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Should any circumstances change, due to guidelines or mandatory restrictions by the UK Government with regard to the Covid19, relating to the movement of people and/or availability of activities in the leisure and hospitality industry, we guarantee to all our valued customers that any bookings made with Centre VR, The Lockey, or Oblivion Arena, will always be able to be changed, converted to gift vouchers (which never expire), or refunded. So you can book with confidence with Centre VR.

Rule of 6 (but up to 18 players can visit)

Centre VR is a large venue and is separated into three distinct sections, each able to accommodate 6 players, fully socially distanced.

When players and spectators arrive in groups of less than 7, we can accommodate larger parties by ensuring social distancing in the real world.

But, in the virtual worlds, players can all be together.

We also have several waiting/viewing areas to provide separated safe areas for spectators and waiting guests.

Parties are possible at Centre VR for 6 to 18 players plus spectators and waiting guests.

Welcome to Centre VR

We are Europe’s largest virtual reality venue, with 30 stations of the very best VR headsets with all the top titles available to play multiplayer or solo.

Safe, sanitised, socially distanced

Good To Go England

Best & Largest Virtual Reality in UK

We use the very best virtual reality equipment in the largest centre with the most stations in the UK. We have over 120 titles available, including unique multiplayer experiences. Driving and flying simulators may also be available at times.

Our passionate team of staff is dedicated to ensuring the best experience in VR possible. We host adult’s and children’s parties and events.

Centre VR has a large viewing area to allow spectating with plenty of monitors to show the action. Our vending machines provide hot and cold drinks and snacks. We have a disabled toilet and baby changing room.

Our friendly, knowledgable, and supportive team welcome your party, school, or corporate guests to help you experience the most amazing virtual reality titles. We guarantee to exceed your expectations about virtual reality. Step into a game with us today!

Max & Jason Visit Centre VR

Trying VR For the first time

See how presenters Max and Jason enjoyed their visit to Centre VR. This video was recorded before the Corona Virus.

The two presenters tried their hands, for the first time ever in VR, at Beat Saber, cooking in Job Simulator, shooting aliens in Space Pirate Trainer, and shooting each other in Tower Tag.

Sadly, the competition is over, so please don’t enter now — it’s too late! But enjoy the video!

From our live Facebook and Trip Advisor pages

Absolutely amazing!!

We visited the Centre VR as a large group - family of 4 x 2 Both families played against each other which made it so much fun. Its VR but it feels so real!! The graphics / CGI is so good. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Will definitely visit again when in Bournemouth and I would recommend it.

– Reviewed by Adedayo T 16 Aug 2020
Amanda Recommends Centre VR

We went to vr today for my sons birthday. It was fantastic, the team were so helpful and the vr amazing. My son said it was the best birthday ever. Definitely recommend!

– Amanda Greet 2 Aug 2020
Great games and excellent staff

"So much fun was had by all 3 boys and myself and boyfriend who enjoyed watching them. We are definitely returning in the summer holidays so I can play as well. See you very soon for more fun. And thanks for making ollies birthday treat such a good one ."

– Mich S. | TripAdvisor
Awesome experience

Awesome experience at the VR Center my kids are planning their parties here!!! staff were so helpful even though it was busy even gave us a voucher as a tech issue stopped play for some time. I would highly recommend x

– Simonne Tate 19 Aug 2020
Survival island virtual game.

Staff very friendly. Two teenage boys loved it and want to go back soon. Played as a team can hear each other was great family fun.

– Reviewed by K4739YJjoanneg

"Me and my mate and his nipper only got to play Tower Tag, but it was really good fun. Highly recommended, especially to those who've not experienced the wonder of stepping into the modern virtual world yet."

– Rich J. | Facebook
Absolutely amazing!

"The whale encounter and coral reef I did do were gorgeous though. Staff is friendly and professional. They help you the whole time if you need it. It's clean and spacious- we're definitely going back."

– Ingrid S. | TripAdvisor
Awesome fun

"We had a 15 minute game of laser tag and loved it! It’s something you have to try, watching other people play doesn’t look fun until you try it for yourself."

– Mark B. | TripAdvisor
Great experience

"Thought it was great - lots of space for gamers and also a PC area as well. Snack and hot drink machines as well as a kitchen area, party room and toilets. Would definitely recommend it"

– Helen H. | Facebook
Great Fun

5 mates, 1 hour and a lot of laughs. This is great fun is you like having fun and want to experience gaming in a different way. You don't need to be a gaming geek or pro player as this is perfect for all levels. Highly recommended. 1 hour just wasn't enough.

– J0nesy81
We had a great time

We had a great time at centre VR this morning. In light of the current situation I can assure you that the staff were very thorough with the cleaning of headsets etc. They also went above and beyond to give my daughter and her brother a memorable birthday morning and even persuaded me and my husband to have a go at 'tower tag' which was great fun. Thank you so much. I hope people will continue to support you in the weeks ahead.

– Helen Riggs
My son’s 11th birthday party

Centre VR is a great place for a party. The children thoroughly enjoy it and there’s plenty of seating for the adults. A party room is provided too, where you can order in your own food. Highly recommend Centre VR. Tim and Charlie are very helpful.

– Amanda
Fantastic birthday event for my son’s 12th birthday

We booked for 6 on the Sunday afternoon, however phoned to transfer to the Friday evening due to weather concerns. Centre VR could not have been any more helpful and accommodating. It was my youngest son’s birthday and from the moment we arrived till when we left, the staff were friendly and supportive. Even for me! The staff explained how everything works, obviously the kids took to it straight away! I however, took a bit longer to master, the staff helped the technophobe (me), and I was enjoying the catalogue of available games within 5 minutes. I was the last person to down the headset and controllers at the end of our session! Didn’t want it to stop. Visit again?? Hell yeah!

– businessgraham
Birthday Party

Took 7 boys here yesterday for my son's 13th birthday and they all got do everything and loved it all , they would all 100% recommend TOWER TAG �

– Kerri Pook Was Elliott
Great family fun

6 of us took part in the survival game for our son’s 18th birthday. Ages 42-11 we all had a fantastic time! It was pretty simple to get used to the controls and we all really enjoyed the game (despite only getting 89% through- we were soooo close!). We also had a go on the VR rollercoasters, they were great too! We will definitely be back!

– Reviewed by noeler566 15 Aug 2020
Great for novices

As a complete novice at VR, I had an absolute brilliant time, the staff were so helpful. Will definitely be coming back

– Sharon McEvoy
Virtual Escape Room fun

Firstly we were very impressed with the service we received from the staff throughout. From booking the experience over the phone, to arrival and starting the game, even chatting to staff after the game they were friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and generally a pleasure to deal with. Having done a few escape rooms, this was our first try at a virtual escape room and we weren't disappointed. We chose "Mission Sigma" and after some helpful advice with the controls in an in-game waiting room we were off. Plenty of challenging puzzles to keep three eager teenagers and their dad engaged and really working together to complete the puzzles. We managed to escape and we're so impressed that we've booked our next 'room" already. The VR setup is impressive - we really felt immersed in the game with excellent visuals and responsive controls. If you like escape rooms, it's definitely worth giving this a whirl, definitely fun and definitely less crowded than the beach !!

– Reviewed by 488pault 10 Aug 2020
Highly Recommend

Highly recommend this place. they all had a great time. Wished I’d booked for the parents too! Will be returning for sure

– Lisa Hart
The Best Time

My son and I had the BEST time at Centre VR yesterday, and as it was a bit quieter when our hour was due to end, they were very kind and generous in letting us play for longer (without interrupting our play either). I ended up playing longer than the 11 year old!! 😂 Highly recommended, we’ll definitely be back 👍👍

– Alice Allan
Brilliant great fun

As 3 adult females and a 16 year girls we spent and hour on a VR Escape game. The staff were professional and helpful throughout. It was thoroughly enjoyable and can't wait to go again.

– Reviewed by Carroll1uk 10 Aug 2020
Excellent Place

Excellent place staff really friendly and kiddy friendly and patient an so helpful and my kids had a lovely time 😃 I even enjoyed it shooting an blowing stuff up and I’m old. Great fun for all ages 😃😃😃👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 definitely worth going and we would go again. thank you very much for the experience

– James Parker
Friendly team

Had my sons 10th birthday party at Centre VR, team were so friendly and helpful with the booking. Kids had a amazing time and everything was well explained . Free party room and lovely space

– Maria J
Engaging and Helpful Staff

The staff were engaging and helpful, there were a plethora of games options, our girls were laughing and enjoyed pitting their wits against each other and the environment is very relaxing. We highly recommend and shall be back!!!⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

– Damian Garner
Totally Amazing

"Had the pleasure of meeting the staff, a wonderfully bright and knowledgeable team, they helped me to understand the games as this was my first time using a VR system. Totally and a fantastic time had by all in my group."

– Angus W. | TripAdvisor
Sons Birthday

Had my son's 9th birthday at Richmond Gardens Shopping Centre BH1, The Manager Tim was fantastic. I phoned prior to ensure everything was sorted which it was. We arrived slightly early and they let the children start early. They took time with each one to set them up and teach them through the VR. If they were stuck they were right there to help. Accommodating kind and fantastic time had by all. The team on Tim the Manager , Katie, Oskari and Ollie were fantastic

– Eleanor Jade
Excellent place

"Staff really friendly and kiddy friendly and patient an so helpful and my kids had a lovely time I even enjoyed it shooting an blowing stuff up and I’m old. Great fun for all ages definitely worth going and we would go again."

– James P. | Facebook
Best place I've been to

Good space, good VR. Took a while for staff to answer calls when pressing help within the game, but for VR definitely the best place I've been to. Would prefer the controllers of the Rift S or HP Reverb, as the controllers aren't as user friendly for some games, but you can't fault them for getting the most expensive VR units.

– sultanofswerve
Christmas present for Dad and son

We had the best time all together at Centre VR. From booking the staff even on the phone were so helpful and gave us a great special offer on the Assassin's Creed game. When we arrived again all the staff were so friendly. My husband didn't know the game all that well but he and our older son soon got the hang of it and very vocally together had a great time. It was so funny to watch them climbing and risking their lives in the game. You can sit and watch both what they're doing on the screen and them. They finished the game before the session was up so the staff let our daughters have a go. They absolutely loved it. One went under the sea which she loved and the other became a virtual Santa. It's a really lovely atmosphere in the place as each of the staff get very involved and you quickly feel relaxed. We can't wait to go again.

– franbex39
Fantastic Fun

We visited with my partners nephew and there was so much for him to explore through the games and experiences there were to offer. We finished our session with a group tower game and for someone who’s never games before the team were so helpful with advice and very patient. We can’t wait to come back! Thankyou for such a lovely experience

– jessicalouholley

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Experience virtual reality from a choice of over 140 top titles.