Hull Paintball - FAQ

Paintball Questions & Answers

Hull Paintball is affiliated to the Hull & East Riding Paintball Sports Federation. (TBA )

We are a fully insured, adventure-combat paintball arena that specialises in affordable paintballing for groups aged 11 years old to adult. 8 yrs + for low impact.

NOTE: CHILDREN AGED 11 to 14 YEARS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AT LEAST ONE SUPERVISING ADULT, WHO MUST REMAIN ON SITE AT ALL TIMES!

 

What is Paintball?

Paintball is an all weather ‘extreme’ sporting activity. Played in teams the idea is to accomplish the mission or task. One example is to capture the opposing teams flag, return it to your own base and eliminate the other team by splatting them with paintballs fired from your gun.

Regular paintball - .68 cal paintball, semi automatic, 200 shot paintball gun, 280 fps

Low impact - .50 cal paintball, pump action paintballs gun, 110 fps

What is a Paintball Gun?

A paintball gun/marker is a gun that uses CO2 gas or Air to fire a spherical paintball. Paintball guns can either be pump action or semi automatic i.e. once the bolt is cocked back it is just a matter of pulling the trigger for rapid, continuous fire. Low impact Splat master guns are pump action spring loaded.

Does it Hurt and is it Dangerous?

It all depends on where, how close and how much clothing you’re wearing. Some times you won’t feel a thing. Worst-case scenario is it’s like been flicked with a very wet towel. As with any ‘extreme’ sport ‘especially one that involves firing projectiles at one another does involve a degree of risk & danger, however as long the safety equipment is worn and the site rules and marshals instructions are obeyed then the danger is minimal. Low impact paintball is less power, worst case scenario is its like been flicked with a finger.

How Big are Paintballs? Are they Poisonous? Does the Paint Wash off?

Paintballs are .68 calibre, roughly the same diameter as a 1p piece. Low impact paintballs are .50 calibre. They are comprised of a gelatine skin filled with water-soluble biodegradable non-toxic paint that washes off. Paintballs immediately begin to disintegrate when they come into contact with any moisture.        

Woolaball /hullpaintball.co.uk endeavour to supply the most environmentally friendly paintball available to our customers. Our paintballs are made here in the UK, and are excellent quality -  we do not buy cheap, low quality paintballs. This is better for you as the customer and the environment.

Can Anyone Play Paintball? Ages.

Yes, male, female, young or old can enjoy paintballing. However paintballing can be physically demanding so we advise any player who has any doubts about their fitness or ability to play to see a doctor first. Players under the age of 18 yrs must have the permission of their parents or guardian, (Proof of age may be requested). Minimum age is 7 years old for low impact ( we can accept younger players as long as they can prime the gun ),  for regular paintball we prefer an average age of 11 years. For those aged under 11 our low impact paintball is the perfect alternative choice. Consent forms for Under 18s will be supplied upon request.

What do I Need to Bring with me?

Even though overalls are provided, in practical terms we’d advise a change of clothing or a warm coat at least. Also sturdy footwear with ankle support and protective gloves for additional protection. If possible also a bring hat. Finally most important is to bring with you a sense of humour. NB The Paintball Arena can be muddy if it's been raining. At such times, expect to get muddy. It is recommended that you bring two pairs of footwear one with GOOD tread and ankle support to change into as soon as you arrive - the other to wear off site . Plimsolls and trainers i.e footwear with little grip/tread is not recommended for wet/muddy/icy conditions.

How Long will it last and how many Paintballs will I need?

Sessions last as long as your paintballs. A generous estimate of roughly 100 -200 paintballs per hour.

Our sessions are three hours duration, during this session we play on average  play 8 - 10 games. 95% of our customers book our 3 hour session and are satisfied with three hours full on intense paintball. Customers may book a full day 6 hour session in which we play 15 -20 games however you must book a minimum BANG deal. note ; No additional expense is charged to book a full day session however you must inform us at the point of booking. Bear in mind the following ( more games = more spend. 100 or 500 paintballs may not last a full day. Our Crash individual deal and Crash group deal are three hour sessions.  Full day bookings are subject to Woolaball's discretion and availability.  

How do I Organise a Game of Paintball?

First thing is to read the information provided on this site, then give us a call. You’ll be asked the time and date when you wish to play, also to estimate the number of people playing and then to send a deposit. Once we have received your deposit and your game will be confirmed, it’s just a matter of turning up to experience the ultimate adrenaline rush. Bookings must be made by a person of 18 years or over.

Game day: on arrival you’ll be issued safety equipment specially designed for paintball. A comprehensive safety brief will be given and you will be required to sign a pre-play agreement / insurance waiver before anyone is allowed to get hold of a gun. All accounts will be settled preferably in cash after play has finished. Hull Paintball™ accepts all major credit cards. Prior notification is required for payment by cheque. It is the responsibility of the organiser to make sure all players settle their accounts before leaving the site.

Can we order lunch?

We can offer an on site facility for ordering hot and cold sandwiches. These are made fresh to order by a local cafe and delivered fresh to our site. Alternatively you may bring along your own food ( prior permission must be secured from Woolaball - note; you will be required to take your rubbish off site.

Do you sell refreshments?

We provide a well stocked tuck shop. We charge a flat rate for all items i.e 70p ( subject to change ). Stock varies but usually comprises at least, Mars, Snickers, Kit-Kat, Cadbury's chocolate bars, crisps, bottled water and cans of fizzy drinks. In a nut shell our sessions are usually full on, we try fit in as much shooting time and play as many games as possible, when we take a break this is usually a pit stop to refuel, take a drink, clean goggles, bit of banter then back on the field- its is not a period to put your feet up and take a nap.

How do I get to Hull Paintball?

From Hull, travel east along the A1033 towards Withernsea, turn left at Ottringham and head towards Halsham. Hull Paintall™ is on the right hand side before you reach Halsham village. If you reach the cricket green or the Farm Shop, you have gone too far!

Is Car Parking Available?

There is hard standing parking available at the entrance to the site. Customers park at their own risk - Hull Paintball™ accept no responsibility for any damage to, or theft from any vehicle. Additional parking is available along the verge just off site.

About JT SplatMaster

JT SplatMaster is an active,  shooting activity with a 8 + age rating. JT SplatMaster is a low impact product that shoots color filled round Ammo resulting in a Splat. The Ammo is 100% biodegradable, non toxic, resists stains, and easily washes away with water. The spring loaded SplatMasters shoot up to 100+ feet, shoot at a velocity of 110-140 feet per second ( Normal paintball guns shoot at 280 feet per second ) and have marksman accuracy up to 50 feet. Safe, fun, accurate!

Splatmaster Rules

  • Goggles are mandatory
  • Body armour is optional
  • Players can play in their own clothes however arms and legs must be covered
    (long sleeved shirts and long trousers are ok – strictly no, T shirts, vests, shorts or 3/4 shorts)
  • Gloves are optional players can rent gloves or bring their own
  • Participate in target shoot only, team game only or a bit of both.

GAME FEE  INCLUDES

  1. SAFETY GOGGLE
  2. OPTIONAL BODY PROTECTION
  3. SPLAT MASTER PUMP ACTION PAINTBALL GUN
  4. 2500 PAINTBALLS
  5. 2 HOUR DURATION
  6. TARGET SHOOT
  7. 4 + TEAM GAMES

90 minute Splat

For those players and parents who would prefer a shorter paintball session. Less rests, longer games.

kit out, induction, gun brief and play

Christmas Special

  100 free paintballs only available to regular paintball customers. 

 

 

Environment policy

We take our attitude to the environment and wildlife very serious.

  • Over 50% of our area has been set aside to provide a habitat for wildlife
  • Every year we plant trees and shrubs
  • Trees ,shrubs medicinal herbs and flowers have been planted or allowed to grow.
  • Regular sightings of Pheasants, deer, rabbits, moles ,crows, barn owl and other birds of prey are common. In addition insects are abundant.
  • A dead wood pile has been purposely created to provide a habitat for insects.
  • The site also plays host to mice, rats and other rodents -but we must remember the countryside is their habitat and we must share it with them - Rest assured our premises are regularly cleaned, inspected. Our policy is simply to discourage them from our public area by removing their access points and any man made food source - WE DO NOT USE POISON !
  • We control vegetation in the play area by mowing and strimming - WE DO NOT USE WEED KILLER !
  • Our gas propellant is AIR & CO2 , the amount of CO2 we use is not a lot, however we feel that we over compensate for our co2 usage via our planting of trees and shrubs.
  • All our barricades have been constructed using reclaimed timber products or sustainable sources.
  • Our power usage is minimal and constitutes the use of a petrol generator for brief periods, We also use solar lighting.
  • We conducted a great deal of market research to find the most environmentally friendly 'oil free' paintball.
  • Our toilet is a bio loo , we recycle waste products, let nature take its course and use as fertilizer for our trees and shrubs

 

Review

5 out of 5 stars

Hull's Only Paintball site!

Name: Lee Newis
Date: 01/06/2013

I was invited to a walk on game at Hull Paintball which unlike other sites - actually is in Hull. I've never had such a laugh and run around so much before paintballing!
The site is a single field with loads of obstacles and hiding places, so I really did spend more time shooting paintballs rather than sitting on the side lines waiting to play. A great day out, and cheaper than I thought it would be!

Review

5 out of 5 stars

Great for stag parties

Name: Dave Walker
Date: 06/04/2013

My mate organised my stag party to include a visit to Hull Paintball. I'd never been paintballing before, but the best man who plays a lot, suggested this venue as being ideal for stag parties. He wasn't wrong. Neil the owner went all out to make sure we had a great time and we were looked after all the way. He organised some food to be delivered to site, there were cheap snaks available between games, and needless to say plenty of games involving me as the target!

Great fun, and I can't wait to go back when I'm the best man, and return the favour.....

Hull Paintball™, is an independent paintball arena situated near Hull, not far from Hedon.
Our Mission Statement:

  • To Provide Affordable, Quality Paintballing
  • To Give You The Customer the Best Paintballing Experience For Your Money

Hull Paintball™ is the only paintballing venue on the north bank of the Humber and offers action-packed, arena style paintballing designed specifically for an adrenaline pumping experience.
No waiting around in long grass or lost in the woods.

  • Ultimate Urban Warzone
  • Unlimited Lives
  • 200 Shot Semi-Automatic Guns
  • The Terminator and Punisher Await You
  • Stag/Hen Parties welcome
  • Birthday party hire
  • Work Do's (Shoot the boss!)
  • Corporate Team Building Sessions (Again - shoot the boss!)
  • Fun Days or Fundraisers

Having the chance to shoot your close ones or work colleagues can be quite an opportunity; therefore Hull Paintball™ gladly welcomes corporate events, stag/hen parties, birthdays, or just a fun day out with family or friends.

Our rest area offers enough space even for the largest of parties, plus the extra bonus of light refreshments for all to enjoy. During your lunch break you can also choose to have a light lunch ordered in.

Have you thought about using HULL Paintball™ to host a Fund Raising event for a charity or cause of your choice? Contact us for more details.