Elf Isolation

Elf Isolation

Elf Isolation is one of the many Christmas Escape Room experiences we bring to our customers each year.

Christmas escape room games are guaranteed revenue generators; in the run-up to the festive season, the games sell out entirely at weekends and will be sold out on the week before and after Christmas if marketed correctly.

elf isolation

The game is constructed either as a pod format or our team will dress an existing escape room for the festive period. We use an existing set at the Chelmsford location, enabling a two-room adaptation to house Elf Isolation.

Elf Isolation

For Christmas 2021, At Chelmsford, ‘The Last Testament’ was converted to ‘Elf Isolation’ for December, and at Bishop’s Stortford, a purpose built set was installed.


Over 300 teams were hosted in 2022.

Elf Isolation

The game story is as follows: 

With so many elves now in ‘Elf Isolation’, Santa needs help this year! A magical Christmas Adventure awaits players as they work together to solve the puzzles, unlock the riddles and help Santa!

This is a traditional sixty-minute Escape Game adventure designed for Children but suitable for all ages.

Elf Isolation

Game Locations

The following venues have hosted Elf Isolation:


  • Bishop’s Stortford Escape Rooms (Christmas 2021, 2022)
  • Chelmsford Escape Rooms (Christmas 2021, 2022, 2023)
  • High Wycombe Escape Rooms (Christmas 2022, 2023)
  • Gatwick Escape Rooms (Christmas 2022, 2023)


Matthew Eaves


Number of games played: Thousands.  

Writer: Matthew Eaves


Elf Isolation is written by the same author as When Santa got Stuck up the Chimney!


Here are some of the customer reviews written on review sites about the game:

Chelmsford Venue

Greatthingstodo wrote the following five-star review on Tripadvisor: 

Had a brilliant time at escape rooms doing elf isolation. Kristen was so entertaining helping
us and interacting with our grandson which made it extra special fun for him.
Highly recommended. Go to Review.

Betty wrote the following five-star review on Tripadvisor: 

Great fun for our four generation family group. We all enjoyed working out the clues, haven’t laughed so much in ages! Go to Review.

Crazyfam wrote the following five-star review on Tripadvisor: 

A first-timer who enjoyed Elf Isolation – great fun and perfect for a family christmas treat! Well thoughtout and suitable for a mixture of ages! Thanks  Go to Review.


Bishop's Stortford Venue

Catherine wrote the following five-star review on Tripadvisor: 

As always an amazing experience for Elf Isolation. We’ve done ALL of the rooms here and none of them have disappointed. We have been for family time and children’s birthdays and have always been welcomed by friendly and professional staff.
Angie was our games master for Elf Isolation and made it fun and engaging for my children to complete. Always on hand for some help when needed.

Such a shame that this wonderful place had been affected so badly during this time but I wish everybody such a wonderful Christmas and hope to be back for more escape fun in the new year – thank you. Go to Review.

Wesley wrote the following five-star review on Tripadvisor: 

My wife and I visited the Bishops Stortford Escape Rooms (part of the Know Escape company) to celebrate our 100th escape room. Their unique overnight game was our 100th, and we also completed their other four standard games while we were staying there.

The four standard games – Rob the Bank, Elf Isolation, Crazy Cat Lady and The Governor – were all excellent, with Rob the Bank being a particular highlight. Each had very strong theming and an impressive level of interactivity not always found in escape rooms. All four feel as if they would be equally suitable for escape room newbies and seasoned experts; with the exception of the darker, prison-set The Governor, all would work well with families, too.

Our games masters for the rooms, Oli and Rob, were fantastic: both extremely friendly and personable, each clearly paying good attention to our progress within the rooms, and throwing themselves fully into the more interactive elements of the games.

The overnight game, Escape the Night, was also exceptional. It’s the first escape room in the UK wherein your accommodation for the night – a flat above the escape room business proper – is also the room you are trying to solve. Unlike a traditional escape room there are no cameras or microphones for the staff to track your progress, but there is a dedicated clue line for you to call throughout the evening for hints. The clues and puzzles were dispersed throughout the apartment very effectively, and there was lots to do; it took us around 3 hours 40 minutes of non-stop play, but that could easily stretch to 5 or 6 hours if you relax and have breaks to eat (indeed, there are takeaways just opposite).

As accommodation, the apartment is very nice, sleeping up to 6 people, and in addition to the usual rooms you’d expect to find in a flat, there is a cool mezzanine area replete with television and bean bags. There are also books, DVDs, CDs and board games to occupy you (though remember, some of them might also be clues!) It was spacious, nicely laid out and clean, and the blinds in the bedroom were effective.

We were also thrilled to find that, having noted it was our 100th escape room, the team had set up the room with balloons and Prosecco to celebrate.

Overall, the Bishops Stortford escape rooms are among the best we’ve done so far. We’d recommend them without hesitation to anyone curious, and we’re looking forward to trying others from the same company. Go to Review.