We get asked a lot of the same questions regularly – we have answered them for you below. We assume that you already have a rough idea of what airsoft is – if not, Google is your friend 🙂
If you still have questions, or need anything clarifying, please feel free to contact us.
How much does it cost?
The prices vary depending on the event and whether you need equipment. The prices are always at the bottom of each event page. Find the event you are interested in on the calendar and scroll down to the ticket sales.
Our standard open day pricing is listed here.
When is your next game?
Check the calendar.
Do I need to book?
If you need rental equipment then we strongly recommend that you book in advance as we often have large groups renting equipment. We cannot guarantee sufficient equipment is available if you don’t book.
If you have your own equipment, there is no requirement to book, but an email or comment on the Facebook or forum event page would be helpful to help us plan games better.
Can I hire equipment?
Yes you can – please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Is there an age restriction?
We are insured for participants aged 12 upwards. We ask that an adult remains on site for at least the first visit of younger players, particularly if they are of a sensitive nature.
Participants under 18 must be signed in by an adult at the start of the day.
We have no upper limit on age and have a range of old and young players. We also run events which are slower paced and frequently see ‘mature’ players acting as force commanders in an HQ co-ordinating the front line troops with brew in hand, just like in real life 🙂
Do I need a licence?
No – no such thing exists for the type of airsoft replicas which we use.
Since the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 came into effect, the sale, import, manufacture and conversion of realistic imitation firearms became heavily restricted. Most of the airsoft replicas we use are classed as realistic imitation firearms and an exemption was passed to permit their sale, import, manufacture and conversion for legitimate airsoft use. Sellers will require some sort of solid proof that the buyer qualifies before selling one, this is where an entry on UKARAs database comes in handy. See our UKARA page for more details of how to get one.
Can I come and watch?
Of course! We always welcome anyone to pop down to site on our open weekends and you are welcome to put some eye protection and a hi-vis on and go and watch for a bit. We are well known for our welcoming and hospitable nature, especially towards new players and most people love showing off their kit. We also have a shop on most of our sites as well as refreshments.
Can I bring my own gun?
Yes you can. We will ask you to fire a few test shots through our chronograph at the start of each day to confirm it is operating within the site’s power limits. We will do this using your ammo and compare the results to a chart. This is the only way to give a realistic representation of your gun’s muzzle energy as it will be fielded. Long barrelled weapons such as sniper rifles will produce a much lower energy when firing a 0.2g BB than the energy they produce when firing a heavy BB from the same setup.
The chart we use can be found here.