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Build a Base

Park Lane Quex Park, Birchington CT7 0BH, England
+44 1843 846491
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Excellent Birthday Party

Great concept, staff well organised, friendly, helpful, in control but let kids have fun. Lovely... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2016
321pipster
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Deal, United Kingdom
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Birthday party

My son had his birthday party here today and much fun was had by all. The venue itself is quite... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2016
im_hphols
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Buildabase is the new indoor Dart Tag Combat Arena at Quex Park (next to Jungle Jims). The concept is the first of its kind in the UK catering for partys, after school and weekend games for all age groups from 6 and upwards. The games are ideal for those parents wanting to stop there house from being turned into a battle zone and having to pick up thousands of darts after the battle is over. Players will be given a full safety briefing before the games commence and a dedicated marshall shall ensure safe play is carried out as well as offering strategic tips and advice. Players then enter the arena using lit tunnels and make there way though the game zone to secure their base (the first player on base wins the base for the team!). Once at the bases, players will have the option of 5 minutes to work together as a team and build their own bases from giant lego blocks. Once complete it is down to each team to attack the other bases with dart guns while defending their own base at the same time! The aim is to occupy as many of the other base as possible within the timed game limit. Each base is connected to a destruct button which is coloured red or green for each team colour, and the teams must hit the button to change the enemies base to their team colour to indicate to everyone that the base has been taken over! Players are issued special vests which the incoming darts stick to. Once a player has been hit they have to make their way to a MEDIC MARSHALL to be respawned back into the game (respawned means the darts are removed and they can re-enter the arena). At the end of the timed game the team with the most occupied bases wins. The games are designed to inspire players' imaginations and encourage team work. The arena is equipped with sound active lighting and special effects enhancing the game play and atmosphere. There is also a cafeteria for parents to sit back and have a chat whilst their kids battle, which for most parents is far easier than having to rebuild the bunk beds at home after the kids have decided to turn them into a den!
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17 Jan 2016
“Excellent Birthday Party”
8 Jan 2016
“Birthday party”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Park Lane Quex Park, Birchington CT7 0BH, England
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+44 1843 846491
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Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Great concept, staff well organised, friendly, helpful, in control but let kids have fun. Lovely food, hand made cake and a decent price.

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Lawrie6081, Owner at Build a Base, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2016

Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear you had a blast in the arena and look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

My son had his birthday party here today and much fun was had by all. The venue itself is quite cold, not that this bothered any of the children as they were off running around. The staff were very friendly and accommodating and the Marshalls...More

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Lawrie6081, Owner at Build a Base, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2016

Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear you had a blast in the arena and look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

My son had his birthday party here with 19 of his friends. He had a laser and nerf gun party and it couldn't have gone any better. The boys all had an amazing time. The staff were very friendly and well organised, sorted the boys...More

Thank Pro6264
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Lawrie6081, Owner at Build a Base, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2016

Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear you had a blast in the arena and look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Had been to a party here last year so decided to take kids and friends for a go during the holidays, the concept is great however rude miserable staff ruined it they didn't tell the children what to do or get involved basically just gave...More

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Lawrie6081, Owner at Build a Base, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2016

We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit to our arena, I have taken note of your comments and have dealt with them first hand with the staff. The children should always be given the choice of building their bases at the...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2015

Kids had fun, shame about the staff. They were extremely rude and also unhelpful. Just one example, the kids were given one jug of blackcurrant and one of orange. The blackcurrant was more popular as some of the kids didn't like orange. When we asked...More

Thank Zoë G
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Lawrie6081, Owner at Build a Base, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2016

We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit to our arena, I have taken note of your comments and have dealt with them first hand with the staff. The children should always be given the choice of drinks and there is always...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

My daughter and her 8 friends had a fab time at Build a Base. Lovely staff. Quick stop for food halfway through. Burgers/hot dogs/chips. And back to finish off the game. Kids well and truly knackered!! We did the hour party after school. Good value.

Thank DeeW03
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Lawrie6081, Owner at Build a Base, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2016

Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear you had a blast in the arena and look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Went with 8 children aged 6 - 11, and as soon as we got in the door we were rushed to go in, although there were no other players and I had pre - booked. We were not allowed to build the bases either, which...More

1  Thank Jenno_9
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Lawrie6081, Owner at Build a Base, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2016

We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit to our arena, I have taken note of your comments and have dealt with them first hand with the staff. The children should always be given the choice of building their bases at the...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2013

We held a 6th birthday party at the Build a Base Centre and it was fantastic!! All of the kids got involved by building their base and then defending it from the attacking team. The lighting and effects in there added to the atmosphere and...More

1  Thank Caz B
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Lawrie6081, Owner at Build a Base, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2016

Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear you had a blast in the arena and look forward to seeing you again.

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