Laser tag is a modern high tech game and exciting form of entertainment that combines elements of strategy, teamwork and technology to create an immersive and engaging experience. Basically it’s a bit like paintball or airsoft but you fire a laser beam at the opposition rather than a projectile. You can’t outrun the speed of light.. The origins of laser tag can be traced back to the military training simulations of the 1970s and 80s, where early systems were developed to simulate live combat scenarios. These are still used today within the UK army for training. Lasers tend to be very accurate and sensors detect iof you have been shot or not.
When we say laser tag, you might think that you do actually shoot lasers at eachother, whilst technically this is true, the beam of light you shoot is actually infra red, just like your TV remote control. You aim your sights at the sensor either on the opposing player of the opposing players gun. If you are shot, you are not out, you have 10 lives. After you have been shot 10 times, you find the marshall who will re activate your gun and you can continue playing.
In 1984, the first commercial laser tag facility opened in the United States, and the game quickly gained popularity as a fun and exciting form of entertainment. The first laser tag equipment was large and bulky, but as technology has advanced, the equipment has become smaller and more advanced, making it easier for people to play the game in a variety of settings. You still can’t beat a woodland setting though.
The popularity of laser tag grew throughout the 1990s, with new arena’s opening around the world and lasertag gained a dedicated following, especially in Australia where their gun laws are so draconian. The introduction of more advanced equipment, such as wearable vests, improved targeting systems and more realistic weapons has helped to enhance the playing experience and increase the games popularity. Here at the Yorkshire Outdoor Activity Park, our kids lasertag events are extremely popular.
But lasertag isn’t just a high tech game, it’s also for kids, it is enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels, with dedicated laser tag arenas and woodland maps.
There are a number of reasons that Laser Tag is so popular, the most obvious one is that nothing actually hits you when you are shot, so players as young as 6 years (School Year 1) can play. Add this to a Zombie themed party afterwards and you have a birthday hit for everyone attending.
Is it for kids
As parents can we really say our kids get enough fresh air and exercise, probably not, but a Laser tag party is also a great way to get active and improve physical fitness without them even knowing it. Lasertag requires players to move quickly and strategically and work as a team, so they will be out of breath in minutes. It’s also a great way to improve hand-eye coordination and develop strategic thinking skills. Laser tag is a modern and exciting form of entertainment that has captured the imagination of people around the world. With its combination of strategy, teamwork and high tech guns, laser tag is a unique and exciting way to to spend an hour or so in the woods with your friends.
Book Kids Laser Tag (12 Players)
Kids Laser Tag is £150 for up to 12 players. (£12.50 each). (10% Discount for 10am slot)
There is no maximum number of players.
All players must be school year 1 and above.
Book Adult Laser Tag (10 Players)
Use this online booking to book your Laser Tag event.
Please note that the minimum booking is for 10 players (£25 per player).
If you would like to book midweek, please contact us on 01757 289322.