Nerf Action Experience Is Coming To The UK
Good news, Nerf fans: looks like the UK is finally getting a Nerf Action Experience.
The brand new activity centre is a collaboration between gaming giant Hasbro and Rocafella Leisure Group, and will be the first to hit these shores when it opens at the Trafford Centre, Greater Manchester.
The exciting news was announced by Phil Smith, the Chief Operating Officer of Rocafella Leisure Group.
Writing on LinkedIn, he said: "I'm excited to announce that we are launching the UK's first Nerf Action Experience at the Trafford Centre in early 2021. Taking UK family Entertainment Centres to the next level with the first of its kind. A huge thank you to @hasbro and their dedicated team."
But if you're thinking this is just about the kids, you're wrong. Replying to a comment on his post, Mr Smith confirmed that there will be adult slots available, too.
Adding: "Don't you worry, we are just as excited as the kids to play this."
The world's first Nerf Action Experience - or 'Xperience', as it's branded - opened in Singapore last year and offers multiple themed activity zones that people have to make their way through.
Its website says: "Nerf Action Xperience embodies the essence of Nerf, providing fun-filled experiences in an arena packed with multiple-themed activity zones.
"Get your adrenaline pumping through exciting challenges and foster meaningful connections with fellow players while you're at it.
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"Experience the freedom to play and feel empowered with the confidence to be yourself in every way. In our nation, no one gets left behind."
And while it's not been announced exactly what activities will be on offer at the UK centre, the original is split into five different areas.
First, there's 'Compete', of which the 'high-octane design of this zone reflects the action-packed intensity of NERF battle'. It includes battles with the undead in a game called 'Zombie City', as well as an intergalactic war in 'Camp Dune' set in the year 2983 after 'Earth has run out of resources'.
'Conquer', meanwhile, is 'designed to thrill all budding adventurers and corporate adrenaline junkies', with players being tasked with escaping an active volcano or being thrown down the side of a glacier.
The 'Create' section is all about 'filling in the blanks with your imagination' and according to Nerf, there 'are no rules'. Here players are encouraged to release their artistic flair.
And then there's the 'Challenge' zone, which is a 'high-energy training circuit designed for you to practise and hone essential NERF skills'.
There players can attempt a series of tests, such as the agility challenge, where you have to react as sensors light up different colours, or the basketball challenge which, as you can guess, is about how many balls you can sink into a hoop.
There's also an event space, which can hold up to 150 people and where children can hold parties.
Featured Image Credit: Hasbro
Topics: UK News
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