We advise that you wear comfortable, casual clothes - and definitely something that you don't mind getting a little bit dirty! With all the running around you'll be doing you won't need to wear too many layers and we will provide you with a lightweight camouflage coverall to protect your clothes. Don't forget to wear sturdy footwear to help you cover the woodland terrain.
What if I get paint on my clothes?
The lightweight coverall is there to protect your clothes however the paint in the paintballs is bio-degradable and water based so it will wash out of your clothing.
What if it's raining?
Come rain or shine the paintball show must go on! We play paintball in all weathers - some customers even say the wetter the better as it's much more fun sliding around.
What does it cost?
This question really depends on the type of player you're going to be - if you hide away from the action you're likely to have a low cost day but if you get really into the games you will probably need to spend some money on extra paintballs. We generally say that you can have a very enjoyable day for around £45. Compared to other outdoor extreme sports you could participate in, paintballing really is good value for money - and makes for a great day out with your friends.
How much paint will I use?
Average paintball usage per person, per day is between 500 and 800 paintballs each.
Can I bring my own paintballs?
Due to health and safety reasons, Top dog Paintball DOES NOT allow the use of your own paintballs, only paintballs supplied by Top Dog can be used.
Does it hurt?
We get asked this question a great deal by new players. And from our 20 years' experience we have to say it really does depend on your pain threshold! At the most it will be a sharp shock but definitely will not cause you excruciating pain. In the heat of battle with your adrenalin rushing the likelihood is that you won't feel a thing and our marshals will be tapping you on the shoulder asking you to head to the respawn zone.
Can I smoke?
We have a safe zone where you are permitted to smoke but in the woodland area itself we run a strictly no smoking policy. We do not tolerate the consumption of alcohol or drugs and anybody found to be abusing these rules will be escorted off the site.
Are refreshments available?
Refreshments are available all day at Top Dog Paintball to keep your energy levels high. On arrival you can opt for a bacon roll, a hot meal can be purchased at lunchtime and tea, coffee, cold drinks and confectionary are also on offer. We use locally sourced produce in our kitchen.