When you can enjoy this live action Cambridgeshire gaming arena
Rumble Live - the live-action gaming arena set in eight acres of woodland at Grafham Water which merges reality with the virtual world in a ‘first person shooter’ environment - welcomes the public back on Saturday (April 17th).
It is similar to a laser tag in its pain-free elements and paintball in its outdoor setting. It is suitable for adults and children aged eight and above and, owing to its picturesque location at Grafham Water, proves a popular attraction as part of a family day out.
To coincide with the reopening, Rumble Live has launched a range of new equipment to enhance its already immersive experience, including grenades and optional ‘shock’ bracelets for adults. The new equipment is designed to make gameplay even more realistic for contestants and offer more replayability for regulars.
The limited number of new shock bracelets are suitable for those over 16 who want a more adrenaline-filled experience. The bracelets give wearers a small electric shock when they’ve been hit by an opponent - offering even more incentive to avoid being hit, along with the top spot on the leaderboard!
The new Rumble Grenades, which are the size of an orange, and offer a wide blast radius, emit light that hits opponents’ headbands within range. They are ideal for gameplay in the Covid-19 era as they offer a new element of socially distant gameplay.
In addition to the new equipment, Rumble Live has added several new gameplay options to its three ‘zones’ including ‘Hostage Release’ and ‘Capture the Flag’.
Jacquie Rumble, who set up Rumble Live with husband Billy, says: “Repeat custom is incredibly important for us as a business and the new equipment and gameplay options will delight our regulars as well as attracting new contestants. With staycations likely to prove popular this summer, we hope to see many familiar faces from the local area as well as welcoming new ones.”
The concept for Rumble Live originated from Jacquie and Billy’s sons’ love for video games. Inspired to get them away from their screens and into the great outdoors, they created an experience that uses gameplay elements of popular video games - such as Fortnite and Call of Duty - in a real life setting. The result is a fun experience that gets adults and children running around in the fresh air. Rumble Live will also be opening a second site at Rutland in May.
Rumble Live at Grafham Water is open every weekend, with additional weekdays added to meet demand during popular periods such as half term. Book online to avoid disappointment as session numbers are currently limited to ensure Covid-safe gameplay. All equipment is sanitised between each session.