Kids go bonkers for Laser Tag.
A game of laser tag on your child’s special day is most probably the best kids birthday party entertainment around!
Are you scouting the coolest birthday party activity for your youngster? In need of fun birthday party ideas for kids?
…look no further than S.W.A.T. Laser Tag’s kids birthday events!
S.W.A.T Laser Tag South Africa has operations in KZN, Cape Town and Gauteng and we continuously get feedback from parents telling us how their child’s birthday party laser tag experience is still a popular topic of conversation, months or even years after the game has ended.
Our laser tag events generally last for two hours, and our instructors have extensive experience to ensure that your young one and their friends have an exhilarating and unforgettable time. Our laser tag parties are suitable for boys and girls aged six and older and as such make for great birthday party games for young kids.
Kids nowadays are so used to playing computer games, Xbox, PlayStation and spending time on their mobiles; – a far cry from the days of cowboys and crooks and hide and seek. S.W.A.T Laser Tag provides kids with the opportunity to immerse themselves in a game that is hands-on and interactive, while still incorporating the fun element of modern day technology.
A big attraction of the laser tag experience for parents especially; is the fact that it is a safe, clean activity. No dirty clothes, no increased risk of injury resulting from direct contact and no tears! You can rest assured that fellow parents can put their trust in us and – by default – in you.
Our instructors prefer to think of themselves as coaches during the laser tag party, guiding kids and helping them to facilitate effective communication amongst one another during game play. The skills that they learn from this mode of teamwork, we believe, is a special experience that will benefit them greatly in terms of social development and interaction. Of course, laser tag always makes for fun kids birthday parties!
During the first round, our coaches facilitate one-on-one assistance, ensuring the kids get the hang of the laser taggers and understand the game play scenario so they can go ahead and enjoy the game by their own accord to the fullest extent. During game play, parents can relax on the sideline and chat among themselves while observing their youngsters in the ‘heat-of-battle’ and cheering them on!
We have dedicated venues in Cape Town at the Melkbos 4×4 Arena and Wynberg Park in the greater Cape Town Metropole, and also at Helderberg Farm in Somerset West. Our Durban Branch has a kids birthday party venue at the Golden Hours School and the Pietermaritzburg’s venue is in Bulman Road. Our Gauteng Branch has party venues in Sandton, Midrand, Germiston and operate in Pretoria as well. What’s more, our laser tag operation is fully mobile, meaning we are able to host a laser tag kids party in your back garden or venue of choice. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you are aware of some awesome places for kids birthday parties and we’ll see if we are able to accommodate a successful kids birthday party at your venue.
Things to bear in mind.
We take every precaution and pull out all the stops to make sure that children have an absolute blast during game play so that parents can relax on the sidelines for two hours. If you feel like joining your kids for a round, do so by all means. Laser tag is one of the best birthday party games for kids and adults.
We are all about scouting fun places for kids to have birthday parties and can assure you that the day will be one to remember. However, as with any sport or game, there are a few factors you need to keep in mind for the big day.
As any adult well knows, there are some things you just can’t predict, one of them being the weather. After all, laser tag is known for fun outdoor birthday party games for kids.
Make sure each child brings along a warm, waterproof garment in case of rain or strong wind. Our laser taggers are not affected by wind nor rain, and we always see kids having an absolute ball of a time running in the mud and getting soaked;- it all contributes to the fun after all! This means laser tag is also one of the most viable kids winter birthday party ideas.
Conversely, the African sun is nobody’s playmate. If you know it’s going to be a hot day out, pack plenty of sunscreen and make sure every child brings along a hat and even a pair of sunglasses. Laser tag is one of the best kids summer birthday party ideas.
Kids get tired from all the running around which we’re sure you will agree; – is a good thing!. We advise parents to pack some bottled water and small snacks, so the children can take short breaks between games to recharge. If you’re wondering how to entertain kids at a birthday party, you need only keep them energised and leave the rest to us.
It’s recommended for kids not to have a large meal right before the laser tag game: all that running around and ducking and diving could very well upset their tummies!
Also, no need to worry about how kids will be divided into teams. We supply each team with unique bibs so they know who is on their side. Laser Tag really makes for an easy kids birthday party!
If you are researching party ideas for kids birthday parties at home; – remember that our operation is fully mobile.
In need of a kids birthday party invitation card? For free printable kids birthday party invitations, simply visit our Invitations Page for invites that are downloadable as PDF or Word documents.
We will do everything in our means to ensure that your child’s laser tag birthday party is one that will create memories and make for awesome stories for years to come and continuously scout cool places for kids birthday parties. Feel free to contact us if you need help or suggestions for the best kids birthday party.
S.W.A.T Laser Tag games can be played by kids from 6 years and older – both guys and gals can play with ease.
The concept of Cops and Robbers is a very tangible concept and the fun factor of laser tag for the kids is excellent. Back when most of us ‘older kids’ were only knee high it was Cowboys and Indians, with plastic rifles and bows and arrows. Most kids today all have a super hero, have watched action movies and played their fair share of PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, Wii etc. This previous experience only enhances the fun factor that the kids experience when playing laser tag. They easily visualize scenarios and get to play them out in a fun, safe and enjoyable environment.
Our core focus at S.W.A.T Laser Tag is to provide a fun, safe yet challenging laser tag party for the kids. Our experienced coaches go above and beyond to ensure that the kids get the hang of the laser tag equipment quickly, so that they can really immerse themselves in the laser tag challenge. We do provide one-on-one assistance during the 1st round or so to help the kids use the laser taggers effectively and aim the laser tag guns accurately. At the end of the day the core focus is to ensure an excellent end user laser tag experience. The kids also practice or learn good communication skills during the laser tag rounds and team work is a natural progression for the kids as they immerse themselves into the laser tag challenge. Our staff prefers to see themselves as coaches, as coaching does ensure an awesome laser tag party for kids birthday parties.
A little more about our laser tag for kids – Equipment and Game-Play
One of the main drawcards of laser tag for a children’s birthday party is the fact that there are no bruises or scrapes involved, as is the case with paintball (which itself is a whole lot of fun for kids turning 12 years and older). A laser tag party is – literally – a painless exercise. Parents and children show up for the game, and move on to another activity or to a meal and beverages.
Laser tag is really very simple. We divide players into teams of two and play an intermediate first round so everyone can get the hang of things, and then gradually move on to more complex scenarios.
The guns communicate with each other via infrared beams. These beams have proven to have a range of thirty to eighty metres in daylight dependant on cloud cover and as much as a 100 metres at nighttime. A general rule of thumb is that, during daytime, shots of around thirty metres or less prove to be the most effective. A player gets ‘shot’ when one of these beams hits the box on their gun. The infra-red beams are totally harmless and will not in any way affect a child when they are struck by one.
Each laser tagger is kitted out with an LCD screen that displays vital statistics such as:
- Kill shots: The amount of players that have been eliminated by the laser tagger.
- Ammunition: How many ‘shots’/’bullets’ are left one the laser tagger.
- Health: How many ‘lives’ are left before you are eliminated (getting shot once equals one life detracted).
- The name of your laser tagger.
- How much time is left for the round at hand.
At the end of each round, the player with the most kills on his display screen is the overall winner; – or the team with the most terminations tallied together is the winning team. Laser tag makes for awesome kids birthday party games for 8 year old’s due to the fact that it teaches their young minds to think tactically.
The display screens on the laser taggers are fully configurable, allowing our coaches to create any scenario you can imagine within the context of the game. This allows players to engage in everything from short, exciting combat rounds, to longer, more strategic game play.
The action-packed factor of the game means that we are especially apt at ringing to life various movie themed birthday party ideas for kids. We have even gone so far as helping parents create star wars birthday party games for kids.
We teach children to go about the game in a smart manner. Accuracy and aiming is pivotal to ensuring successful laser tagging and we encourage kids to use the terrain to their advantage to contrive sneak attacks, ambushes and guerrilla warfare, which all contributes to creating a real sense of teamwork amongst players. It really is one of the most unique birthday party ideas for kids.
S.W.A.T. Laser Tag has been using the converted Tippmann 98 Custom paintball gun since 2010. They are manufactured in the U.S.A. and have proven to be resilient, reliable and effective.
This new generation of laser tag technology provides a safe, fun and easy to play game and the fact that we are fully mobile allows for you to choose the venue – whether it be the safety of your own garden, the scouts hall or local playground. If you would prefer to make a day of it and play at one of our venues, then make the trip and spend a few hours away from the hustle and bustle of the city and allow the kids to play and run in the great outdoors. Most S.W.A.T Laser Tag party events last for 2 hours and a lunch afterwards to allow the kids to discuss their experiences is also a good idea.
What you need to know about the kids party venues
If you’ve read this far, it’s a safe bet you have been wondering, where can I have a kids birthday party near me? While we are fully capable and kitted out to conduct mobile laser tag parties and bring the fun to where you want it for your child’s special day; – our laser tag venues meet our high standards and specific needs to ensure awesome laser tag battles. We take pride in knowing that all of our venues are great places for kids birthday parties.
All of our venues are also overseen by our marshalls/coaches, who guide players to ensure they have the best laser tag experience possible. Think of them as one-of-a-kind kids birthday party entertainers!
Please note that we do not have an indoor play area for a kids birthday party at our venues. If you are considering surprise birthday party ideas for kids, imagine your child’s excitement when they arrive at one of our awesome venues!
Our main laser tag operation hub. This place really is the grand daddy!
The venue is situated close to the Cape Town CBD and general Cape Peninsula and offers a rugged landscape with its abundant West Coast fynbos. We have three laser tag battlefields to choose from, ensuring that there is always capacity for maximum fun!
This venue also boasts braai facilities, both a seated and picnic area and even a 4×4 Play Pit and trails for the moms and the dads, making it one of the best kids birthday party venues around Cape Town.
Fret not! We also make provision for those who reside in Somerset West, Strand, Gordon’s Bay and Stellenbosch at the Little Helderberg Farms’ laser tag venue. The venue has polar and pine trees, which lend to it the quality of a forest and makes for some really intense laser tag battles.
Helderberg farm has braai facilities, both a seated and picnic area and loads of other attractions to keep both the kids and adults busy after the laser tag game is over. The venue is beloved among locals and is known as one of the best kids birthday party locations in the area.
Our CBD laser tag battlefield in Wynberg Park makes for a superb kids-park birthday party. It has plenty of big pine trees and a shaded grass area to ensure that laser tag players have the experience of a lifetime. This venue has safe and secure parking, ablution facilities and is one of the Southern Suburbs’ best kid places to have birthday parties.
While there are no picnic facilities available, parents are welcome to bring some camping chairs, tables and a few snacks and drinks to satisfy everyone’s cravings. Wynberg Park’s central location means that it is in close proximity of plenty of kid-friendly restaurants and venues to keep the party going after the laser tag battle has ended.
This venue is also popular with our clients in Newlands, for whom we have hosted various laser tag events, and it’s easy to understand why once one enters Wynberg Park for a laser tag battle of note. It really is one of the most awesome places to have kids birthday parties in CT.
If you have ever wondered; – are there kids birthday party venues near me? – then we have you covered!
Speak to us for any ideas you may have for your child’s big day and we will be only too happy to assist and offer qualified suggestions.
You can download invites and certificates here