Play is a big part of childhood and is crucial in childhood development. As a provider of kids' activities, we as a company find it important to offer a growing opportunity for our young audience with a dedication to active and cooperative play in our experiences.
Laser tag and soft play are a great way for kids to learn communication skills, team-building skills and locomotive skills in a fun and engaging way.
The ACTIVE Project in South Wales worked to improve the active levels of 900 children and teenagers. Giving the children vouchers, they tried to encourage fitness through granting more accessibility to active-experiences.
They found that, when given the opportunity, the 900 children and teenagers observed opted for more social fitness activities such as trampolining, laser tag and water park visits. Laser tag accounted for 11% of voucher redemptions with a near even gender split for boys and girls.
They concluded that giving an option of more informal fitness activities helped to increase activity across the 900 participants, that structured fitness activities - such as school-run football, netball, hockey and other sports - may have been pushing boys and girls away from fitness activities.
Laser tag can burn up to 600 calories an hour for an active participant. The informal and fun environment is a great encouragement for fitness and exercise.
Where Can I Play Laser Tag in London?
Star Command: The Outpost in Stratford is in the former Athlete's Village, just a five minute walk from Stratford International and close by to the Westfield! In the former home of Olympic athlete's, it's a fitting place to get some exercise. What's more, the arena is a maze-style which encourages tactical thinking. The venue suits all ages from 6 and up.
Bunker 51 is handily located a short bus ride from North Greenwich Underground and offers a unique twist on laser tag. Inside a nuclear bunker, troops are kitted out in the latest laser tag equipment for an hour game or two game with a variety of games throughout the session to encourage fitness and interaction. With varied games, it's never boring! Like Star Command: The Outpost, the venue suits all ages from six and up!