Brand new leisure concept to launch in Selby Town Centre

Brand new leisure concept to launch in Selby Town Centre

Brand new leisure concept to launch in Selby Town Centre

Jul 2017

A new entertainment and leisure concept branded as “The Escapologist” is set to be launched in Selby this summer.

Matrix Parks Ltd are opening their first venture in a new business model which combines a stylish bar, restaurant and conference rooms with the latest trend in escape room entertainment.

The business will open in one of the recently completed units on New Lane in Selby alongside the Market Cross development, just opposite Costa Coffee.

The escape room’s side of the business is made up of cleverly planned games in which participants have a limited amount of time to work out puzzles to escape the room.

The themed rooms include “World of Wizardry” based on Harry Potter and “Anarchy of the Seas” which will be a pirate theme.

The “Steam Punk” theme bar and restaurant element of the experience will focus on a menu of sharing platters and creative cocktails.

Plans are also in place to provide private room hire for any occasion including parties or corporate functions.

The Escapologist will also provide a team building experience for businesses and schools, birthday parties and other occasions as well as being a place to meet up in a fun and creative setting.

The new business venture is creating 20 new jobs in the town.

The bar and restaurant area will be located on the ground floor and covers 860 sq. ft. and the escape rooms and conference room will be on the first floor which covers 1, 925 sq. ft.

Matrix Parks Ltd is run by husband and wife Ellie McClaren, 28, and Olly McClaren, 34 and Ellie’s sister Nicola Mooney who is 32.

Olly said: “We are delighted to be opening our first business concept in the wonderful town of Selby.

“It is a great up and coming town with lots of local businesses and schools who will really enjoy what we have to offer with the escape room games and a fantastic food and drink offer.”

Market Cross and the New Lane development are managed by Yorkshire based retail experts Dransfield Properties Ltd.

Alison Hall from the Market Cross Management Team said “we are delighted to welcome the Escapologist to this part of Selby – the plans look fantastic and it will bring something completely unique to the area.”

The Escapologist is due to open on Tuesday 1st August. For more information visit


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Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644

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