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Frequently asked questions


What exactly is paintball?

Paintball is a game played with two teams firing non-staining, biodegradable paint balls, which burst on impact. When you're hit, you're eliminated from that game.

Games played are; Crash, which is recover the software and secure the crash site, Village Under Siege, where you have to defend your flags and stop the other team from capturing them, Ratrun which is a mexican stand off but without the Mexicans, The Airfield, which is defend the airfield from the attacking force, and Duel which covers the entire site and teams score points by hitting the buzzer.

Throughout the whole day our trained marshalls will ensure you play safely at all times and keep track of the team scores.

Benefits of playing paintball?

Paintball has proved to be an extremely popular activity for corporate events, stag days out, teenage parties, as well as other types of group days out, because paintball is excellent for team building as it engages a team in an activity which demands various skills and techniques and is good fun and good exercise.

Paintball is an excellent team-building activity as the paintball team has to utilise a wide range of skills such as communication skills, planning, cooperation, decision-making and effective use of resources.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

All the equipment you will need is supplied however you might wish to bring a change of clothes and suitable outdoor footwear as the games are played in the woods.

Can I bring my own paintballs?

Under no circumstances can paintballs purchased online or from any other paintball shop be used at any of our paintball venues only paintballs purchased on the day at our paintball site venue can be used.

Can I bring my own equipment?

We have special days and tournaments which cater for walk-on players with their own equipment but please contact us before turning up. 1st sunday of each month is especially reserved for walk-on players and pre-booking is essential.

How old do I have to be to play paintball?

The minimum age for playing paintball at Gunsmoke Paintball is 12 years old and you will need parental consent to be able to play. Many parents also play paintball making it a great family activity.

How do I book?

Just call Julie on 07790 143118 or alternatively email

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Simply call Julie on 07790 143118 with your booking details or alternatively email us: to book your day paintballing at Gunsmoke Paintball at our site in Layer Marney Colchester Essex.

Gunsmoke Paintball Location

Gunsmoke Paintball
Layer Marney, Colchester, Essex

Maldon Road

Layer Marney


Essex CO5 9FH

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