Parties and Groups
Whether it’s a birthday party, family celebration or you’d like to bring your sports team or community group to play, we’ve got something for you. Suitable for ages 6+
We can offer you exclusive access to our venue at Queen Elizabeth Country Park if you have 12 or more participants, or we can come to you if you have a suitable venue (additional fees may apply).
What does it cost?
To keep things simple, we have a few options to choose from and a per-person fee for those in addition to the minimum group size.
Private Hire – 12-20 players:
1 hour: £210 for first 12 players (£14 per extra participant) – 9.30am – 11am (typically March to September or by request) or 11.30am – 1pm session (all year round).
1.5 hours: £295 for first 12 players (£18 per extra participant) – only available for a 9.00am – 11am session (March to September or by request).
If you would like an event for more than 20 participants, please contact us first to ensure we have sufficient equipment availability.
Private Hire – Large Groups – CONTACT US FIRST:
2 hours: £680 for up to 34 players (£20 per player versus £23.95 at full price).
1 hour: £460 for up to 34 players (£13.52 per player versus £15.00 at full price).
Group Booking – 8+ players – CONTACT US:
This rate offers discounted tickets for groups of 8+ onto one of our existing public sessions where you’ll join others – public events scheduled can be found here.
1 hour: £112 for first 8 players (£14 per extra participant).
2 hours: £176 for first 8 players (£22.00 per extra participant).
Group rates apply to regularly scheduled public events, but do not include special events such as Halloween, Christmas or Easter.
Looking for something bespoke for larger groups, midweek or as part of a custom event? – please contact us.
What availability do you have?
The calendar list shows real-time availability for private hire bookings.
Ready to book?
Simply click on one of the available time slots on the calendar and you’ll be prompted for a few bits of information and asked to pay a deposit to secure the booking. The remaining balance falls due two weeks before the event.
Is it just for kids?
Most definitely not, Laser Tag is suitable for a wide range of ages, we’ve hosted everything from 6th Birthdays, Cadets, Football Teams and 40th Birthday Parties and we can cater to everything in between – adults are more than welcome to participate too.
How do I book?
Please first check the dates available on the page, these slots are dedicated to group bookings. If the date/time you’d like is not here, please also check our main bookings page – if the date/time you’d like is currently allocated to a shared session, we can offer you a discounted group rate to join this.
You can now pay your deposit online, just click an available slot, and a fixed £50 payment will be made, which will be deducted from your overall booking. Please note that deposits are non-refundable and you have limited options to change or reschedule your booking once a deposit has been taken.
Please contact us by telephone, email ([email protected]) or via Facebook Messenger if you have any questions about your preferred date(s). From there, we’ll confirm availability and either direct you back here to make a card payment, or issue a pro-forma invoice for payment via bank transfer if that’s what you’d prefer (we’ll put a temporary hold on your time slot for 48 hours) – owing to the popularity and demand for our group bookings, availability changes frequently so no booking is confirmed until a deposit payment has been made.
Do you have an invitation template I can use?
We’ve prepared an invitation template specific to Queen Elizabeth Country Park, it can be downloaded here. This contains a QR code parents/participants can scan that will link through to our venue guide and consent forms.
Can we eat there as well?
This one doesn’t have a straightforward answer, it’s a yes, and a no. You can absolutely bring your own food and make use of the facilities of the park itself before or after the session, including picnic spaces, but it’s outdoors, not covered and therefore weather dependent. We have a section of woodland which we use for our games, but have no other facilities of our own.
There is a cafe within the park, but it’s at the visitors centre, which presents a logistical issue as it’s not somewhere you can easily walk to so would need vehicles to facilitate this.
There are two barbecue spots close to our venue that offer cover, but these require additional payment and tend get booked up very quickly, booked by the ½ day session – these are ‘Juniper BBQ’ and ‘Pizza Oven at Juniper’ on the Park Explorer (https://www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/countryparks/qecp/explore). The closest uncovered BBQ spot with benches is ‘Windmill View BBQ 9’ on the same park explorer link above.
If there’s no catering available, what can we do instead?
Party organisers have proven resourceful so far, dependent on the time of your session, you could simply choose to not provide a meal, but provide some snacks for the break times between our scenarios (in a 2 hour session there are usually two 10 minute breaks for changeover of scenarios and time for a quick drink and snack). Skittles, Jelly Beans and/or fruit are ideal as these provide a well needed energy boost and a bottle of water of other drink is recommended too. Other groups have brought with them a flask of hot water to make hot dogs on the go, some have collected Takeaway Pizza or even McDonalds from nearby Petersfield. If you’re set on catering, there are limited options available from the park itself and we’d be happy to put you in touch with them to discuss your needs further – just ask!
What is the format of the event?
Our group bookings follow the same general format as our shared session, there will be a 30 minute period before the games allowing for equipment issue, ensuring all application forms have been completed and a full safety briefing and demonstration. From there, we tend to play 2 different scenarios, with each being played twice so that each team plays from each of the two bases to ensure fairness. If you opt for 1hr 30 of game play (available on the early time slot) we’ll likely include a 5-10 minute break mid-way through the session to give everyone an opportunity to have a quick drink.
Enhance the group or party experience with Laser Squad Dog Tags and Certificates, for just £2.50 per person. Let us know when you enquire.