Laserquest Ireland Escarmouche


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


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


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.



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


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.