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Oxford Escape Room Games

  • Work together to solve fun challenges & puzzling clues
  • Guided by clues sent to your phones
  • Explore Oxford's historic landmarks and hidden gems
  • Discover top-rated pubs, bars and cafes
  • Compete for top spot on the Oxford 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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CityDays Oxford 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.

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Discover Oxford's secret places

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

Fun challenges

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

Play together or competitively

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

Fully flexible bookings

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

Fun activity for all groups

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Escape room Oxford Reviews

The great things our customers have to say about CityDays Escape rooms Oxford

Carolines over 50's Club Escape room Oxford

Carolines over 50's Club

Fantastic trail , really enjoyed 10/10

Golden Pineapple Escape room Oxford

Golden Pineapple

Amazing experience. Great ways to show little nooks and crannies you would otherwise miss. Really fun clues. Would full…

MAD MAX Escape room Oxford

MAD MAX

Beautiful experience, group absolutely loved it. Great history and storyline, only thing is that there could’ve been mo…

Candler Clan Escape room Oxford

Candler Clan

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 Escape room Oxford

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…

Mumson Escape room Oxford

Mumson

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 Escape room Oxford

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!

The Gunners Escape room Oxford

The Gunners

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 Escape room Oxford

Brains and Whiston

Was a intresting and fun filled day 😁. FromBrains & whiston

Special six Escape room Oxford

Special six

A fantastic day out finding new places and spotting things you would normally just walk by! Highly recommend this activ…

Rocky Escape room Oxford

Rocky

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 Escape room Oxford

Wiggins and Simpsons

Such a great time. We had an amazing afternoon, and enjoyed all the stops along the way!!

Priceless Escape room Oxford

Priceless

Great way to explore London. Even if you live here you will discover hidden gems and lots of fun facts

Rescue Aid Society Escape room Oxford

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!

Kanye Quest Escape room Oxford

Kanye Quest

Very fun to see some areas where we've never been! Good riddles, not too hard but not too easy.

Team PP Escape room Oxford

Team PP

It was fantastic! Really interesting clues and made me see my home town in a new way - looking for our next one!

BBSS Escape room Oxford

BBSS

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 Escape room Oxford

A and L

We loved the tour! Made us think, tired us out and was great fun! Thank you

Callaghans Escape room Oxford

Callaghans

What an excellent way to explore Bath. We had great fun following the clues and finding all about the city. Brilliant w…

SBM Escape room Oxford

SBM

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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The “Fresh” Way To Experience An Oxford Escape Room

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Oxford, the whole world knows some of the best brains reside in your city - it’s time to put them to the test!

Until now, Oxford’s curious, quick-witted and creative explorers have been trapped behind doors, confined to opening hours and incarcerated within four walls. 

But not on anymore!

Prepare to take on new challenges, puzzles and fiddly riddles to uncover Oxford’s many fables and foibles with CityDays!

Our Oxford escape rooms 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. That’s the CityDays way!

Urban Escape Rooms Oxford: An Outdoor Extravaganza

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Come on Oxford, it’s time to think outside the box!

We love the philosophy of traditional escape rooms - you know, working together as a team, solving puzzles, deciphering riddles, all that stuff! But we fundamentally disagree with one point: that you have to be inside to do it.

You see, our Oxford escape rooms are held outdoors, and look a little different from other games you might have played. Let us fill you in…

Oxford Escape Rooms: Transform Your City into a Playground with CityDays

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At CityDays, we design our Oxford escape rooms differently.

You see, we’re in the business of creating immersive experiences that evolve with your participation.  

Right from the start, cities have been our playground and our easel. There’s so much hidden in plain sight and a lot of it goes completely unnoticed by the vast majority of people.

But for people like you who have what it takes to discover their city’s secrets – you’re in for a treat. 

We transform cities into playgrounds by creating routes and puzzles from scratch that are designed to test you and your puzzle-solving, teamwork and observation skills, based on the city in question - in your case, Oxford. 

You’ll have to use your powers of deduction, wit and guile to complete the game. Brains, not brawn, will win you and your team the top spot on our Oxford leaderboard.

Prepare to take on some Oxford escape room games as you’ve never played them before. Stick with us to find out how it works… 

How Our Escape Rooms Oxford Work

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Since our Oxford escape “rooms” are held outdoors, they’re “built” slightly differently. After all, as there are no rooms or physical barriers involved, 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 between locations, 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. 

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

Any questions? Here’s how it works

Outdoor Escape Room City Centre Oxford: An Adventure On Your Doorstep

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Whether you’re a lifelong Oxford resident or just in this marvellous city for the day, you deserve a thrilling adventure that takes you beyond 

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

The Best Outdoor Escape Rooms in Oxford

Here are our available games and outdoor escape rooms in Oxford city centre!

Ancient Echoes: Oxford's Mysterious Past

Explore Oxford's rich history in "Ancient Echoes," an outdoor escape room game revealing the city's academic, political, and scientific heritage. 

Traverse ancient streets and alleys, solving clues to unearth tales of dinosaurs, historic prisoners, and reformation martyrs. Highlights include the Norman castle remains, the Houses of Correction, architectural wonders, a Jurassic link, and the 18th-century covered market. With riddles, challenges, and stops at great pubs and cafes, this game is perfect for those intrigued by Oxford's influential movements and hidden stories.

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Scholars and Spires: Oxford's Secret History 

Scholars and Spires" invites you on a riddle-filled outdoor escape room hunt through Oxford, uncovering the city's layered past. 

Navigate from the Town Hall to Carfax Tower, through Merton College, and areas marked by 11th-century history, to St Edmund Hall, the Bodleian Library, Radcliffe Camera, and a house of ‘astronomical’ significance. Solve puzzles that reveal secrets from underground tunnels to grim executions, even passing a few inspirations for Tolkien's tales…

This escape room adventure, complete with puzzles, surprises, and great pub and cafe recommendations, is ideal for those keen to delve into Oxford's ancient mysteries and untold stories.

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