In the early 1940’s a group of ‘roughneck yankee’ oil miners secretly made their way to England setting up camp at Kelham Hall, Newark on Trent.
They were tasked with drilling for oil in the surrounding area and producing the highly sought after ‘high octane’ fuel for allied planes and war ships. These gallant men were single handedly helping us dominate the skies of Britain and keeping enemy forces at bay.
Over 100 wells were drilled in less than 12 months with over 3000 barrels of oil being produced daily to help the war effort. Churchill called it “one of the wars best kept secrets”.
Our US friends left as quickly as they came, closing down sites where necessary or handing them over to English engineers when their contract ended.
Initial investigations show our american miners actually found oil right in the heart of Kelham Hall! It appears though, this was their last drill rig spudded and for some reason they closed it up in a hurry?!
Over 70 years later recent refurbishment at Kelham Hall by the new owners, have uncovered one such drill site right in the heart of the historic house! They are now dealing with a highly volatile RIG having been left to decay for decades and are calling in engineers to deal with the situation.
They need your help, early monitoring suggests a massive explosion is imminent, larger enough to demolish the stately home entirely and likely to occur in just over 60 minutes.
They are looking for groups of would be engineers, highly skilled in communications, team work and with physical and mental prowess under pressure. Your team must enter the facility, workout how to shut the RIG down and get out before the time is up.
What are escape rooms?
Here at letsxcape we are developing immersive escape rooms and experiences set within the fantastic stately home of Kelham Hall.
Our initial rooms bring to life a series of historical events that were pivotal during their time to ensure we don’t forget what took place here at Kelham Hall, Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire.
Escape rooms, also known as "puzzle rooms" or "escape games", are a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles, challenges or riddles using clues, hints, and strategy to complete the objectives at hand.
Our immersive escape rooms and experiences take you back to the period we focus on, allowing groups of family, friends, co workers and business teams to enjoy a series of challenges together for up to 60 minutes.
Our experiences are designed for between 2 and 5 players at a time and last up to 60 minutes.
We have a flat pricing policy of £20 per adult and £10 per child on any day of the week, with a minimum of 2 people required to play an experience.
We recommend participating children are 10 years or older with those under 16 being accompanied by at least one adult.
Based on the ground floor at Kelham our rooms are wheel chair accessible but please check prior to booking for door width sizes to be 100% certain.
We would welcome contact from business groups and can negotiate conference/training facility packages that include our immersive games and escape rooms, whether that’s for teambuilding, reward and recognition or internal development opportunities.
CORPORATE EVENTS AND TEAM BUILDING
Here at letsxcape we are pushing the boundaries of support for small, medium and corporate businesses.
Our rooms are designed to encourage team work, communication, methodological thinking and place groups under pressure from the off.
We are confident your staff will gain new experiences and achievements taking part in our immersive escape rooms and environments.
We are also looking to develop hosted sessions for staff development, be that internal promotion, assessment centres or leading the way in recruitment options. What better way for your next leaders to physically demonstrate the skills they have than to watch them deliver them in front of your very eyes through our CCTV systems rather than them telling you during a competency-based interview?
We are also looking to develop bespoke environments in partnership with employers so please get in contact if this is something that interests you.