The holidays are well and truly over and the kids have gone back to school – but our family has certainly made this summer one to remember. We’ve had numerous family outings up and down the country, and one of our favourites was a recent trip to Superbowl UK in Newport.
What drew us to Superbowl UK is that there’s so much more to it than just bowling – it’s also home to Crazy Club (a gigantic soft play and party centre) and Laser Quest. When we arrived, my two boys were extremely keen to have a laser tag adventure of their own. They loved running around in the futuristic lights and smoke, scoring points as they zapped their other opponents with their laser guns in the battle for ultimate glory. It was a great way to let them burn off some steam, whilst I remained safe in the knowledge that their adventure was taking place in a completely controlled environment.
Whilst we had already eaten at home and couldn’t find any room in our bellies to sample something off Superbowl UK’s menu, we saw plenty of others enjoying a quick meal or a snack, with lots of choices available.
Crazy Club was a massive hit with my youngest, Harper. She loved meeting and playing with other kids her own age, and spent the whole hour jumping about, climbing, and exploring the endless twists and turns of the soft play area with her new buddies. Along with its many other exciting features, the play centre boasts a four-lane wavy slide for your kids to race down, and the Walk of Fear for those who are feeling particularly big and brave!
If that all sounds a bit too much for your little ones, then not to worry – there is a separate age-appropriate play area for toddlers too. The comfortable and air-conditioned seating provided next to the play area also meant I could keep an eye on Harper the whole time, without getting too involved and ruining all her big girl fun! It was the perfect way for her to run around and burn off some energy, which certainly made for a quiet car journey home.
Your kids must be at least 7 years old to play Laser Quest, and it is advised that they should be at least 1.1 metres tall to take part. A session of Laser Quest will cost you only £5.50, whilst an hour in Crazy Club is £3.50 for 1-3 year olds and £4.50 for 4 year olds and over.