Low Impact Paintball
The perfect choice for children’s birthday Paintball parties, family trips or hen parties that want the adrenaline rush of Paintball but pain free!
About Low Impact Paintball
Revolutionary new manufacturing processes now mean that a Paintball can be made smaller, travel just as far as a standard Paintball, but now they also burst on impact.
This new smaller Paintball is around 1/3 the size of a standard Paintball and so hits with around 1/3 of the force, as a result we can now offer Paintball games to juniors as young as 8 years old!
We play “Low Impact” in exactly the same game areas, each player wears exactly the same kit as standard Paintball, the paintballs travel just as fast and fly just as far as a standard Paintball, but with only 1/3 of the impact, these games are suitable for children down to 8 years old, perfect for hen parties, or any group with participants who are worried about being hit by a standard Paintball.
The guns are slightly smaller than normal and we have fitted air bottles that are only 1/4 the size of our standard Paintball equipment, this means that even the smallest of people can easily play.
Junior Paintball is proving to be very, very popular, especially with birthday parties. Numbers are restricted so please book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Myth Buster – Low Impact is not a kids version of Paintball. The paintballs are just smaller. They actually fire faster than the standard paintballs, they go just as far, and the game is played in the same game zones as the standard Paintball. The Low Impact Paintballs just hit with 1/3 of the impact. – Perfect for hen parties!
Smaller guns – lighter, less powerful, easier to use.
- Smaller paintballs – less painful.
- Smaller players – 8 years and over.
- Smaller timescale – 2 hour sessions. (10:00am – 12:00am / 12:00am – 2:00pm / 2:00pm – 4:00pm)
You can join an open session or book a private party:
- Open sessions – No minimum number. Parties of any size welcome – join in with other groups. (please call for availability)
- Private parties – Minimum 20 players, no maximum.
Parental/Legal Guardian disclaimer consent forms can be filled in "before" attendance, but a nominated responsible adult(s) must sign the children in after they have watched our safety briefing.
What to wear
We supply all standard equipment, and all-in-one coveralls for the players to wear over the top of their own clothing.
We also supply as standard, full-head Paintball goggles that are fitted and checked by our staff to ensure that they fit correctly and safely, and are comfortable to wear.
All participants will need to be wearing suitable footwear, like walking boots – and perhaps a good pair of gloves. We do additionally hire armoured Paintball gloves for £2 per person, or they can also be purchased from our on-site shop for £5 a pair.
We would also suggest that bringing a change of clothing might be a good idea.
Food and drink
Drinks and snacks are always available from our on-site shop at very reasonable prices. And we politely ask that only food purchased from our on-site shop is consumed on the premises.
However! If you’re organising a birthday party group or similar occasion. We’re happy for our customers to bring along their own birthday cakes. ( If you have any special, party food requirements. Please let us know in advance. )
Information for parents and legal guardians
Please ensure that there is at least one "responsible adult" in attendance to ensure that all the children participating have understood our pre-activity safety briefing, and to ensure that they are booked in.
Parental/Legal Guardian consent for children 8-12 years
Every participating child between the ages of 8 and 12 years of age, needs their parent/legal guardian to complete our simple parental consent disclaimer form so that they can play. These forms can be completed in advance and presented on the day of the activity. This form can be downloaded here.
On the actual day, a "nominated responsible adult(s)" will need to be present, and will need to provide us with every child’s completed consent disclaimer forms if the child’s parent/legal guardian is not in attendance. The "nominated responsible adult(s)" fill be required to fill out another piece of paperwork only after every child has listened to, and understood, our safety briefing. In order to complete this document the"nominated responsible adult(s)" will need every child’s name and date of birth.
Parents/Legal Guardians please…
- …read carefully, and fill in our parental consent disclaimer form, Ensuring that you are familiar with the nominated responsible adult (usually the group/party organiser) who will be required to stay for the duration of the activity.
- …also ensure that your child/children bring the parental consent disclaimer with them on the day, and that your child/children is suitably dressed for the activity. i.e. Has appropriate footwear.
- …also be aware that the nominated responsible adult(s) will be required to fill in an additional form on the day, after they have ensured that the children have listened to, and understood our safety briefing. They will require your child/children’s full name and date of birth in order to complete the post safety briefing form.
Get Your Paintball Party Invites
Organising a Paintball Party? People of all ages organise birthday parties here with us at Bristol Activity Centre. And what could be more fun than running around shooting all your friends and family in the safe and supervised environment of our game zones – a unique way to celebrate your birthday!
Click here to download our Party Invites for printing and sending out to your friends…
We are also always happy to consider and facilitate any “special requests” from our guests to help make a special day even more special. These may include organising a surprise cake, or putting up balloons and banners etc.
Although Paintball and low impact Paintball are not inherently dangerous! Bristol Activity Centre takes safety very seriously, and we have a first class safety record. Parents often comment that we take safety more seriously than many other Paintball providers.
All participants receive a safety briefing for each activity they participate in – whether Paintball and/or Low Impact Paintball etc. This way we can be certain that young participants especially, are clear on how to stay safe, and how to keep their friends safe too.
Players will then be divided into teams, with different coloured wrist bands and gun colour. When everyone is ready, a senior staff member will then explain how to use the equipment. And then the battles shall commence – with all games fully supervised by our trained instructors.
Children with disabilities
Paintball and Low Impact Paintball are both physically demanding and require a certain level physical ability.
While we always welcome players with disability. Both the player(s) and their parents or guardians need to be aware of the nature of Paintball and the terrain that we play on. And therefore make a subsequent assessment of their ability to safely enjoy the activity they wish to pursue, based upon their own physical ability and overall disability.
Safety & Insurance
Bristol Activity Centre only uses the highest quality protective Low Impact Paintballing equipment and all of our guests receive comprehensive instruction on their use. Games are fully supervised at all times by our trained and experienced marshals who ensure that safety and game rules are being followed, and are always on hand to assist with first aid if needed.
Our sites hold a minimum of £5,000,000 public liability insurance and we conduct regular risk assessments. Evidence of our public liability and our latest risk assessments are available for any company, school or organisation to view at our Downloads page.
You can combine this activity with a session of any one of our other exciting activities such as Paintball, Quad Biking or Clay Pigeon Shooting! Call us on the number below if you would like to organise a custom “Multi-Activity” day with us at Bristol Activity Centre. Please Click Here to view the variety of activity combinations that are available.
Here’s our boring small print. Please read it just to be on the safe side.
All of the prices listed here were correct at the time of publication. However we reserve the right to change any of our prices and/or package details without any prior notice. To be sure of our latest prices and current deals please contact us directly.
Please note that all packages must be paid “in full” at least 5 days prior to the commencement of your activity/activities.