Q. How many players are on the site at the same time?
A. We can and have run games of up to 100 players. However, most group sizes range between 5 to 20, and we do not actively try to fully book our facilities as we like to keep in direct contact and in control of our players, providing a personal service
Q. I have a date in mind, but not sure of total number of players, what do I do?
This is not a problem. Just book in the players your are sure of with a £10 per player deposit, and provisionally book in the remainder. We will contact you before fully booking the site and give you the opportunity to confirm your provisional bookings.
Q. What about the weather?
Our experience tells us that playing paintball is fun in virtually any type of weather. Should it be raining, we have covered seated areas for breaks between games. If it’s cold, running around the woods all day keeps you warm. The only weather that makes paintballing a bit uncomfortable sometimes is when it’s really hot.
Q. How much booking notice is required?
We suggest you book as early as possible. However, if we are not fully booked you can usually book within a few days for a weekend date, but two weeks notice is needed for weekday bookings.
Q. Is a deposit needed?
Yes. We don’t ask for complete payment in advance, but do ask for a £10 per player deposit in advance. You don’t have to pay for anything else until the day. Deposits are normally non-refundable.
Q. Is there a secure place for valuables?
Yes. We store all valuables for each group in separate boxes and locked away. We have had no security incidents ever related to customers’ valuables.
Q. What is suitable clothing?
We provide padded jackets and trousers, so keep this in mind. On a warm day, light trousers and a t-shirt or long sleeved shirt will do. On colder days, extra layers may be used, but can always be removed if you get too hot. Footwear ideally should include ankle support and a good grip, as our site has many different types of terrain. And remember, if it’s wet and muddy, light coloured or white trainers will no longer be that way by the end of your day!
Arrival and Game Prep Itinerary
When you arrive, you will be greeted by one of our Marshalls. Everyone congregates in the car park area until all paintball party members arrive. You will be asked how you want to split up your group into playing teams, the reds and the greens. Splitting your group is generally a good idea, you end up playing with and against someone you know, and adds to the banter that goes on between the reds and greens throughout the day. In certain circumstances, booked groups stay together, and this is usually when the group is small, less than 4 people.
You will then be asked to fill out a registration form, and formally split your group into red and green teams. The group organiser will be asked to collect any remaining admission and rental fee due from each player and pay at the counter. At this stage, there is also the opportunity to bulk pay for paintballs in advance of the games. The kit – colour coded goggles, hooded jackets, pants, battlepacks and gloves – are distributed to all players. Our Marshalls help you and explain how to wear these items, especially the goggles which should be a good comfortable fit – especially over the bridge of your nose – so that they will not steam up during the paintball games.
There is then a compulsory safety briefing in which the rules of paintball at our venue are explained. Please listen very carefully to this briefing. Paintballing is a safe sporting activity if the safety rules are stuck to, and just like any other team sport, breaking the rules can lead to injury. We are very serious about our safety rules, and we expect you to be too!!
You are then given your paintball guns; a marker, gas bottle, hopper and safety plug. Paintballs are purchased and then it’s off we all go into the woodland game areas – it’s game on!!