Go Ballistic Welcomes High Wycombe Laser Combat and Airsoft!

If you’re seeking an action-packed experience, then you’ll be happy to know that our fantastic High Wycombe venue offers exactly that. They’ve recently joined us here at Go Ballistic and we can’t wait to tell you all about them! So, without further ado, we’re proud to announce that you can choose from either Laser Combat or Airsoft at this awesome location.

Based in the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, our High Wycombe venue couldn’t be better placed. The picturesque views go on for miles – making the venue the ideal destination to get an adrenaline rush in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside.

First up, there’s Laser Combat – an awesome activity that delivers nothing but an epic battle experience from start to finish! Equipped with a state of the art laser gun and sensors, you’ll not only need perfect aim to take out your rivals, you’ll also need to avoid being struck yourself! The guns have been known to reach up to 100m too. So, you’ll need to work well within your team in order to emerge victorious!

High Wycombe also have Airsoft available. So, if Laser Combat isn’t really your thing, or if you fancy that extra dose of adrenaline, then Airsoft is the activity for you! Getting hold of a replica military weapon, you’ll be equipped with all the gear and ammo you need to take part. Those with an itchy trigger finger certainly won’t feel out of place!

So, there you have it! Both Laser Combat and Airsoft are the perfect activities if you’re after an adrenaline-packed experience. Plus, there’s no need to worry about any mess unlike with paintball! Head on over to our main website now to find out more information.

Why You Should Go Paintballing For Father’s Day!

With Father’s Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start thinking about gifts for your Old Man. And guess what? We here at Go Ballistic just happen to know the ideal gift which will guarantee to have you and Dad smiling by the end of the day.

The obvious answer here is paintball. But what makes it the perfect Father’s Day activity? Read on to find out.

Strengthening The Bond

Is there a better way to strengthen the bond between a Father and his offspring by working together as a team to defeat your opponent out in the game zone? Alternatively, you can choose to be on enemy teams, shooting at each other until the cows come home – bonding at its finest. Whatever happens, you’ll still be family at the end of the game!

Just Like The Movies

Is Dad a film fanatic? If so, it’s likely that he’s recreated a few Rambo scenes in his head over the years. Paintball gives him the chance to play out his fantasies in real life! With numerous props and effects dotted across our paintball sites, Dad will be immersed in military-style scenarios and situations – just like on the big screen! But remember, you can leave the popcorn at home.

All The Gear

All of our sites provide the equipment you need to enjoy your paintball experience. As safety is our number one concern, this includes high-specification protection gear such as masks and industry standard markers (guns). What’s more, protective overalls are included on the day, so Dad can protect his favourite jumper with no issues!

 

Feeling The Burn

If Dad is more used to his armchair than the treadmill, then a paintball experience might be just what he needs. Paintball is not only beneficial to strengthening bonds, it’s fantastic exercise, too. The average person can burn up to 400 calories per hour, as paintball involves a fair amount of running, changing direction, crouching and manoeuvring your way out of sticky situations! If you’re going all out, you can be sure to add some show-stopping dives into the mix, too!

Standing Out

Above all, there is one reason why a paintball gift for Father’s Day is like no other – it’s totally unique! Forget the cheap card and ‘World’s Best Dad’ socks, some paintball action is all he really wants for Father’s Day this year. You can book your Father’s Day paintball experience here, or alternatively visit our website to get your hands on Go Ballistic paintball vouchers before the big day.

Bournemouth Bere Regis Paintballing Wins Venue of the Month for May!

Go Ballistic’s fantastic venues each offer a dose of action and adventure. So, if you’re looking for a chance to get in touch with your inner soldier, then we’ve got plenty of venues for you to choose from. So, there’s sure to be one within reach! Each month, Go Ballistic HQ choose one lucky venue to win our Venue Of The Month award. This month, we’re proud to announce that our Bournemouth – Bere Regis, Dorset site is the worthy winner!

Within reach of Bournemouth’s vibrant centre, you’ll discover that our fantastic Bere Regis site is easy to access from all over Dorset, with excellent transport links including the A31 and A35 nearby. When you arrive at the site, you’ll be presented with all of the equipment that you need to take part, in addition to a full safety briefing. So, even if you’re a complete newbie to Paintball, you’ll soon be storming across the battlefield with high hopes of earning victory over the enemy!

Our fantastic site features over 20 game zones, so you just know you’re going to have an action-packed experience when you enter the warzone! For that reason, you’ll find that our Bere Regis site couldn’t be more perfect for stag/hen dos, corporate events, and birthday parties. But, there’s no need to take our word for it – just take a look at this raving review the site received!

“Brilliant day. a massive recommendation for any hen/stag. staff were wonderful and really got us into it although as it was the first time for most of the girls they were a little scared. brilliant banter and so much laughter”.

Fiona Wilkins: Visitor to Bournemouth – Bere Regis, Dorset

If you like the sound of our Bournemouth – Bere Regis site, then by visiting the following link you can find out everything you need to know.

Go Ballistic Welcomes Warrington Airsoft!

Adrenaline seekers, have no fear, for Go Ballistic has another new venue for you! Without any further delay, it’s time to welcome on board our awesome new Airsoft venue in Warrington! So, let’s get straight to the details!

Placed perfectly within quick striking distance of Liverpool and Manchester, our awesome Warrington venue has a fantastic 10 acres of woodland for you to immerse yourself in an ultimate battle scenario. Suitable for all levels of ability, a short safety briefing will be provided before you enter the battlefield, so even those who are complete newbies to Airsoft needn’t worry – you’re more than welcome to join in! Equipped with a state of the art replica weapon and full safety gear, you’ll feel like you’re a true soldier from start to finish! Firing BB pellets at the enemy, you’ll be treated to a paintball style experience with a difference – there’s no mess to worry about!

Our Warrington site offer unlimited ammo in their Full Day Airsoft package, so you’ll have all that you need to take part in all of the action. But, that’s not all, they even offer a ‘Walk On’ package too, so if you’ve already got all the gear, but you just need a venue for your session, our Warrington Airsoft venue couldn’t be more perfect! Not only that, they also accommodate for group events, meaning you’d be making a wise decision choosing this venue for a corporate event, stag/hen do, or corporate event! To find out more, visit the following link.

Wigan Zombie Survival Joins Go Ballistic

If you’re looking for a bone-chilling experience that is sure to get the adrenaline pumping, then you don’t need to look any further than our awesome Zombie Survival venue in Wigan – the latest to join us here at Go Ballistic!

Placed in the heart of the Town Centre of Wigan, it couldn’t be any easier to find our Zombie Survival venue. Excellent transport links connect us with both Manchester and Liverpool. So, whether you’re travelling via public transport or car, you’ll find that we’re easily accessible.

Once you’ve received a full safety briefing and all of the equipment you need to take part, it’s then time to unleash your inner warrior, doing whatever it takes to defeat the army of the undead! But, it most definitely won’t be an easy task. With zombies lurking around every corner, you’ll need to take them all out to be in with a chance of reaching the end! You may be armed with a state of the art Benelli M3 pump action shotgun which fires out Airsoft BBs, but there’s limited chances to reload your supply of ammo. So, trigger-happy gunslingers may find themselves joining the undead if they run out of ammo early!

If you’re feint-hearted, then this probably isn’t the activity for you. But, for those who have nerves of steel, then you’ll feel right at home taking part in our epic Zombie Survival experience. To find out more, click the following link.

English Action & Adventure Movie Stars

Saint George’s Day is here for another year, meaning only one thing – it’s time to celebrate! What better way to do that than to immerse yourself in action! You might choose to enter the battlefield at one of our awesome venues across the nation. But, you could of course get your action fix by watching some of your favourite English actors who are famous for their action/adventure roles in TV and film. Here’s Go Ballistic’s list of some of the most epic English actors to grace our screens in recent years:

Jason Statham

Born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire on 26th July 1967, Jason Statham is one of the most iconic action movie heroes in the modern era of film. Over the past couple of decades, Jason has found fame starring in some of the biggest action films to grace our screens in recent times. Believe it or not, he actually represented England in the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland as part of the diving team! Quite the career change, Jason went on to become a model before starring in his breakthrough films Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. In more recent years, he has become widely known for his roles in The Transporter films, The Expendables movies, in addition to the last three films in The Fast and Furious series.

Daniel Craig

Born in Chester on the 2nd March 1968, Daniel Craig is another action hero who has appeared in some of the biggest box office hits to hit the big screen since he began his stint as James Bond in 2006’s Casino Royale. Since then, he’s appeared in the role in three more Bond films, with 2012’s Skyfall becoming his highest grossing film to date – topping over $1 billion at the Box Office! Daniel has also appeared in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Golden Compass, and Defiance to name just a few!

Andrew Lincoln

Some may think this guy is American due to his role as Rick Grimes in AMC’s hit American TV series The Walking Dead. However, Andrew Lincoln was actually born in London on 14th September 1973! As well as his role as the gunslinging Sheriff in The Walking Dead, Andrew is known for his role in Love Actually – remember the guy with the cue cards at the door? Yep, that’s him! But, it’s probably a bit too early in the year to be watching Christmas films! So, if you fancy giving yourself a dose of epic zombie action, then why not treat yourself to a binge of The Walking Dead!

Tom Hardy

A highly versatile actor, Tom Hardy has come a long way ever since his breakthrough role in 2008’s Bronson. Born in September 1977, he later went on to star in several high grossing films which includes the likes of The Dark Knight Rises in which Hardy played the role of the terrifying villain Bane. He’s well known for playing the lead role in several other films too, including Legend, which depicts notorious British gangsters The Kray Twins. He’s so versatile, he even played both of them! This year, Tom is to appear as Eddie Brock/Venom in the upcoming Marvel superhero film Venom. Outside of film, Tom has also appeared in hit TV shows Band of Brothers, Peaky Blinders, and Taboo.

Kit Harington

Famous for playing the role of Jon Snow in the critically acclaimed HBO series Game of Thrones, Kit Harington is undoubtedly one of the most recognisable English actors to grace our screens this century. Game of Thrones has become one of the biggest series in the world in recent years, and for good reason – it’s totally epic! It even features dragons too, what could be better than that?! As well as his TV career, Kit has also found fame starring in films such as Spooks: The Greater Good, in addition to voicing a character in Box Office hit How to Train Your Dragon 2.

Conclusion

There you have it, plenty of English action for you to immerse yourselves in this St. George’s Day! But, if you’re willing to go one step further, then why not enter the warzone at one of our awesome venues – featuring Paintball, Airsoft, heart-racing Zombie Survival experiences, and more! From all of us here at Go Ballistic HQ, Happy Saint George’s Day – let the celebrations commence!

Go Ballistic Bristol Wins Our Venue of the Month Award!

The clocks have gone forward now, meaning we’re not so far away from better weather, or at least we hope! What better way to take advantage of those extra hours of daylight than to immerse yourself in some intense paintballing action?! One such place where you can do just that is at our awesome paintball site in Bristol – which just so happens to have won our Venue of The Month award for April!

Suitable for those aged 12 upwards, Go Ballistic Bristol features plenty of action-packed game zones – guaranteeing an adrenaline-fuelled experience for thrill seekers from across the South West. So, you’d be a fool not to visit this place if you were looking to unleash your inner soldier!

Placed perfectly only a short distance away from the Centre of Bristol, there’s a whole host of spectacular tourist attractions just a stone’s throw away from our awesome Bristol Paintballing site. So, once you’ve experienced the ultimate battle, you’ll have plenty of other things to do!

Over the past month, Go Ballistic Bristol has been wowing its visitors with their epic paintballing experience. Not only that, their excellent staff have been praised too – providing their expert tuition which ensures all visitors encounter awesome paintballing action in an environment where safety is paramount. Here’s what just one visitor had to say after their kids enjoyed an action-packed day out.

“Would highly recommend, organised friendly staff made the event run smoothly and safely. kids had a brilliant time”.

Lisa Fry – Visitor to our Bristol Venue

Go Ballistic Bristol continues to blow away its visitors time after time, which means you couldn’t go far wrong by choosing the venue for an action-packed group event. Whether it’s a stag/hen do, corporate event, or birthday party, there’s something for everyone at Go Ballistic Bristol. To find out more, click here.

Go Ballistic Welcomes Oldham Low Impact Paintball

You don’t always have to take your paintballing adventure outdoors – Go Ballistic’s indoor venues offer plenty of epic action too, and our Oldham site is no exception! On that note, we can announce that they are now offering Low Impact Paintball!

Quite often, outdoor venues involve getting covered in mud, especially with the unpredictable weather we have! But, come rain or shine, you’ll still be able to get your fix of adrenaline at our indoor Oldham paintballing venue. It’s within striking distance of Manchester city centre too, meaning you’ll be close by to some amazing tourist attractions once you’ve encountered an awesome Low Impact Paintball experience!

Designed for young adrenaline seekers aged between 8-11 years old, Oldham’s new Low Impact Paintball package guarantees all the adrenaline of regular paintball. But, there’s one big difference – juniors will be equipped with a specially designed paintball marker which fires paintballs at a lower velocity – around one third of the force of regular paintballs to be exact! As the paintballs are designed to burst upon impact, this means it’s perfect for juniors who are looking to put their gaming skills to the test in a real-life warzone!

Juniors are guaranteed an awesome battle at our Indoor Paintball venue, which makes it ideal for birthday party that the kids will be talking about for months to come! There’s no need to worry either, as no matter what their level of ability is, all participants will be provided with a full safety briefing and all of the equipment they need to take part.

If you’d like to find out any more information about our Oldham venue’s new Low Impact Paintball package, then visit the following link and you can do just that.

A Brief History Of Paintball

Paintball is one of those activities which is played by a whole host of different people, both professionally and recreationally. Most of us play it once in a blue moon, some people play it every weekend, and some people haven’t even stepped foot in a paintball game zone at all.

While paintball borrows aspects from other team sports, it really is a unique sport which is like no other. As the game continues to grow in popularity, equipment is evolving, rules are being set, and there are even leagues being formed. But where and how did it all begin?

Paint & Markers

Back in the 1960s, Charles Nelson of the Nelson Paint Company, Michigan, patented a number of paint-projectile devices which were to be used by foresters to mark certain trees from a long distance. Nelson ended up producing an oil and gelatin-based paint pellet which could be fed into a gun (or marker) so that both foresters and farmers alike could benefit from this invention.

The first ever markers which were compatible with Nelson’s paintballs were produced by the Crosman company – the Crosman 707. However, the gun didn’t sell all too well and Crosman stopped production of the marker after a few years. Production changed hands to air rifle manufacturer Daisy, who then created the aptly named Daisy Splotchmarker (Nel-spot 007) in 1972.

The First Game

The Daisy Nel-spot 007 was, in fact, used in the first ever paintball game which was 27th June, 1981. The game was a pre-planned activity created by two friends: Hayes Noel (a stockbroker) and Charles Gaines (a writer). Over a few drinks one evening, they discussed whether they would be able to survive in the woods ahead of someone who was already familiar with a woodland environment, such as a hunter, a soldier, or an outdoorsman.

Another friend of theirs, Bob Gurnsey, saw some markers advertised in the local newspaper and they began writing up some rules of what would be the first ever game of paintball. They decided that the entrance fee for the game would be $175, which included equipment, food and beverages throughout the day.

A total of 9 people accepted invitations to take part in the first ever game – half of which were avid hunters and the other half consisted of other ‘city boys’ such as a venture capitalists and surgeons. Armed with a Nel-spot 007 each, they embarked to their game zone, an 80-acre site which was close to Charles Gaines’ house.

The 12 men kicked things off with Capture The Flag – a game which is still played today – and, after many heated exchanges, the ‘city boys’ ended up coming out on top, beating the outdoorsy hunters who were on the opposing team. The first ever paintball game had been won!

Since then, many things have changed – for the better! First of all, it’s certainly not as expensive as it used to be! Secondly, water-based paint now replaces old oil-based pellets and many markers are power-restricted to ensure the safety of players. What’s more, front pumps and gas tanks were added to paintball markers across the board, making them more user-friendly. While the game may have progressed, Noel and Gaines’ original query is still answered today by the players who load up their hoppers, put on their safety masks and step into the paintball game zone week after week.

Paintball really is a game for players of all ages and abilities. At the top, there are many professional teams who compete at both national and international level. But for most of us, there are thousands of players who take part in recreational paintball just for fun, whether it’s for a birthday celebration, a corporate event, a hen or stag do or even if it’s just to do something different!

Now, it’s time for you to make your own history by embarking on your own Paintball adventure. With over 120 paintball sites across the UK, you’ll be sure to find a location which is convenient for you.

Go Ballistic Announce New Cribbs Causeway Low Impact Venue!

Low Impact Paintball is all the rage at the moment, and for good reason too – it offers the full paintball experience for juniors as young as eight! On that note, Go Ballistic HQ are proud to announce that our new Cribbs Causeway venue are offering the fun-filled activity!

Situated within striking distance of the wonderful historic city of Bristol, you’ll never be short of things to do and places to visit once the little ones have tested their gaming skills in a real-life battlezone! This includes the likes of Wild Place Project, Blaise Castle, and so much more! But of course, it’s our Cribbs Causeway venue where you’ll find all of the action!

Using a specially adapted paintball gun that fires out smaller paintballs at a lower velocity, it’s tailor-made for young adrenaline junkies. This means it’s perfect for an action-packed birthday party that the kids are sure to remember for years to come! The paintballs are smaller than regular paintballs, and they are designed to burst on impact too. Not only that, they’re also around a third of the force of regular paintballs! But, rest assured, all participants will be provided with all the equipment they need, as well as a full safety briefing.

If you’d like to find out more about our new Cribbs Causeway venue, then visit the following link to find out all that you need to know.