How Old Do You Have To Be To Go Paintballing?

3 November 2023
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Paintball is a great sport, but some might assume that it is only safe for adults – which simply isn’t the case. In this article, our paintballing experts explain the age limits for both traditional and low-impact paintball, helping you to make informed decisions for yourself and your little ones. So, how old do you have to be to go paintballing?

Paintball is perfect for 7 years – 107 years! If you feel fit and able to join in, then you can take part in paintballing. We use low-impact paintballs, which are more than suitable for younger players. For high-impact paintball, some locations may have a minimum age requirement or need parental consent.

Read on to find out more about the age limits for paintball or if a parent can bring kids along to a paintballing session.

Is There an Age Limit For Paintball?

Yes, there is an age limit for taking part in paintball. For traditional paintball, you would typically need to be over 12 years of age to join. However, this may vary from venue to venue. 

On the other hand, low-impact paintball can be played by anyone over 7 years of age, regardless of height, weight, or gender. These types of paintballs travel at a much lower speed, and are a much smaller size, making them suitable for younger people in particular. Paintball can be a great activity for kids’ parties or as a weekend activity for the whole family!

If you would like to find out more about low-impact paintball and how it differs from standard paintball in the UK, read one of our most recent blogs: What is Low Impact Paintball?

Who Can’t Play Paintball?

Paintball is safe to play as long as you are fit and healthy. We wouldn’t recommend playing paintball, of any kind if you are:

  • Under 7 years of age
  • Are pregnant or have recently given birth
  • Have been diagnosed with a heart condition
  • Under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Struggling with any other health conditions that could be exacerbated whilst playing paintball

If you’re unsure as to whether you can play paintball, don’t hesitate to ask our team for advice. Send us an email using or give us a call on 01753316073.

Can I Bring My Child To Paintball?

Providing your child is over the age requirement of 7 years old, yes you can bring them along! Paintball is an excellent way to spend quality time together, and we can guarantee their excitement levels will be through the roof. You’ll certainly be remembered as the parent of the year!

Our paintballs, alongside our child-friendly paintball markers and additional equipment, are designed to be easy to use by children over 7 years old. You must also remember that paintball is a non-contact activity, so your child is safe to play against older children as well as other adults (including yourself, of course!).

Low-Impact Paintball Games in the South of England

Here at Velocity Paintball, we encourage everyone to get involved, no matter your age, ability or gender. Our team will be on hand to create a memorable day for your children. We’ll always be nearby to offer support and advice and ultimately, to help your kids have fun.

We offer 2 sessions per day throughout the year, and with easy booking and great value packages available, you won’t find a better paintballing experience elsewhere. Because we only use low-impact paintballs, our games are suitable for children 7 years and older.

Ready to book your game? Email us at or book straight through our website. Don’t forget to get to read our 10 Tips and Tactics for Paintball Success beforehand!