Who Can Play Paintball? Everything You Need To Know

Categories: How To | Paintball Tips

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Paintball is a thrilling game enjoyed by a variation of ages. Due to the active nature of the game, there is sometimes a bit of confusion about who can play and how old you must be, etc. Of course, because it is an active sport there are always risks of injury. For this reason players must sign forms declaring any injuries to be as part of the game.

Typically, anyone who is over the age of 18 can play paintball, but younger players are allowed as long as they receive signed permission from a guardian. It is generally understood that 12-14 is the prime age to start learning how to play paintball, as it is around that age that you can understand the rules and abide by them best. Don’t let age put you off! We offer a junior paintball option suitable for children aged 8-13 years old, with the option for group booking so adults and older children can join in too.

We leave no one out of the paintball madness and offer team building, Hen & Stag parties, kid’s parties, schools, and corporate office deals. Paintball is fun for absolutely anyone.

Do I need insurance to play paintball?

You don’t need insurance to play, all of our game zones come with insurance if there are any issues. Everything you need to play is included in the price.

Do you need to be fit to play paintball?

You don’t need to be incredibly fit to play, average fitness is sufficient. Of course, the fitter you are the better you may play, but it is not essential. It is likely if you play regularly, you’ll get a lot fitter naturally.

Can a 13-year-old play paintball?
Yes. Anyone can play paintball! If you are over 18 years old, you can play without hassle. But if you are below 18, you’ll need a guardian to provide you with signed confirmation that you can play. This is in case of any injuries or issues when playing if you’re a minor.

Does paintball hurt?

If you’re keen to play paintball or begin playing professionally, you may be asking yourself how much does paintball hurt? It does hurt slightly. Most players say it feels like a slight sting, like a flick on the arm. The pain is minor and typically fades away quickly. At close range, a paintball can hurt and cause bruises, but this is why everyone gets a brief on how to play paintball safely, to avoid accidents like this. The pain should not be enough to put you off playing, instead, it is part of the thrill.

Do you have to be 18 to buy paintballs?

To buy paintballs or a paintball marker you will need to be 18 or over.

How much is paintballing?

The price for paintball varies, For all our equipment and 100 paintballs, our prices start as low as £6 for pay and play.

Reasons to go paintballing.

Paintball is a really great, active sport you can enjoy alone or in big groups. Paintball can be a great active sport to encourage you to exercise in a fun way. All the chasing and running will certainly get your heart rate up.

Additionally, there is the social element a lot of people enjoy. Paintball is great for groups and can be good for meeting new friends and socialising with existing ones. We offer a selection of packages for all kinds of people: hen/stag parties, schools, office parties, team building, etc.

Paintball can be a great thrill-seekers hobby. It’ll get your blood pumping, improve fitness, and provide you with a lot of fun too!

Paintball has a lot of variety. There are lots of different types of venues and game arenas to try, and we have a great pay and play option. This can improve problem-solving abilities, team building and is just generally really enjoyable!

If you like the outdoors, paintball can also be a great way to stay in the fresh air. Though it might be a little more difficult in the winter months, paintball in the summer is a great excuse to get out and about. As well as helping you burn off a few calories and hopefully meet up with your best mates.

If you’re competitive, a game of paintball is perfect for you!

For more information or to book your next exciting paintballing experience – get in touch today.