Parents often wonder how safe a sport paintball is and if their child can get hurt while playing it. There is no way to sugar coat it. Paintball is not for the faint hearted and only a guardian can know if their child can handle it. The best way to keep the game safe and fun is to prepare ahead of time for what lies ahead. To do this, you need to ask yourself 7 questions that will help you figure out if your son or daughter is ready to play.
Is Your Child the Right Age
Most paintball fields have age limits as to who can play and rightfully so. The minimum age for most businesses is 10 years old. If the minor is to come without a parent, a waiver must be signed by them or whoever is their caretaker. We do recommend that you go with your child if possible the first few times.
Are They Open to New Experiences
Think about the kind of personality your child has and how they handle learning new skills. Some kids thrive when learning new things and jump right in but others need a bit of coaxing. If they scare easy and panic, then paintball might not be the sport for them.
Try to think of past experiences you had with them that were semi intense. It could include the time you tried to get them to ride a rollercoaster or learn to swim. How did they confront these situations? These questions will help you determine whether they are ready or a not.
Are they Extroverted
Paintball is a team sport so talking with fellow players is how you win games. Each team has their own paintball tactics for beginners and they are rehearsed before competitions. This all requires a great deal of communication and the ability to be a team player. The good thing is that it doesn’t matter if your child is a bit shy. Most kids that play with us are at first. The important thing is that they are willing to try and after a while, timidity will fade as they play more often.
Do They Get Hurt Often
Paintball is a very safe sport if you follow the safety rules and wear proper protective gear. Like any other sport though, minor injuries or bruising does occur. It is hard to tell who this will happen to because some children are stronger than others even at the same age. Every individual handles getting hit differently so the best thing for you to do is talk to them about it. Let them know what to expect and if they still want to give it a try.
When your child consents to give paintball a try, there are measures you can take to increase safety. Have them wear thick shirts with extra padding or they can wear three shirts at once so getting hit doesn’t hurt. If you rent equipment from us, we will make sure it fits well and you can double check on your end.
Are They Good at Following Rules?
The key to preventing injury on the field is to make sure everyone follows the rules. If your child refuses to observe the rules set by a park, they put themselves and others at risk. Make sure they are good at listening and know that they must pay attention to referees during the game. The day will be much better and everybody will have a good time.
Are They Attentive?
Some children are more observant when it comes to their surroundings than others. The best skill you can have in paintball is to always be focused and aware of what’s going on around you. Not doing this gets you hit and you will not last long in games. Luckily, this is an ability that kind be enhanced no matter what level they are at. This is another question to ask yourself when determining if your child is eligible.
Are They Competitive by Nature?
Paintballers are some of the most passionate competitors in any sport. Even at the beginner levels, games can get emotional when players want to win. If your child has a competitive nature it is best to set his or her expectations. There will be days where they perform well and still lose and there is no need to get upset. At the end of the day. you can teach them that it is only a game and they can have the chance to win on another day. One thing you can be sure of is that games will always be fair. Impartial referees will always be on the field and alert watching every player.
School activity days out are in big demand in June & July .Some of the most popular days out are paintball, lasertag & Splatmaster.
Bedlam Paintball is the number one paintball provider when it comes to arranging a day out for school groups. We regularly host paintball , lasertag and Splatmaster events for school pupils aged 8+ years .Bedlam is renowned for its realistic, purpose-built paintball Game Zones and imaginative game scenarios that transport you into another world – a film-like paintballing scenario in which you are both director and star.
At last you can play paintball from 8 years of age around Belfast. We have just launched Splatmaster paintball at Newtownabbey Breckenhill which is only 25 mins outside Belfast.
At Breckenhill we use Splatmaster guns which are safer for kids aged 8 and up, but still pack a punch. They can fire paintballs up to 100 feet and face protection is compulsory. We have now fitted magazines which hold 50 paintballs.
We have two paintball zones, the first zone is where players are introduced to the guns by first shooting at targets and then by “run the gauntlet” where they first experience shooting at each other. We are now doing Night-time Paintball with head torches and gun torches – its fantastic fun. We are the only venue in Belfast that offer paintball night games.
Kells & Connor Girls Brigade
“Kells and Connor GB: We had a fantastic night with our GB girls got soaked but loved it can’t wait to go back”
Ballymoney Cub Scouts
“Very impressive facilities and enthusiastic leaders. Recommend highly. Johnny Hoy, Ballymoney Cub Scouts”
“Just back from weekend with 13 young people we all enjoyed ourselves. Thank you”
Bedlam Indoor Paintball Edinburgh, Scotland’s first indoor Paintball arena. We are open for Paintball games 7 days a week, until 10PM (last entry 7:45PM)
Urban Paintball Edinburgh benefits from an 8000 square foot flood lit gaming arena.
Here you can become a sniper in one of our sniper towers, or up close behind the sandbags for a close quarters firefight.
Whatever your style of paintball is, we have designed out game zone to make it awesome for all players
Our paintball games are all about objective, whether it’s capture the flag or defusing the bomb
The paintball arena is being continuously updated, recent additions include a broken down car, two sniper towers and two abandoned houses.
Parents and friends can watch the paintball action from the cafe area through our specially designed viewing panels.
In between games players returning to the cafe are can take the opportunity to clean off their lenses and purchase a variety of refreshments from the cafe counter.
We highly recommends players to use our electronic locker system for safe keeping of valuables, if you are in a group you can easily share a locker.
You don’t need to book, however it can be recommended at busier times! There’s no minimum number of players, but the more players the better action and firefights.
Paintball Birthday Parties
Come and join us at Urban Paintball right in the centre of Edinburgh for birthday parties.
Great for ages 11 and above, also we give all children upgraded body armour and protective gloves as a special benefit.
You’ll play a load of awesome paintball games and have loads of epic stories from the action!
When hosting a birthday party at Urban Paintball Edinburgh one parent may sign all the necessary paperwork for the group and then relax in our cafe and view the games through the viewing panels into the game zone.
Pre-booking is essential
Simply call the booking office on 08442473271 or
Book hassle free online.
We are open for Paintball games 7 days a week, until 10PM (last entry 7:45PM)
Our Opening Times
Mon 5pm to 10pm
Tues 5pm to 10pm
Wed 5pm to 10pm
Thurs 5pm to 10pm
Fri 12pm to 10pm
Sat 10am to 10pm
Sun 10am to 10pm
Urban Paintball Edinburgh benefits from an 8000 square foot flood lit gaming arena. Investment in the latest astro turf surface makes slides and ground play a far better experience for paintball players. Expect a wide variety of the best gaming scenarios and missions to play as well as the classics. The paintball arena is being continuously updated, recent additions include a broken down car, two sniper towers and two abandoned houses.
Parents and friends can watch the paintball action from the cafe area through our specially designed viewing panels. In between games players returning to the cafe are can take the opportunity to clean off their lenses and purchase a variety of refreshments from the cafe counter. Urban Paintball Edinburgh highly recommends players to use our electronic locker system for safe keeping of valuables, if you are in a group why not share a locker.
Whatever the weather, Bedlam Urban Paintball Edinburgh is the first choice for Paintball games in Scotland – with no minimum group size.
All players aged 11 and over are welcome to enjoy fast, furious, and above all safe Paintballing, using state of the art safety gear and paintball equipment.
We are the ultimate Paintballing experience in Edinburgh, and are ideally located only 5 minutes from Princes street, easily accessible by bus / car / taxi.
For more information on how Urban Paintball Edinburgh can provide the ultimate day out, stag party, or Paintball tournament, please Contact Us on 0844 2473271
Things to do with kids for their Birthday party. Well guys the kids are going crazy for Splatmaster Birthday Parties. For the first time kids can play paintball for 8 years of age. Bedlam Paintball Brings you from the USA Splatmaster Paintball UK.
SPLATMASTER powered by Bedlam allows Kids from Ages 8+ to play 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.This is a low impact version of paintball because it uses smaller paintballs (0.50c rather than 0.68c) fired at a lower velocity. This version of the game has been designed for lower ages although it’s still just as fun for kids of all ages.
Splatmaster was engineered so kids (and adults!) ages 8+ could easily cock, load, and fire. Splatmaster is a versatile product that can be played by all the family.Idea for birthday parties where the Mums and Dads can join in on the event.JT SplatMaster Ammo will have a low impact break and is not painful. You will feel impact, but it doesn’t “hurt” – at times, some say it feels like a minor rubber band snap.
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Ashton-Under-Lyne indoor paintball & splatmaster area is the newest in the East and is perfectly located for players in Manchester wanting to avoid the rain. Here at our Indoor venue at Ashton paintball and Splatmaster low-velocity paintball.
You can choose from a variety of packages for fun days out, birthday parties, stag & hen groups, corporate team building and school and Scout activity days.
Bedlam Paintball Ashton-Under-Lyne is an exciting and engaging way to experience paintballing without the weather dictating your enjoyment.
We offer a game called Battleball. This is a similar game to paintball, however, we use a .50 calibre paintball with the gas powered guns to produce a lower impact hit on the player. This game is suitable for ages ranging from 11-16 years old. For ages 16 and above we have classic, full throttle Paintball. We use a .68 calibre paintball paintball that packs a punch, perfect for stag and hen parties
We also do Splatmaster Paintball opened with the sole purpose of changing the face of paintball. We have a system called Splatmaster which makes the game of paintball more accessible to ages 7 -10 years. This is a low impact game with spring loaded; low calibre, splatball guns.
Giving all the fun of computer games, without the pain and mess of paintball. This safety friendly, low impact version of paintball is ideal for birthday parties, family days out, schools, youth clubs and other organisations. JT Splatmaster is a sporting goods product that shoots colour filled balls that results in a ‘Splat’ on a target or opponent. This ‘Splat’ is easily washes out, is painless and is totally biodegradable and safe. An ideal cost effective activity when looking for something to do with kids in Ashton that gets them out into the fresh air and running about in a structured fun environment. JT SplatMaster was engineered so kids (and adults!) ages 8+ could easily cock, load, and fire. JT SplatMaster is a versatile product that can be played by all the family.Kids are going crazy for the game. Parents a booking Splatmaster Birthday parties which are going down a storm with the all the Kids