Frequently asked questions
Hull Paintball site 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
Rental paintball is when the general public rent equipment and purchase a package to play paintball
Walk on paintball
A Walk on player is a player who possesses their own equipment and gun
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 ( weight of ball 3 grams ), semi automatic, 200 shot paintball gun, 280 fps
Medium IMPACT .50 cal paintball ( weight of ball 1.25 grams ) , semi automatic, 100 -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 or elastic band.
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.
Rental players will be issued with mandatory full face, ear and eye protection goggles, non mandatory Body protection, non mandatory Snood, non mandatory coveralls. Player are permitted to wear their own clothing as long as their arms and legs remain covered. Larger customers are encouraged to bring their own clothing in the event site issue coveralls will not fit them. Players who use their own equipment and clothing accept full responsibility for any breakages, damage or staining. Gloves are available for rent and sale.
What do I Need to Bring with me?
Even though overalls are provided they are not mandatory, players can wear their own clothing as long as their arms and legs are covered. Also 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 Silver package. note ; A £5 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 Bronze individual solo package and Bronze group package 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 which paintball package you wish to book. Then you send payment. Once we have received your payment 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.
DO NOT ENTER THE SITE without permission of the game manager. When you arrive at the entrance gate you will be required to sign our informed consent/pre play agreement . Under 18's will hand their parents informed consent forms to the game manager. you will be escorted into the safe zone/rent area. A comprehensive safety brief /induction will be given and you will be required to sign a confirmation that you fully understand the induction. Next you will be issued your play equipment. When the session finishes the organiser will be issued an itemised bill. The organiser will collect all money and give it to the game manager. All accounts will be settled preferably by BAC/ bank transfer or cash after play has finished. It is the responsibility of the organiser to make sure all players settle their accounts before leaving the site.
Can we bring our own food and drink:
NO. Only food and drink purchased on the premises can be consumed on the premises.
Birthday cakes are permitted. You will be required to take your rubbish off site. No BBQs, cooking stoves or open fires are permitted.
Can we order lunch?
Food can be ordered in by one of our food supply affiliates. These are made fresh to order by a local cafe and delivered fresh to our site. 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. 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 Paintball™ is on the right hand side before you reach Halsham village. If you reach the Farm Shop, you have gone too far!
A large sign with PAINTBALL will indicate you have found us
Is Car Parking Available?
Most customers park on the verge along Northend road near the site entrance, customers park at their own risk. There is limited 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.
Inbetweener low impact paintball.
Low impact paintball. About Gotcha & JT Splat Master low impact pump action guns
Gotcha & JT SplatMaster paintball is an active, shooting activity with a 7 + age rating. Gotcha & JT SplatMaster are low impact products that shoot colour filled round Ammo resulting in a Splat. The Ammo is .50 caliber, 100% biodegradable, non toxic, resists stains, and easily washes away with water. The spring loaded Gotcha & JT SplatMaster 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! Gotcha guns are fitted with a 110 shot magazine & JT SplatMaster a 50 shot magazine.
- 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
60 - 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
Means Discount Day. Usually the first Saturday or Sunday of the month were all paintballs are sold at the discount price of £5 per 100. To participate £10 game fee must be paid per player and booking is mandatory.
Subject to the game managers discretion happy hour is an option to buy discount paintballs during the last few games. This allows players to finish their session with a blast.
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.
- We have created numerous dead wood piles to provide a habitat for insects, birds and small mammals.
- 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
- 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
Do you have any more questions? Do not hesitate to contact us