What is paintball and will I be safe?
Don’t worry… You’re in great hands! Paintball is great fun! It’s like a real life computer game, similar to call of duty just with loads of fresh air and action! You’ll get to play a variety of game scenarios. You are issued with a paintball marker which fires small balls of paint and these explode on impact leaving bright splat! There are lots of rules to paintball to keep everyone safe, at the start of the session the marshal in charge will hold a safety briefing, this is where you’ll also have the chance to ask any questions you might have. In the meantime, here are some of the frequently asked questions:
Does it hurt?
There’s no doubt that this is the most common question. Of course, if you do get shot you will feel it. It can mildly bruise, however the slight sting only lasts for a few seconds and you’ll be eager to get right back in the action again! We do recommend you wear additional layers to reduce this, and we do offer additional protective wear. So if you’re worried just ask, but we promise you’re in great hands and there’s nothing to worry about. Paintball is a super safe activity!
What should I wear?
Dress for the weather! Although the prospect of being shot by a paintball may be a little scary, you won’t want to wear 3 pairs of trackie bottoms and 2 hoodies in the middle of the summer. Wear comfortable, old clothes that you don’t mind getting muddy, or potentially damaged. Removable layers with long sleeves work best. We would not recommend jeans. As for footwear, walking boots work great! Football boots and trainers are also a good option, but don’t wear your newest pair of white Nikes – they won’t be the same colour afterwards! When it’s super muddy, welly boots are also a great choice (just ask our marshals!). A change of clothes and shoes is always a good idea, regardless of how muddy you get. Sandals, crocs and flipflops are not suitable and you will not be allowed to play if this is what you are wearing, this is PAINTBALL, not the beach!
Will I be with other people?
Yep! And we always say the more people the better! It’s very sociable so you’ll make some new friends and be working together through the session to make sure your team always win! However, if you require a private booking, please give us a call and we will see what we can do.
Is paintball suitable for children?
Yes! In fact, we’d say it’s a great activity for them! However, 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 (as the thought that a team of 20 people charging at you firing can be a little scary). Marshals are fully trained and do keep an eye on all younger players though to make sure they are safe and have the best day ever!
What happens if it’s raining?
Come rain or shine, the battles on! We only cancel games in extreme weather conditions.
What’s included with my game?
We provide absolutely everything to make sure you have a great day! Full-body camo overalls, a face mask, a snood (which provides additional head protection) and of course a paintball marker (that’s the gun, pew pew pew). Additional body armour is available for younger players.