Go to www.ipgvip.com
we accept payments made via Visa, MasterCard and Maestro. Our secure online booking system is easy to use and keeps your personal information safe as we don’t retain credit card information. Once your booking is made, we will email you confirming your event booking and give you all the information you need to get to the centre.
To avoid disappointment it’s best to book at least two weeks in advance as bookings are subject to availability. Your chosen centre and date may not always be available but you will be offered a list of alternatives to choose from.
There is no minimum or maximum group size requirement – you can play paintball with any amount of people or individually if you prefer (although a minimum spend of £280.00 is required for games on any given day to go ahead). Your group will be mixed with other players to make up teams for the day but private games can be arranged for larger groups of 40+ people.
At most centres you can, provided that the minimum spend has been met. If the minimum spending requirement has not been made, unfortunately we aren’t able to open a centre mid-week which you will be notified of at the time of your enquiry. An alternative venue will always be arranged for you.
You can use as many tickets as you like and do not have to use all your tickets in one visit so you could potentially go paintballing more than once while the tickets remain valid.
You can contact your IPG VIP ticket re-seller to buy more tickets and their contact details should be written on your IPG tickets. If you have not purchased tickets before and do not have a Membership Number then simply go online to purchase more tickets at the RRP of £30 per ticket, or visit one of our many registered ticket re-sellers.
An IPG VIP ticket booklet provides up to 10 players entrance into any paintball centres represented by IPG in the UK, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia and equipment rental for the day. You and your group will be provided with a full head protection goggle system*, battle armour*, battlepack, combat suit with a padded collar, semi-automatic paintball gun, hopper and unlimited gas propellant refills. (Note: All IPG approved paintball centres have full Public Liability Insurance).
*We cannot guarantee full head protection goggles and body armour at our local paintball centres.
Paintballs, pyrotechnics (flashbangs, smoke & paint grenades) and food and drink are not included in the cost of the tickets. Lunch can be purchased in advance, snacks and refreshments are available from the shop and tea and coffee is free at most centres.
Paintballs at national paintball centres cost £6.99 per 100 when bought in bulk quantities of 1000 or £7.99 per 100 when bought in smaller quantities. Additional paintballs can be purchased from the shop at any time during the game day.
Please note: Prices may vary from national to local paintball centres.
It’s completely dependent on how trigger-happy you plan on being and there’s no way of knowing exactly how many paintballs an individual will use. After your first 100 paintballs have been paid for to confirm your booking, you can buy more paintballs at the shop in the basecamp at any time during the day of your event.
It is one of the terms and conditions that players purchase the first 100 paintballs at £9.99 per person before the day of their event.
Customers are required to sign the “How It Works” section on the ticket to demonstrate that they understand the terms and conditions of the ticket and what is included in the deal. The “How It Works” section is clearly worded and constitutes a binding contract, it has also been approved by the Office of Fair Trading on page 148 of their Unfair Contract Terms Guidance article of February 2001. If you have any questions about this then please call the IPG on 0844 477 5155 and one of our friendly specialists will talk to you about the matter.
No, unfortunately. Every IPG centre has a limited capacity and player numbers need to be confirmed prior to the game day in order to organise equipment, catering arrangements and player teams and marshalling staff.
Sadly not. If any player does not turn up on the day of your event then the prepayment and paintballs for that player will be forfeited. However, at most IPG centres the credits can sometimes be carried forward and used to book a future visit. All payments are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Most IPG centres offer a freshly cooked lunch service for under £5.00 per person. Lunch can be pre-ordered when making your booking, depending on which centre you choose for your event. Almost every centre has an on-site shop which sells a selection of refreshments and snacks.
A paintball game day at an IPG national centre goes on from 09:15 until between 16:00-16:30 (arrival and departure times may vary at some local paintball centres). In Winter months the day may finish between 15:30 – 16:00.
We advise that parents understand the nature of paintballing and make their own minds up about whether or not paintball might be suitable for their child. To help parents understand the comprehensive series of precautions our staff undertake to keep participants safe at all times, we have put together an “Information for Parents” guide which can be downloaded from this website. Children as young as 8 have been playing paintball with IPG for years because parents and youth group organisers recognise that our safety standards and practices are second to none.
The minimum age to play paintball with IPG ranges from 8-10 years of age, depending on the location and whether the centre is either a local or a national paintball centre. For most local centres, the minimum age is usually 12 years old – these centres are marked on the map featured on the locations page.
Your children will always be joined up with another similarly aged and similarly experienced group wherever possible. However, groups are often made up of mixed ages as some parents like to join in with their kids, older brothers and sisters etc.
Upon arrival at 09.15, you will be welcomed by our friendly, professional team of marshalling staff who will lead your group through the registration process. After filling out the registration forms, your group will be issued with all the paintballing equipment they will need for the day. Following this there is a compulsory safety briefing which will go over everything you need to know about paintball safety and then the action really starts! You will get to play 10-12 paintball games over the course of the day with short breaks in between to reload and rest. There is a lunch break at approximately 13.00 and the game day finishes up after the awards ceremony at 16:00-16:30.
Every customer is required to fill out a registration form before they can play paintball at our national centres. All players under the age of 16 are required to have a Parental Consent Form signed by a parent or guardian, we suggest that these forms are sent out with your invitations. Other parents should return their completed forms to the group organiser for them to bring to the centre on the day of your event. Everyone also has the option to fill out their registration forms on the morning of your event.
We recommend that players wear comfortable, old clothing and to bring a change of clothes for the end of the day (personal belongings can be stored in the lockers we rent for a small fee). It’s strongly recommended that you wear waterproof boots with ankle support and good grip – it can be muddy in the games. Some customers may choose comfort over safety and wear wellington boots as it can be wet in the woodland. Armoured gloves can be bought from the on-site shop for £6.99 but you are welcome to bring your own. Although we accept PIN verified card payments, they may incur transaction fees so it is also a wise idea to bring cash for food and additional paintballs.
Players are welcome to bring their own paintballing equipment to the centre but it is always up to the centre manager whether or not you can use it. You can bring goggles but only if they have been manufactured specifically for paintball games and have not been altered in any way. You can bring your own gun but it has to run from the gas canisters we provide at our centres and all guns are subject to a chronograph test before use. We do not allow players to bring their own gas or bottles on site for any reason.
In the same way that you can’t bring your own alcohol into a pub, players cannot bring their own paintballs into an IPG paintball centre. Only paintballs sold on-site can be used on the day of the event and players found using their own will be ejected from the centre.
We strongly recommend that players wear sturdy boots with ankle support and good grip as it can get muddy and slippery out in the game zones.
We don’t permit any alcohol use on site. Any players found to be under the influence will be excluded from the games without refund and asked to leave the centre for their own safety.
Paintball games go ahead regardless of any inclement weather conditions (except in very extreme circumstances, in which case you will be notified). The games take place outdoors but there are sheltered seating areas in the base camp.
Please get in contact with IPG via the ‘Contact Us’ page to discuss your options.
The locations of paintball centres are subject to change for reasons out of our control so the location map is just a guide. We will always offer you the closest possible alternative venues. IPG undertakes to maintain a minimum of 10 paintball venues within the UK and Ireland.
IPG VIP tickets can be bought legally by people of any age without needing to have a parent or guardian present. Unused, unwanted tickets can be sold to third parties or given away as gifts.
Every IPG VIP ticket comes with a seven day satisfaction guarantee so if you are not happy with your purchase you can get a refund within seven days of purchasing the tickets. To apply for a refund, simply write to IPG at 57 Broadway Court, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1RG. Refund requests must be done through the post and please include your full details, vouchers and tickets. Please make sure that you send your refund request with the correct postage to ensure your letter arrives within seven days of purchase. If we do not receive the letter in time, you may not be entitled to a refund. Using a traceable postal service with a tracking number is recommended as you will be responsible for the items until we receive them at our above address.
IPG processes refunds on behalf of independent IPG resellers so they can incur admin fees and can take up to 21 working days to go through. Please note that once this 7 day refund period has passed, the terms and conditions of the ticket will constitute a legally binding contract and it will not be possible to refund the cost of your tickets. We also reserve the right to return items that have been sent to us outside of the seven day period.
You can fill out an enquiry form on the ‘Contact Us’ page and one of our friendly paintball consultants will get in contact and answer any questions you might have. Alternatively you can reach IPG directly on 0844 477 5155.