DreadLock Escape Rooms: Witch Way Out?!

By | May 31, 2021

by DreadLock Escape Rooms (website)

Waterside Resort, Old Coach Road, PL30 5JJ


2-8 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

After hours of trekking through the eerie forest, you have finally found old Miss Locketโ€™s cabin in the woods, just as night is about to fall. Residents of the nearby village have had enough of the havoc that this โ€œretiredโ€ witch is causing with her trusty spell-book and theyโ€™ve selected you to put an end to her sorcery, once and for all! Your task: Get inside the cabin, find her spell-book and escape with it...
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based on ratings from 4 users
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Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
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David Horwell rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 31 Dec 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 36:53 Outcome: Successful escape!
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Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 11 Sep 2021 Team size: 4 Time taken: 59 Outcome: Successful escape!

Escaped with tips but really enjoyed this one!

๐Ÿ˜บLianne experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 11 Jul 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 60 Outcome: Failed ๐Ÿ™
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We attempted Witch Way Out as a couple, which was perhaps a bit ambitious! 

We were impressed with the decor and liked the theme too. We also appreciated the invitation to set the 'scariness' level of the game, and the enthusiastic and knowledgeable game master.

We did find a couple of the puzzles a little confusing or tricky to see the logic for. E.g. a couple of bits that rely on pure luck (including returning to something that had been 'used' and therefore we thought was finished with), plus more maths than we've dealt with in previous rooms!

Overall we enjoyed our time and it's a solid escape room for a group of adults - despite stumbling over a couple of bits.

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Iโ€™m a sucker for a story, so Witch Way Out?! was my preferred game at Dreadlock, with decent puzzles and just a fun atmosphere, intertwined with the story. Whichever game you choose, Dreadlock are well worth a visit if youโ€™re in the areaโ€ฆ or you could always play two.


This was our only visit to DreadLock, wanting to complete all 3 rooms on one visits and last up was Witch Way Out. After reading other reviews this appeared to be the more difficult of all 3 rooms but still focused on the family market due to being based on a holiday park.

The location was easily signposted at the back of a holiday park and has plenty of parking onsite. We were greeted by one of the owners and received our brief in the small waiting area. There are refreshments available and a small selection of games. 

We enjoyed the previous games, Let the Games Begin and Detention and we were taken back into the waiting area and were given our brief by our host before being taken into the darks woods to start. Due to the room being family friendly, it is not a horror room by any means but more spooky. You are given the option at the briefing if you would like the jump factors or not and we did go for it, despite one of our team really not being a fan of spooky rooms. 

Room impression

The first thing to mention is the optional spooky elements really arenโ€™t that bad but they did add a nice little element to the immersion of the room. The woods are dimly lit and the background music/noises really do help immersive you into the theme of the game. Even though it was dark in the woods, there was enough light for us to see and there were a couple of torches for added assistance. As the game progressed, the immersion continued in a pretty much linear manner and in our opinion, this was probably the best room on site.


Luckily for us as a team, I do like maths. This game did seem to have more maths puzzles than most rooms we have tried. Do not worry as there are plenty of other cryptic puzzles that kept us all busy. None of the puzzles are that taxing due to being focused on families and not professionals/enthusiasts but as in the previous two rooms, all of the puzzles were great fun and they flowed really easily for us. The puzzles were linear in this room and as per normal, we did split up into pairs and came to a natural point where we all came together. The ending of the room was definitely different from a lot of other escape rooms we have done and although the ending was different, the finesse could be better in leading you out of the room.

Game Master Clues

There is a TV in the room where the timer is showing throughout. There was a button to push if you did need some assistance. On this occasion, we did not require any help but knowing how good the hosts were on the other two rooms we completed, if we did need the hint, we are sure it would have been timely and helpful.

Round Up

If you are visiting Cornwall then we say make this a must for a not too taxing but thoroughly enjoyable escape room experience. The owners and hosts are enthusiastic about their product and should be proud of what they have achieved. Yes the rooms will not challenge escape room enthusiasts and professionals but all of our team came away from the day at DreadLock saying the same thing, we all loved all 3 rooms and it is very rare to come across a company that we all enjoyed every room. 

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