For the last 7 years, I’ve hosted my kids parties at local parks or at home. But being March and August babies, the weather is generally not in our favour to have outdoor fun. So this year, I decided to just remove all the stress of a ‘weather dependant’ party and head indoors. And taking it one step further, I even ‘outsourced’ the party by having it at Code Red Laser Tag!
And boy did the kids have fun!! All smiles and very sweaty… and begging to go on more missions. Plus, they all want to have their next birthday party’s there!
It was also great for me too! Apart from choosing a party package, selecting pizza toppings, organising a cake and sending out invites, there really wasn’t much I had to do but sit back and catch up with the other parents, which was lovely. And hubby even had fun joining in on a few missions.
It was strange not rushing around in the days leading up to the party, but so absolutely fabulous! It’s going to be hard to ever go back to doing birthday parties myself…
Dax and her team of staff were very helpful and made sure everything ran smoothly, before and during the party.
There’s a large communal party room, with a number of tables – not separate individual party rooms. But most of the time the kids are running around shooting each other with the laser tags.
The kids get a briefing before starting their first mission. And parents can watch from the viewing platform.
It’s then game on, whichever way you choose to do the laser tag – as teams or individuals… there are quite a few game options to choose from.
I recommend a morning party on weekends, as Code Red gets busier in the afternoon. Check out the key details about booking parties at Code Red on their website. Here’s the current party packages.
Next time we go, I want to get in on the action though! And think we’ll give the casual play option on weekends from 9am, when you get 2hrs of unlimited missions for $20 each, a try.
Finding Code Red
Code Red Laser Tag is on James Ruse Drive, near the old Camellia train station and where the new Parramatta Light Rail is going through. It’s above Lollipops (indoor play centre), which is owned by the same family as Code Red, and there’s on-site parking.