This was our first escape rooms, Owners excellent and lovely. Was an amazing experience and very well done and thought out. Very much looking forward to there new one and going again. Cannot fault at all. Fantastic night out with the family
Visited 5 August 2016 – Riamurray
11 out of 10! The most immersive experience!
Never done escape rooms before so not sure what to expect.from start to finish it was faultless…the hosts were really welcoming,explaining everything and making you feel really comfortable .the room itself was fab,sooo exciting and cleverly thought out, the 90 minutes flew by!!we all had such a great time and can’t wait to go back when the new room opens in the autumn!!thank you to the hosts, can’t recommend enough!!!x
“Outstanding Escape Room”
We went as a group of 8 , five adults and 3 kids aged 9,10 and 11. Three of the adults had previously had the misfortune of doing an escape room in central Manchester which was just the pits and more costly compared to this delightful Disley one. Very friendly Staff welcome you to a really well thought out venue. Free parking, clearly marked road signage to get you there. There are free lockers for your things, WC facilities and even a fridge – if you bring your own supplies. There is a cosy pre-room where you listen to the saga of the pirate and his hidden treasure, which builds up the atmosphere really well for the big reveal of the escape room itself. Now for the room – It is very atmospheric, audio, visually and really sturdy with the impression of a 17th century harbour side inn for pirates rather than a ship itself. At least that was my impression – but it could be a movie set it was so well thought out and constructed from roof to floor, wall to wall. The assorted clues and puzzles cover a wide range of skill sets which is the better sort of challenge. Physical games, mental games, general knowledge , observational and so on. All do-able but not all are that easy – we certainly needed a couple of hints along the way. Thoroughly recommended for adults, (and kids too – that enjoy thinking outside the box, counting and hunting down clues.) It does require adult supervision – it is not something that just kids or teens alone could do. Despite some advanced misgivings that our kids might be a bit too young, they were not. They understood the mission, they took part wholeheartedly and all expressed that is an ‘excellent’ place to go on any day out. Everyone was kept busy the entire time, and goodness knows how we managed it – but we did escape. This really is a top notch attraction. What is surprising is how few bookings they had the week we booked. It deserves to be booked out solid. If you have seen the film Goonies – that is what it reminded me of in many ways. If you ever wanted to be a Goonie and step back from the 21st century to the 17th and seek treasure, then this is the place. We were all so impressed, we have challenged the remaining family members to undertake the task in the summer holidays. That will be 6 more pirates heading shortly to Disley. There were several photos taken of us dressed in pirate garb – which they supply, and these were emailed within a day – included in the price. I nice memento of a amazing experience. We will definitely be repeat customers when their new escape room is ready.
Really a 4.5* review
…not perfect but a 4* review would be an injustice so I’ve rounded up! 🙂
I’ve done many escape rooms and in my opinion, ‘Pirate Ship’ at Extreme Escape is one of the best.
In my experience, most escape rooms are in city centres or warehouse units and onsite parking is not always possible. Extreme Escape is in a farmhouse in a lovely rural spot with plenty of parking space. It’s also 90 minutes as opposed to the typical 60 minutes.
Pirates aren’t really my thing but the couple who own/run the room have clearly put a lot of effort into the design of the room and the decor/props fit the theme well. The room has been carefully planned and there are some interesting contraptions involved in the set which add entertainment value and set the room apart from a lot of other venues.
Two of us completed the room with just a couple of minutes to spare and we were busy and challenged throughout. There were a couple of clues that I think most people would find difficult to complete without a hint from the hosts but in the main, there were plenty of good, logical clues which catered for various skills – some observational, some mathematical and some more abstract, along with the usual keys and combination locks.
Two of my pet hates in escape rooms are dark and gloomy rooms and fiddly/awkward padlocks and unfortunately, Pirate Ship ticked both boxes. Whilst I appreciate that low lighting is used to add to the ambience, it really is annoying when you’re trying to enter codes in padlocks or inspect things and you can’t see. Most of the padlocks were fine but there was one which did not have an arrow/mark to show what you’re supposed to align the code with making you unsure of whether you have entered the wrong code or the correct code, just in the wrong way. :-\
These negatives were only relatively minor though (hence the 4.5* score) and I would highly recommend this room to others. The hosts advised they have a second room underway and we will definitely return to try it out once it’s ready. Hopefully the second room will be nice and bright! 🙂
4 of us managed to escape with only a few minutes to spare! An amazing experience, so much thought has gone into making this room! We all said afterwards it was one of the best experiences we have ever had. The owners are really welcoming and so friendly! Can’t wait for the new room to open!
Brilliant, challenging activity!
First of all the setting is just breathtaking – it feels like the middle of no-where, and the views are fab.
But once you’re taken inside you forget all that and have to get your brain in gear!!
Jess welcomed us and explained fully what was involved.
Basically you go into the room and have 90 minutes to get out – we did it in 87!!! Once we were in there it all went very serious and we all tried really hard – and having never done anything like this before it really was a challenge!
Its fab for teamwork and just the best thing – we’ve been recommending it to everyone since!
Jess took photos and emailed them to us so we have them for our memoirs – she even recommended a dish at the restaurant we’d booked for afterwards!
Honestly – read these reviews – not one less than excellent – it really is not to be missed – we will be back for the next room.
Wow wow wow! What can I say? I wish we could do it all over again. (But obviously we know the answers now!) We loved every minute of it and the owners were so welcoming. I have been trying to recommend this to everyone possible! Give it a go and you won’t be disappointed!
A group of 8 of us went for a friends birthday, we couldn’t fault it. Some of our group had done other escape rooms and they said none were a patch on this one. There was great theming, a good selection of challenges, some mathematical, some straight forward and some cryptic. We had a great time and finished in just over 1 hour. They are building a new Indian Jones themed room and we will be back to do it. Well worth it and I can’t fault them on any point. Have a go and you won’t be disapointed.
First time for Dad and Daughter
It was a wet Sunday and my daughter wanted to do something different with her Dad. We found Extremescape on Google and decided to give a try – we weren’t disappointed!! The host was extremely friendly and helpful and only added to the fun had. The location was also great being based on a farm (although we followed the SatNav and got slightly lost due to roadworks). We also managed to escape with 57 seconds to spare!!
A great day out for anyone who wants something slightly different.
Overall a great experience with an excellent themed escape room
We love room escape games and Extreme Escape was up there with one of the best. The theming on their pirate room was brilliant. If felt like a lot of work and effort had gone into the room plan, unlike many other rooms which have felt a little low rent. There was a good variety of clues and the experience was timed to last 90 minutes so felt like good value for money. While we really enjoyed the room, there were quite a few maths based puzzles but the owners kept the game going with clues at just the right timings. Overall, we really enjoyed ourselves as we managed to escape! The couple running the experience were very friendly and made the experience more memorable than others with a photo at the end to take away. Looking forward to more rooms from them as we would definitely re-visit!
Super night out
Best Escape Room yet!
Have done several escape rooms across the North West and this has been the best by miles. We attempted the pirate escape room and the level of theming was something that wouldn’t look out of place at a theme park it was that good! Without giving away too much the puzzles were far more varied interactive and challenging than some of the more well known escape rooms and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone looking to try one.
The staff were incredibly friendly and even booked us a table at a local restaurant after we asked for some recommendations after the room.
Highly recommend and will be going back as soon as they open their next room!
Booked for a family birthday with ages ranging from 58-10yrs old. None of us had done anything like this before so unsure of how it would go but excellent hosts, location and game made it a thoroughly enjoyable day for everyone. Highly recommend!
Visited April 2016 Nathan M
Birthday present for Alexandra
We have done a number of room, this was by far the best and well thought out room we have played. Very atmospheric with costumes if you want to dress up. Clues are hard but doable and with plenty of hints to help. Well worth the money for 90 mins of entertain for the whole family and friends. Would recommend this room to anyone.
We felt very welcomed and they were so kind with us! The game is absolutely amazing! We had fun and we guess they did as well by listening to our Spanish and French translations! We highly recommend it! Thanks for everything!
Visited March 2016 Eli W
I attended with a group of 6 friends. Not knowing what to expect. It exceeded all our expectations. Would recommend it as a totally different night out. Loved it and can’t wait for them to open there second room.
Visited March 2016 Paula T
Owners were really lovely. The room was amazing such a good design and well thought out! Would definitely recommend!
Visited March 2016 D
This was our first experience of escape rooms. We went as a family with teenagers and grown ups all joining in the fun and helping each other to solve the puzzles. The clues were very clever and made you think outside the box. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend this experience to anyone who enjoys problem solving and is up for trying something different to do.
I booked this for a group of friends and we were all escape room virgins so we had no idea what to expect from our visit. Booking was easy and confirmation and communication before the visit were great. Prior to our visit our friends said we would be hopeless and they would end up having to rescue us, so there was a complete lack of confidence in our ability to escape! The location is easy to find and although it may be a little off the beaten track, please don’t let it deter you from visiting it is well worth going out of your way for.
We were greeted by the owners who were really friendly and hospitable, they gave us an overview of what to expect, answered any questions we had and made us feel really welcome.
Once ready we proceeded to setting the scene and then into the room. The room itself is a good size and there was plenty of room for a group of 7, the added bonus was that you could leave the room for comfort breaks if needed. It is brilliantly decorated and you can tell a lot of time and effort has gone into preparing this escape room. Clues can be found everywhere and even when you think you have found everything double check because you never know what you might find if you look properly!!
We escaped and in a pretty decent time too and we can’t wait for their next room to be ready later this year so that we can visit again and see how we get on with that one.
First ever Extremescape experience
Our first ever visit to Extremescape and we really didn’t know what to expect, we had a fantastic time and completed in 78 minutes 47 seconds. Well worth a visit you will not be disappointed. Can’t wait for the new room to be completed later this year we will definitely be going back.
One of the best escape games
This is by far one of the best escape games I’ve played, if not the best, and I’ve played loads! Incredible theming, challenging but fun puzzles and some really unique, exciting moments. The attention to detail is amazing. Can’t wait for the second room to open!
This is the Escape Room you have been looking for!
We were met by the lovely Jess and Graham who are the owners and run Extremescape on Stanley Hall Farm. This was our first time in an escape room so were unsure what to expect, but they were really reassuring and obviously enjoy what they do. You get 90mins to complete the room and they are not sticklers for time so if you needed a little extra time then they would give it you. The room we went into was a pirate room and if like me you want to know what it looks like but can’t find photos on the internet, then this is because they want it to be a surprise and that it is. You won’t be disappointed with the design and set up of the room. It can hold up to groups of 8 without feeling cramped. There are lots of great puzzles with some nice surprises making it feel interesting and keeping you on your toes. The owners are watching you through cameras in another room and will help you if you ‘pay’ for it!! They want you to enjoy the room and complete it, not make you leave feeling annoyed.
This would be brilliant for stags, hens, families, friends, corporate, or like us just looking for something different to do on a wet Friday afternoon.
They are building another room, an Egyptian themed Tomb!! This should be open later this year. We plan on giving that one a go in the near future. This room will have two levels of spookiness, which you can choose!! How exciting.
So, if like us you are unsure of this place, perhaps due to location or just lack of photos, don’t be. You will have the best 90mins in this room unlocking clues to take you along the puzzle of the game.
Now, go book, you won’t regret it.
One of the better escape rooms
The venue does feel like it is in the middle of nowhere but it is well worth it. converted barn into a pirate ship and you get 1.5 hours when most are 1 hour. The couple were so friendly and helpful, we thoroughly enjoyed our time here. We had 8 people and there was plenty of space. I would definitely recommend this place and we will be back for the new room!