Laser Tag: Exercise of the Future

-When most people think of exercise, they also think boring. But that’s not always true! What we told you there was a way to get exercise while having fun with family and friends in an exciting, indoor venue? At FunQuest, there is: our multi-level laser tag arenalaser tag target

The key to a successful exercise plan is finding activities you enjoy. That can be tough when you’re not into running or weight lifting, but don’t give up. When you’re playing laser tag, you won’t notice how much exercise you’re getting–but you’ll definitely be getting exercise! You’ll run, dodge, climb, jump, and duck behind obstacles. And since our arena has multiple levels, you’ll also have lots of stairs to climb. Before you know it you’ll have raised your heart rate, exercised different muscle groups, and worked up quite a sweat, all while having a blast.

What other games do you play where you are the game? Not only is laser tag good for your body, it’s a unique, immersive experience that’s mentally stimulating. Playing can help develop hand-eye coordination, strategic thinking, teamwork, problem-solving skills, and imaginative brainstorming. It’s basically a high-tech game of hide-and-seek! It’s also painless and safer than similar games like paintball (there are no projectiles in laser tag, and the lasers we use are safe), making it great for all ages.

Get your family and friends together, strap on your safety gear, and get ready for fun: the Galactic Arena in the 22nd Century awaits you! Check out our weekly specials for great discounts on this and all our attractions at FunQuest in Lynchburg, VA.

No More Blisters Here!

Roller skating is a ton of fun and great exercise, but it does come with risks. If you’ve ever had a blister, you know how gross and painful they can be! Here are some ways to prevent and treat skate blisters.

october skate saleFirst of all, remember it’s easier to prevent blisters than to treat them. Make sure your skates fit properly. If you need help with fit, ask one of the friendly, professional staff at the FunQuest Skate Shop. We’re offering 20% off roller-skates for National Roller Skating Month in October, so it’s the perfect time to invest in a pair that will fit! It’s best to wear thick socks when you go skating. Your socks should be tall enough to completely cover your ankles and several inches of your calves. If you can’t see your socks over the top of your skate boot, you need longer ones. Never skate barefoot! If you know specific spots on your feet that are prone to blisters, protect them with blister pads or bandages.

Make sure your skates are laced and tied securely and correctly–not only will badly tied skates be uncomfortable, they can also be dangerous if your ankles don’t get enough support. Again, ask one of the FunQuest staff for help if you’re not sure what size you need, if you’re having trouble lacing your skates, or if anything just feels wrong.

If you get a blister despite all your efforts, remember that draining it at home can lead to infection. If you absolutely must drain your blister at home, wash your hands and the blister thoroughly with soap and hot water before and after, and cover it with a sterile bandage.

Remember, any new activity can bring some blisters. Keep skating and your feet will get stronger! Check out all the special events we have at FunQuest in Lynchburg, VA for some time to practice!

We Put the FUN in Fundraising

When you think of fundraising, do you immediately start to sweat? Don’t panic–raising money for your school or organization can seem like a huge effort, but at FunQuest in Lynchburg we’ve made it easy!

Here’s how it works: you contact us about your organization’s needs. Together we will settle on a date that works best–fundraising events are available the first Tuesday of every month from 4:00 to 8:30. and then FunQuest will give you 100 tickets for that night. Your organization sells the tickets, which include skating and skate rental, and keeps all of the proceeds! We recommend your organization charge $3 to $4 per ticket, which is a discounted price from regular admission to these events. Make sure families know about the discount they’re getting when they buy through you, and also tell them about our other great attractions (not included in ticket price) like laser tag and PlayQuest. dollar bills

When you host a fundraising event with FunQuest, you don’t have to worry about setting up, cleaning up, decorating, providing food, or anything else. All you have to do is advertise, sell tickets and enjoy your event! We’ll handle the rest. Whether you’re raising money for your school, church, scout troupe, choir, youth group, or anything else, a night of skating at a great price for a great cause practically sells itself. Our friendly, dedicated staff will work with you to make sure your event is profitable, fun, and easy.

Fundraising events are limited at FunQuest, so contact us today and let’s get started planning yours!

Family Fun Night at FunQuest

August is National Family Fun Month! With school starting again and summer vacations behind us, what better time to reconnect with family for these simple, easy ideas for family fun night?

  • Movie Night. Who needs to go out to the movies? Set up a movie theatre at home! Get some candy and make popcorn, turn the lights off, tear tickets at the door, turn off all cell phones, and settle on the couch for a family movie night. Extra creative kids can even put together costumes to match the movie.
  • Volunteer Day. Research non-profit organizations in your area and sign up to volunteer with one. Whether you and your kids want to help clean up a park, plant trees, or make meals for the homeless, a day of giving back to the community will be a great way to bond. family fun
  • Family Fun and Fitness Night. Every Thursday from 4:30 to 8:00, families (one child plus one parent) skate for free at FunQuest in Lynchburg, VA! Skate rental, if needed, is $4. This special lasts through August 31st and is a great way to spend time together and get some exercise. Check out our other specials as well!
  • Individual Kid Night. Especially in big families, it can be hard to focus on each individual. Plan a couple of special nights for parents to spend with just one child. This doesn’t have to be fancy–even a simple dinner can feel special when it’s just with mom and dad!

Remember, all that’s really needed for a family fun night are two things: your family, and a desire to have fun. FunQuest in Lynchburg is a safe, clean, affordable place for your family to enjoy being together. Put your thinking cap on and let us know your favorite activities to do with your family!

Kids Skate Free!

It’s the middle of summer, and while school starts soon, there’s still the question of what to do with kids now. Bringing them to FunQuest in Lynchburg for safe, clean fun in our indoor facility is a great start, but even with all our specials it can eat up the budget. That’s why we’re so proud to participate in Kids Skate Free.

When you sign your kids up for Kids Skate Free, you’ll receive a pass for them to skate for free at FunQuest once every week! Your weekly passes are good any day of the week, during the following hours:

Monday
4:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am – 4:00 pmkids skate free
Wednesday
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday and Saturday
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday
12:00 om – 6:00 PM

Not only that, but every Tuesday each child who uses a Kids Skate Free pass can also play a game of laser tag or enjoy PlayQuest! Skate rental is $4 per person, if needed, and passes may not be used with parties or group events. Children need to be accompanied by a parent (non-skating parents are admitted free). Please remember that the times we accept passes are subject to change.  

Tearing kids away from video games and TV can be tricky, especially when it’s summer and the temperatures are climbing. With Kids Skate Free, parents have a great way to get kids up and moving every week, and at a truly unbeatable price.

If you have questions about this program, don’t hesitate to contact us. In the meantime, get your kids signed up and we’ll see you at FunQuest!

Summer Fun in the Shade

With the 4th of July over, you may think that summer fun is winding down. That’s definitely not the case at FunQuest Family Entertainment Center in Lynchburg! Check out our great summer specials and keep the fun going all season!

Now through August 27th, skating admission is just 99 cents per person on Saturdays and Sundays! Skate rental, if needed, is $4 per person. Skating for under a dollar means extra cash for snacks at the concession stand, arcade games, and other attractionsMonday Madness Special

Looking for an all-inclusive package? The Unlimited Fun Summer Special is for you. For just $13.50 per person on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, get skate rental, unlimited skating, unlimited laser tag games, and access to the playground for kids 10 and younger. The Unlimited Fun Summer Special is available from open to close! For weekday fun, on Monday and Thursday the Unlimited Fun Pack is just $9 per person from 4:00 to 8:30 pm.

Are you looking for a way for the entire family to get together on Monday night? If the Unlimited Fun Pack looks like something you and yours would enjoy but you just want a little more value, check out the Unlimited Family Fun Pack! The Unlimited Family Fun Pack is just $49.99, includes up to five Unlimited Fun Packs, plus 20 game tokens, a large cheese pizza, and a pitcher of soda. Additional people can be added to this incredible deal for just $8. Remember, at least one parent or guardian must be present to get this deal.

We’ve just gotten started having summer adventures at FunQuest. Check us out on Facebook for more great deals!

Summer Camp at FunQuest!

Summer is here, and that means summer camp at FunQuest in Lynchburg, VA is right around the corner! Spots are filling fast, so hurry and register now. Studies show that kids need more exercise than many of them get. It’s easy to let summer vacation turn into an endless marathon of video games and cartoons. Kids who come to summer camp at FunQuest will have so much fun they won’t even realize they’re getting plenty of exercise!

summer camp 2017There are three weeks of camp: June 19-23, July 10-14, and July 24-28th, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. Each week costs $150 per camper, and we offer sibling discounts and a daily rate for drop-in campers only if space is available. However, space is limited, and we strongly advise pre-registration. Extended stay is available after 5:00 for an additional cost.

Campers at FunQuest summer camps will enjoy roller skating, laser tag, Play Quest (for campers under 10), weekly STEM programs, and other fun activities and games every day while in a safe, clean, supervised environment. Camp cost includes game tokens, skate rental and two snacks per day. Campers may bring lunch, purchase the camp lunch special for $3, or purchase any of the other food options at our snack bar. Of course water will be freely available all day long–we expect our campers to work up a thirst with all that roller skating!

Send your kids to FunQuest for camp and you’ll never have to hear that dreaded summer refrain: “I’m bored!” Contact us with any questions or concerns. We’d love to hear from you!

 

Making The Most of Your Skate Time at FunQuest

roller skatingEverything is better on roller skates, right? Our team at FunQuest Family Entertainment Center says “absolutely!” Roller skating is a great way to build endurance and get in shape. Check out some cool games to play next time you’re at the rink.


Freeze tag

Lace up your skates and have fun with friends with this classic game. One person is selected to be the “tagger.” This person goes around trying to tap their friends, while everyone else tries their best to stay away from the tagger because if they are tagged-they’re frozen!

Limbo

A classic game of limbo, on roller skates! See how low you can go on skates. Don’t touch the stick.

Relay races

Classic relay races are also fun on roller skates. Pick up speed and bring your team to victory!

4 Corners

Everyone skates until the music stops then everyone has to skate to 1 of the 4 corners of the rink. With their eyes closed, one designated person calls out a corner 1-4. If your corner is called out, you are eliminated. The game goes on until only 1 person is left standing.

These are just some of the fun games kids can play on roller skates. It’s a fun way to get the kids moving. Join us this week for Open Skate at the rink. Visit our website for session hours and admission details.
For more information about admission and party bookings at FunQuest Family Entertainment Center, visit our website or give us a call at (434) 239-6411. Do you enjoy bringing your family to FunQuest for some safe fun? Rate and share your experience with us in the review section of our Facebook page today. We always enjoy hearing from you!

Roll Into Spring Fun At FunQuest!

Spring is officially here and that means it’s time for loads of fun with us at FunQuest Family Entertainment Center in Lynchburg, Virginia! We take pride in having something fun to do for everyone in your group! Whether you enjoy roller skating, laser tag, arcade games or something else, we’ve got something for you at FunQuest Family Entertainment Center! Don’t waste any time planning your spring fun with us. Check out just a few of the awesome events going on this month at FunQuest.

 

Monday Madness Special from 4 – 8:30 p.m. Discounted facility attractions (Roller skating, laser tag, arcade games, and more!)

 

Token Thursday Special from 4 – 8:30 p.m. Receive 12 free tokens with the purchase of an Unlimited Fun Pack.

 

Friday from 4 – 10 p.m. Single attraction is $7.50 Add on attractions are $4.

 

Saturday from 12 – 10 p.m. Single attraction is $7.50 Add on attractions are $4.

 

Sunday from 2 – 7 p.m. Single attraction is $7.50 Add on attractions are $4.

 

These are just a few of the awesome events going on at FunQuest Family Entertainment Center this month that you don’t want to miss. Be sure to check our Special Events page to stay up to date with events coming to FunQuest!

For more information about admission and party bookings at FunQuest Family Entertainment Center, visit our website or give us a call at (434) 239-6411. Do you enjoy bringing your family to FunQuest for some safe fun? Rate and share your experience with us in the review section of our Facebook page today. We always enjoy hearing from you!

April Events at FunQuest!

sunSpring is finally here and that means that it’s time for some super fun at FunQuest Family Entertainment Center in Lynchburg, Virginia! At FunQuest Family Entertainment Center, we take pride in being a safe place where the entire family can let loose and have some fun! Take a look at the events we have coming up for April, below.

 

Tot Thursday Easter Party (with Belle from Beauty and the Beast)preschool age only

Thursday, April 6, 2017

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cost is $10

Includes: Skate, play, and ride. 12 game tokens and a special kid’s meal (slice of cheese pizza or a hot dog with french fries and a drink)

*Bring your Easter basket for a special Easter egg hunt!

 

April Homeschool Event

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

2 – 4 p.m.

Cost varies depending on the attraction admission. Unlimited Fun Packs and Family Packs are also available.

*Join in our Easter bonnet parade. The best Easter bonnets will get a prize!   

 

Lunch with Belle from Beauty and the Beast

Saturday, April 15, 2017

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

*Presale tickets go on sale Monday, March 27, 2017. Purchase in person or over the phone. VIP packages are available for $20.

 
For more information about admission and party bookings at FunQuest Family Entertainment Center, visit our website or give us a call at (434) 239-6411. Do you enjoy bringing your family to FunQuest for some safe fun? Rate and share your experience with us in the review section of our Facebook page today. We always enjoy hearing from you!