Manchester Escape Rooms
Urban adventures bringing the secrets of Manchester to life.
- Work together to solve fun challenges & puzzling clues
- Guided by clues sent to your phones
- Explore Manchester's historic landmarks and hidden gems
- Discover top-rated pubs, bars and cafes
- Compete for top spot on the Manchester leaderboard
- 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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CityDays Manchester Hunts
Each hunt explores a different area of city in one of two ways. Our classic treasure hunts & scavenger hunts use puzzle-filled directions to guide players to exciting new sights. Our Story trails do all this with the added bonus of an immersive story on top - play the main character and relive a tale from the city's past or experience a story all your own.
Through the Ages
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Heart of the Hive
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Northern Quarter Nooks
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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.
- 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
Manchester escape room Reviews
The great things our customers have to say about CityDays Manchester escape rooms
Carolines over 50's Club
Fantastic trail , really enjoyed 10/10
Amazing experience. Great ways to show little nooks and crannies you would otherwise miss. Really fun clues. Would full…
Beautiful experience, group absolutely loved it. Great history and storyline, only thing is that there could’ve been mo…
Had a fantastic day out! We loved the clues and they were the right level of difficulty for the whole family - age 11+.
The Ginger & the Gay
David and I had the BEST day exploring York, solving the clues, and had such a wonderful time over the whole day. What…
Had a great day out in London doing the outdoor escape room, I have been round London hundreds of times but found areas…
Shell and Phil
Brilliant clues and a great way to see the city. We will be looking to see which other cities we can do this in!
We had a great few hours following the clues and exploring a part of London. Definitely tested the brain cells! Loved i…
Brains and Whiston
Was a intresting and fun filled day 😁. FromBrains & whiston
A fantastic day out finding new places and spotting things you would normally just walk by! Highly recommend this activ…
Great for getting out and seeing parts of the city you wouldn't other wise see. Plenty of places for food and drink on …
Wiggins and Simpsons
Such a great time. We had an amazing afternoon, and enjoyed all the stops along the way!!
Great way to explore London. Even if you live here you will discover hidden gems and lots of fun facts
Rescue Aid Society
Fantastic day out! Wet and windy, but helped us see a city we are familiar with in a whole different light! Great fun!
Very fun to see some areas where we've never been! Good riddles, not too hard but not too easy.
It was fantastic! Really interesting clues and made me see my home town in a new way - looking for our next one!
It was really excellent experience. We saw lots of places we had never seen and enjoyed the challenge of the clues. We …
A and L
We loved the tour! Made us think, tired us out and was great fun! Thank you
What an excellent way to explore Bath. We had great fun following the clues and finding all about the city. Brilliant w…
Was a fantastic day out! Cannot fault it. Got us thinking, was the right level of challenge, and took us to some beauti…
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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
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!
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.
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!