We were recently invited to try out the Laser Battles experience at Intu Derby, here’s how we got on.
Laser Battles at Intu Derby is a high-energy game that allows players to zap their friends in a dark maze, while ducking and diving behind neon and glow-in-the-dark obstacles. The experience has been designed to create a fast-paced challenge that’s fun for all ages. The experience lasts 20 minutes and families and friends are able to compete, in teams, against one another.
The experience has been set up in one of the retail units, which provides the perfect space. We booked in advance and arrived at our allocated time slot. Once we’d checked in we were split into two teams, red and blue (I was on the red team), and were kitted out with the relevant equipment. We were also briefed on how to use the guns, where to shoot our opponents and what not to do. It was then time to enter the battle zone!
The experience was great fun and the time passed really quickly. There were enough obstacles and different places to hide that it kept things exciting, without it being too big that you couldn’t find your opponents. Heidi struggled to get the hang of the gun initially, but she is only 6 years old (the minimum age for the experience) and very impatient. She managed to figure it out during the last 10 minutes and then enjoyed shooting her dad and twin brother! Apart from that minor hiccup, we all really enjoyed it.
Once our time was up, we headed back out to the front desk to find out our scores. Unfortunately, my team lost and Oscar and Heidi (also on my team) were not impressed at all that Henry and Simon had won! Henry was very proud of the winners’ certificate that he was given.
I’d definitely recommend visiting the experience as it was really good fun and at £2.50 is a bit of a bargain.
After our battle, we had a wander around some of the shops and also spent a bit of time colouring a bit of the giant colouring wall that’s at the centre at the minute. Hopefully the kids won’t get any crazy ideas and decide to start colouring in the walls at home!
We finished off our afternoon with a trip to good old Pizza Express. A bit of a favourite when eating out with the kids.
A really lovely afternoon!
Laser Battles is open until 1st September and is situated opposite Iceland at Intu Derby. Children under the age of six years old aren’t able to take part and children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. To book your place, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/laser-battles-tickets-64595306300
Please note: we were invited by Intu Derby to experience Laser Battles in return for sharing our experience on social media. We were not obligated to write a review post, but have chosen to do so to share our experience. As always, we have shared our honest thoughts and opinions.