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A good kids party choice
I organised a birthday party at Quasar Elite for a 9 year old boy. Overall it was a good experience, and the party was enjoyed by the guests.
Upon booking I was given an electronic invitation to print and give to each guest, and was explained the £17.95 party package offered for 7-12 year olds. Each child was played 2x45 minute games, separated with food and drink (choice of burger, hot dog, chicken dippers or vegetarian plus unlimited orange or blackcurrent squash) in between the two.
The staff were professional, and treated the kids well whilst supervising the games and explaining the rules. For non players (parents and family), there wasn't much except for a small waiting area with some arcade machines, but this was full during our visit, so we had to wait at the party table.
My only real complaint was the lack of carpark facilities - the carpark was full, small and cramped and not a realisitic option. The driveway entry was actually the front of a car dealership.
A recommended party venue and the kids had a good time, but they would have liked some cooling fans as it can get quite hot running around for 45 minutes!
Great fun for the kids, but the waiting area gets very noisy with all the arcade games and children running around. This is ok is short period but if you're playing a few games it can get a bit annoying.
Bromley Quasar Elite is an indoor laser tag arena where kids blast at each other with harmless guns to score points. It's atmospheric - in the arena, the lights are dimmed and there's coloured light effects and dry ice swirling round. The staff are friendly and helpful - we've been a few times and the kids have loved it. The things they like most are that, unlike some other laser or paintball games, the kids can choose which teams they're on, so they won't be split up from their mates, and also that if you're killed you can recharge and re-enter the battle rather than having to leave the game.
It's a family business and Natalie, in particular, is great - she really took our kids under her wing. In the holidays they have a Gold Card scheme where, for 20 quid, kids can stay and play all day and have lunch, and the staff have taken care of them, phoned us if anyone had a question, and kept them well supplied with drinks. Kids do get lots of exercise playing Laser Tag - they're running round and they do get quite hot, so don't over-dress them. Shorts and a T-shirt are best. The staff keep an eye on the kids and ensure that they have a rest after every 2 games; it's clear that they are genuinely concerned to make sure everyone has a good time.
The downsides? The reception area is very noisy - music blares out, there are arcade games competing for attention, and the only 'quiet' area is adults-only, so there's nowhere for the kids to get away from all the stimulation if they want some calm between games. It would be greatly improved if they did something about this. The reception area is very echoey and last time we went, a party of kids was whooping and hollering while they played table football and it was like walking into a wall of noise. The noisy reception is the reason I've rated this 4 stars rather than 5; in all other respects it deserves a 5.