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Laserquest Ireland Escarmouche

SUMMARY

Name: Laserquest Ireland Escarmouche
Location: Randalstown
County: Antrim
Total Cost: £ 80,700.00
Axis: AXIS 3 : GROW South Antrim

PROJECT SUMMARY

The purchase of equipment, small scale site works and marketing to aid the development of an existing outdoor activities business.

BACKGROUND

Laserquest Ireland @ Escarmouche was set up by John McAuley in 2007 at Shane's Castle Estate, outside Randalstown, the aim was to provide all their customers with an amazing adventurous day out at a fantastic location.  John saw a gap in the market to run a business alongside an existing paintball company on the land, targeting younger customers and consumers who wanted to take part in multiple activities.  Having started the business on a part-time basis, John decided to take a career break and pursue this venture as a full-time occupation to develop the laserquest business.

 

ACTIVITIES

Funded under Axis 3, through GROW South Antrim, The Adventure Park has a mixture of old style combat scenarios, in a forest style setting, which allows both a combination of concealment with an element of surprise.  Also available at Escarmouche are multiple Game Zones.  Urban Style Games can be played in 5 challenging environments set in varied terrain, each feature a mixture of bunkers and obstacles to create a dynamic combat adventure park. Escarmouche also offer a mobile service, taking the adventure experience to schools, community groups or even birthday parties.

Examples of items funded are:

  • Multi Unit Charging System
  • Laser Guns, participant overalls and hats
  • Archery Activity Equipment
  • Purchase of 20 laser taggers/ guns
  • Marketing and Promotional Items

BENEFITS

The business can cater for more customers and to increase the space for new game zones and supply equipment so several groups could take part simultaneously.