What should I take

What should I take paintballingPaintball – What should I take.

When you get to the paintball centre you choose to play at, you will be given camo coveralls, a set of paintball goggles and the all important gun, but there are one or two things that you could do with taking with you.

Boots - Even though lots of people play in trainers, the best footwear for getting efficiently through a woodland are boots. They also give ankle protection. Woodlands are usually not completely flat, they have logs on the ground, slippery banks, especially after it has been raining. They can also be muddy at certain times of the year.

Money - You will need extra money for food and snacks as well as additional paintballs. We recommend taking enough money for 100 paintballs for each hour that you play. Obviously some people will use less than this, but at the same time, if you are a bit of a nutter, you can use more. Most paintball sites have the means to take card payments, but always check before you arrive.

Gloves - Not just for wearing when it’s cold, we always recommend gloves whilst playing.

Valuables - Try not to take any at all. If you do, please leave them in the car. It is most likely that your group will not be the only group on the day.

Insect repellent - During the summer months, it is advisable when playing within a woodland environment to take some insect repellent.

Parental consent forms - If you are taking a kids party for a birthday treat for example, please make sure that you have a signed parental consent form for each child. This saves time at registration.

Directions - Probably the most overlooked, but most important part of your day. Paintball sites are usually hidden away in the countryside, always make sure that each car has accurate directions to the paintball site. If you are late, then there is a good chance you will miss the first one or two games of the day.