UP CLOSE: With moviESCAPE - Stockport-based escape rooms, and more

By Alasdair Perry

10th Jun 2024 | Local Features

We visited moviESCAPE Bredbury, one of Stockport's hidden gems which has been attracting visitors from as far afield as Switzerland (Images - moviESCAPE)
We visited moviESCAPE Bredbury, one of Stockport's hidden gems which has been attracting visitors from as far afield as Switzerland (Images - moviESCAPE)

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It may be news to some that Welkin Mill in Bredbury is home to a haunted house, one of Merlin's castles, and a dank, SAW-inspired chamber. 

Well, not quite literally. 

But certainly the next best thing - meticulously designed rooms based on each of the above themes, for families, friends and colleagues to explore in an immersive escape game. 

moviESCAPE Bredbury is a hidden gem which has been based at Welkin Mill since 2017, attracting visitors from far and wide. It currently offers three themed escape room games - SAWtopsy, Merlin's Magic Academy, and Haunted House II. 

Participants are given one hour to escape a themed room using clues and solving puzzles. 

At moviESCAPE, however, it's not just a matter of getting in and getting out. Each room tells a subtle story which players piece together as they progress.

The descriptions for each of the three rooms are as follows:

  • SAWtopsy - "In this unsettling whodunnit horror, you awake in a dark, dingy basement. Can you escape before the killer returns for their next victim?"
  • Haunted House II - "This room combines traditional escape room challenges with an immersive and interactive horror experience! Can you break the curse?"
  • Merlin's Magic Academy - "Merlin's Magic Academy is now enrolling! Intrepid witches & wizards must cast spells and complete a series of exciting challenges to solve this magical, family friendly escape room."

There are a range of rooms, then, for families, parties, and colleagues alike. And with hundreds of visitor reviews leaving a near-perfect five-star rating, it's clear that moviESCAPE is a hit for many.