The Housetrap: When the door closes… the game begins!
October 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
Join Emma Read inside The Housetrap where she will take you on a whistle stop tour of the history of telling spooky stories. From the Brothers Grimm to Frankenstein, from Scooby-doo to Goosebumps, learn why we sometimes like to be scared, and how dark stories can help us face real-world fears in a safe environment.
Explore some ‘real’ ghost stories; do you believe in ghosts, like Claude in the book, or are you a sceptic like Deliah? Pick a team and go head-to-head to decide whether you think they are hauntings, or is there a logical explanation? You decide!
Then, find out if you’ve got what it takes to escape The Housetrap, by solving a series of puzzles.
Emma Read is a children’s author, creative writing tutor, editor and mentor. Her Milton the Mighty books for ages 7+ explore the themes of phobias, social media and bravery. Emma’s latest novel for 9 – 12 year olds, The Housetrap, has been described as Scooby-Doo meets The Mysterious Benedict Society via Escape Room.
Ideal for ages
The doors aren’t automatic but will be open. There is a doorbell for anyone who needs further assistance. There is one accessible WC with a red cord alarm and a bar on the wall.
An edge-of-your-seat adventure packed full of puzzles, spooks and mystery!
When Claude’s little sister, Amity, runs off in forbidden Badwell Woods – where children disappear – Deliah, Sam and Claude follow her to a mysterious mansion. Inside, time has frozen in the 1930s and an invitation promises a devious party game.
Not long after they find a terrified Amity, hiding from ‘ghosts’, the floor beneath their feet starts to twist and turn: the rooms are changing places. The house has rearranged itself like a giant Rubik’s cube.
To escape, they must solve the puzzle – and the century-old mystery of a girl who disappeared …
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