Staffordshire escape room offers free games for NHS heroes

An escape room attraction in Staffordshire is offering NHS workers free games during its first week of reopening.

Break Free Stoke on the High Street in Newcastle-under-Lyme has five scenarios based around a Sherlock Holmes, Prison Break, Jumanji, CSI and Island of Incarceration theme.

Since a major rebrand last year, thousands of gamers have praised the “special effects” and “challenging puzzles” and the unique clue system that tracks every move and ensures help is at hand for people who may get stuck on one part of any escape room.

Now to thank people working in the NHS, Break Free is offering 3 days this week (15th, 16th, 17th) where they can play for free.

Samir Patel from Break Free Escape Room Stoke said:

“We want to thank all those working in the NHS and this is the least we can do to recognise their dedication to helping people not only during this pandemic but also at other times of need.

“We’ve made some changes to the attraction to protect our staff and to ensure the games can still be experienced in an enjoyable and safe way.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming our NHS heroes and their families and all we ask is that they book 24 hours in advance and bring their ID on the day which must be one of the dates advertised.”

To qualify, NHS workers should send a message to Break Free Stoke’s Facebook page with their ID or NHS email address. A unique code will then be sent to be used to book online.

For the code please message on Facebook @Breakfreeescapestoke or for more information visit