With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it’s never too early to start planning the perfect date with that special someone. But rather than book a table in a dimly-lit restaurant or bag tickets to the next blockbuster at the local Odeon, (both of which, don’t get us wrong, are stellar ideas), why not push the boat out a bit more this February? Sure, fine dining is romantic and all, but there’s nothing like a bit of brain-bending puzzles, competitive spirit and low-key panic to bring two lovebirds together. Enter The Escape Key.
Rated among the Top 100 escape rooms in the world, The Escape Key offers four premium escape room experiences at their Gallowgate venue, all of which are themed around Newcastle’s rich heritage. Will you dare to enter the Plague room (overlooking a real-life plague pit), and risk the Black Death? Or plunge deep into a Cold War bunker to save the world from Armageddon? Newcastle was the first city in the world to be lit by electricity, but the dark forces at work in the ElectriCity room may mean you’ll never see the light of day again. Or escape the hangman's noose if you can in the Witch room, based on the real and gruesome events that took place in the neighbouring witches' burial ground. All made to movie-set quality, it’s scary how quick you’ll start to believe you may never escape…
If all this sounds like the perfect way to float your romantic boat, then you’re in luck – because Living North are giving away a date night experience for two at The Escape Key to one lucky reader.
To be in with a chance of winning simply enter our competition below.
The Escape Key
60–62 St Andrew's Street, Newcastle NE1 5SF
0191 468 2068 / 07922 286476
Enter by post
Send your name and contact details on a postcard to Living North, Studio 2, St Nicholas Chare, Newcastle NE1 1RJ. Mark your entries THE ESCAPE KEY.
Simply log in and enter using the online form linked to this competition, see below.
All entries to be received by 30th January.
Terms and conditions
– This prize entitles one winner to receive a free escape room experience for two people at The Escape Key in Newcastle, worth £50, on a day of their choice, subject to availability.
– Prize is non-transferable and non-refundable. No cash alternative is available.