Q: How long does the party last?
Our standard Karting and Laser Party packages (for a minimum of 10 kids) will last 2 hours in total. If you have additional children or wish to add on any STEAM+ activities (such as t-shirt printing or cupcake decorating) your party will last longer, however you will be informed about this when booking.
Q: When/where do they eat?
Parties usually eat after they have finished all their activities in one of our party spaces. However, this may be subject to change on the day if you are doing multiple STEAM+ activities. You can also request to dine in The Refuel Café at The Experience if preferable, however please note this space will be fully open to the public.
Q: What are STEAM+ activities?
We run a number of STEAM+ activities as party add-ons. Currently T-Shirt Printing, Cupcake Decorating, Scribbling Machines and Lava Lamp/Volcano making are all on offer. Please enquire at reception for more information about details and prices.
Q: What is the maximum number of guests?
For the karting party we can take up to 12 on the track at one time, with additional kids costing £20pp, above the original 10. Any more than that we’d need to book out twice the amount of track time and so you would be charged the price for 2 parties. We could then take another 4 guests (up to 24) and then you would be charged for 3 parties. And so on.
For laser tag, we can take up to 15 in one session, with additional kids costing £12pp, above the original 10. Any more than that we’d need to split the kids up in to teams and rotate when they are battling. We would recommend a STEAM+ add on if this were the case in order to avoid having the kids waiting between sessions.
Q: Can I bring decorations?
Though there is nothing stopping you from bringing decorations, the party spaces are quite large and so a simple banner will often be dwarfed by the room and so we’d usually not recommend it. However, large helium/foil balloons do add to the spaces quite well and are popular with parties.
Q: Can I bring a cake/party bags?
Of course! Though these are not things that we currently offer you are more than welcome to bring along your own. Just give them to reception when you arrive and we’ll take your cake to the kitchen to be served after your dessert and your party bags to your party space. We would ask that you bring your own candles, lighter and knife for your cake as this makes it easier on the day; however a lighter and knife can borrow if required.
Q: How far in advance do I need to book?
As our parties are becoming more and more popular, we would always recommend booking as far in advance as possible, especially for laser parties. We would recommend booking at least one to two months in advance to avoid disappointment.
Q: Can you do karting and laser?
Yes! What we can do for you is a Karting Party package with a laser add-on. This would cost an additional £4pp for a 20 minute session of laser tag. This would last a total of 2.5 hours and would come to a total of £290 for 10 guests. There is also an option to do add on a double session for £8pp.
Q: Can I have the plane room?
Unfortunately the Departure Lounge (and all of our party spaces) cannot be guaranteed. Rooms are allocated by our party co-ordinator and are influenced by number of guests and STEAM+ activities of all the party bookings of the day. The Departure Lounge is also used as a conference space which is another factor in allocation. If you wish to request a room you can do so when booking, but please be aware we cannot honour all requests.