Freak VR Virtual Reality at Macquarie Centre

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We took two 11-year-olds and one big kid (Dad) to check out Freak VR at Macquarie Centre. It was a big thumbs up from our crew!

Located on level 4 at Macquarie Centre near Timezone and Rebel Sport, this virtual reality centre is sure to please everyone with over 70 games, loads of themes to select from such as fun or active, shooter to adventure, driving, dancing and more. There was even a workplace / office simulation that we were surprised to see our kids loving, while Dad spent his time battling virtual Zombies.

The centre is split into 2 main areas – the individual VR experience where you play solo for 30 or 60 minutes, and then the group VR section where you can play Free Roam, Escape Room or Laser Tag with up to 4 people. We tried out the Ghostbusters-style game which resulted in lots of screaming and laughing!

Down the side of the centre you’ll find Freak Drive if you’re into race car driving, and at the front you’ll find a seating area to chill and it’s also where they host the parties.

In terms of ages, Freak VR is designed to be out-of-this-world fun for kids aged 6 right up to adults. However, all games have age recommendations so your kids can’t play something above their age unless you are there and approve it with the staff.

Freak VR is open 7 days a week mid-morning till late (check times on the website) and they’re open even longer hours during the school holidays. They also offer birthday party packages – read more about that below.

Types of VR available

Virtual Free Roam – For the brave, adventurous or outright crazy! Up to four players walk around an open arena with absolute freedom of movement while exploring a parallel universe, solving challenges or fighting for survival. Suitable for ages 6+. This is where we played ghost patrol which was like being ghost busters in a haunted house but suitable for kids. With your headsets, you can talk to each other so you can work as a team and have lots of fun together. Learn more here.

Virtual Escape Rooms – Their virtual escape rooms will transport you to other worlds! Play in teams of 2-4 or 6 and complete mind-bending puzzles and death-defying challenges on your mission to escape and survive. Suitable for ages 12+. Learn more here.

Freak Drive – Freak Drive brings a new era of Motorsport that combines the world’s most advanced racing simulation with pure racing fun! Suitable for ages 12+. Learn more here.

Virtual Laser Tag – The future of laser tag is right here at Freak VR. Enter another universe through virtual reality for a laser tag game like never before. Suitable for ages 6+. Learn more here.

Virtual Arcade – In your own virtual space, access over 50 of the most awesome and addictive VR games on the planet. You can play solo or with up to 6 players. Suitable for ages 6+. Learn more here:

Birthday Parties – Freak VR hosts birthday parties with a minimum of 4 children required. The birthday child gets a FREE t-shirt plus you’ll get invitations, bottled water and lolly bags for all kids. You are welcome to bring your own food and birthday cake into Freak VR. Birthday party packages start at $45pp. Learn more here.

VR for all abilities – Freak VR believes that virtual reality is for everyone! They are passionate about inclusion and accessibility and believe everyone should be able to experience the wonders of VR. Learn more here.

Gift Vouchers – Freak VR also sells gift vouchers which is a great option for a birthday or Christmas present.

Keen to learn more, see the games on offer, or book a session or party? Visit their website here!