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The Latest News from SP Events


June 2020

Hand sanitiser and display screen

As lockdown continues to ease the need to  maintain the highest of hygiene standards only increases.

Consequently, we are very pleased to be able to offer these automatic hand sanitiser dispensers that combine with a digital display. The units perfectly  meet the need to both provide the sanitiser service and promote its use at the same time.

In the coming months events organisers, venues, exhibitors etc will be expected to provide this service and this is an ideal solution.

Dispensers can be wall mounted or with their own stands for portability and quick installation. The screen can easily be programmed to display key messages, your logo etc.

Short term hire is not a problem.

Please contact us now for full details.



May 2020

Virtual Team Building and Virtual Business Events

We have just launched a brand new website dedicated to virtual team building events. 

Please click here to visit

or see the post below for more details



April 2020

These difficult times have caused a major re-think for so many people and businesses. SP Events is certainly re-evaluating everything and trying to understand what the future holds. Things may be difficult at the moment but the old adage 'every problem has a solution' is in the forefront of our minds currently.

In our opinion there will be a very different world that evolves in the coming months and years. Of course face to face human interaction will continue and we will continue to supply activities and entertainments for those occasions. However, Virtual Events are undoubtedly here to stay and we are rapidly developing some entertaining products and services.

We have already launched a selection of entertaining Virtual Teambuilding Games and there are more exciting ideas in development. The fun and games includes:

  • Treasure Hunts
  • Virtual Quiz
  • Murder Parties
  • 007 Training!


These are fun, innovative, engaging and entertaining experiences, professionally presented. Not to be confused with home made offerings, although we salute the many people delivering these right now.

Do give us a call or drop an email to learn more.


We are also working on much larger online events as well. More news on these soon.


Stay Safe





January 2019


Two amazing new Virtual Reality ride simulators have just arrived in the UK. Available to hire now!

The VR ride experience is dramatically enhanced by physical movement aligned with the visuals. An incredible Roller Coaster ride, for example, is going to be really scary!

Full details of these great experiences can be found here,  or please do call 01423 711806 to learn more and add a real crowd stopper to your next event


Virtual Reality 2 seater ride simulatorVirtual Reality ride simulator hire




June 2018

Earlier this year we were approached to design and build an antique style handsteady buzzwire game for the National Trust. The result is pictured  here. Suitable for one or two players, the bendy wires are in the shape of Tynetesfield House, near Bristol, SW England.  The game can be seen there throughout much of 2018 (click here for venue details)

SP Events were pleased to work with on this project

If you have a unique game that you want building, be it ultra-modern, ancient, or anything in between, why not get in touch. We work with some very clever people!.

To see further details on our handsteady buzzwire games available to hire or purchase please click here


November 2017

Companies are increasingly focussing on promoting and developing staff mental health and wellbeing and we are delighted to be able to bring you an impressive range of relevant services and activities. If you are planning a mindfulness day for your staff then we will certainly be able to help.

Plus, with our extensive experience and focus on professional service at all our events you wont find yourself getting stressed on a relaxation day!

For further info on Wellness, Mindfulness, Relaxation and some ways in which to promote these services please click here



June 2017

SP Events specialises in supplying novel interactive games and activities and we never know what our clients will ask for next.

For example our highly entertaining ferret racing experience was recently enjoyed by partygoers on the lawns of Kensington Palace. Ferret racing is always a great hit and is increasingly popular for wedding parties.

NB Please do book early to avoid disappointment!



Customised and One Off Games

Did you know we also make one off games to your design. 

So if you are looking to create a unique game that doesn't exist please do get in touch, we are sure to be able to help. Recently we have built a rustic giant labyrinth game (as illustrated) for an exhibition stand and supplied all manner of customised handsteady buzzwire games.

As well as physical games we can also make bespoke software games as well. Please see the item below - November 2015





March 2016

Roll a ball Horse race derby game 4 player

Timico, the information and communications technology provider and sponsors of the Cheltenham Gold Cup chose our 4 player roll a ball Horse Racing game for their recent exhibition in Harrogate. It was such a success that they immediately re-booked for another exhibition later in the year.

This great horse racing game is perfect for all kinds of promotions and events, with numerous ways in which it can be customised. e.g. why not race with something specific to your business  e.g. cars, dogs, your product .....






November 2015Bespoke touch screen game at exhibition

Our increasingly popular  touch screen table games are perfect for exhibitions and trade shows and we are now delighted to be able to offer a bespoke game design service. If you have an idea for a unique multi touch game for your next event then please just get in touch and we will take it from there.

CG Global were delighted with the game we delivered to their recent Paris expo. It featured a 'drag and drop' challenge, where players tried to position images of their wind farms in the correct locations on the map of Europe.

You'll find a video of the game here




October 2015

Customised and branded scalextric cars

When BIC contacted us asking for bespoke Scalextric style cars we were only too happy to help. These Tippex Pocket Mouse racers were the result. They looked great and proved a big hit at their promotional event. So much so that they immediately re-booked for their next event.

If you would like a specially customised Scalextric racing car then please do give us a call.

You can find more information about our range of scalextric racing circuits for hire:
Exhibitions and Promotions   click here
Social Events                        click here





July 2015F1 simulator hire for events and marketing

A stunning F1 car is the perfect way to make a big impression at any premium event, be it for marketing, hospitality or party. This beautifully presented full size Formula 1 racing simulator features the most comprehensive package of 'extras' available.

Eaton and Groenveld UK are two companies that have enjoyed the experience in the last few weeks.

Why not check out the full details of this F1 simulator here.




4 player horse racing game at exhibition booth

June 2015

Ryan Direct Group were absolutely delighted with the results they achieved when they booked the 4 player roll a ball horse racing game for the recent BIBA 2015 conference and exhibition at the Manchester Central convention centre.

They chose the virtual racing option, but it is also possible to have 3d horses racing on a track. Either way this is a great game for live marketing, corporate parties etc.

You will find more information on the horse racing games here





May 2015 Giant hand steady horse head buzzwire game

Our giant hand steady buzzwires continue to grow in popularity, proving to be a fun and attractive game for exhibition stands and marketing purposes. The wire can be tailored to a shape of your choice, providing a truly personalised game. Here's one of our recent bespoke buzzwires in action!

Photo courtesy of British Horse Society



November 2014

It's always nice to escape a foggy November in Britain and a recent trip to Barcelona was a pleasant escape for a few warm days. We supplied a range of attractions to significant players in the IT sector at a major international conference and exhibition including:
 Crack  Open the Safe Game
 Rapid Reactions Table
 2 Player Ball Catcher Cylinder

We're happy to travel anywhere to meet our customers requirements. Please do give us a call if you need a great game or attraction - exotic destinations are a particular favourite of ours!


October 2014

Our giant animated T Rex dinosaur was to be found rampaging around the streets of Oslo, scaring the locals and taking the lead role in an advert for the Battery energy drink. Follow the link to see the results and get an idea of how this friendly giant could create a stir at your next event.


July 2014

It's been a busy couple of months!Dinosaur T Rex kit building game

Team building games, fun days, exhibition stand attractions and parties around the UK. We were delighted to be involved with the hugely successful Grand Depart of the Tour de France, with a cluster of games, including the giant dinosaur kits, a climbing wall and the very popular and amazing caving experience all attending the Meadowhall Fan Fest.

Our YouTube channel continues to grow. Recent additions are:
Ferret Racing 
Cannon and Mortar Firing

or please click here to see the full channel


April 2014

Best Stand Award
It was a delight to see one of our clients win Best Stand award at a recent exhibition. They had chosen the striking and impressive Photo Pod to help attract visitors and enhance the overall appeal of their stand.

A 'very well done' to the stationery division of Newell Rubbermaid and we like to think we played a small part in their success.

Do take a look via the link above. We think you'll be impressed as well.


Multi-Touch Screen Games   click here for more info
It's great to now be able to offer a range of games on 50" touch screens, with options to customise and brand both in the games and on the surrounds.

We know this is going to be extremely popular for exhibitions especially, but also for parties and celebrations of all kinds.

We plan to expand the range and variety of games in the coming months so please do keep an eye on progress. 




March 2014

The response to the re-brand has been tremendous. There have been many very positive comments, with people saying not only do they like the new look but they also find the site easy to navigate and informative.  It's very re-assuring to know we got those crucial elements right!

Not surprisingly perhaps, enquiries and bookings have risen dramatcially.

Business continues to expand across the board, with bookings for exhibition stand attractions especially strong. It's also good to see evening events and outdoor activities also strengthening.

All in all, 2014 is looking good.





January 2014


We're undertaking a major makeover!   Searchparty becomes SP Events

It's been a big effort over recent months to get everything ready and we're delighted with the results. We hope you are as well.

If you're a new visitor/customer then obviously you won't be aware of all the changes. However, if you're an existing customer of Searchparty, our old name, then we sincerely hope you'll like the new name and website.

Revamping the website was essential, so that was just a question of getting on with the task. Deciding on whether to change the name was not so easy. 'Searchparty' has served us well since 1988, but time has moved on and a more descriptive name is more appropriate for the digital era. So in comes 'SP Events' and we look forward to piloting the new ship across the oceans of fun and entertainment that ...    Whoa! Let's not get carried away here.

Some pages are still being loaded on to the site so please accept our apologies if something is missing. We're loading as quickly as we can. Plus, there will be many more entertainments and activities appearing over the coming months as the offering expands. Please do bookmark us, sign up for our newsletters, or contact us with an enquiry.

As ever, we look forward to hearing from you and helping you create and enjoy some great events in 2014 and beyond.






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