The very successful outdoor activities business that is now known as ‘Bristol Activity Centre’, was originally founded by Mike and Joy, together with their long-term associate Jock in 1988, under the original name of ‘Twilight Zone Paintball’ Mike and Jock were huge fans of Paintball which was a new sport at the time, and they decided to turn their hobby into their job!.
Originally established at a woodland venue at Portishead. Twilight Zone Paintball soon built up an excellent local reputation for providing a good quality and reliable Paintball experience, at very group and family friendly rates.
[ A big group staff photo with our mini tanks, quads and anti aircraft gun, and of course our 432 armoured tank. 2016 ]
After many successful years of gradual expansion. Twilight Zone Paintball was re-branded, and joined the franchise “Skirmish Paintball” being known as “Skirmish Bristol” for around 10 years.
In 2010, they took the major decision to open another venue in the South West at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol. The large urban venue – a previous military base – has lots of fantastic features, including ammo stores and underground bunkers. Making it ideal for playing outdoor sports – especially Paintball.
Bristol Activity Centre continues to grow and expand its current woodland (Portishead) and urban (Bristol) venues, and has acquired many genuine military vehicles and associated military hardware such as Tanks, Helicopters and armoured vehicles etc for it’s customers to enjoy and explore.
In 2012, both venues were featured with their own episodes on SKY TV’s, The Paintball Show! (Click to view) With a large focus on our increasingly popular expansion into Walk-On and Sup’Air tournament play.
In 2013 we also decided to diversify, and expand our provision of outdoor activities to complement our ever popular standard Paintball system, with the inclusion of the newer ‘Low Impact Paintball’ system. As well as also introducing Quad Bike Trekking, Clay Pigeon Shooting and the Paintball alternative, Airsoft. After years of expansion and adding new exciting outdoor activities to our centre, ‘Bristol Activity Centre’ was established
Bristol Activity Centre continues to expand and explore exciting new ideas. In around 2015 we also introduced Archery, Battlezone Archery, Axe and Knife Throwing, and Bubble Football. And new for 2018 we will be offering Cross Bows and .22 Rifle shooting as of spring 2018
[ The image above shows some of our team supporting Jock as he was about to be interviewed for “The Paintball Show”. 2012 ]
[ Our staff team at our Portishead venue back in 2017 ]