Kidz Zone Paintball Ipswich
First Kidz Zone at Skirmish Paintball Ipswich
This year saw Skirmish Paintball introduce Kids paintball for 8 till 11 year olds, which we trialled at our paintball venue in Norwich, and have now introduced to our venue at Ufford, a short distance from Ipswich.
With the advent of low impact paintball, we thought it safe to bring in a younger audience. Low impact uses a small paintball, .5 of an inch, instead of the standard paintball which is .68 of an inch, this means that the paintball has less mass, and is less likely to cause a bruise. Added to this we have brought in full head protection goggles, which cover the top of the head, and the back of the skull as well. These goggles have a head strap that goes over the top of the head so we can adjust them to sit at the right height, a retaining strap that goes around the back of the head to hold the goggles in place, and a chin strap to prevent them from removing their goggles. This means the goggles are fixed in all three planes.
The next piece of equipment we give them as standard is body armour, it took us some time to source what we thought was suitable, and with a little adjustment, we managed to make them the correct size. Finally, we issue them with armoured paintball gloves to protect their hands.
Once The kids are fully fitted out, a safety briefing takes place, followed by a gun demonstration.
The kidz Zone sessions are two hours long, and normally comprise of 4 games. Each child is given 100 paintballs for the first game, and a further 50 paintballs per game. We play two games back to back at our Ipswich venue, and then return to the main base were they can get a drink and have a ten minute break, then it’s back out for two more games.
The format has proved popular and a steady stream of bookings are now happening at Skirmish Paintball Ipswich.