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What is Mini Paintball? A Guide for Beginners

Mini Paintball for beginners

Here at GO Paintball London, we believe that paintballing is a sport that should be experienced by everyone at least once. For younger players, it’s especially exciting, immersive, and a great chance to get them outdoors. Not all kids will have played mini paintball before, so here’s a beginners guide before you get involved!

Paintball is often a sport that people assume is strictly for adults, due to the authentic combat and use of weapons. But in truth, it’s actually safer than a day at a skatepark and many other activities. Mini paintball embraces all of the engaging aspects of paintballing, while incorporating safety precautions for younger players, none of which sacrifice authenticity or the brilliant sense of competition.

In this post, we’ll point out some of the ways mini paintball is different from regular paintball and offer some essential advice for new players.

How Does it Differ from Adult Paintball?

Here at GO Paintball London, we strive to provide all players with the best possible paintballing experience, but our number one priority will always be safety. This is why we use age-appropriate equipment for players aged between 8–11. These low-impact guns prevent any soreness from being hit, while maintaining enough power to shoot from a distance.

Mini paintball is exclusive for ages 8–11 to make sure that the games are fair and that competition is healthy. Another exciting aspect is in-game collectables, such as riot shields, sniper rifles and other types of equipment. These are strategically placed throughout the map to throw a spanner in the works and give those lucky enough to stumble upon them a tactical advantage.

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When it comes to birthday parties, it’s difficult to think of a more unique and memorable activity than paintball. Here are a few quick pieces of information to let you know what to expect in regards the activity itself, as well as the cost:

One concern a lot of people have with paintball is that they will end up spending a fortune on additional paintballs. That isn’t the case with mini paintball, as all players are fully reloaded after every game, at no extra cost.

As a present from GO Paintball London to the birthday boy or girl, we provide FREE ‘Squad Leader’ dog tags as a little souvenir for their day of battle. We also upload squad pictures for players and parents to share on social media.

Oh, and did we mention there’s FREE pizza? Paintball is a pretty hefty full-body workout (one of the many reasons why paintballing is awesome), so what kind of hosts would we be if we didn’t provide sufficient fuel for a day of combat? Every player will get 3-4 large slices of Pizza Hut pizza and a drink.

Mini Paintball Tips for Beginners

If you’re yet to experience the adrenaline-fuelled action of paintball, or have been before but would like a few pointers, here are a few tips from the experts.

Are you looking an exciting outdoor activity for your kids? Mini paintball offers all the adrenaline-fuelled action of regular paintball in a perfectly safe environment for children. Book your day of paintball with us online today, or get in touch via for more information.

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