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About Us

Company Profile

The very successful outdoor activities business that is now known as ‘Bristol Activity Centre’, was originally founded by Mike and Joy Stanton, together with their long term associate Jock McCracken in 1988, under the original name of ‘Twilight Zone Paintball’.

Originally established with a single 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.

The Bristol Activity Centre Team

[ The image above shows some of our team supporting Jock as he was about to be interviewed for “The Paintball Show”. ]

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 many 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 it’s current woodland (Portishead) and urban (Bristol) venues, and has acquired many genuine military vehicles and associated military hardware 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 compliment 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

Ongoing from 2013, Bristol Activity Centre continues to expand and explore exciting new ideas. We now also offer Archery, Battlezone Archery, Axe and Knife Throwing, and Bubble Football.