I can just barely see their little faces, hidden behind wooden boards, rocks, or whatever they can find. The laser tag game has begun and one can feel the heightened excitement, even from the sidelines.
My 9-year-old and all his buds are ready for the signal, their camo-painted faces and gear barely a blur as the buzzer goes off. There are two teams and I can see they are going to be super competitive.
When we found the S.W.A.T Laser Tag gang, we knew that this would be the perfect boys birthday party gig. The guys have been chatting about it the entire week and finally, the day has arrived. And, the best part of this, is that it’s very affordable and perfectly safe. No splattering of paintballs, which may take a week to remove. No shouts of pain and no waiting around while your friends keep playing after you have been eliminated.
The rules are simple and effective for Laser Tag
Divide the participants into two teams.
Arm yourself with a laser tag gun.
Aim and go!
The laser tag guns are deadly accurate and the range is amazing (I know – I tried it!). You are given unlimited ammunition and lives so that you don’t need to miss out on a thing. Be prepared for a sweaty bunch of kids after their full 2 hours of war play.
S.W.A.T. Laser Tag has 4 branches, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Durban and Gauteng. For this mad bunch, we stayed local just around Melkbos at the 4×4 Arena off the R27, but you can also head over to Helderberg Farm in Stellenbosch, or opt for the mobile option, where they come out to you.
While this was a laser tag birthday party for 9 and 10-year-olds, I noticed that S.W.A.T also offers corporate team building packages. This sounded like a fab idea and I can just imagine grown men and women screaming around, all out to outwit the next guy, much like they have to do in real life. Communication, planning and basic teamwork are definitely required, I realise, as I watch the little guys chatting and scheming out there in the heat. Again, the S.W.A.T. Laser Tag team can come out to you or the employees can choose one of their many venues. The entire day can be hosted by S.W.A.T. and the laser tag game can just be one portion of the team building day.
A break from screen time!
The boys run over, during a much-needed break, to grab some water, all talking at once, planning their next moves. I smile, knowing that this outdoor play is just what they needed. In this day and age of too much screen time, getting outside, running and having harmless competitive fun, is a godsend.
Already, the boys are speaking about who will have their next birthday party at S.W.A.T. Laser Tag. And, what they will do over the next school holidays.
“We’re off!” My 9-year-old shouts and they all run to find a new hiding space. The fun continues!
If you want to book your kids or your own birthday party, bachelorette/bachelor party, or corporate team bundling function, you can connect with Tylor or Donovan through:
Telephone ⇨ +27 064 655 1894