About "The Park"

We fully understand your concern. Even for people that are not really into gaming, The Park will offer you a unique opportunity to experience endless possibilities through technology in a really fun and entertainment way with friends and family.
The Park takes team play to another level. Explore 200 m2 of free-to-roam virtual reality and as team complete you are give a challenging mission to compete. Your equipment: a lightweight backpack, VR goggles and a futuristic weapon.
Virtual reality is a computer-simulated reality. It replicates an environment that simulates the physical presence of places in the real world or of an imagined world, allowing the user to interact in that environment. VR is the future of gaming, film and entertainment in general. It completely immerses the user in the environment, blurring the lines between realities as entertainment. There’s a constant interaction between the physical world and the digital visual content in the experienced environment.

During the Experience

The game should be played in teams of 5 people max. If you play with a team of 5 or more people, you'll guarantee your group is playing a private game(s). If you play with a team of 1 to 4 players and choose for a non private game, it could be that other players will join your team to build your team up to 5 players.
Yes! During the game your friends or family can watch the game behind a safety glass in the lobby and take pictures of you in action. You can't take pictures yourself during the game because of the hardware you'll be wearing.
The Park offers you a playing field of 200 square meters. The game itself is set in a larger virtual area and gives you the feeling that is the terrain is endless.
If you are approaching a wall or obstacle, the game will give you a clear warning. As long as you follow the game instructions, you won’t have to take the VR glasses off during the game and can let yourself go into the virtual world.
The VR hardware at The Park is designed in a way that it avoids dizziness and other unpleasant VR-feelings as much as possible. But if for a reason you don’t feel too well, our personnel is trained to help you.
The backpack PC weighs approximately 4 kilograms. Average adults and children of 12 years and older should have no problem carrying the backpack for 30 minutes.
Yes you will. Their digital version actually. They will see yours too.
If the frame of your glasses is smaller than 142mm wide and 50mm high, it will fit in our VR hardware. However: we do advise to wear contact lenses or take off your glasses if possible.
You have to be able to walk around with a backpack and use your 2 hands the entire duration of the game. For this reason, our game isn’t wheelchair friendly at this moment. We do not recommend the game for pregnant women or people who have a serious heart condition or epilepsy. If you have a different injury or illness and want to make sure that you won’t have any trouble playing, please contact us.
The experience lasts 60 minutes per team and consists of:
  •    Briefing
  •    Try-out  in our VR Demo Area
  •    Main game (25-30-minutes)
Playing in multiple teams (6-15 players)? Then the total duration, depending on the amount of persons, will be either 90 or 120 minutes.

Other

Great! Please contact us at hello@theparkplayground.com or via our contact page (link to contact page).
The games we offer can only be played at our location. But we love a challenge. Are you a company, event organiser,... and looking to use VR at an event? Send us an e-mail to:  hello@theparkplayground.com or contact us via the contact page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
We appreciate your interest and enthusiasm! Please contact us on hello@theplayground.com or via the contact page.

Practical Information

You can contact The Park by sending us an e-mail to hello@theparkplayground.com or by using our contact page.
Yes, your family or friends can wait in our lounge area or bar. They can watch your game and take pictures through a safety glass.
There's no need for you to bring anything specific. We do recommend that every player wear comfortable clothes they can move freely in.
The arrival time is stated on your confirmation email. Make sure to arrive about 5-10 minutes ahead of time so you won't lose any game time.
Because of the graphic nature of the game and the necessary hardware, the minimum age is set to 12 years and older. This age limit might change in the future. Under the age of 16? We will ask for you to be accompanied by an adult.
  • Monday: 13.00-22h00
  • Tuesday: 13h00-22h00
  • Wednesday: 13h00-22h00
  • Thursday: 13h00-22h00
  • Friday: 13h00-22h00
  • Saturday: 10h00-22h00
  • Sunday: 10h00-22h00
You can park your car on the Belgiëlei and its surrounding streets. You will need to take a parking ticket and place it on your driver window or pay sending a text message or via an app. There are two public parkings close by:
  •    Sint-Vincentiusstraat 20, 2018 Antwerpen (6 minute walk)
  •    The corner of the Boomgaardstraat and the Haringrodestraat. (9 minute walk)
You can find more information on the transportation options here
All info on how to get to The Park can be found on the "how to get there" page
Our first venue is located at Belgiëlei 143, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium. More info on our venue page

Tickets & Pricing

You can rebook your reservation up to 48 hours in advance of your booking by choosing another time and/or date. Refunds are not available.
Yes! For these customized offers, please contact us via hello@theparkplayground.com
  • Currently, we offer an experience up to 5 players per game.
  • If you book with less than 5 players, it may be that other people will join your group. If you have any problems with that, you can keep your game exclusive to you group at an additional cost
  • If you book for more than 5 players, you will play in different heats.
Yes. A reservation is obligatory to play at The Park.
Yes. Reservations should be made on the Tickets page on our website.
For customized offers, please contact us via events@theparkplayground.com or via the contact page.
If your team consists of 1-4 people, the tickets are 38,99 euro per person per game. For teams with 5 or more players tickets are only 34,99 euro per person!