Best Leicester Paintball Venues

Published on: 07/06/20

If you’ve never played a game of paintball before, you’re missing out on some action-packed fun! Whether you’re a fan of outdoor activities, or more of a shoot ‘em up gamer than an IRL adrenalin seeker, we can thoroughly recommend giving it a go.

How do you play paintball? 

At its heart, paintball is all about strategy. With roots in military simulations and battle recreation, paintball pits two teams against each other to test their agility, marksmanship and teamwork. The aim of the game is to shoot the opposing team and avoid being shot yourself – and you’ll know when you’ve been shot as you’ll be covered in brightly coloured paint!

Depending on the rules of the game you’re playing, being shot can mean immediate elimination from the field of play or the chance to be ‘respawned’ by another member of your team, or you may have a set amount of lives before you’re eliminated.

Paintball games can vary from ‘capture the flag’ to ‘protect the president’ and ‘predator vs prey’. There is a reason hardcore paintball fans don’t get bored of playing it every weekend, as there are so many different ways to play!

Where do you play paintball? 

99% of the time, paintball is played outside. The best venues incorporate wooded areas with lots of structures and trees to hide behind. You’ll also see your fair share of fun props like old vehicles and military equipment to add to the feeling of being in a real-life battle. One of the biggest benefits about paintball is the ability to play in all weathers – because you’re kitted out in protective safety gear, a bit of rain or wind won’t bother you.

What’s new in paintball? 

In the last 5 years or so there’s been a huge boom in zombie-themed paintball games, inspired by TV shows like The Walking Dead. Trying to fend off a very convincing horde of the undead certainly adds a bit of excitement to the proceedings! This has been followed by a rise in more general apocalypse-themed paintball games, with elaborate and imaginative ‘end of the world’ scenarios adding to the fun.

If you’re looking for a place to play paintball in the Leicester area, here’s a few of our top venues:

Paintball SAS 22

Paintball SAS 22 is based in a sheltered area of woodland just ten minutes’ drive from Leicester. With both natural and man-made game zones, the entire site has been custom built by passionate paintball experts. They offer immersive game scenarios marshaled by professionals to ensure everyone’s safety, with specially designed protective equipment and first-class facilities. Paintball SAS 22 welcomes stag and hen parties, children’s birthday celebrations and corporate teams.

Skirmish Combat Games

Based in Shawell Woods just outside Lutterworth, this is the perfect place for thrill seekers travelling from Leicester. Skirmish offers their guests a fun-filled day of carnage and bedlam! There are six game arenas to choose from, with themes like Area 51, Berlin Wall and Village of the Damned. Skirmish have built battle zones with villages, forts, trenches, towers and barricades for you to run around, hide in and shoot from. They have loads of party packages on offer for stags, hens and birthdays, all overseen by the friendly wardens.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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