Have Yourself A Messy Little Christmas This Year…

In addition to lighting up the tree this Christmas, have you thought about lighting up your work colleagues with paint at your local Go Ballistic venue?

As you transport you and your colleagues to the front line of combat, you’ll have to work together as a team if you are going to overcome our array of militaristic challenges – all of which are designed to release your inner warrior!

A Christmas paintball party will provide you and your team with the chance to muck around, all while improving their team-building skills including both communication and leadership!

So, it’s time to ditch the usual office party and head for the woods, because Christmas really is about to get messy!

Don’t just take our word for it. Last year, Office Manager of a local Accountancy Firm, Fiona, decided to take the plunge and take her team paintballing for their Christmas treat. Read on to see how it fared with Fiona and her team.

“Every year, it’s always me that gets lumbered with the job of organising the office Christmas party and it’s an absolute nightmare. To make things even harder we usually try to avoid all the embarrassing stuff other offices do, and if you knew the rabble I worked with you’d understand why!

Instead of the bog-standard wild night out we like to spend our Xmas parties doing something we wouldn’t normally do. A lot of the guys go out at the weekend anyway, so working our way round the local bars and pubs isn’t really a unique way to celebrate surviving another year in the office.

I’m not sure why, but this year I decided it would be a great idea for us to go paintballing. The guys at work are always competing with each other, so I figured heading into battle would give them the perfect opportunity to unleash their competitive streak. For the rest of us it was more about getting some much needed payback, but I knew we’d all love it.

When I suggested paintball to the team, they all jumped at the idea – and before I’d even finished what I was saying the “office banter” was already flying round. I never knew we had so many paintball experts in the office! As a little extra treat I even arranged for us to finish work a day ahead of schedule, so we could head to the battlefield whilst everyone else was stuck at work.

The day of our event arrived and despite it being freezing cold there was no snow, which meant we could forget about feeling festive and focus on covering each other with paint. Altogether there were 19 of us on the battlefield and we got a game zone to ourselves, which made the whole thing even more exciting. The guys at the paintball site were all really friendly too and as soon as they found out we were on our Christmas party they really upped the ante.

We started off by playing all the classic games like Capture the Flag, but before I knew it was being chased down by pretty much the entire office. I’m not sure at what point I signed up for a game called “Hunt the Boss” but I guess that’s what you get for organising your Christmas party at a paintball park! I definitely held my own though and even managed to eliminate a couple of people before I was caught, that’ll teach em!

The whole event was a huge success and not only was it a great Christmas party, it was fantastic team building exercise. I’d recommend paintball to anybody, our office is a real mixed bunch of people and we all absolutely loved it. I’ll definitely be organising another event with Go Ballistic, but I won’t be waiting until next December. Paintball’s not just for Christmas!”

Sounds good, doesn’t it? Find out more and book your Christmas party here!

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