Wednesday 21 June 2017

Techniquest Virtual Reality Changing Room - A Toddler Explores


Techniquest* Virtual Reality Changing Room - A Toddler Explores

Techniquest in Cardiff Bay is one of our favourite destinations. Bear loves it and so do we. It is full of amazing exhibits to keep the oldest child amused. We were delighted to be asked to visit to explore their newest exhibit - The Virtual Reality Changing Room.

We were having a heat wave in Cardiff so we decided to arrive early before it got too hot. Techniquest was empty when we arrived and we headed straight to the Virtual Reality Changing Room before the school children arrived.

Bear was so excited being back at Techniquest that it was hard to keep him still, he just wanted to play with everything at once.

What is Techniquest's new exhibit?

The Virtual Reality Changing Room is an exhibit that allows you to dress in different costumes. A virtual dressing up box. The Virtual Reality Changing Room is a large screen in which you can see yourself in different costumes or clothing projected over your image. It is like a large mirror, hence my photos being at an angle. if I stood behind Bear my reflection was in each image.

It is really easy to use, Bear was quickly posing as a tree surgeon, a surgeon and a bear, of course! He didn't quite get that he had to virtually grab the screen to change costume, he is adept at touch screens and was too excited to listen to my instructions. Bear is two and a half, older children will have no trouble at all.

There is an option to take a selfie and send it to your email address, I must admit I failed at this, each time I tried to send one Bear ran away and I had to leave it to follow him.

Just stand on the footprints and hey presto! A tree surgeon

Bear as a bear!

Now he's a surgeon

Don't think this is just for children, we had so much fun playing with it too. You can choose different categories at the touch of a pad. From jobs, animals, historical costumes to the Welsh National Costume, and lots more fun ideas that I will leave for you to discover. Think Snapchat filters, its like that but so much better.

Hello! Hello! Hello! 

It was like being back at work hehe!

And back to work for Grandad too haha!

Grandad loved the National Costume of Wales

A visit to Techniquest wouldn't be complete without getting wet and playing with the other exhibits. For more detail on what else is on offer why not have a look at our previous reviews;
Techniquest, Cardiff  and Imagination Playground At Techniquest .

3D hands fascinated Bear

Bear playing the Pan Pipes

Grandad gave a helping hand in building a tower

This is a knee, Bear loved putting the pieces on the pegs

Techniquest is in the magnificent Cardiff Bay

Techniquest is located in Cardiff Bay and the entrance fee allows all day access, so you can pop out for lunch and come back later. It is closed on Mondays during school term time and has lots of events during the holidays. Please check the Techniquest website for up to date admission costs and opening times.

Do have a look at the video below, it only lasts a few seconds and shows how much fun the Virtual Reality Changing Room really is.

Have you been to Techniquest? What is your favourite exhibit?


* We were given complimentary tickets for the purpose of this review. All opinions are honest and my own

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