Looking for an exciting outdoor combat activity in Derbyshire? You’re in luck, as this county has loads of stunning outdoor space to play in, which has been wisely utilized by some of the UK’s best Paintball and Laser Tag venues. Because if you’re going to have a go at running around and shooting your friends it’s handy to have some trees to hide behind! We’ve rounded up some great options for you if you’re looking to try Paintball or Laser Tag in Derbyshire.
Laser Tag Vs Paintball
The biggest difference between Laser Tag and Paintball is how you know if you’ve been hit by an enemy. With Paintball, you get a big splodge of paint! With Laser Tag it’s all about the red dot. So of course, with Laser Tag you’re not being physically hit by ammo so there’s no bruises as there can be with Paintball.
Some people find being hit by paintballs uncomfortable, so if you’re worried about that, then Laser Tag is probably a better option for you. Laser Tag also has the advantage of not needing to stock up on ammo which can disrupt the game. But then again, you can’t beat the satisfaction of seeing that splatter of paint when you hit someone! The only thing to do is try them both and see which you prefer.
Paintball & Junior Paintball Derbyshire
Wild Park can be found just 10 minutes outside of Derby, but you’ll feel a world away from the city in this fantastic outdoor activity centre. The family-run business has been offering adrenalin-fuelled adventures for 20 years, and they know what they’re doing. Paintballing at Wild Park is where skill, strategy and teamwork combine for a brilliant day out. Equipped with full protective gear and a top of the range semi-automatic paintball marker, you’ll work with your team to achieve various objectives set by the instructor. Exploring the mature woodland site, you’ll need to keep your wits about you to defend towers, bases and bunkers or plan a major offensive against the opposing team!
Wild Park is also home to an activity all kids will love – Junior Paintball. Players are fully protected with high-collar camo overalls, a padded hood, body armour, state-of-the-art full head protection and the highest quality paintball markers you can get. There are actual armies out there with less gear! You can choose between playing a full day of 7 hours or a half day of 4 hours. However long you’re playing for, you’re bound to get messy. No worries, Wild Park has great onsite facilities including hot showers and separate changing rooms. They’ll even lend you a towel if you’ve forgotten yours!
Laser Tag Derby
Head to the ‘Urban outdoor battlefield' at Battlefield Games in Ripley for a taste of real-life combat. Using genuine Battlefield Sports equipment, you and your team will be sent on a mission to test your speed, agility, and strategy. From ‘Team Death Match’ to ‘Attack and Defend’ to ‘Capture and Hold’, there’s loads of themed games to choose from. Whether you’re planning a private party or want to take part in a Spec-Ops operation, they have flexible booking options. And if you’re a member of the Emergency Services or HMS Forces, ask about a discount when booking.
Laser Tag at Wild Park offers the perfect mix of action, adrenaline, and fun for anyone from 6 to 70 years old. Get a team of friends and family together to play a game of combat in their private woodland, taking on towers, huts, and barricades as well as streams, muddy slopes and more. It’s gonna get messy! Luckily, your kit includes camo overalls to protect your clothes. There are loads of packages available with different game and food options, so perfect for a birthday or corporate get-together.
If you don’t fancy relying on the great British weather, Mega Zone in Derby has a 4,000 square foot multi-level indoor arena for you to play Laser Tag! Set in a futuristic world of UV art, mysterious smoke, eerie music, and labyrinth mazes, you’ll feel like you’re in a real-life computer game. Mega Zone is based in the Willows Sports Centre which also offers a fully licensed bar, lounge area and changing facilities, including hot showers and lockers. Everything you need for a great day out!
Set in the outskirts of Derby at the Foresters Leisure Park you will find Sector 7 at the Tenpin bowl venue. The laser arena is set in the future with UV & strobe lighting as well as fog to keep you on your feet as you walk around the maze in the dark and try to find your friends to take them out and win the game. Each game will last 30 minutes, which includes a 10 minute brief, after that you then enter the game for 20 minutes of laser combat.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
We have also put together a list of frequently asked questions for Paintball at the link below, (FAQs), which also includes some Top Tips and Did you know information which you can show off about when you are with your friends and family
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We hope that you have enjoyed reading our article called Derbyshire Paintball & Laser Tag, and that you have found the information above include our FAQ page helpful in deciding on which venue you to choose
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