Paintballing Qustions & Answers
What do I need to bring on the day?
Players should wear old, comfortable clothing and may also want to bring a change of clothes for the conclusion of the game. We strongly recommend boots with ankle support and deep tread/rubber soles – it can be muddy, wet and slippery in the woodlands. Some players may choose to wear wellies if it is muddy during the winter months but it is up to each individual to decide if they want to choose a waterproof option rather than the safety of ankle support. Paintball gloves may be available to buy at the centre, or you can bring your own. You may also want to bring some money for purchasing additional paintballs (venues generally accept cash and credit/debit cards – please note fees may apply to the use of credit and debit cards).
Can I bring my own paintball equipment?
You can bring your own equipment to the centre, but it is always at the discretion of the Centre Manager whether you can use it. You can bring your own goggles, provided they are designed for paintball games and have not been modified in any way. You can bring your own gun, but it may be subject to a test.
Can I bring my own paintballs?
For health and safety reasons, and to maintain a consistent safety standard across all centres, generally you can only use paintballs issued by the venue on the day of your event.
How many paintballs will I need?
There is no way of knowing how many paintballs any individual will use, as it depends on how trigger–happy you are. It is entirely up to each person how many paintballs they want to use. The average use across the entire the company (by Juniors and Adults) is 400–500 paintballs per person per day. You can purchase paintballs at the centre throughout the day, during the breaks between games.
How can I purchase additional items on the day?
Additional items such as paintballs, lunch, gloves and other paintball paraphernalia can usually be purchased from the on–site shop at paintball centres with cash or card. Fees may apply when purchasing items.
Is paintball suitable for children?
Parents need to know about the nature of the activity and decide for themselves whether their particular child is hardy, and mature enough to participate in paintball. Please also see the FAQ concerning 'Minimum Age' below, for more information.
What is the minimum age?
The minimum age of all players on the date of the game at paintball centres is normally between 8–10 years old, depending on the location chosen and event type. For mini paintball the minimum age is 8 years old. For regular paintball the minimum age is 10 years old. This means that we consider regular paintball events to be suitable for 11th birthday parties, but not for 10th birthday parties (where some of those invited are likely to be 9 years of age). The equipment and level of supervision provided by venues makes paintball safe for any age of player – so it's not the 'danger' involved that determines our age limit – rather the fact that the equipment is quite heavy, and it's all a bit scary for very young children. Even adults find the hairs on the back of their necks standing–up when a wave of 'enemy' players surges towards them, guns blazing. Younger people may simply find this too intimidating. Some 10 year olds might find it too much as well, Insurance is not limited by age – people of all ages are fully insured. Minimum ages can vary depending upon the centres policy
What food and drink is available at the centre?
This varies at different paintball centres, some centers have a snack shop where you can purchase chocolates, drinks, crisps, and more, others may have cafe's where you can get pizza and other hot food, we recommend you call the venue and check before you leave.
Can we bring alcohol to the centre? Generally no alcohol is permitted on site. Any players who have been drinking will be excluded from the games and may be asked to leave the centre.
What days are you open?
Most centres are open almost 365 days a year. We do strongly recommend booking your desired date well in advance to avoid disappointment.
What happens on the day?
On arrival, you will be greeted by friendly staff who will check you in. After you have filled out registration forms you will be kitted up with all the gear needed for the day and undergo a compulsory safety briefing. Then the action starts! With short refreshment breaks in between to reload your paintballs and discuss tactics!
What happens if it rains?
The games go ahead regardless, in all weather conditions. All the game zones are outdoors in woodland areas, so we recommend you bring wet weather gear and sturdy boots with ankle support and deep tread. Some players may opt for the comfort of wellington boots over the safety of boots with ankle support, and it is advisable to bring a spare pair of shoes to go home in.
How do I book a day of paintball?
To book, all you need to do is call the number on the voucher and speak to one of our friendly operators to check availability and book your event.