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Manchester Escape Rooms

  • Work together to solve fun challenges & puzzling clues Perfectly balanced & location-based.
  • Guided by clues sent to your phones Messages sent to you and your team's phones.
  • Explore Manchester's historic landmarks and hidden gems Our speciality, discovering and showing-off amazing places!
  • Discover top-rated pubs, bars and cafes Optional breaks to catch a rest along the way.
  • Compete Set the fastest time and see you ranking on your end certificate. for top spot on the Manchester leaderboard
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Next Steps

1. Select your game, pick a trail of your choice and receive your welcome email.
2. Rally your team and enter a team name and phone number(s) into the system.
3. Receive your welcome text, then head to the start location on a day and time of your choice.
4. Text START to receive the first in a series of cryptic directions. Solve the puzzles to unravel your mystery.
5. Discover unique places, the secret and hidden of your city - and great independant pubs/cafes!
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Action-packed Manchester escape rooms in Manchester

How the Manchester days out work

Discover Manchester's secret places

Experience Manchester's unique places and share stories in independent pubs & cafes, curated for each Manchester Manchester escape room.

Fun challenges

Engaging puzzles and captivating stories reveal Manchester in a new light.

Play together or competitively

Work as a team or compete head-to-head to set the fastest time on our Manchester leaderboard.

Fully flexible bookings

Alter your booking freely; change the date, time, number of people or chosen Manchester Manchester escape room. Even stop and start once you've begun.

Fun activity for all groups

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Manchester escape room Reviews

The great things our customers have to say about CityDays Manchester escape rooms

RuddRobins Manchester escape room


Wonderful way to explore, Nottingham next!

Mayo for Sam Manchester escape room

Mayo for Sam

Great afternoon of puzzles and fun.Everyone enjoyed and even those of us who know London still discovered new things & …

You got snacks? Manchester escape room

You got snacks?

This is the second one of these we have done, we love them. Great day out and takes you places you've not been before. …

Bubbles Manchester escape room


We had a great time. Got stuck on one clue when it said look right not left, but worked it out in the end. We took a fe…

Definitely Maybe Manchester escape room

Definitely Maybe

Excellent experience. Really quick messaging and challenging but fun clues

Dally101 Manchester escape room


Myself and my partner really enjoyed this activity. I'm from Scotland and he is from outer London and both found it a g…

Team London birthdays Manchester escape room

Team London birthdays

We had a really great time! Really made my birthday!

TJT Manchester escape room


Such a unique and fun experience! It really allows you to see parts of the city that you wouldn’t necessarily visit! In…

Ru and Coel Manchester escape room

Ru and Coel

It was amazing getting to tour all the little details of Sydney while having an underlying story and puzzles to solve! …

Princess Squeak & the Silly Goose Manchester escape room

Princess Squeak & the Silly Goose

Such good fun, clever clues, and the trail took us to see parts of York we have never seen before! Loved it!

The Band on Tour Manchester escape room

The Band on Tour

A really fun day out. Got to see lots of the city and learn some interesting facts too!

Blakemores on Tour Manchester escape room

Blakemores on Tour

Excellent way to see the city

Joe’s adventure squad Manchester escape room

Joe’s adventure squad

A great way to explore Greenwich, we all really enjoyed it! Fun and challenging clues to keep us guessing, highly recom…

PRAA Manchester escape room


great way to explore the city we have just moved to!

Team Hammond Manchester escape room

Team Hammond

We had a great experience! Cambridge is our local City, but we were amazed at how much we'd never seen within such a sm…

The RamSchals Manchester escape room

The RamSchals

Great day out with kids (age 10-12). We loved it!

Woolpack Meadows explores Manchester escape room

Woolpack Meadows explores

What a fantastic opportunity to have fun and explore York. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you

Toiyub + Amber Manchester escape room

Toiyub + Amber

Amazing experience, it’s something different to do and you get to explore the history of Manchester. I would highly rec…

GOLD Manchester escape room


Excellent way to discover parts of London we did t know existed even as a Londoner and fun with friends

Stweam Manchester escape room


We had an absolutely fabulous afternoon working out the clues and searching high and low for the answers!! We'll defini…

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Your Manchester Escape Room - Your Way


Burst free from bricks and mortar with a CityDays Manchester escape room!

For too long, the curious, quick-witted and creative brains of Manchester have been trapped behind doors, bound to opening hours and confined by four walls and oppressive ceilings. 

But not anymore! 

At CityDays, we create escape rooms in Manchester and around the world that reveal more than just your competitive streak. 

You still get all the puzzles, riddles, cryptic clues and challenges of a traditional escape room – but instead of being cooped up inside, we take the games outdoors

No doors. No ceilings. No specific time slots. No hassle.

Our Escape Rooms Manchester: An Outdoor Extravaganza


Since our Manchester escape “rooms” are held outdoors, they’re “built” slightly differently. After all, since there are no physical barriers to get through or doors to unlock, you might be wondering what the object of the game is…

Well, it’s really very simple. 

You and your team start at a chosen location (depending on which trail you pick). 

From there, you have to complete a set of tasks, puzzles and riddles, deciphering clues to take you to your next location, sent to your phone(s) via WhatsApp. If you don’t give us the right answer, you can’t move on in the game!


When you’ve sent us the correct answer, you’ll be given new clues and challenges to lead you to your next destination. Each location is located a short walking distance away, and may require you to keep your eyes peeled for possible clues along the way…

Once you’ve answered all our clues, visited all the destinations and completed the trail, we’ll tally up your score. This is based on how many correct answers you got, any time penalties you accrued, and how many hints you asked for. 

CityDays’ Outdoor Escape Rooms in Manchester


We’ve been creating outdoor escape rooms in Manchester (and the rest of the world!) for over five years now, so we know a thing or two about what makes a good one. 

But our escape rooms aren’t about us - they’re about you and your code-cracking team. 

In our opinion, the best escape rooms in Manchester are ones where you're in charge. 

That’s why we put the decision-making back in your hands, so you and your friends, families, colleagues or whoever can play, compete, and test your skills in the great outdoors, whenever you want, with whoever you want. Here’s a breakdown of what that means…


You decide when you play: Whenever you’re ready, we’re ready. You don’t need any previous experience, knowledge or equipment*. There’s only one real caveat to that: we recommend that you play during daylight hours (it’s hard to spot hidden clues in the dark!). Otherwise, it’s up to you!

Take breaks, if you want: Don’t worry, we won’t penalise you if you want to stop and enjoy a drink halfway through your Manchester escape room experience. In fact, we encourage you to! We add recommended pub and café stops along the way so you know where your nearest watering hole is. When you’re ready to resume the game, just let us know.

Go at your own pace: Race to the end or take your time deciphering clues, whatever works for you. If you have a big group, we recommend splitting up and going head-to-head. Contact us if you have any queries! 

*All you need to play our games is a phone with Whatsapp or Telegram, access to cellular data and a pair of comfy shoes. That’s it!

Any questions? Here’s how it works.

CityDays’ Escape Room Manchester City Centre


Our escape rooms in Manchester are all based around the city centre - so whether you’re a local or a visitor, you can easily find the start location for your game and start playing! 

Each route is set in a particular area or suburb and contains a mix of puzzles, challenges, clues and more. Here’s a breakdown of our available games in Manchester…

The Best Escape Rooms in Manchester


Heart of The Hive


Experience Manchester like never before in an exciting outdoor escape room adventure. 

More than just a game, this Manchester escape room is a journey through time, celebrating the city’s iconic worker bee spirit. Embark on a thrilling and cryptic escape room in Manchester, exploring the city's rebellious spirit and unsung heroes. 

Solve intriguing puzzles and uncover hidden secrets at iconic landmarks such as Chetham's Library and the John Rylands Library. Enjoy the vibrant street life, and stop at highly recommended great pubs, and cafes along the way. 

Perfect for those seeking a fun, inspiring, and uniquely outdoor urban exploration, this outdoor escape room in Manchester city centre is ideal for puzzle lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and competitive, curious teams! 

Northern Quarter Nooks


Explore Manchester's epic Northern Quarter, where the charm of Manchester's streets meets the thrill of puzzle-solving in an outdoor escape room adventure. 

Once a bustling textile hub, this area now bursts with culture, featuring public art, hidden sculptures, and colourful murals. This outdoor escape room takes you on a journey through these artistic streets, where you’ll have to decode the history behind a whimsical pet shop owner, a haunted pub with a story spanning 40 miles, poignant memorials, and creatively lit lamps. 

Filled with puzzles, challenges, and discoveries around great pubs and cafes, this experience is perfect for groups seeking an immersive and competitive dive into one of Manchester's most vibrant districts, unveiling its rich history and artistic heartbeat.

Through The Ages


Embark on a thrilling outdoor escape room journey through Manchester's grand city centre and historic canals. 

This puzzle-packed adventure weaves through the city's fascinating history, from its Roman roots to its vibrant music scene. Uncover the stories behind landmarks like the ancient Castlefield, the Science and Industry Museum, and St John's Gardens. Marvel at the Opera House, delve into Rylands Library, and stroll along Rochdale Towpath to the Kimpton Clocktower and the Alan Turing Memorial.

Expect a trail filled with intriguing puzzles, hidden gems, and delightful surprises, including stops at great pubs and cafes. Ideal for friends, families, or colleagues seeking a fun day out, this unique experience lets you engage with Manchester's lesser-known splendours and captivating riddles. Dive into the underappreciated grandeur of this magnificent city in a way like no other!

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