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Forest Fitness NI Activities Centre


  • Marshalstown Road, Carrickfergus, BT38 9DE

Fitness is at the heart of a better, stronger community and Forest Fitness brings people together for action-packed sessions, where breaking a sweat is made fun and engaging in an unforgettable experience. It’s all about outdoor exercising, socialising and enjoying nature, particularly for people’s mental and physical health.

Set across 30-acres of land segmented into designated activity areas, Forest Fitness offers a range of popular pursuits that combine nature and fitness in an adrenaline-fuelled itinerary sure to raise spirits high. Activities available include:

  • Lazer Combat
  • Airsoft shooting range
  • Soft Archery
  • Nerf wars
  • Tomahawk and axe throwing
  • Bushcraft Bootcamps
  • Assault course
  • Inflatable assault course
  • Personal training

There are six different purpose-built forest assault courses, offering different levels of activity depending on fitness and interests, and personal training on a one-to-one basis or with a small group. Their Obstacle Course Racing and Mud Mayhem – with an inflatable mud run – are guaranteed to unite challenge and fun, with various levels of difficulty available. Some of their obstacles are replicated from the marine commandos and paras assault courses and steeplechases.

Bushcraft classes offer a survival experience in full or half-day packages, with demonstrations on fire lighting to shelter building, and onwards to preparation of food.

Tapping into the growing demand for combat-sports, Forest Fitness offers Archery tag, tree tag, Nerf wars and soft archery with some activities incorporating inflatables such as a helter skelter and climbing wall. Nerf wars and summer Bushcraft camps are specially organised for children.

One of their most popular activities is S51 Airsoft, which delivers the ultimate combat simulation in a safe and controlled environment. Skirmish 51 Airsoft was created by a team of veteran airsoft professionals and offers first-hand experience of combat missions enacted to military combat standards, complete with thunder flashes or pea grenades purchasable on-site.

Participants get the opportunity to experience shooting non lethal, real imitation firearms from Glock 19c, AK 47s, sniper rifles and more. Night shoots are also regularly organised. Additionally, they have an AttackSense Smart target range system set up inside the double decker bus called Everest.

Forest Fitness is the perfect destination for fitness fanatics and families alike, their African and Irish cooking events bring families together. The activity centre offers wild camping experiences, with teepee glamping available, as well as plans for future themed cooking and music events.

The online clothing store sells branded goods and S51 airsoft clothing range and offers a full range of equipment and merchandise, with plans to open a one-stop shop for experienced Airsoft or Nerf fans as well as first timers.

Itineraries can be selected by individual or group interests, and can be tailor-made to fit any size of groups, including families, friends, schools, churches and community groups alike. They also cater for parties, hen and stags and team building. Minimum age 5 years for most activities. All activities take place in the forest so warm clothing and suitable footwear is required.

Example party packages available include:

  • Nerf Wars Party Package: 2 hours nerf wars on artillery tank – includes gun hire and bullets
  • Lazer Combat
  • Kids Bouncy Package: 1 hour on inflatables
  • Kids Party Package: 1 hour nerf and 1 hour inflatables – includes gun hire and bullets
  • Kids Package: 2 hours inflatables, helter skelter & climbing wall, nerf zone, soft archery zone.
  • S51airsoft: Half day 3hrs Airsoft skirmish to include all equipment.
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Marshalstown Road, Carrickfergus, BT38 9DE