Our Activities & FAQ's
We at Oakfire endeavour to make our activity destination as best as possible. We have scoured the world looking for activities that best suit our unique and varied terrain.
We are forever evolving, tweaking, planning and working hard to make your experience our number one priority. To find out more on each activity please just click on your selected adventure.
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Q: I am jumping out of my socks with excitement about going to Oakfire Adventures, but I have an existing medical condition, can I take part?
Adventure sports experiences do have risks. You may not be able to take part if you have the following existing medical conditions:
- A disease that is communicable upon skin damage
- Back or neck injury
- Head injury
- Previous dislocation
- Other physical impairment
- For more details please check our 'terms & conditions'.
While special arrangements may be made for some that fall within this category those arrangements have to be in place before you visit the site.
All participants will be required to fill out the health and safety declaration form and insurance waiver. There are health & safety regulations in place that must be followed to ensure a safe and enjoyable time. If you have any concerns about medical conditions then please give us a call.
Q: I've finally convinced my teacher / youth leader / church leader / (enter name here) to come out to Oakfire Adventures for the trip of a life time, do I need permission to ride?
Only if you're under 18 years of age at the time of your visit. If so, simply click on our 'terms and conditions' to download the disclaimer / consent form and fill out the details and bring it along with you.
Q: What else is nearby?
Lots and lots! Follow this link to our nearest official visitors centre: www.derryvisitor.com/
Q. I'm afraid of heights…….
The Giant Swing is designed to help you build your confidence before you jump or swing. It really is just a way of letting it all go, no one will push you to do anything that you don’t want to but we will get you to push your limits and hopefully surprise yourself!
Q. Who can do it?
The Giant Swing is a huge hit with adults, children, families, stags, hens, individuals, groups, schools and companies. All you need is a willingness to try something new and exhilarating! Oakfire Adventures encourages everyone to have a go, we enjoy hosting groups with learning difficulties, amputees, deaf, blind and much more. Sadly the sheer nature of the activity stops us from allowing full disabled access however we would encourage you to phone 0800 121 6242 to find out more. You might be surprised.
Some restrictions do apply:
H2OGO: less than 6 years old
H2OGO: 1 to 3 participants combined weight not exceeding 250KG
Harness OGO: under 1.5metres / 5ft
Harness OGO: less than 8 years old
Harness OGO: exceeding 90kg
Zipline and Swing: under 10 years old
Zipline and Swing: minimum height 1.50m (5ft)
Zipline and Swing: maximum weight 140kg (22 stone)
(for a more detailed description please check out our 'terms & conditions')
Q. Do I need to be fit?
You don’t need to be at the peak of physical fitness, as long as you can walk over paths / lanes along the picturesque Faughan Valley then there should be no problem. It might reassure you to know that it is near impossible for a person to stop because they weren't fit enough to walk around our site. The activities are no more than 500 metres from our car park.
Q. What should I wear?
Leave the Jimmy Choo’s at home or in the car. No flip flops, sandals or flippers are allowed on the course as they may fall off as you participate. You will be walking along country paths and lanes so wear something you don’t mind getting dirty, have good grip and support your ankles. For your enjoyment and safety, we recommend loose and comfortable clothing but skirts are a definite no no; in some cases you're going to be high in the air after all. Check out the weather forecast for the day and dress accordingly.
Q. When should I get there?
Set your alarm clock! It's important to arrive at least 15 minutes before your allocated time slot as the site may be busy. If you are late, we will do all we can to get you into another slot but we can't always promise this, especially on busy days, plus no refunds can be given. The best thing to do is leave in plenty of time.
Q. Is it safe?
We go over the top on safety so you can go over the top safely. All elements are tested prior to a days activity with regular outside independent inspections performed to make sure safety procedures are maintained and regulated. Elements are supervised by trained instructors, state-of-the-art equipment, thorough safety briefing on all elements & staff always on hand to advise & reassure, your safety is our No 1 priority.
Q. How long does it take?
This varies dramatically depending on the activities you choose to do, your level of confidence, people in front of you and the number of people on site. As a general guide however, we recommend you allow at least an hour per adventure (paintball is different, please check sister site).