Written by Darren Wilson
If you are planning to visit Clayton in Melbourne, there is a lot of beautiful sceneries that you can see. Walk or hike through Clayton’s different parks such as Namatjira Park, Heatherton Park, and Keeley Park. If you are into the unusual and weird, you can take a gander at the Grange Reserve – UFO Park which is believed to be a landing site of a UFO. However, if you’re not too keen on nature, you can visit Clayton Arcade to unwind. You can choose from various fun activities available there, such as bowling and laser tag.
Laser tag is a fun physical activity that you can engage in if you prefer indoor fun rather than outdoor fun. Laser tag can be played by all ages and can benefit you in a lot of ways. Here are some of the benefits that laser tag can give you:
Although designed to simulate real-life battle situations, laser tag is relatively safe. You use a plastic gun and shoot non-ionizing lasers into sensors that beep up when struck by light. The only danger in playing laser tag is if you trip and sprain your ankle.
Teamwork and communication building
Whether you enter the Clayton Arcades alone or with friends, when you play a game of laser tag, you are teamed with people to accomplish a mission. There are a lot of team games and tasks to choose from, and you need to be part of a team. This activity will increase your skills in working well with others. Since you need to coordinate with your teammates, your communication skills will also develop.
As with any team game, there will be winners, and there will be losers. In the game of laser tag, you score points when you successfully tag a player. You can compare your scores with other players to see who has the higher scores. In Clayton Arcades, sportsmanship is practised so that there will not be any bad-mouthing when somebody has poor ratings.
Soldiers who fought side-by-side in battle during world wars develop a sense of camaraderie that may last a very long time. In fact, most soldiers treat their squadmates as brothers. Playing laser tag is similar to fighting in a war since you need to have the back of your teammates. Camaraderie is also gained when you play a laser tag battle even if it is only inside and not out on the real battlefield.
Improve fitness and endurance
If you find going to the gym repetitive, hard, and dull, then you can get your fitness regimen by joining laser tag games. A set of laser tag is more of a cardio workout because you get excited with the thrill of tagging enemy players. Although there is a bit of running, crouching and jumping, laser tag is a low-impact activity that will not be as extensive as going to the gym. A game will give you plenty of exercises to increase your endurance.
One excellent benefit of laser tag is that you can play it all-year-round. Since it is located inside of an arcade, your scheduled laser tag games with your mates will not be ruined with sudden rain or too much sun.
So when you are out to visit Clayton, check out the beautiful parks, look at the UFO landing site and grab a game or two of laser tag.