Combat and Military ACTIVITIES
Get a group of friends together and get ready to go to war. Battle your friends on the field at paintball, airsoft or laser combat, or take them down on the water as you paddle to the beat of the dragon boat drum.
With so many advances in technology, combat games are becoming more and more like the real thing. The realistic battlegrounds and arenas can range from Call of Duty and Urban Warfare to Tank Convoy and Air Assault. So gear up, get ready and head down to your nearest battlefield.
Not sure where to start? Not a problem, we’ve pulled together some tips that will help you identify what activity will best suit you and your group.
How many people are taking part?
This will affect what type of activity you can do. Most military-style activities are best suited to groups and teams, but there are some skills-based ones, such as archery, that are perfect for individuals looking to try their hand at something new.
Do you want a realistic military/ combat situation or something a little different?
If you want to throw yourself into something that feels pretty real-life, then paintballing in a faux warzone could be the perfect solution. If you’re going down the fictional route then why not get your imagination going and sign your team up for a zombie apocalypse.
What’s the weather doing?
It’s worth taking the season, temperature and weather forecast into account when choosing your activity. Although combat typically makes you think of camo gear and running around the forest, there are plenty of indoor or outdoor activities, on land or on the water, and you’ll be able to find something for everyone.
Is there a range of athletic abilities within the group?
Many combat and military activities involve some degree of physical demand. It may be running, dodging fake bullets, climbing rocks or swimming back to shore. To get the most out of your day, make sure that either everyone is on the same level, or that the activity is tailored for the least athletic within the group. That way, no one will get left out or left behind.
So with these tips in mind, you’re ready to choose your activity. Already know what you want to do? Then skip to the bottom and find a location that suits you. If not, take a look below at some of our top picks for combat and military activities.