Laser Tag is an exciting combination of tag and hide & seek with a little Star Trek thrown in for good measure. Players compete in teams to find and tag their opponents using high-tech lasers. You can play outdoor lasertag is Scotland at Edinburgh Glasgow and Aberdeen, we also have over 30 locations in England. We also have over Obstacles on the battlefield create opportunities to hide and ambush opponents. With a little bit of strategy, some quick wits (and even quicker reflexes) your team will emerge victorious. It’s a blast for kids from 8 to 80, and an awesome way to boost office morale.
Parents admit they spend an average of £320 on their child’s birthday party – and that’s before the £175 splashed on a gift.
Splatmaster Paintball birthday parties seem to be the lastest crazy even parents join in the fun with their kids.
So it’s no wonder that the average British parent shells out more than £300 a year on each child’s birthday party – and that’s before they’ve even thought about presents.
Add the £175 that mothers and fathers spend on a gift for their child, there’s barely enough change from £500 at the end of the birthday.
So what are the most expensive elements of throwing a birthday party? According to the survey, 21 per cent spend most on a party event.
Other top costs include catering, which comes in most expensive for 19 per cent, and decorations, deemed most costly by 16 per cent
Fourteen per cent said they spend most on party bags and only nine per cent on venue hire.
But despite the significant outlay, most parents agree it’s worth the money and two thirds of parents throw their child a birthday party every year.
The most common reasons for throwing an annual bash were ‘my child loves parties’ (88 per cent), ‘my child asks to have a party’ (44 per cent) and ‘it means my child gets more presents’ (38 per cent).
Paintball seem to be agreat day out and the kids talk about it for weeks afterwards
Forty seven per cent agreed it was ‘too much organisation to take on every year’ and 41 per cent simply ‘can’t afford the expense’.
According to the poll, 71 per cent usually plan to cut back on costs next year but, of these, 81 per cent confess they rarely stick to this as they want their child to have the best party of the year compared to their friends.
A spokesperson which carried out the survey, said: ‘Children between four and 10 years old are far too young to appreciate the value of money, never mind the gesture that’s being given, and we’d even go so far as suggesting there could well be an ulterior motive of competing with other parents from the schoolyard.The most talked about party event by the kids seem to be Splatmaster paintball.
Go-Pro camera systems (which I love) sell themselves as “The Worlds Most Versatile Camera”, even their brand new Go-Pro Hero3 recording system has set a new precedent in paintball game recording. But there’s a new guy in town…
The issue with Go-Pro is that it isn’t true First-person perspective, you need to mount the camera on your marker, shoulder or helmet. That is until Google Glass came around.
Google Glass is a head mounted computer and fits on your head like a pair of sunglasses, providing a snug fit. Google Glass allows for hands-free voice activated controlling and among many other features can record top quality video and audio, from an actual first-person perspective.
Currently the Glasses are not being sold, however they are being tested by many fascinating extreme sports fans around the world. And luckily, a paintballer got his hands on the Google Glass system.
With the Google Glass titanium band (that hugs the computer to your face) fitting perfectly underneath the protective lens of a Paintball mask, you wouldn’t need to worry about damaging the $1,500 system.
The only downside is that you can only record 25 minutes of footage before Google Glass runs out of power. But with all the functionality of Google Glass, we fully expect this fine piece of hardware to lead the way in paintball video recording in the years to come.
We’ve been looking at the pricing of UK paintball and if there’s one thing we did notice, its that prices weren’t as transparent as they could be. We called over 20 separate Paintballing companies to book paintball and many couldn’t give us a straight answer to the question that alot of customers even asked us:
“HOW MUCH WILL THIS COST ME?”
So we’ve got 4 really simple packages that cater for all event types, from birthdays to fun days out, from corporate events to stag and hen do’s.
Book our packages online by clicking here, alternatively you can phone us on 08453 707 571 and we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have with regard to booking your paintball day out.
We’ve just had words that series 10 of the collectable LEGO minifigures will include none other than a paintball player. And it looks like straight out of a Bedlam game too! See for yourself:
There are many ways to play paintball and some are a little more extreme then others. The video below by Audi cars came to our attention today and it certainly looks like a tremendously fun way to play paintball. Check it out:
Where would you take your extreme paintball game?