New Virtual Reality Experience Venue Coming to Leeds

Prepare to escape the everyday and explore the impossible with the first of its kind virtual reality venue. The Park Playground VR launches in Leeds on the 15th December with a mission to bring the future of entertainment to everyone, providing a location-based VR immersive experience like no other. Ditching the heavy backpacks and cables, this hyper realistic free-roam adventure is fully mobile and has state of the art HTC VIVE Focus 3 VR goggles. With an exciting host of worlds to choose from, the games are designed to offer an emotive group experience that borders both the digital world and the physical one – giving the unique opportunity to discover virtual reality as it’s never been experienced before! 

Due to its massive success in Europe, the coolest VR activity has finally moved across The Channel and landed in Leeds to open its first UK venue this Autumn. The Park Playground VR, first launched in Belgium in 2018, has 11 locations across Europe and now it’s about to hit Leeds, right in the heart of Kirkstall Industrial Park. Notorious for being one of the trendiest cities in the UK, flourishing with independent shops, quirky restaurants and the best up and coming attractions – what could be a more suitable home for the newest, futuristic, hyper reality extravaganza? VR is growing in popularity and The Park Playground VR is looking forward to bringing more immersive and real VR to the UK sphere. As we enter the age of the metaverse, our real and virtual realities are blending more than ever. 

Peter Vindevogel, CEO of The Park Playground VR, comments: 

“We are thrilled that our first UK location is in Leeds, it felt like the right place to launch and the place to be. If you combine cool entertainment with a strong VR experience developed by The Park Playground VR, the result is an unforgettable experience. The Park Playground VR is leading the way in the VR sector and we’re just at the beginning of the possibilities. We are here to create an exhilarating experience that you won’t forget, with the people you love. It presents something unique, and out of the ordinary that is accessible for everyone. Each stimulating game gives players the opportunity to make their own choices, building a personal experience like no other. Be careful though… each decision will impact the outcome, so don’t make the wrong move!” 

With this VR experience, you place your VR goggles on, controller or weapon in hand, no cables attached, and the adventure begins! The exciting Leeds launch will see an epic array of both co-operative and competitive experiences to choose from. Explore free-roam virtual reality and complete a challenging mission. Harness your inner space-marine and find the Energy Crystal on Planet X, fight Zombies in The Hallow, or solve puzzles and discover The Snitch. Plus, try out the brand new ‘Don’t Scream’:Guided by your host (played by comedian David Whitely), explore several increasingly scary situations where you and the team must solve a host of creepy puzzles with one goal…Don’t scream! 

Whichever one you and your crew opt for you can expect to be transported into a whole new world. We’re talking experiences so immersive that your fight or flight instinct kicks in. But don’t worry — in-game communication is a key part of the fun. You play together in a group and walk free in an open space. You can also see your fellow players moving next to you, and you can talk and interact with them during the game. Your fellow players will be with you every step of the way. Unless, of course, they are playing against you…

Coming with friends & Family

Looking for a more action-packed alternative to after-work drinks or fancy yourself as a bit of an adrenaline junkie? Then you need to get yourself down to The Park Playground: a virtual reality arcade of theme park proportions in Leeds that’s all about making immersive gaming more accessible.Build memories together and spread the word to others. To top off all the fun, why not stick around grab a drink at the venue and discuss tactics for your next mission together.

Looking to hire venue exclusively

There are a wide range of party packages available for parties of all kinds from kids’ birthdays to stag-dos or corporate team building. Would you like catering, snacks, and drinks? That’s all possible. The Park Playground VR can organise various tailor-made arrangements if desired. Of course, The Park Playground VR also ensures that all VR games are completely Covid-proof. 

Ready for your next team building? 

A booking contains a 60-minute fully immersive experience: consisting of multiple mini games to get you warmed up, including the infamous ‘plank’, plus a 30-minute free roam VR experience of your choice!

Prices start at just £25 per person and is available to book here:

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