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BEDLAM PAINTBALL QUESTIONS

HOW MUCH DO PAINTBALLS COST?

You will use 300 to 600 paintballs in a session.

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.

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 £9.99. For more information call our Events Team on 08442473271

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 600.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.

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 paintballs, then it’s wise to bring enough money to cover a few extras.Please Note:You will use on average 300 to 600 paintballs in a session  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 info@bedlam.co.uk

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. 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…

LASERTAG QUESTIONS

WHAT IS LASERTAG POWERED BY BEDLAM

Bedlam outdoor lasertag is a hi-tech action game where each player has a tagger which emits a harmless laser beam for aiming and an IR beam The point of the game is to try and score as many points as possible by tagging players in the opposing team, whilst not being tagged yourself. When players are tagged they loss lives. Once all their lives are loss the lase tagger deactivates until reset for the next game

IS LASERTAG SAFE

Absolutely! Is Bedlam has been built multiple gaming areas that provide a safe and fun experience. The equipment uses Infra-Red technology, which is a safe invisible light, and low power lazers. There are no projectiles like paintball to cause bruises. Our Game Referees monitor each mission to ensure all rules of engagement are followed.

DO YOU SUPERVISE THE PLAYERS

Each Lasertag session will be accompanied by a safety coordinator to ensure adequate supervision and safety.

WHAT ARE THE AGE REQUIREMENTS TO PLAY LASERTAG BY BEDLAM ?

Participants aged 8 plus can play. Kids under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult (one adult can take responsibility for multiple kids).

WHAT EQUIPMENT IS SUPPLIED

Each player will receive a Laser gun with attached sensor headband.

WHAT SESSION ARE AVAILABLE?

We will help by arranging and agreeing the best day and time for your session, just call our friendly staff on 08442473271

DO I NEED TO STAY ON SITE?

We ask that at least one adult stay with the party group at all times. Other adults are welcome to stay and watch the fun and even join in with the games!

WHAT TIME SHOULD MY GUESTS ARRIVE?

We ask that you and your guests arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled party time to allow time for check in.

WHAT DO THE KIDS WEAR

We recommend that players wear long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toed shoes. We recommend that kids not wear their favorite clothes as they may get a little dirty.

WHAT DOES IT COST AND HOW MAY GUESTS CAN I BRING

A Lasertag two hour session with unlimited ammo costs £300 for up to 10 players. Additional player cost £30pp

HOW DO I BOOK?

Check our venue locator to find your nearest venue. Then call our booking office on 08442473271

CAN I CHANGE THE DATE OR CANCEL THE EVENT

You can reschedule you game date but this must be done at least 48 hours before your game date.The a movement admin fee of £25 is charge .Cancellation If the event is canceled it will result in a loss of the monies.

HOW DO I KNOW WHEN I HAVE TAGGED ANOTHER PLAYER?

If you are close enough, you will be able to hear their tagger scream “Argh”. You will also see the sensors momentarily flash. Or you might see them trudging back to the ‘Dead Zone’ after your  hit has tagged them out!

HOW DO I KNOW WHEN I HAVE BEEN TAGGED?

You will know you’ve been ‘shot’ – or tagged as we also call it – when your tagger screams “Argh” and the sensors around your neck and on the tagger flash. You will also lose one life (players are given multiple lives at the start of the game). If another player gets very close to tagging you, but is slightly inaccurate, your tagger will shout “warning” – this is your cue to run for it!

CAN MY TAGGER RUN OUT OF AMMO?

Yes. Just like the real thing, they hold a different amount of rounds (ammo), and every time you shoot this will decrease. Whenever you are getting low on ammo, you may push the reload button on your tagger to simulate the changing of the tagger’s clip (magazine). When you have used all of your ammo and clips you are unable to shoot any more, and become something of a ‘sitting duck’!

CAN I BE TAGGED WHILE I AM RELOADING?

Absolutely, so take care with choosing when to press the reload button! Depending upon the type of tagger you are using, reloading takes anywhere from 3-10 seconds.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WEATHER IS BAD?

Our taggers are water-resistant and as such laser tag can be played in most weather, including light rain, snow and windy conditions. If inclement weather is suspected, we advise players to bring waterproof and/or warm clothing as appropriate (plus a change of clothing), as games will generally continue as normal. However, like most electronic equipment it cannot easily be made totally waterproof, so if heavy rain is forecast and we don’t feel that we can safely run your booking, we will try to contact you in advance to let you know and to avoid you making a wasted journey (hence why we require a telephone number from you when you book). We will offer you the option either to move your booking to another time/date, or to receive a full refund of any money already paid to us. If there is heavy rain, thunder/lightning during your session then we will temporarily stop the game and take shelter until it passes.

CAN I SHOOT THROUGH TREES/VEHICLES/BARRIERS ETC?

Anything that blocks the line of sight will block the infrared beam of your tagger. With this in mind, you cannot shoot through tree trunks, vehicles (though you might be able to shoot through vehicle windows) or other solid objects. Leaves, on the other hand, only provide partial cover; the easier it is to see through the leaves, the easier it is to hit somebody hiding in them.

DOES IT HURT WHEN YOU GET TAGGED?

No, absolutely not. Our taggers do not fire actual lasers, but invisible infrared signals. The manufacturers of the infrared emitters used in the taggers state that in recent safety studies carried out in the USA, eye injuries were found to be impossible. Infrared waves from our emitters are low frequency, long wavelength and low energy.

SPLATMASTER QUESTIONS

WHAT IS SPLATMASTER

SPLATMASTER powered by Bedlam Ages 8+: This low-intensity activity uses lightweight, spring-loaded, pump-action equipment that use extra small paintballs for ammo. Perfect for younger children, Splatmaster gives kids ages 8 plus the chance to play the game of paintball without having to worry about any loud noises or leaving with a bruise. It’s 100% pain-less and 100% fun!

DOES IT HURT ?

This is the number one question new players and parents ask. JT SplatMaster Ammo has been developed and designed to shoot straight, break on contact, and clean up easily with water. The way it’s been described by 9+ kids is that it has a minor sting, like that of a small, thin rubber band. In our video, Does SplatMaster Hurt?, we put this theory to the test by asking a ten year old how it feels after being hit by JT SplatMaster Ammo.

WHAT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PAINTBALL AND SPLATMASTER

Think of it like “kid-friendly” paintball. Younger players 8 + will play a variety of different paintball style games, but with guns that shoot about half the speed of a regular paintball gun. These guns are spring-loaded and fire at a velocity of 150 FPS, which is about half the speed of a standard paintball gun. At this rate, you can see your ammo fly through the air before you get the satisfaction of seeing your splap We play outside in areas suited to your group and you will be kept away from normal paintball players

HOW MANY PAINTBALLS DO WE GET?

Unlimited paintballs are supplied in your two hour session.

WHAT IS JT SPLATMASTER AMMO MADE OF?

JT SplatMaster Ammo is made of 100% bio-degradable, non toxic color filled gelatin capsules. JT SplatMaster strives to make a significant effort to reduce the impact on the environment. Through smart formulation, we use a large portion of recycled materials from other industries. Also, we manufacture JT SplatMaster Ammo using between 15% and 40% recycled and redirected materials that are considered waste, but environmentally friendly, that would otherwise be headed into the waste stream. SplatMaster Ammo is water soluble and easily cleans off most surfaces with just water.

IS JT SPLATMASTER LIKE PAINTBALL?

For those familiar with paintball, JT SpaltMaster does have some similar characteristics on the surface. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find that JT SplatMaster really is something totally new. First, JT SplatMasters are powered by spring pressure, not compressed air or CO2. This results in the Ammo only traveling between 110 and 140 feet per second versus 300 feet per second, the speed of a paintball. Second, JT SplatMaster Ammo is smaller in size than standard paintballs, and when you include that characteristic with the reduced speed the Ammo travels, it results in less energy – which means, less impact and considerably less “ouch”. Last, we have developed a special shell and fill that is designed to break on contact traveling at the low speeds of JT SplatMaster.

IS SPLATMASTER SAFE FOR ALL KIDS

Absolutely! All players will be equipped with protective eye goggles and a chest protector that are to be worn at ALL times. Also, players will have a thorough safety brief before being allowed to play. Always wear JT SplatMaster Optix or goggles specifically designed for paintball. Just like you would always wear a proper baseball helmet when hitting a baseball in practice or a game, it is critical for players and all those in the field of play to use proper JT SplatMaster eye protection. Also, the strap system is an important safety feature of JT SplatMaster Optix, and safety glasses can fall off or be dislodged during active play.

ARE THE GAMES SUPERVISED ?

Yes! Each private group will be accompanied by a safety coordinator to ensure adequate supervision and safety.

WHAT EQUIPMENT IS PROVIDED

Each player will receive a rental gun, ammunition, and a mask. Splatmaster private groups come with chest protectors at no charge.

HOW DO I BOOK A PARTY

Check to see where your closest venue is by checking the map . Then simply call us on 08442473271 to book

HOW MANY GUESTS DO I NEED TO INVITE AND WHATS THE COST?

Splatmaster two hour private group session is £300 for up to 10 players, however you can invite additional players cost of £25pp.

DO I NEED TO STAY ?

We ask that at least one adult stay with the party group at all times. Other adults are welcome to stay and watch the fun and even join in.

WHAT DO THE KIDS WEAR ?

We recommend that players wear long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toed shoes. The ammunition is washable, but we recommend that kids do not wear their favorite clothes as they may get a little dirty.

WHAT TIME SHOULD MY GUESTS ARRIVE AT THE PARTY

We ask that you and your guests arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled party time to allow time for check in.

CAN I CHANGE MY PARTY DATE ONCE IVE BOOKED

You can but we require at least a 48-hour advance notice of intent reschedule which will incur a £25 fee. If you cancel completely you will lose your the complete cost of the booking.

Schools QUESTIONS

WHAT IS GAME BEDLAM?

Game Bedlam is special created for Schools for Kids Age 12- 17 at a fixed cost . They will play 5 game over 3 hour. Each game the player will be issued with 80 paintballs per game. Games are run at an agreed time during a School week.

ARE THERE ANY PHYSICAL AND MENTAL BENEFITS OF PLAYING PAINTBALL

Playing paintball can be good for more than just fun. There are health benefits as well.

Paintball has been a popular sport for a long time. Even though it is called an extreme sport, paintball is one activity that can be enjoyed with friends and family. This sport has a plethora of benefits that bring about an all-round development in players. Apart from the physical exercise, paintball also offers mental health benefits. Paintball’s popularity also lies in the simplicity of the game. All you need is the required protective gear and a paintball gun and you are ready to go.

Spicing up your exercise regime

Paintball is a great activity for those who do not have time to hit the gym or are simply lazy. Regular exercisers can also benefits from paintball as it adds variety to their workout routine. It is believed that following the same workout routine for a long time can become less effective over time. Paintball is a great way to shake things up and get an intense exercise routine. This sport does not include monotonous motions like a treadmill, and allows the players to experience a whole range of movements like running, climbing, ducking and tip toeing behind enemies.

Weight loss and immunity

Needless to say, paintball also aids in weight loss. The intense exercise gained from a session of paintball can improve sleep cycles and boost metabolism. Intense workouts also result in the release of endorphins that elevates the mood of the player. Apart from burning more calories, regular exercise through paintball also reduces risk of heart diseases, blood pressure and depression.

Stress relief

Working professionals have more and more to worry about in this fast paced world. Sometimes the stress can deeply affect the mental state of the person and resurface at inappropriate times. Playing a rough game of paintball is one of the best ways to vent out your frustration without risking hurting others. Sometimes, venting your anger in the game can also help you improve your skills as a paintballer. The endorphins released during intense exercise also eliminate mental stress brings a sense of calm.

Teamwork and leadership

Paintball is primarily a team sport with a goal. In order to win the game, one team should defeat other teams and fulfill the objective. This requires some amount of strategizing and execution which can be done only when all the players work together as a team. It is this aspect of paintballing that promotes team spirit. You could also use paintball to improve your leadership skills. Tense situations in the game often bring out the best in many players and boost their self confidence.

Absolute entertainment

Paintball is becoming increasingly popular not because it aids weight loss or improves team building skills, but simply because it is so entertaining. The rush of adrenaline gained from simply running around a field and shooting opponents with dye pellets makes stressed out adults feel like a child again. A game of paintball always includes a fair amount of laughter and excitement which makes it the perfect group activity.

DO YOU DO PAINTBALL FOR KIDS GAME 8 YEARS PLUS

Yes. We have a product called Splatmaster for kids aged 8 to 12 years of age. Just checkout our Splatmaster page for more information

DO YOU HAVE A RISK ASSESSMENT FOR PAINTBALL SCHOOLS

Yes we do . You can download this from our website or we can email you copy

DO YOU HAVE A INSURANCE COVER FOR PLAYER

Yes we do we have a £5m cover . You can download this from our website or we can email you copy our Insurance Certificate

DO YOU HAVE A TEACHERS CHECKLIST

Yes we do . You can download this from our website or we can email you copy

DO YOU HAVE PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND WAIVER FORMS

Yes we do . You can download this from our website or we can email you copy

DO YOU HAVE A PUPIL CHECKLIST

Yes we do . You can download this from our website or we can email you copy

DO YOU HAVE A RISK ASSESSMENT FOR PAINTBALL

Yes we do and we can email this information to you or you can download it from our website

DO YOU DO LASERTAG FOR SCHOOLS

Yes we can. We have a product called Lasertag for kids aged 8 to 12 years of age. Just checkout our Splatmaster and Lasertag pages for more information about our services for younger students.

WHAT ARE ALL THE BENEFITS FOR A SCHOOL TO GO PAINTBALLING

Here are the Top 10 Health Benefits of Paintball:

  • Adds variety to regular routine: Paintball is a great activity for those who do not have time to hit the gym or want to do something active with friends. It’s also a great way to shake things up and get an intense exercise routine outside of your normal workout. If you’re looking for an alternative activity to escape the monotonous motions of a treadmill, paintball allows players to experience a full range of movements like running, climbing, ducking and tip-toeing behind enemies.
  • Full body workout: Paintball involves crawling, diving, sprinting, dodging and shooting. Because the game is so fast paced and strategic, many players get so caught up in the action they don’t even realize how the body is benefiting. People who have difficulty sticking to a workout routine often claim motivation and boredom as the primary reasons. Paintball offers participants a more enjoyable way to tone up their body without ever having to even think about it as exercise.
  • Increases endurance: When you play paintball you experience an incredible cardiovascular workout that boosts your endurance levels because of the extended amount of time spent on the field.
  • Increases strength: Paintball will require you to be fast while lugging around a paintball gun and with all the safety gear. The main areas strengthened during paintball are the legs from running and squatting, the arms from shooting, and the core for stabilization of the body with all the equipment.
  • Increases interpersonal skills and self-confidence: Paintball is primarily a team sport, which requires some amount of strategy and execution that can be done only when all the players work together as a team. It promotes team spirit and can also improve your leadership skills. Tense situations in the game often bring out the best in many players and boost their self confidence.
  • Good for weight loss and overall health: Needless to say, paintball also aids in weight loss. The intense exercise gained from a session of paintball can improve sleep cycles and boost metabolism. Intense workouts also result in the release of endorphins that elevate your mood. Apart from burning more calories, regular exercise through paintball also reduces risk of heart diseases, blood pressure and depression.
  • Major stress relief: Playing a rough game of paintball is one of the best ways to vent out your frustration without risking hurting others. Sometimes, venting your anger in the game can also help you improve your skills as a paintballer. The endorphins released during intense exercise also eliminate mental stress and bring a sense of calm.
  • Promotes teamwork: Good teamwork is essential in paintball – your team must work together to make strategies and plans, and then be able to coordinate them. If you’re lacking a bit of teamwork in your office, why not arrange a day out with your colleagues and put yourselves to the test?
  • It’s healthy to be outdoors: Working out outdoors actually boosts your mood, outlook, focus and immunity. According to a study from the University of Michigan, group nature walks are linked to enhanced mental health and positivity, as well as significantly lower levels of depression and feelings of stress. A study from Glasgow University showed that people who walked, biked, or ran in nature had a lower risk of poor mental health than people who worked out indoors.
  • It’s fun!: Finally, who can say that having a bit of fun isn’t one of the major health benefits of paintball? The rush of adrenaline sparked by just running around and shooting opponents with pellets of dye brings back the inner child in us. Full of laughter and excitement, paintball makes a truly brilliant day out with friends

CAN WE BUY MORE PAINTBALLS?

With the packages you will receive 80 paintballs per game however if individuals require extra paintballs then we sell extra paitballs on site for those who are trigger happy.

DO YOU PROVIDE LUNCH AND SNACKS FOR THE STUDENTS?

While we do not provide this as part of the package, each of our sites has a shop which sells snacks and drinks to keep energy levels high.

We also can provide Dominos Pizza for lunch at an additional cost. This must be pre ordered when placing your booking.

DO YOU OFFER PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT?

We provide each player with a safety mask specifically designed and manufactured for paintball. We also provide coveralls to each player and gloves are available to buy in the shop at additional cost.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

We reccomend sturdy shoes, preferrably with ankle support as the ground can be muddy.

Although we provide coveralls we suggest that each student wears old clothes that they dont mind getting muddy.

Some players like to bring a little extra cash with them for extra paintballs or snacks or drinks on the day.

Stag/hen QUESTIONS

HOW DO I ARRANGE A STAG OR HEN PAINTBALLING DAY OUT

Speak to us Before You Book – We have had a lot of experience in catering for stag parties and our booking staff can tailor a day of paintball to suit the needs of your party and we can ensure that you have the best day out possible.It’s always good to do your research before you book a stag or paintballing event for a number of reasons.You will need to know the Venue /City you what to hold your event in has a paintball vene. You will need to check for availability.Decide on a Paintball Package thats suits your requirements.Agree a  Deposit to book you event so you dont lose the date you want  and payment terms. So call us now on 08442473271 and we will help you manage the process.

HOW DO I KNOW IF THERE IS A PAINTBALL VENUE NEAR US AND IS THE DAY AVAILABLE

Use our simple location and availability checker on our website to find a location and session time to suit your needs.

WHAT WILL A PAINTBALL STAG/HEN DAY COST

We have had a lot of experience in catering for stag and hen parties and our booking staff can tailor a day of paintball to suit the needs of your party and we can ensure that you have the best day out possible. So we will prepare a quote for you.

WHEN DO I BOOK AND WHEN DO I PAY

Book your date asap otherwise you could lose the date. You will need to pay a deposit to reserve your day and the balance two weeks before your game date.

HOW MANY PAINTBALLS WILL WE NEED FOR THE DAY OUT AND WHEN DO I BUY THEM

Make Sure You Buy Your Paintball’s In Advance -The Average amount of paintball use for a Stag and Hen Event is 300 to 600 paintballs.
Buying in advance helps with cost and saves time on the day.It’s always best to make sure that you have plenty of paintballs, especially for our famous ‘stag hunt’!

CAN WE BRING ALCOHOL TO THE CENTRE

No alcohol is  not permitted at our paintball centres.  Any players who have been drinking will be excluded from the games and asked to leave the centre. There is a zero tolerance to drugs at every site.

WHAT HAPPENS ON THE DAY

On arrival, you will be greeted by our friendly staff who will check you in.  After you have completed registration forms you will be kitted up with all the gear needed for the day and attend a compulsory safety briefing.  Then the action starts!  You will play  varied games during session, with short refreshment breaks in between to reload your paintballs and discuss tactics!

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING ON THE DAY

Players should wear old, comfortable clothing and may also want to bring a change of clothes for the conclusion of the game.  We strongly recommend boots with ankle support and deep tread/rubber soles – it can be muddy, wet and slippery in the woodlands.  Some players may choose to wear wellies if it is muddy during the winter months – but it is up to each individual to decide if they want to choose a waterproof option rather than the safety of ankle support.  Paintball gloves are available to buy at the centre, or you can bring your own.  You may also want to bring some money for purchasing additional paintballs, we accept cash and credit/debit cards verified by PIN only.

WHAT HAPPENS IF A PLAYER DOES NOT TURN UP ON THE DAY AND I HAVE ALREADY PAID FOR THEM

All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.  However, credits may be carried forward and used for a future paintball booking.

DO I NEED TO FILL OUT A REGISTRATION FORM

All players attending a national paintball centre are required to complete a registration form before they begin play. paintball centres can be downloaded here.

DO YOU DO LASERTAG FOR SCHOOLS

Yes we can. We have a product called Lasertag for kids aged 8 to 12 years of age. Just checkout our Splatmaster and Lasertag pages for more information about our services for younger students.

WHAT DO I DO IF I GET LOST TRYING TO FIND THE CENTRE

To avoid getting lost we suggest you make sure all drivers in your group print the directions from the website and take these with them. Our directions are for guidance only, we recommend using a road map for more precise directions.

CAN WE DRESS THE STAG OR HEN UP

Off course you can some sites even sell bunny suits. Ask us at the time of booking and we can add one to your order for a small additional cost of £35.00

DO YOU SELL GRENADES

Our sites sell a range of products to enhance your experience, from smoke and paint grenades to upgraded markers, masks and gloves.

The range of products at each sites varies so check with our team when you book for availability.

HOW MANY PAINTBALLS WILL I USE

Please Note:You will use on average 300 to 600 paintballs in a session

GROUP DAYS QUESTIONS

HOW LONG DOES A PAINTBALL DAY LAST

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 600.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 PAINTBALLS DO WE NEED

As a guideline, an average usage is approximately 300-600 paintballs per player. This is very individual, as one player can shoot a lot more paint than another.

IS THERE A LIMIT TO HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN BOOK?

The only real limit will be the capacity of the venue, which does vary from site to site. Remember all bookings are subject to availability so if you have a large group please try and confirm the booking as soon as possible, otherwise you may miss out on places. Please contact our booking line and we will be happy to check availability for you.

WHAT SORT OF FOOTWEAR SHOULD I WEAR?

Comfortable footwear is best, old boots or trainers is usually the footwear of choice. Remember, if it is wet under foot wear shoes that you don’t mind getting grubby.

IF PLAYERS DON'T ATTEND CAN I HAVE THEIR PAINTBALLS

No, players who fail to attend on the day will lose their paintballs and these paintballs are non-transferable. Players that fail to attend on the day will also lose their pre-payment and are no longer entitled to their  paintballs.

WHAT CLOTHING SHOULD I WEAR

We suggest you wear a couple of layers on your top-half, depending on how cold it is. This will allow you to take a layer off if you get warmed up – and trust us you will. You have a camo-outfit given to you to wear for the day as well. Tatty old jeans or tracksuit bottoms are the best thing to wear on your bottom-half, your camo-outfit will be quite loose fitting and will slip over the top of pretty much anything.

WHAT DO WE NEED TO BRING WITH US TO THE PAINTBALL SITE

Most importantly – yourselves. Bring cash or credit cards to to pay for additional paintballs ,smoke grenades juice and snacks from the on site shop.

DO PAINTBALL SITES ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS

All the sites will accept credit or debit card payments. They may have facilities on site to take payment straight away. For those sites which are not equipped with PDQ’s machines they will take a copy of your card details and take payment when they return to the office.

CAN I BUY ADDITIONAL PAINTBALLS

Yes you can . Its always best to pre-order your paintballs at time of booking as this will avoid delays on the day, save time and give you the best deal.

CAN I JUST DO HALF A DAY PAINTBALLING

The majority of the venues can only cater for a full day of paintballing. Half days can be arranged but please be aware that you may be put on a package deal. If you really can only do a half day please contact us and we will arrange the best package for you

CAN I LEAVE THE PAINTBALL GAME EARLY

Paintball is a day day event .You are not held captive at the site on the day but please bare in mind that the day revolves around the teams that are playing. If people leave early and reduce player numbers it can spoil the rest of the day for the others that wish to continue playing.

DO WE STILL PLAY IF IT IS RAINING

Your paintball event will take place come rain or shine, or even snow. In the event of adverse weather conditions and the day being cancelled you will be notified with as much notice as possible.

IS ALCOHOL PERMITTED ON THE PAINTBALL SITE

The consumption of alcohol during the day is strictly forbidden. We understand that some of you will be celebrating on the day and may have alcohol with you but we ask that you wait until you are off site to begin your party. If you are found consuming alcohol on site you will be asked to leave. There is a zero tolerance to drugs at every site.

DO THE PAINTBALL SITES OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

Normal events days are Saturdays & Sundays. Games can run during the week but the venue must meet a minimum requirement of players to operate a days play and please be aware that you will  be put on a package deal in order to make it viable for the site to run your day.

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE ARE LATE AT OUR PAINTBALL SITE

You need to arrive for your given start time promptly. All your equipment will be handed to you on arrival. A safety briefing will also take place soon after your start time, miss the briefing and you may be asked to leave.

HOW MANY PAINTBALLS WILL I USE

Please Note:You will use on average 300 to 600 paintballs in a session

BIRTHDAY PARTIES QUESTIONS

WHAT IS THE ITINERARY OF A DAYS PAINTBALLING

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 600.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

IS PAINTBALL SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN?

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. To help you with this, we have compiled an Parental guide, which can be included in your information pack or requested from our friendly staff by calling 0844 2473271  Please also see the FAQ concerning ‘Minimum Age’ below for more information.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE?

The minimum age of all players 8 years for Splatmaster paintball which is a low velocity .

After that regular paintball paintball is from 12 years of age .

the minimum age is old, for more information on splatmaster please see our Splatmaster and Lasertag pages.

For more information call customer service on 0844 2173271

WHAT THE COST FOR KIDS PAINTBALL AGED 12 YEARS PLUS

Birthday Parties for 12 years age plus

  • £15.99(1) including 100 paintballs per person
  • £35.00(1) including 300 paintballs per person

CAN I BRING BIRTHDAY CAKE

Of course you can!

CAN I WATCH THEM PLAY

Every site is different, most however do not have specific viewing galleries but may offer you a mask so you can view from the side of the field (there is no guarantee that  you wont get shot however!). This entirely depends on the site and some may not allow it at all.

Call our  helpful booking staff for more information.

HOW MANY PAINTBALLS DO I NEED

Please Note:You will use on average 300 to 600 paintballs in a session

Corporate QUESTIONS

IS PAINTBALLING GOOD FOR CORPORATE TEAMBUILDING

Absolutely Paintballing is an extremely popular corporate team building activity because of the combination of teamwork and careful planning. You don’t need to be physically fit; it’s all about working together with your colleagues and accomplishing challenging goals as a team.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A CORPORATE PAINTBALLING DA

  • Strengthens team bonds and promotes positive, functional relationships between colleagues by placing them in a new and entertaining environment.
  • Boosts problem-solving abilities and allows the groups to independently devise and implement strategies with a specific goal in mind.
  • Improves communication between colleagues through carefully timed manoeuvres and constantly changing circumstances.
  • Brings previously undiscovered talents into the spotlight and promotes the appreciation of each individual’s skills.
  • Helps people identify and correct mistakes. Each course is repeated, so the losing team has the chance to tweak their approach for the next attempt.

DOES PAINTBALLING MAKE FOR A GOOD DAY OUT FOR MY COMPANY

Yes, Paintball game’s focus on teamwork and strategy combined with pure, adrenaline-pumping fun makes for an unforgettable experience.

IS THERE ANY PHYSICAL AND MENTAL BENEFITS OF PLAYING PAINTBALL

Playing paintball can be good for more than just fun. There are health benefits as well.

Paintball has been a popular sport for a long time. Even though it is called an extreme sport, paintball is one activity that can be enjoyed with friends and family. This sport has a plethora of benefits that bring about an all-round development in players. Apart from the physical exercise, paintball also offers mental health benefits. Paintball’s popularity also lies in the simplicity of the game. All you need is the required protective gear and a paintball gun and you are ready to go.

Stress relief

Working professionals have more and more to worry about in this fast paced world. Sometimes the stress can deeply affect the mental state of the person and resurface at inappropriate times. Playing a rough game of paintball is one of the best ways to vent out your frustration without risking hurting others. Sometimes, venting your anger in the game can also help you improve your skills as a paintballer. The endorphins released during intense exercise also eliminate mental stress brings a sense of calm.

Teamwork and leadership

Paintball is primarily a team sport with a goal. In order to win the game, one team should defeat other teams and fulfill the objective. This requires some amount of strategizing and execution which can be done only when all the players work together as a team. It is this aspect of paintballing that promotes team spirit. You could also use paintball to improve your leadership skills. Tense situations in the game often bring out the best in many players and boost their self confidence.

Absolute entertainment

Paintball is becoming increasingly popular not because it aids weight loss or improves team building skills, but simply because it is so entertaining. The rush of adrenaline gained from simply running around a field and shooting opponents with dye pellets makes stressed out adults feel like a child again. A game of paintball always includes a fair amount of laughter and excitement which makes it the perfect group activity

WHAT IS THE ITINERARY OF A DAYS PAINTBALLING

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 600.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

CAN YOU DO A HALF DAYS PAINTBALLING

Yes we can put together a package to suit your companies day out.

HOW MANY PAINTBALLS DO I NEED

Please Note:You will use on average 300 to 600 paintballs in a session

Coronavirus Epidemic

Is it safe to play Paintball In the midst of the coronavirus epidemic?

Paintball is mostly carried out entirely outdoors, with fresh air and away from less clean environments such as movie theaters, offices, shopping centers, and schools.

When going to play paintball you are exchanging a limited space with a high concentration of people like a stadium for a very vast space with a very small number of participants in an outdoor setting.

Paintball rental equipment is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected with appropriate, approved products before being assigned to each customer. All customers are issued their own personal gear which is not shared with other players during games.

Contact between people while playing is practically non-existent in paintball as the minimum distance for shots is 5-10 feet or 3 yards/meters.

In paintball pro shops and field buildings, the areas are cleaned daily.

Bathroom facilities are hygienic and are cleaned regularly every day.

The weather forecasts that include warmer temperatures for days of paintball play are an advantage as the sun’s rays have a negative impact on the possible spread of the virus.

We continue to monitor the situation concerning COVID-19 to provide you with the most updated safety information and adapt as circumstances evolve. Our positions have been informed by the appropriate governmental agencies. For more information and what additional safety precautions can be taken we encourage you to visit the links below:

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus or www.who.int

Call Bedlam on 0800 410 2020