Paintballing is a great way of making new friends, especially when you blast them with paint.
Cotswold Paintballing is situated just outside of the village of Blockley in some dense woodland. It isn't signposted too well but it is fairly easy to find.
To play you generally split up into two teams with the general idea of capturing the opposition teams flag. If you are hit by a paintball and it breaks you have to go back to your base and start again.
There are various games you can play from defending forts to running up and down the sides of a valley.
They supply protective masks and overalls but you have to supply the rest. Good thick layers are a good idea as it can really sting when a paintball breaks on you and can leave bruises.
All the essential safety rules are gone through meticulously before you start and the experienced staff are there to make sure you adhere to them.
The facilities are a bit basic but adequate. The toilets leaked when they were flushed whilst we were there. The food isn't much better, baked beans, sausages and orange squash but after a hard morning running around the woods anything would do.
The guns and and one container of paintballs are supplied but you can buy as many refills as you want, but beware it can turn out to be very expensive.
Another danger of Cotswold Paintballing is the people using the public footpaths through the woods, for some reason the instructors say you can't use them as target practise.
Lower Street, Blockley, GL56 9DS, United Kingdom
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Business