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A hidden gem in Sefton that is Action Packed for your Family and also Halloween Scare Experience

Updated: Oct 19, 2020

In the middle of the woods in an area in Sefton is an amazing hidden gem for all the family that you probably haven't heard about yet. Go Outside is an action packed - Outdoor Children's activities with a Military spin. Their 40 acres of woodland recreates years of military experience in both training and operational theatres. The tour of duty will deliver lots of exercise, copious amounts of fresh air and good old fashioned bonding.

In the age of mobile phones and computer screens, Go Outside invites you to put down your phones and turn off your televisions. Bring your family and friends for an action packed, fun filled day out in the fresh air. 

The Go Outside activities are designed to exercise your body and your mind and all ages are welcome. They have the world's leading laser tag equipment, parachutes in the trees, assault courses, shelter building, campfires, NERF gun battles and not a mobile phone or iPad in sight.

Go Commando Fitness and events has been operating for 5 years now. After a long career as a Royal Marines Commando, It's founder Steven Howard, with a great eye for fitness decided to further his knowledge gained in the military and study and gain many qualifications in the fitness industry including 3 level 3 diplomas. He then opened up Go Commando to the public running from local parks. After building up a good reputation with locals, he took the bootcamp brand one further and built his own military style assault course. This was a great success and continued for many years.

They took on many more instructors and now they offer, team building days, stag/han do's, but their primary target now is their 'little soldiers birthday parties, school activity days, their long standing relationship with local cubs/Scout groups and their events, again concentrating on bringing families together in the great outdoors.

Halloween Scare Experience

New Halloween event will take you along terrifying woodland trail. Alone in the woods. Surrounded by darkness... and who knows what else.....In October.

The event organisers said it's "not for the faint hearted"

The fright trail takes you through a forest in complete darkness, with organisers promising ‘you will be scared’.

To keep it a surprise, few details have been released but those attending must book in groups.

In a message to those thinking about booking, organisers said: “It will be dark, it will be scary” with the event being described as “not for the faint-hearted !!!”

People will stick to their own groups and wander along a mile long pathway under the cover of darkness, where anything could happen. There will be no interaction with other parties.

The event takes place at Go Outside, Shorrocks Hill, Lifeboat Road in Formby on the evening of Friday, October 30 and Halloween night itself. Groups can book hour long slots from 7pm on the Friday and 6pm on Saturday, and you can even experience the trail at midnight - if you dare to.

Last month it was confirmed that the popular Farmageddon event won’t go ahead this year due to coronavirus social distancing restrictions.

Go Trail

Go trail is an interactive trail through a forest with the people you enjoy the most. It's a back to basics, two hour survival trail designed by Royal Marine Commandos. You will download your interactive video and report for duty. On arrival you will collect your mission pack and follow your map to your first checkpoint…


2 hours of exhilarating fun! Gather your troops and battle it out in our high tempo Fortnite themed laser tag followed by our Wet ‘N’ Wild obstacle course. They will get wet, they will definitely get muddy and they will have lots of fun in the great outdoors. Whether it's a birthday party or a solo child, they are guaranteed to have a story to tell!


Our 40 acres of woodland recreates years of military experience in both training and operational theatres. The tour of duty will deliver lots of exercise, copious amounts of fresh air and good old fashioned bonding.


Go Princess is a magical journey through our very own Enchanted Forest. Your children will be welcomed by the Beautiful Princess and the journey through the forest begins...

Go Explore

At Go Outside we enjoy good, honest, fundamental activities that take our visitors back to basics. Now, after seeing such success with children and parents, we are going that extra step and opening our forest to the Nursery age group.

Don't take our word for it, look at some reviews and go and have a look yourself at

Where is this fantastic hidden gem in our Sefton Bubble???

It is in the Woodlands of Formby. They are easy to find by car or by public transport.  There's plenty of parking on site for cars and coaches and they're a short 15 minute walk away from Formby train station.

If you have any questions regarding any of their activities, please get in touch!



Lifeboat Rd, 



L37 2EB

Call - 0345 22 00 132

Email -


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