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Oxford Escape Room Games

  • 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 Oxford'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 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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How the Oxford days out work

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

RuddRobins Escape room Oxford


Wonderful way to explore, Nottingham next!

Mayo for Sam Escape room Oxford

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? Escape room Oxford

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 Escape room Oxford


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 Escape room Oxford

Definitely Maybe

Excellent experience. Really quick messaging and challenging but fun clues

Dally101 Escape room Oxford


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 Escape room Oxford

Team London birthdays

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

TJT Escape room Oxford


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 Escape room Oxford

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 Escape room Oxford

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 Escape room Oxford

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 Escape room Oxford

Blakemores on Tour

Excellent way to see the city

Joe’s adventure squad Escape room Oxford

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 Escape room Oxford


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

Team Hammond Escape room Oxford

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 Escape room Oxford

The RamSchals

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

Woolpack Meadows explores Escape room Oxford

Woolpack Meadows explores

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

Toiyub + Amber Escape room Oxford

Toiyub + Amber

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

GOLD Escape room Oxford


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

Stweam Escape room Oxford


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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The “Fresh” Way To Experience An Oxford Escape Room


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


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


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


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


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.


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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