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SmashPoint Special Offer

SPECIAL OFFER 5th-14th August 2022 Up to 10 players can enjoy an hour of SMASHPOINT for only £15pp (usual price £35pp) Visit us 5th-14th August and ask for SmashPoint This offer is only available for walk-ins at our BH1 1EN location  

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August 4, 2022

Escape The Lockey – Then Have a Drink

We love working with local businesses to support each other and grow together. Today’s meeting with our local Bournemouth Town Centre BID lead to an introduction to a business we share a stoop with – Street Goose. That lead to a fantastic conversation with its two incredible chef owners and a whole lot of brainstorming…

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July 27, 2022

Bournemouth BID

Centre VR was proud to be featured in the latest Bournemouth Town Centre BID campaign. The messaging focuses on how local business are Proud to be Independent & Proud to be Bournemouth.  

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July 26, 2022

Centre VR helps schools hit Gatsby Benchmarks

Centre VR is passionate about supporting schools in all they do. This includes hitting their Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Career Guidance. When students visit us at our largest VR arenas in the world, they can choose to have a talk with one of our staff about careers in Virtual Reality. We also take part in…

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July 25, 2022

Game Design LAB

Livingstone Academy Bournemouth, part of the Aspirations Trust, is working closely with Centre VR to ensure their students have access to the latest technology and professional insight. Their recent game design showcase and awards was attended by members of the local community including our own Lead Designer Sam Walsh. Sam heads up Centre VR Production…

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July 24, 2022

Millfield Enterprises International Visit Bournemouth for VR

Millfield English Language Holiday Courses (MELHC) from Millfield Enterprises offer English language tuition together with a full activity, social and cultural programme. The courses are accredited by the British Council and teachers are appropriately trained to teach English as a Foreign Language. Our residential summer courses are open to students aged 12-17 at our Street campus. They offer various dates in standard blocks of 2, 3, 4 and 6 weeks. Millfield brought their students to Bournemouth for a special trip to enjoy the beach and virtual reality with Centre VR. There’s always so much going on at Millfield so we were thrilled they decided to bring their summer cohort to us this summer. Find out more about Millfield English Language Holiday Courses (MELHC) here Find out more about Centre VR for Education here Find out more about Centre VR production…

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July 14, 2022

Talbot Heath School Explores Classics in VR

  Talbot Heath School brought all 3 classes from year 9 to visit Centre VR today to extend their educations in Classics. The students explored the colosseum in a solo title before working together to escape Medusa’s Gate – a wonderful collaborative group adventure. See how the visit went and what some of the pupils had to say about Centre VR. We love partnering with local schools in their efforts to provide a state of the art education to their students. Talbot Heath School is on a mission to THINK BIG when it comes to education and all the experiences their students get to try. Find out more about our education opportunities and discounted packages here: https://bit.ly/CentreVREducation #vr #virtualreality #classics #education #escaperoom #vreducation #dorset #bcp #privateschool

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July 8, 2022

International Students Explore VR

Cavendish School of English brought over 100 students to visit us today at our BH1 location. They’ve committed to bringing their 2022 international summer students to our arena so they can all explore and enjoy virtual reality as part of their education. Cavendish supports students from all around the world to study, learn and play…

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July 7, 2022

Book Now for Bournemouth

Centre VR will be open this summer 10am-11pm EVERY DAY during the schools holidays. Booking ahead ensures you secure your spot. Check out our new video about to go live with Tourist Network. We’re so happy to be in the great company of other major attractions across the country. Check out all the places they have promotional screens: http://www.touristnetwork.co.uk/services/digital-signage/ Want to see why our customers leave rave reviews… Book now for Bournemouth.  

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July 6, 2022

Corfe Hills School – Building Teamwork in VR

Students and Staff from Corfe Hills School joined us today and had the chance to develop their team work using virtual reality. The group was split into teams who worked together to win at Tower Tag – the multiplayer laser tag game. At Corfe Hills School they are passionate about excellence in learning. They believe…

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July 1, 2022

Poole High School STEM Enrichment Day with Centre VR

Poole High School joined us for their STEM enrichment day on 30th June 2022. Students spent 3hrs at Centre VR becoming immersed in Virtual Reality. The day started with a presentation from Centre VR Founder and Managing Director – Colin Parnell. He took the group through some of the history of virtual reality and it’s…

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July 1, 2022

The Future of VR – Thoughts from an Enthusiast

Centre VR Director, Virtual Reality Gamer & Enthusiast Colin Parnell shares his thoughts about the future of VR. The future for virtual reality is both interesting and very exciting. AR and VR will almost certainly merge to become one technology (often now referred to as XTR) and we are seeing some headsets try to do both already. I see this like the smart phone and PDA technologies which are now just the one mobile device. Most in the industry know that Apple have been working on VR for some time. They have bought several companies in the VR space, including one of my very favourite VR apps, Next VR. This app allowed streaming of 3D 180 degree video, in amazing clarity, with superb sound and features, that really makes you feel you are at an event. I think this is…

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June 6, 2022