How much do paintballs cost?
Paintballs can be purchased on the day at each of our venues. For the best price, we offer discounts to groups that buy in advance by calling our Events Team: 08453 707571. Unfortunately, players are not allowed to bring their own paintballs onto a Bedlam site, as we require our paintballs to be individually safety-tested before being used on site. See our blog post 'How Much Does Paintball Cost?' for more information.
What time does a day at Bedlam start?
Your day at Bedlam Paintball starts at 9:15am. It is essential you arrive on time so that we can get you checked in and kitted out in time for your game.
Is lunch included in my day at Bedlam?
Lunch is not included in our packages. You can however pre-order your lunch on arrival, which consists of a hot pizza from Domino's (on selected Bedlam sites) for £7.99. For more information call our Events Team on 08453 707571
Does getting hit by a paintball hurt?
This is a very common question, so we wrote a blog post a while back to address it. Read "Does Paintball Hurt?" on our paintball blog to find out. Feel free to add your own comments to the debate!
How does the day work?
Bedlam Paintball Full Days Itinerary
Your paintballing day starts at 9.15am and will involve at least 8 games of paintball with a 30 minute break for lunch.The day will conclude at around 4:.00pm, however this can change due to seasonal factors - such as the days being shorter during the winter.
9am - 10am -Registration and Equipment Issue Completed registration forms and collect all the kit needed for the day.This is the ideal time to stock up on paintballs. Average amount of paintballs use in a day is 300 to 500.You will then be assigned into a team as denoted by a colour
10am - 10:15am - Safety briefing & target practice All players must attend the briefing and give their complete attention. Following the briefing you will move into the gun zone where you can test out your paintball gun on the firing range.
10:15am - 1pm - Paintball games 1 - 4 This is when the action begins. You will play varied game zones. This is to give you the chance experience both attacking and defending on each gamezone. Throughout the games, paintball marshals will patrol the area, keeping a close eye safety and the action. If you require any assistance at any time do not hesitate to speak to one of them.
1pm - 1:30pm - Lunchtime You can purchase drinks, crisps, sweets and a hot lunch. Alternatively, groups are welcome to bring their own lunch and snacks. Some venues offer lunch as an extra cost
1:30pm - 3:45pm - Paintball games 4 to 8 Enjoy 4 more games on different game zones. This is your chance to even the score.
3:45pm - 4:00pm - Winners Winner Announced, Return Equipment--
How many are in each team?
The total number of players at the venue will be split into two teams, with a minimum of 6 people in each team.
What are pyrotechnics?
"Pyrotechnics" is the name given to the paintball extras which can be purchased to add drama to games. At present, every Bedlam site offers such pyrotechnics as smoke bombs and paintball grenades. You can find out more about the different types of pyrotechnics by reading 'The A-Z of Paintball Grenades' on our paintball blog.You must be 18 years plus to buy Pyrotechnics. Thats the law.
What's the minimum age?
All players must be 12 years of age or older to play at Bedlam Paintball. This is required for insurance purposes. Adults and those under 18 can play in the same teams and/or games. The is a product call Splatmaster where kids of 8 years plus can play.Check out Splatmaster on our website for more info.
What are the rules?
Bedlam’s fully-trained safety marshals will explain the rules to players on arrival. This includes equipment usage and safety, the difference between the Safety Zones and Game Zones, and the role they play as safety marshal. In addition to this, the marshals will explain the objectives and rules of each game scenario before it begins.
Can I add extras to my Bedlam package?
Yes! Not only can you add extras like pyrotechnics and more paintballs, but you can also include lunch, too, if you like. Check out our ‘equipment’ page for more information.
How may paintballs will I need for the day?
There is no right answer to this as it depends on how trigger happy you are. However, a typical player will shoot around 300 to 600 paintballs during the day. If you would prefer not to worry about how many paintballs you will need during the day you can purchase our popular package Absolute Bedlam.
How much money should I bring with me?
If your package does not already include lunch and spare paintballs, then it’s wise to bring enough money to cover a few extras. Bedlam venues accept all major credit/debit cards (except American Express).
What should I do if I can't get enough players for my group?
Don't worry, all you need to do is phone our office as soon as you can and let us know how many players will be attending. This will avoid any confusion on the day and will ensure your day runs smoothly from the outset.
Can I buy refreshments on-site?
Yes, there is a shop in the Safety Zone at each of our paintball sites selling tea, coffee, juice, snacks and hot lunches.
How many games will we play in a day?
Bedlam Paintball is an all-day event, and trust us, at the end of the day you won't want to leave! Normally you play 4 scenarios in the morning, followed by a lunch break to refuel, then a further 3-4 scenarios in the afternoon.
When will my team photo be available?
All team photos and action photography are put up on the Bedlam Facebook page the following Monday, where you can tag photos, tell your friends about them or save the pics for your own use.But please send in your photos and we will post them for you. Send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
What should we should bring with us to play paintball?
Each player should wear loose, comfortable clothing and sturdy footwear suitable for a woodland environment (see our blog post 'What Should I Wear to Play Paintball' for more info). You should also remember to bring cash or credit/debit cards in order to purchase extra paintballs, pyrotechnics, lunch and any other refreshments you may require.
How can I pay for my paintballs and other items?
Bedlam's Head Office and all on-site shops accept cash and all major credit/debit cards (Switch/Maestro, Visa, Mastercard, etc.) except American Express.
Do the goggles steam-up?
A: Exceptionally good ventilation coupled with an optically advanced ‘anti-fog’ lens helps prevent the goggles from steaming-up, however the very nature of the sport means that you’ll get quite warm. If they do steam-up due to overheating, Fog-Buster wipes can be purchased at just a £1 each. We also offer an optional upgrade to double-glazed ‘Pro-Goggles for a nominal fee at selected sites.
Can I bring my own paintballs
No, of course not. The paintballs we provide are first-rate quality – they’re spherical, don’t break in the gun, and they fly straight. It's not just the balls you’re paying for, you’re also paying for the fantastic facilities, Award-Winning games, insurance, superb organisation, fantastic equipment, safety, and the list goes on…