A NEW venue offering "the highest quality virtual reality experiences" is set to open in Taunton this month.

Player Ready is taking bookings from tomorrow (Friday, October 22) and is due to be open in time for half term.

The business, located above Clarks Shoes, at 1 High Street, is described by the company as the "best party venue in Somerset".

It will offer virtual reality gaming, escape rooms, laser tag, sim racing and act as a party venue.

A spokesperson said: "To provide you with the highest quality VR experiences, we are using high-end HTC VIVE headsets with very powerful PCs that offer you the next level of immersion.

"The headsets have dozens of games, experiences, escape room and zombie experiences.

"Our free roam areas use standalone networked headsets to allow for a fast paced experience while you all move around a shared play area."

The spokesperson added: "Our flexible system allows us to cater for children, teens and adults all in the same space.

"We think it will be the best party venue in Somerset.

"Our venue is also great for adults, including work and stag or hen parties and the entire venue is available to private hire so you get the proper VIP experience."

One lucky family is being offered the chance to win a VIP private hire party at the venue for 15 people for two and a half hours.

To enter, leave a comment on the Player Ready Taunton Facebook page by November 2.