Best Simulation, AR and VR Experiences In Manchester

Augmented reality darts? Simulation racing? Immersive games? We've got that. There's sure to be an AR or VR experience in Manchester for you, as the city is full to the brim with quirky, virtual ways to spend your time. Whether you're you're looking for something different to do on a date or an unusual night out with friends, read on to find all the inspiration you need.

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Last updated on 5th March 2024

Sixes Cricket Manchester

Bottomless Brunch

For something a little different on your next night out, head to Sixes Cricket in the city centre. Their augmented reality nets make for a fun, competitive activity, and this venue boasts a state-of-the-art bowling simulator too. Be sure to grab a hearty burger while you're here, or splash out at the Champagne bar. And if you're after cheap VR experiences in Manchester, this one will set you back just £7 per session.

Flight Club Manchester

Afternoon Fizz

Flight Club is the city's hottest AR darts bar, where the electronic boards add up your scores for you. There are all sorts of interactive games to choose from, priced at just £10 each per hour, and you can tuck into delicious pizzas and a selection of signature cocktails while you're at it. They even offer boozy brunch socials here too, while you can sip prosecco and devour unlimited pizza while you play.

Immersive Gamebox

Looking for virtual reality in Manchester Arndale? Immersive Gamebox have got that, using a high-tech combination of touch screen technology, projection mapping and surround sound to transport you to another world. Whether you're more into a 60-minute Squid Game-style challenge or taking an alien aptitude test, you and your pals can get stuck in from your own private room for up to six players.

Chaos Karts Manchester

Been searching for an indoor VR experience in Manchester recently? Then check out Chaos Karts, the country's first live-action video game found at Old Granada studios. Unleash your inner racer in what's been dubbed 'real-life Mario Kart', complete with a near-infinite number of maps to choose from.

DNA VR Manchester

One of the best VR experiences in Manchester city centre, DNA VR is a virtual reality arcade boasting a choice of games, from boat racing to zombie battles or dancing with friends. In your one-hour session you will be guided by an expert, and if you're celebrating a special occasion here you can even hire the whole venue.