.

My scally crew decided to lock myself Captain Williams and some of my loyal crew members in the ships prison, but this can’t stop us getting over to Tortuga island to find Derdrake’s buried treasure.

Derdrake’s treasure is needed to destroy a curse, that will transform us into a spectre, but we only have until full moon before the curse transforms us for all eternity.

Do you and your team dare to enter the Rolling Hills Asylum, a derelict and daunting building that was abandoned over 50 years earlier?

We needed to see for ourselves, if the rumours are true and the spooky spirits which allegedly continue to roam the haunted halls.

After breaking in, with no map or plan, we lost our way.  Time ticking, with only 60 minutes to escape before the spirits capture us forever. Under patient and Plague Doctor disguises, we eventually managed to escape question is can you?

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Melanie xx



A Date Night stay in Manchester with Buyagift – Review

A Date Night stay in Manchester with Buyagift – Review: May 2019

Date night inspiration required, well look no further, as Buyagift have everything you need to super spoil your loved one and make their date night extra special.

We opted for the Buyagift package which included a one night stay with breakfast at the 5-star iconic Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester.

The Radisson is located in the home of Manchester’s historic Free Trade Hall and is the original home to the Hallé Orchestra, which is steeped in history and old school decadence and charm.

Make your way through the airy, impressive and exquisite lobby, which hosts a mix of eclectic contemporary décor including these super stunning lighting features.

The bedroom was a chic and contemporary space with a super double bed, both cosy and snug, providing a plentiful space to get lot’s of the Zzz’s in before a busy day the following morning.

The Bathroom features a bath tub, toilet and a full stand up shower wet area along with REN toiletries.

Make date night even more fab with a Buyagift Smartbox experience which provides cinema tickets and dinner for 2.

There are a range of restaurant choices, but we selected Zizzi’s on King Street Manchester.

Zizzi’s King Street is the perfect place to chow down in a relaxed informal setting with friendly fab staff which make your visit easy and chilled.

The three course menu, included within the offer is brilliant, but as we were short on time we opted to use the value of the voucher and try the veggie Ravioli Di Capra, a gorgeous Goat’s cheese & spinach-flecked ravioli with a tomato sauce, super green pesto & pine nuts.

Also, the amazing vegan lovely Lentil Linguine Ragù, a Rich Italian lentil ragù with baby sunblush tomatoes, kale & linguine.  All washed down with Peroni, Zizzi offers both alcohol and non-alcohol versions, so all good.

Next, we headed over to the Printworks, with our two cinema tickets, to check out the showings at Vue Cinema.

We opted to watch Little, a fab fun film with some real Laugh Out Loud moments, ideal date night movie material.

After a lovely night’s sleep, we enjoyed a beautiful breakfast, which was part of the Buyagift one night stay package at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester.

There was a range of bountiful and beautiful buffet breakfast offerings such as the cold selections which consisted of Homemade breads, seeds and berries, seasonal fresh fruits, cold cuts, cheeses, muesli, flavoured yogurts and freshly squeezed juices.

The hot buffet selection included scrambled eggs, smoked streaky bacon, Cumberland sausage, baked beans, grilled mushrooms, hash browns and roasted vine cherry tomatoes.

Why not enjoy a little you time and head down to the hotel’s new and fully refurbished onsite gym, pool & spa area.

The ideal place to workout, take a dip in the pool, enjoy the Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, experience showers or simply chill poolside.

End your date night stay on a high, after some shopping and sightseeing, enjoy an Afternoon tea for two at the 5-star iconic Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester with Buyagift.

The brilliant Birch room, located in the stunning and sensational Free Trade Hall, is an ideal intimate setting for some super sweet treats and chill out time.

An amazing Afternoon tea offering with fresh finger sandwiches, scones, jam, clotted cream and a range of sweets.  All washed down with tea of coffee.

Make your Date Night Stay super special with Buyagift.

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx


Save the World with Breakout Town Hall Manchester: Virus & Sabotage Escape Rooms – Review

Save the World with Breakout Town Hall Manchester: Virus & Sabotage Escape Rooms – Review: May 2019

Exciting Escape Escapades await at Breakout Manchester with two escape rooms Virus and Sabotage.  It’s literally a matter of life or death, so make sure that your squad are prepared to brave their way to victory.

Jess and Jess our games masters for both games, two bubbly lovely ladies which made the Escape game experience even more extra!

News reports announced, that a dangerous virus is sweeping world, so it was time for my team to enter the quarantine zone, find a cure for the zombie infection and then make our escape so we could go on and save the world.  With only 60 minutes and the dead not staying buried, save mankind or become Zombified forever!

After saving the world from a Zombie apocalypse, we prepared to play Sabotage.  As new recruits, our target was the Soviet State of Konvetski, a rogue state that operates outside of International guidelines.

A daring and devilish game that required cunning, quick wit and super skills, as we went deep into enemy territory, make our way through their base camp and into the control centre to stop the missile strike.  We just missed the launch pad, so catastrophic consequences are now inevitable.

Zombies, Missile strikes all threats to mankind, but a further blow is that the Breakout Town Hall location is now closed.  A cliché but goodbyes are always hard and saying buy to Breakout at the Town hall location was the toughest of them all.

However, fear not the Northern Quarter High Street location is still in full steam so check out all their amazing adventures for yourself, but the question is can you Breakout?

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx


Red Letter Days Top Price Theatre Escape for Two at H10 Waterloo Hotel – Review

Red Letter Days Top Price Theatre Escape for Two at H10 Waterloo Hotel – Review: April 2019

Hit the big time, get those jazz hands at the ready and click that mouse and treat yourself or a loved one to a Top Price Theatre Escape for Two at the H10 Waterloo Hotel with Red Letter Days.

Prepare for a stylish stay at the H10 Waterloo Hotel, a contemporary and comfy hotel right in the heart of London.

A visually inviting reception and a wonderfully warm welcome from the team, we headed on up to our accommodations.

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LOCKEDIN Games York Review

LOCKEDIN Games York Review: April 2019

LOCKEDIN Games York, located opposite the Yorkshire Museum, is an exciting escape experience where you and your squad can test their mind and motivation to see if you have all got what it takes to escape within 60 minutes.

Both Rages to Riches and Caught in the Act, custom built escape rooms, cleverly incorporate York as a theme, while still retaining the quality and authenticity of the rooms.

Puzzles made sense and structured well, challenged your mind, but without frustration.  The games masters are also super duper lovely too.

Caught in the Act Escape Room

It’s your time to get your razzle dazzle on, be the star of the show and with jazz hands at the ready you open the dressing room door to make your grand stage entrance, but only to find the door has been locked.

Sabotage by your under study or perhaps a simple door jam hmm? Either way all that matters is you must get out within 60 minutes, as the Show must go on with or without you and you don’t want your acting career to be over before it’s begun.

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From Bean to Bar: York Cocoa Works Factory Tour & Chocolate Bar Making Review

From Bean to Bar: York Cocoa Works Factory Tour & Chocolate Bar Making Review: April 2019

Sophie, founder of York Cocoa Works is a skilled and dedicated chocolate enthusiast.  Using her extensive knowledge, Sophie has created a bespoke, quality, yet relaxed chocolatey hub for chocolate lovers alike to learn, live and love all things Chocolate.

Get hands on and learn to temper chocolate and then excitingly experiment with different flavour combinations as you create your very own chocolate bar loveliness.

York Cocoa Works Chcolate Tour & Chocolate Bar making 2a

Super Sam, our chocolate master for the session, a fab chirpy chap created a relaxed fun vibe, providing an interesting, interactive and informative session.

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Red Letter Days The View from the Shard & Afternoon Tea at H10 Waterloo Sky Bar – Review

Red Letter Days The View from the Shard & Afternoon Tea at H10 Waterloo Sky Bar – Review: April 2019

Tour London in style the easy way with Red Letter Days, the ideal place to buy all your sightseeing tickets and experiences in one easy place.

The View from the Shard for Two

Soar to new heights and see lovely London from the highest viewing deck in the United Kingdom.

The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe was designed and developed by the amazing Architect Renzo Piano.

Boasting an impressive 360 degree view, that spans upto 40 miles, the Shard measures a massive 800 feet from street level.

Take a picture at the beautiful fabulous and fresh floral arch, where the theme changes according to the season.

Stand in the shadow of the Shard and see iconic London Landmarks such as Tower Bridge, The sky Garden building over at Fenchurch, St Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye and much more.

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