Why not give paint­balling a go?

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If you’re look­ing for some­thing a bit dif­fer­ent these school hol­i­days – a way to spend some of that in­evitable energy of the young­sters will no doubt have stored up – then why not give paint­balling a go?

It’s a fun way for the fam­ily to get to­gether, get into the great out­doors – and have a blast.

Paint­ball Cen­tral on 1 Ban­nock­burn Rd is the ideal lo­ca­tion – not too far from Queen­stown or Wanaka or Alexandra, mean­ing it’s easy to plan a trip out.

Owner Bron­wyn Ste­wart and her staff are ready and wait­ing for you to suit up, and get out and about and shoot­ing.

Set amongst 10 acres of pine trees, the course is set up to be both chal­leng­ing and fun for all in­volved.

Safety is im­por­tant, and Bron­wyn and co give a safety brief­ing first up so that every­one knows what they’re in for when they’re ready to go in. Safety googles are es­sen­tial and un­der-18s must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult, mak­ing it the per­fect school hol­i­day fam­ily treat.

Paint­ball Cen­tral can ac­com­mo­date any sized group from the small­est fam­ily group to a larger one look­ing for some­thing a bit dif­fer­ent for a spe­cial oc­ca­sion.

The course it­self is set out among pine trees, and the ground is sand-cov­ered. You are sup­plied with safety googles and over­alls as well as the all-im­por­tant safety brief­ing. Then all you need to bring are a pair of sturdy boots and a fun at­ti­tude.

The course is set out with forts and ob­sta­cles to hide in and be­hind, so the only limit is your imag­i­na­tion and abil­ity to strate­gise.

The paint­balls are made up of gelatin cap­sules filled with vegetable dye, mean­ing they of­fer no harm to the en­vi­ron­ment.

With gas-pow­ered ri­fles and a strong fo­cus on safety and fun, Paint­ball Cen­tral is ideal for an out­ing these school hol­i­days.

Book­ings are es­sen­tial – check out paint­ball­cen­tral.co.nz to con­tact Bron­wyn, or to make a book­ing. And have fun.

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