Historic Forts host laser battle

By Michael Roberts | posted on January 14, 2021

NEARLY 40 participants had the rare opportunity to experience Albany’s historic forts precinct in a new and exciting way when they competed commando-style in a laser tag event last Friday.

Run by the City of Albany and Laserscape Albany, the school holiday activity saw young people from across the Great Southern get a taste of history at the same time as figuratively blasting their friends to smithereens.

Princess Royal Fortress made for the perfect laser tag arena, with competitors hiding behind bush- land and old battlements to get the best vantage points.

Such was the popularity of the event, Community Development Officer Tammy Flett said the City was looking at scheduling another Laserscape later this month.

“The Forts played such a strategic role in the defence of Western Australia and the historic features of the site lends itself to this type of activity,” she said.

“Previous Laserscape events we have hosted at the Forts also received very positive feedback, so we have endeavoured to utilise the space again and it’s a great site for parents to stay entertained while their children participate in the event.”

Participants will again be able to purchase tickets for the holiday activity online, with the event open to young people aged 10-25 years.