A typical day at any one of our national paintball centres begins at 09:15, so we recommend you arrive between 09:00-09:15am with enough time to prepare before the fun commences.
The first thing you encounter after parking is our registration area where you are required to hand in pre-completed forms (or complete them on arrival), collect your protective paintball equipment, as well as any pre-purchased paintball accessories such as paintballs, pyrotechnics or lunch vouchers.
If you have valuables that you don’t want to lock in your car or leave in the basecamp, you can rent a locker for the day to keep them safely stored.
Once you’re kitted up and valuables are secured, marshalling personnel will divide you into teams according to age groups to make teams as equal as possible to ensure the day is fun for all players. If you have booked sufficient numbers, you may have a private game with 20 players on each side.
Once teams are decided, all players receive a full safety brief where the rules and regulations are outlined. This is the calm before the storm, but it’s an essential calm, as you’ll be given all the information you need to keep you safe for the day. Also if you have any questions at this point, don’t be afraid to put your hand up and ask away.
With your paintballs sorted into hoppers, and goggles touch- tested by marshals, players are ushered into the gun zone to collect the all important paintball gun. All players are given a chance to fire a number of practise rounds in the firing range to steady your aim.
Groups are then led out to the first field of many where the rules of the game are explained. Then it’s a matter of bracing yourself for that first countdown, and then dashing towards the opposition, or the closest object for cover!
After 6 games on 3 fields playing “Last Action Hero”, players return to the basecamp for a much needed break. Players can refuel with either a pre-ordered pizza, or their own packed lunch.
After lunch, players return to battle it out in the afternoon. Once the final game is over, you and your teammates will head back to the basecamp for the all important prize-giving ceremony. This is where the heroics and epic shots that the marshals have witnessed are highlighted, and you’ll be handed certificates. Beware: if you’ve hidden behind a tree for the whole day and the marshals have noticed, you’ll probably get an award that others will not be envious of!
The start and the end of the day are perfect times for photo opportunities, so be sure to take one to capture the memories of an eventful day. The day will usually be wrapped up with players departing between 4-4:30pm. This could be a little earlier if it’s winter time, as it tends to get dark earlier, and we can’t have you exploring our fields in complete darkness.
Here’s an itinerary of the day for you:
09:00 – 09:15:
Arrive at one of our national paintball centres
09:15 – 10:00:
Register and check in, collect all of your equipment, paintballs, pyrotechnics, and split into teams.
10:00 – 10:15:
Regroup in the basecamp for a safety briefing, get your guns and fire some practise shots in the firing range.
10:15 – 13:00:
Games 1 and 2
Games 3 and 4
Games 5 and 6
13:00 – 13:30:
Break for lunch, Pizza or packed lunch
13:30 – 16:15:
Games 7 and 8
Games 9 and 10
Games 11 and 12
Bonus Game (time permitting)
Checking results and handing out certificates