Covid-19 secure VR birthday parties. Fun for 5 players.
Just because the world has changed, doesn't mean our virtual reality fun needs to stop! We've changed the way we do things and our new, socially-distant VR birthday party packages are great fun for a group of 5 players + 1 spectator to play safely and comply with the law.
During this unprecedented time, do something completely different, play with 4 of your friends and celebrate with a special virtual reality birthday party right here at XP-VR, Stoke on Trent!
Our venue is Covid-19 secure and our new VR birthday party packages comply with the new law permitting a maximum of 6 individuals from different households gathering socially in any indoor or outdoor setting. Our party bookings benefit from our Covid-19 booking guarantee.
On 14th September 2020, the UK government announced that it was against the law for more than 6 people to gather socially in any indoor or outdoor setting. As a result of this, our temporary Covid-19 secure VR birthday packages (below) have replaced our standard and exclusive VR birthday party packages until further notice.
To comply with the law regarding the maximum group size of 6 individuals - our temporary Covid-19 secure VR birthday packages are for 5 players and a maximum of 1 spectator (supervising adult aged 18+). No further players or adults are permitted to attend as part of the booking and will be refused entry to the venue. See our Covid-19 booking guarantee.
Chocolate celebration cake: (£8.00 - serves 8)
Balloons and banner decorations: (£5.00)
Margherita or Pepperoni 8" pizza for each player: (£8.50 per player)
Unlimited access to our full games library: (£5.00 per player)
Safe Covid-19 secure birthday parties.
Safely enjoy a VR birthday party at XP-VR during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our venue is Covid-19 secure and you can discover the important steps that we have taken ensure the safety of our customers and staff here. Our 5 player VR birthday party packages are for players aged 8+ and allow for a maximum of 1 spectator (aged 18+ years) to attend and supervise any minors in the group. Unfortunately, the law does not allow us to permit any more than 5 players + 1 spectator aged 18+ to attend.
We'll handle everything on the day, allowing the party organiser to attend as the designated spectator and watch all of the action for free on large spectator TV screens. You get an optional 30 minutes free use of our private upstairs party space after everyone has finished playing to allow time to eat some pizzas or celebrate with a birthday cake. With the exception of a birthday cake, you can't bring your own food and drink with you - but we can provide the food, drink, party decorations ...and even the birthday cake!
Book online, send out the invites and turn up on the day. An XP-VR birthday party is guaranteed to be a completely different, fun experience to remember in this upside down world! All party bookings benefit from our Covid-19 booking guarantee.
Play together inside the games.
Our cutting-edge VR headsets make players feel like they are really there inside the games together. Shoot each-other, find hiding spots or work as a team to defeat the enemies. Our Bronze party package comes with a pre-set selection of games available to play. Upgrade for full access to our entire games library containing over 50+ incredible games, or book an unlimited package for the ultimate in VR gaming fun. No experience or skill is needed.
VR is an activity anyone can enjoy and you don't need to have played games before to have lots of fun. The 5 players will be connected inside the headsets allowing them to hear and speak to each other through microphones and headphones.
Information for parents / party organisers
- We are a Covid-19 secure venue. You can see the steps we have taken to keep our customers and staff safe by clicking here.
To comply with the law, a maximum of 6 individuals from different households may meet up and socialise together as a part of a group or booking. By definition, a 'group' consists of 6 individuals attending our store as part of a booking - regardless of who is playing or spectating. Our 5 player limit (accompanied by 1 person attending to spectate / supervise the players) fully complies with this new 6 person limit law.
Unfortunately this new law means that we are unable to accomodate further spectators / parents attending the booking. The one permitted spectator (or adult aged 18+ for players under 15 years) is reserved for the party organiser or their designated person.
VR games included
Our bronze party package (60 minutes of play time in VR) is limited to the selection of games below. These games have been handpicked by staff as they are great fun, get players into the action quickly and can be played by 5 players together in the same game.
Upgrade for an additional £5.00 per player (£25 total) to give players access to our full games library containing over 50+ games to play. Our unlimited party package comes with full games library access as standard, but we recommend that players start with one of the beginners games first.
VR paintball (recommended!)
VR laser tag
Smashbox Arena [easy difficulty | kids shooter]
PangmanVR [easy difficulty | kids shooter]
SkyfrontVR [medium difficulty | jetpack sci-fi sky battle]
RawData [medium difficulty | spaceship sci-fi battle]
After-H [harder difficulty| futuristic arena battle]
Virtual Army Revolution [harder difficulty | military battlefield shooter]
Covid-19 booking guarantee
We understand the pressures of organising a party for 5 people in these uncertain times. All of our VR birthday party package bookings come with our Covid-19 guarantee.
- You can change the date of your booking up to 24 hours in advance of the start date at no cost.
- Your booking is for 5 players. If any invited player is no longer able to attend then either:
- Their place can be taken on the day by someone else
- The cost of their place is awarded as credit on your account to be used by you on a future visit at the store.
- The cost of their place is converted into a gift-voucher for you to give to the player so they can visit separately whenever they are able to.
- If the national law changes and we are unable to proceed with your planned birthday party (i.e. group size restrictions) then a full refund of all monies paid will be given.
- If our store is forced to close due to a localised lockdown restriction (as part of a Stoke on Trent City Council response to contain a localised Covid-19 outbreak) and we are unable to proceed with your booking then the following options will be given to you:
- The date of your party booking can be postponed to an alternative future date.
- The cost of any monies paid is awarded as credit on your account to be used by you on a future visit at the store.
- The cost of any monies paid is converted into gift-vouchers (values to be determined by you) for you to give to party guests so they can visit separately whenever our store is allowed to re-open.
Drop off / collection policy for parents
(Regrettably the below policy is required to comply with social distancing regulations and the new group size laws. This is an unusual and difficult time for all involved, therefore we ask that parents respect this policy and work with us to keep everybody safe)
Parents MUST NOT enter the store to drop off or their child.
Please drop your child off at the entrance to our store and watch them go inside before leaving. The party organiser (or their designated person responsible/spectating) will be waiting in our reception area to greet your child as they enter.
Our staff will also be on hand to keep everything organised and ensure social distancing laws are being adhered to.
All children and the party organiser will be directed to use hand sanitiser on arrival and throughout their booking duration.
At the end of the booking, parents MUST NOT enter the store to collect or wait for their child.
Please wait outside of our store for your child. Children will not be permitted to leave the venue without the consent of the party organiser (or their designated person responsible/spectating) first. Our staff will also be on hand to keep everything organised and safe.
On busy days (particularly at weekends) our staff may lock and man our entrance doors to operate a 1-in-1-out policy to help with social distancing.