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Choose your team of 2-6 players (per room).

Select your theme from our 7 immersive game rooms.

You’ll be given an objective and you’ll need to find objects, codes and clues in the rooms.


With 60 minutes on the clock, you’ll need to think quick, think smart and work as a team if you want to make it out in time.


 Find out more about each of our game rooms, click the posters below.



All players aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an 18+ player. 

Due to their complexity, we recommend our games to players aged 13+, however, younger players always enjoy themselves (even our creepier games in the basement), so it’s up to them if it sounds like fun and up to you if you think the theme is suitable.

We’re on St. Mary Street – Just down from the Cardiff Castle and across from the Cardiff Market. There’s a map at the bottom of this page and a button under it to give you directions to take you straight to our door.

All the games in their nature are thrilling, but there’s nothing scary to worry about! Some may contain a small jump-scare. Please contact us if you are concerned. 

Although our creepier basement games, ‘Z – The Zombie Apocalypse’ and ‘Oculus The Serial Killer’, are horror-themed, they are not horror experiences. We aim for excellent design, immersion and gameplay, not a high scare factor! We do not use live actors in our games.

Once a game has been booked, it cannot be moved or cancelled.

All of our games are non-refundable and non-transferable.

You can get hints from the Game Masters who supervise your game via the cameras and microphones in the room. They will send you help at the appropriate time if you really are struggling!

Please be punctual and arrive 5 minutes before the start of your time slot. 

This will allow time for your brief, lockers & toilets etc. We will do our best to accommodate you if you are late, but we can’t guarantee that you will still be able to play.

Our games rooms may involve a little crawling, ducking, and climbing up a few steps. 

If you struggle with any of these activities, have any health issues you think we would need to know about, or, if you struggle with stairs, please call before you book and we can offer some best advice based on your needs.

Unfortunately we do not have wheelchair access as all our games are on floors 1, 2 or in the basement.

Our rooms are designed for 2-6 players. The more of you there are, the easier and cheaper it is per person. The rooms are private and for your party only  and not shared with any of the public.

Absolutely. Large groups often come and play our games. Our 7 available game rooms hold 2-6 players, so we can accommodate up to 42 players per hour session. For groups larger than that, please give us a call at 029 2167 9700. Also, we have a great food & drink discount with Franco Manca! Every booking with us gives you 15% off the bill, most of our groups make the most of that offer.

 Yes, you can! The rooms are all of a reasonable size and you will not find yourself in an enclosed space. You can leave the room at any point if you so wish.  We quite often get players with claustrophobia and we are surprised at how little of an issue it is to them.

 None of our games is overly physical, and we have had many pregnant people playing our games. See the ‘Are your games accessible?’ FAQ for details on health.

One of the things that have made Escape Rooms successful around the world is that they can be enjoyed by everyone for every occasion. From babies to grandparents, we’ve seen all ages of friends and families take on the adventure. We also see gamers, couples and school trips coming by the busload, all enthusiastic about their 1-hour game. Some people celebrate, while others book corporate team buildings for all of their colleagues.

Talking about celebration, we have had 4 proposals here!!!

And OH, don’t forget! We are dog friendly, so bring the pup along!



  • star rating  Fantastic hour spent solving problems within The Tomb looking for Howard Carter.
    Well worth a visit.

    January 4, 2020

    star rating  21 st birthday celebrations with older teenagers. This was totally amazing! Best hour spent trying to work as a team. James our host was so good, sending little tips… read more

    June 23, 2019

    star rating  me and my bf really enjoyed doing sherlock 2 and we done it in time and toni came in and helped us as we stuck and toni was really helpful… read more

    November 14, 2022
  • star rating  Astro Quest Escape Room – Such a fun activity! Staff were very welcoming when we arrived, took us up to the room as soon as it was ready and explained everything thoroughly. Our room master… read more

    February 19, 2023

    star rating  Excellent Christmas present, I had my reservations at first but loved it. Very challenging and exciting. I think the perfect number to participate is four, more maybe too many… read more

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    January 6, 2019

    star rating  Escaped from Sherlock 2- a great room! – Sherlock 2-Moriarty’s revenge. Family of 5 adults. Great room, well thought out. We loved the challenges and the flow of the room, very slick. It was a room which encourages… read more

    December 18, 2022
  • star rating  Had a really great time at the Cardiff Castle experience for a work social. The puzzles, sets, props, etc were awesome and our host, Meg, was really lovely! Will definitely… read more

    April 17, 2022

    star rating  Booked it for my friend’s hen do and we all love it!! I chose 2 different rooms, so we had to split into 2 groups and we both had an… read more

    April 18, 2022

    star rating  First time for all of us in an escape room game. Lauren was so helpful and professional and the game was so much fun. The game was challenging and… read more

    January 3, 2020
  • star rating  My husband and I are huge fans of escape rooms and have done about 8 so far. The 3 best ones have all been at Escape Rooms Cardiff. Not only… read more

    January 25, 2020

    star rating  We had an amazing time, such a good experience!! Highly recommend and we are definitely coming back! Kayleigh was amazing too, such a good member of your team! We even… read more

    November 21, 2022

    star rating  Went for a birthday treat and it was brilliant. Completed all of the other rooms and told this was the toughest one. Certainly had us scratching our heads at several… read more

    April 18, 2022
  • star rating  Went there today on a double date. Played Oculus it was pretty hard but we managed to escape just in time

    January 11, 2020

    star rating  Fantastic evening visit to the Escape Rooms! We had four boys, aged 12-18, who had a ball doing two escape rooms. A special mention to Toni, who made our visit… read more

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    January 3, 2023

    star rating  Good but too hard. One for the purist. – Great location in the centre of Cardiff and close to all amenities. Good welcome with only a short delay as they reset the room.

    But found the room Oculus… read more

    December 27, 2022
  • star rating  Egyptian tomb – Good fun , Egyptian tomb room gave crystal maze like experience. Rory was enthusiastic and helpful. Fun times.

    December 18, 2022

    star rating  This was my first escape room, and I think it was a fine piece of puzzlesmithing. While the puzzles were not very difficult, there were plenty of them, easily keeping… read more

    June 30, 2019

    star rating  Excellent experience – Absolutely fantastic experience, we had a great time. Excellent set up, welcoming and very clever challenges. I will definitely come back.

    December 16, 2022
  • star rating  This was a first escape room for my 11yo and her friends. Needless to say they had a blast, I am am quite proud of myself for doing it as… read more

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    December 11, 2022

    star rating  Sherlock 2 is a great follow on from the original, with a good flow of challenges. Massive thanks to Grey for a great intro and explaining the locks and codex.… read more

    April 17, 2022

    star rating  I was dragged her by the wife as she was insisting on some family time before the kids returned to school so was not expecting much and was pretty negative.… read more

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    January 6, 2019
  • star rating  Massive thanks from Escape Reality Scotland – Came here on a work night , we work at Escape Reality Edinburgh & Glasgow and wanted to have a great time. Escape Rooms Cardiff delivered with an outstanding experience… read more

    January 18, 2023

    star rating  First time for us at escape rooms Cardiff, it was my daughter’s birthday and she wanted to do the Zombie room. We were not disappointed from start to finish the… read more

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    January 8, 2023

    star rating  What can I say we went to the escape rooms on Friday 4th December as a surprise birthday treat for our daughter as she always wanted to do one, as… read more

    December 12, 2020
  • star rating  Completed Sherlock 2! Amazingly designed room, with exceptionally varied puzzles to complete. Very well structured and teamwork-provoking style of gameplay which was thoroughly enjoyed! Amelia was an exceptional host to… read more

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    December 18, 2022

    star rating  We went as a family for a 21st birthday celebration and we had a really great time.
    It was our first escape room experience and we would definitely recommend Escape… read more

    November 19, 2022

    star rating  Had a lovely time escaping The Tomb, it was just the right difficulty and Laura was a helpful gamemaster.

    April 14, 2022
  • star rating  Brilliant experience! Staff were brilliant our host Holly was amazing and required all our needs and was extremely friendly.

    November 14, 2020

    star rating  This is the sixth Escape Room I’ve done this year and unfortunately the first real disappointment I’ve had (which is a shame because this was my first visit to this… read more

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    December 13, 2022

    star rating  The Castle Escape Room – Brilliant time in ‘The Castle’ escape room. Our ‘Escape Master’ Dom is as lovely, welcoming and great fun.

    We’ll be back for more.

    February 18, 2023


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