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Published November 24th 2016
Kick off inside a giant bubble
By the time November and December come around, most kids at school have had their birthday parties and they've done laser tag, they've done skyzone, they've done bowling… multiple times. So what can we organise that is different, fun and interactive? Bubble Soccer!
In bubble soccer, each player is wrapped around an inflated zorb ball. There are handles inside to hold onto. The head and body are inside the bubble, with only the legs hanging out. There are still two teams and the aim is still to score goals. The added joy is bouncing off each other as you go for the ball, rolling left, right, upside down, which and every way.
Our Bubble Soccer party was run by Kikoff at Fraser Park in Marrickville. We had a dedicated party coach who managed the boys very well. At first, the boys were a bit apprehensive, not quite sure what to do with their larger-than-usual selves. But ten minutes into the game, they got the hang of it. Rolling round and round, slamming into friends and bouncing off them. It's a struggle just to get back on their feet. The soccer ball, however, was left mostly untouched – there was just so much fun to be had rolling and bumping around in the bubbles! It's like a human version of dodgem-cars! Have plenty of cold water and ice blocks handy because it's an intense workout and it can get really hot inside the bubbles. The boys had an amazing time and were sure to have an early night.
To my 6 year old daughter's disappointment, bubble soccer is only recommended for kids 8 years and above. Rest assured that she has already decided what she wants for her eighth birthday party! For all those mums and dads who were just a teensy bit jealous of all the fun the boys were having, don't worry – they cater for adults too. You can organise something for a team building event, a stress-relieving exercise or just for fun. Kikoff also offer soccer coaching throughout the school term, as well as holiday camps.
Fraser Park is located just behind Sydenham Station with plenty of on-site parking. There is an off-field area with a table for party food and the bathrooms are nearby. Kikoff also operate in several other locations. Please check their website for details.