Our rooms are a fun challenge for groups of friends and colleagues, as well as families. The minimum age for unaccompanied juniors is 16 (children aged 11 to 15 MUST be part of a family group). No significant physical activity is required – it’s brains not brawn that counts! One of our rooms is wheelchair-user friendly – please contact us in advance of booking if your group includes a wheelchair user.

We are open for booked sessions seven days a week. Our first games start at 10am and the last at 8.30pm. Please see the booking system for available sessions.

The price is £20 per person, but please check our Facebook page @escapesouthlodge as we run special offers from time to time.

The minimum group size is two. The maximum group size is six in ‘Follow in my Footsteps’, eight in ‘Lightning in a Bottle’ and 12 in ‘Adventurers Camp’.

You can book via the ‘Book Now’ button on this web-site: just pick which room, the day and time you want to play, and the number of people you are booking for. Our booking system is connected to a secure payment portal that can take debit and credit card payments.

Just turning up is NOT recommended. Games should be booked in advance to ensure we can accommodate all our clients. However if you find yourself at a loose end and want to play at short notice call us on 0113 468 2477 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

You’ll be sent a confirmation email containing your booking reference, details of the booking, a receipt for payment and some preliminary background to the room you are playing.

All players need to arrive NO LATER than 15 minutes before the time their game is due to start to allow time for a briefing. No group can enter a game room without all players having been briefed.

The maximum capacity of ‘Follow in my Footsteps’ is six people, and in ‘Lightning in a Bottle’ the maximum is eight. So long as the total number of people in your group is not greater than the capacity of the room you have booked, then you can bring additional players. Extra players can pay by cash or card on the day.

Yes, we have ample car parking at the rear of South Lodge. Please do not park at the front of building – we need to keep this space clear for turning vehicles.

There are no special requirements but be aware that you may need to kneel to negotiate small spaces. High heels are not recommended.

Lockers are provided for all groups. You may not take outerwear, bags, cameras or mobile phones in to the rooms.

All you need to play is provided.

Those who have arrived on time will be able to start their scheduled game. Anyone who is late may not participate and no refund will be afforded in such circumstances.

You can transfer your booking to another group. You’ll need to let us know who will be coming instead by calling 01937 220631 and make private arrangements in respect of payment. We cannot refund your payment and take payment from the new group.
With not less than seven days’ notice, you can transfer your booking to another date and time, subject to availability, however booked sessions cannot be refunded regardless of notice.

We are running tightly scheduled live action games. Last minute re-scheduling IS NOT POSSIBLE and there will be no refund of any payments.


Follow in
my footsteps

Out of the blue you receive a solicitor’s letter saying you may be an heir to African adventurer, Sir Henry Cunningham, owner of the mysterious South Lodge. There’s a trail of clues in Sir Henry’s old study: can you follow his journey of discovery in Africa and prove yourself a worthy heir?

Kanyu Escape Room
  • #2 escape room in Yorkshire
  • 2 to 6 players
  • 12 years upwards
  • Difficulty: 3.5/5
  • One hour to complete
  • 20 per person

If you are hoping to play in the next few hours, call us – we may be able to fit you in 0113 468 2477.

Lightning in
a bottle

Sir Henry stumbled upon an amazing discovery on his travels through Africa and brought it back to his old laboratory to unravel its secrets. It proved a dangerous and difficult task – dangers and difficulties you’ll have to overcome to learn the mystery of his laboratory and escape to tell the tale.

Kanyu Escape Room
  • #1 escape room in Yorkshire
  • 2 to 8 players
  • 12 years upwards
  • Difficulty: 5/5
  • One hour to complete
  • 20 per person

If you are hoping to play in the next few hours, call us – we may be able to fit you in 0113 468 2477.


Re-discovering Sir Henry’s journey, you stumble across a poachers’ camp in the African wilderness. The poachers are away trapping animals for sale to private zoos, but they’ll be back soon. Can you foil the poachers, free a captured game ranger and escape before the bad guys return?

Poacher's Compound
  • Yorkshire’s only outdoor escape game
  • 4 to 10 junior players aged 8 upwards
  • 4 to 8 adult players
  • Junior difficulty: 3/5 Adult difficulty: 4/5
  • One hour to complete
  • 20 per person

If you are hoping to play in the next few hours, call us – we may be able to fit you in 0113 468 2477.