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Escape Rooms Unleashed: Immersive Outdoor Adventures

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

Fun clues, puzzles & challenges

Play together or competitively

Fully flexible risk-free bookings

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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Find Your Nearest Escape Room

Each game explores a different area of city in one of two ways. Our classic games use puzzle-filled directions to guide players to exciting new sights. Our Story games 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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Clues & Challenges

Clues don't require any prior knowledge and are generally made up of two parts:

1) Obscured directions that make reference to the city around you. Unravel their meaning and be guided by your surroundings.

2) A puzzle to be solved once you've followed the directions, search nearby to find your answers.

A mix of clues, puzzles and photo challenges

Guided by clues sent to your phone

- Receive snippets of history, quirky facts and intriguing stories about the areas you visit.

- Pub/cafe breaks along your hunt, all totally optional and some with discounts on food & drinks.

- Make memories at locations along the way, get inspiration from previous teams and share a clever snap!

- Race for a top position on the game leaderboard, or go at your own pace.

Learn snippets of history, optional breaks in pubs/cafes and a leaderboard for each game.

Fun activity for all groups

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Sheffield Escape Room Reviews

The great things our customers have to say about CityDays Escape Rooms

RuddRobins Escape Room


Wonderful way to explore, Nottingham next!

Mayo for Sam 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? 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 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 Escape Room

Definitely Maybe

Excellent experience. Really quick messaging and challenging but fun clues

Dally101 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 Escape Room

Team London birthdays

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

TJT 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 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 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 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 Escape Room

Blakemores on Tour

Excellent way to see the city

Joe’s adventure squad 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 Escape Room


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

Team Hammond 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 Escape Room

The RamSchals

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

Woolpack Meadows explores Escape Room

Woolpack Meadows explores

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

Toiyub + Amber 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 Escape Room


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

Stweam 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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The “Fresh” Way To Experience Escape Rooms in Sheffield


Throw out the rule book, Sheffield - your escape rooms have never looked anything like this!

Until now, the curious, quick-witted and creative brains of Sheffield have been trapped behind doors, confined to opening hours and incarcerated within four walls.

But not anymore! 

Prepare to take on new challenges, puzzles and fiddly riddles to uncover Sheffield’s many mysteries…

At CityDays, we create escape rooms in Sheffield 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. That’s the CityDays way!

Urban Escape Rooms Sheffield: An Outdoor Extravaganza


If you’re an escape room aficionado, you’ll have noticed that our Sheffield escape rooms are a bit different to what you might have played before. 

If you’ve never played an escape game before, allow us to break them down for you.

Typically, escape rooms involve being locked in a room and having to solve puzzles to get out. Sometimes they are themed, challenges and difficulties vary between games, and it’s a whole heap of fun for everyone involved.

At CityDays, as our name suggests, we take a different approach. Instead of locking you away in a room somewhere, we use the ample space cities provide to create Sheffield escape rooms outdoors

How does that work, you might wonder? Well, we’ll tell you. Here are the main benefits of our outdoor escape rooms in Sheffield…


Your Escape “Room” is Bigger:

When you aren’t confined to just one room or building, the world really does become your oyster. Instead of being locked up in a tiny space, we get you racing through Sheffield’s city streets filled with hidden secrets, odd passageways and murky mysteries! 

More Freedom: Since we don’t physically occupy a building, we won’t restrict you to opening hours or available booking slots. You decide when you play - not us (although we do recommend playing during daylight hours. Some of our clues can be difficult to spot when it’s dark!). Otherwise, it’s entirely up to you. 


Play With Who You Want: Again, the city is your playground so whether you want to play on your own or with five hundred (or even more!) people, we can accommodate you! For groups of over 8 people, we recommend splitting into teams and going head-to-head: it makes it more fun if everyone can read the clues, and hey, who doesn’t love a competitive element… 

Just reach out if you need a hand! 

Anyone Can Play: People of all ages from all walks of life have enjoyed our escape room games, and we’re looking forward to adding your team name to our roster. If you have any queries about the suitability of our games for young children, please contact us!

A Varied Selection of Puzzles: Who knew that Sheffield was so “riddled” with mysteries? Well, we did. And you’re about to find out! You’ll encounter puzzles, riddles, tasks and challenges on our routes that have been designed to get you observing and interacting with your surroundings in a unique way. 

How CityDays’ Escape Rooms Sheffield Work


Since our Sheffield 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. 

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’ Outdoor Escape Rooms Sheffield City Centre


Our escape rooms in Sheffield 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! 

Each route is set in a particular area or suburb and contains a mix of puzzles, challenges, clues and more. 

The Best Escape Rooms in Sheffield

Here’s a breakdown of our available games and outdoor escape rooms in Sheffield city centre…

Murder on The Don

Immerse yourself in Sheffield's mystery with an outdoor escape room game that combines thrilling detective work and urban exploration... 

Your mission is simple: catch a murderous mastermind. 

A local has been tragically found dead by the River Don, and the killer is luring new players into their devious game. Assisted by Sherlock Holmes, it’s your team’s job to decipher the game-master's cryptic challenges to reveal their identity. Time is of the essence. 

Solve the riddles, follow the clues, and stop the killer before you become their next target in this heart-pounding adventure across Sheffield's hidden corners.

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