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Extraordinary Immersive Experiences In The UK

Written by Chloe Penn

Step into another universe and engage your senses,
You’ll discover the world through some wacky lenses!
From reality warping museums to immersive art,
Get ready for an experience that is off the chart!

1. Frameless

Up to 30% off tickets when you book with Picniq!

Enjoy an immersive art experience like no other at Frameless! With 42 masterpieces and 4 galleries showcasing the world’s greatest art, this sensory experience is presented in a way you have never seen before. Using award-winning technology, be surrounded by iconic masterpieces on screens from some of the world’s greatest artists! Book here.

2. Wake The Tiger


Described as the world’s first ‘amazement park’, this wacky attraction blurs the lines between an experiential art galley, interactive theme park and detailed film set!  Step through a portal into the parallel world of ‘Meridia’ where you will enter an old abandoned factory and experience the art installations which explore themes of connection and innovation, inspiration, and discovery. Find out more here.

3. Twist Museum


This interactive space explores science and art in an engaging and exciting way through a series of immersive exhibition rooms to explore. Your perception will be warped and challenged with optical illusions that you not only see, but experience. Challenge your senses as you are pulled from the reality you know into something new and curious! Find out more here.

4. Chaos Karts

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Compete against family members and enter a racing video game in real life at this brand-new attraction in Manchester! Immersive-themed race circuits will transport you and your family into a virtual world, where you’ll race through space, sea, and sky to overcome obstacles whilst dodging weapons fired at you by other drivers! Book here.

5. Monopoly Lifesized


This giant adaptation of everyone’s favourite family board game is a fun-filled day out that will have you competing against family and friends! Will you win Mayfair? Collect £200 as you pass go? Or end up in jail? There is only one way to find out. Find out more here.

6. The Moonwalkers: A Journey with Tom Hanks

📍London 📆Until 12th October 2024

Narrated by the legendary Tom Hanks, this groundbreaking experience takes you through humankind’s voyages to the moon, telling stories of the Apollo missions in intimate detail and providing an insight into future missions. Powerful visual and audio technology will transform you into a spectacular immersive voyage! Find out more here.


7. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience


 This incredible experience is an unforgettable and unmissable day out for any art lover! Located in the heart of London, this incredible exhibition will make you appreciate the iconic works of Vincent Van Gogh like never before as you live and breathe his beloved paintings. Experience the sensory gallery and interact with Van Gogh’s art at a whole new level. Find out more.


8. Balloon Museum


This inflatable exhibition is a vibrant wonderland of balloons, music, art, and fun, with a number of immersive rooms to explore and a giant ball pit! Be transported into another world for an hour and a half, where there are plenty of great photo opportunities and ways to unleash inner child. Find out more here.


9. London Dungeon

Family of 4 from £55 when you book with Picniq!

Enter the London Dungeon to discover  the history of London in all its gory detail! You’ll experience what life was really like in historic London, through re-enactments of crimes, punishments and disasters. You’ll even meet some sinister characters on your journey, including Jack the Ripper and Sweeney Todd! Book here.


10. Dopamine Land


Dopamine Land is a multisensory experience that combines media, technology and play in one place. It’s an interactive museum that channels the limitless imagination of your inner child into reality. This is a great day out for kids and adults adult, letting everyone reveal their inner child throughout all the colorful installations. Find out more here.


11. Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds: The Immersive Experience


This immersive experience combines Jeff Wayne’s vision, immersive theatre, 360° virtual reality, augmented reality, holograms, and cutting-edge technology to give audiences the chance to live through a martian invasion! Visitors will be thrust into the heart of the story from the moment they step inside the vast 22,000-square foot multi-level site. Find out more here.



The ultimate virtual reality experience can be found in Hackney, or London Victoria with 16 unique VR experiences you’ll be totally immersed in new worlds. Enjoy action packed multiplayer games, tranquil escapes in paradise, and much more at the world’s most immersive VR experience. The highlight is definitely the David Attenborough Experience! Find out more here.


13. The Gunpowder Plot


Join Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators as they plan the ultimate crime! With live actors and a digital cast featuring Tom Felton as Guy Fawkes, a 17th Century London will be recreated! Be placed at the centre of a mega conspiracy, who will you trust? Meet the mysterious figures behind the plot, uncover a secret safehouse and make a dangerous attempt to escape the tower! Find out more here.


14. ABBA Voyage

📍London 📆Until January 2025

ABBA Voyage is the long-awaited concert from one of the biggest pop acts of all time. Featuring a setlist of hit songs, see ABBA’s avatars accompanied by a 10-piece live band, at the custom-built ABBA Arena in London! This is an unmissable event that won’t be around forever! Book here.


15. Bubble Planet


Step into an immersive and colourful experience in the heart of London at Bubble Planet, the most Instagram-able location ever! All 5 of your senses will be awakened as you explore the fantastical landscapes of this vibrant experience. Find out more here.



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