frequently asked questions

What is Escape HQ?

Escape HQ is an exciting and new concept in entertainment based in Carlingford, county Louth. Perfect for groups of all ages and suitable for groups of between 2- 30 people. We lock you and your team in a themed game and the goal is to escape within 60 minutes. This is achieved by completing a series of challenges and puzzles which allow you to progress in the game, success relies on team work, observation skills and “thinking outside the box”! We also our the northeast’s only Electric Bike hire company with a rang of e-bikes available.

Why Escape HQ?

It is different, challenging and great fun. Perfect for friends, family, co-workers, hen and stag parties. We can provide for small and large groups and are more than happy to listen to individual requests and accommodate them where we can.

Is there an age restriction?

While there is no restriction on age the puzzles may be too demanding for those under 10. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

I am claustrophobic, can I play?

Yes no problem, there is never any physical lock on the door, we use sophisticated magnet lock systems that always have an emergency release button.

 What should we wear when playing?

No special attire is required. Some of our games have an optional fancy dress supplied by us.

Is there a minimum or maximum team size?

For each game or room it is 2 as a minimum and 8 as a maximum, we can accommodate up to 15 players per hour over various games. We also specialise in a escape style village scavenger hunt which means we can work with groups of up to 30 over a 2 hour period in conjunction with our escape rooms!

How much time will we need to play?

We book you in for an hour and 15 minute. This allows us to brief you, give you up an hour in the room (depending how clever you are!)and then speak to you afterwards regarding your experience. We also take your picture for our social media channels.

I would like to play with my colleagues as a team building exercise. Is it possible?

Yes we specialise in team building and have worked with many businesses such as PayPal, Open Hydro, Dept of finance, etc. We can tailor a package to suit each company and We can build a bespoke bundle to include escape rooms, electric bike trips, team work scavenger hunt, a boat trip, brewery tour with food/accommodation options also available. Contact Us to arrange your group.