Athlone to host popular interactive outdoor escape experience

A new interactive outdoor escape experience is coming to Athlone on Saturday, 15 August.

The Big Escape Live has been created so that hundreds can play the GPS activated game while still following social distancing rules.

The event in Athlone will see groups of up to six people playing against each other with a leaderboard updated in real time giving those taking part a competitive edge.

The gaming experience sees the town turned into a giant playground with teams solving puzzles, cracking codes and completing challenges to take down Big Al’s casino in a classic heist.

“We’re excited to bring the game to Athlone. There’s a flexible start time from John Count McCormack Statue giving people the opportunity to play at different times. But as teams navigate the streets together, they’ll be near to each other which will hopefully create a buzz around the town, especially if they’re playing in fancy dress which is optional!

"Teams can choose when they play the game as tickets are valid for 6 months but after being locked in for so long, we wanted to try and create a fun and safe outdoor atmosphere for people to enjoy," Mark French, The Big Escape Live, remarked.

The live event takes place on 15 August with teams encouraged to play between 10am and 2pm.

Tickets cost €48 per team (a maximum of six people ) with kids playing for free and can be booked at


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