A Midlands action adventure experience has added new gaming areas and improved its visitor facilities to cope with an increasing number of corporate groups using the attraction.
National Paintball Fields Bassett’s Pole (NPF) has 13 movie-themed combat zones set in 200 acres of woodland, where groups can learn teamwork, strategy and leadership at the same time as having fun.
NPF’s operations manager Kerry Atkin said: “In the 23 years since we began, we have had an investment programme that has focused on the development of playing areas to give gamers the very best experience. For example we have built temples, a replica foreign embassy, World War I trenches and we even have a real military helicopter, which adds a brilliant ‘wow’ factor and extra reality to the battle areas.
“Our most recent £250,000 investment this year has been spent on creating new playing areas and improving team facilities at the base camp. There are also developments in progress, yet to be revealed, that will make a players’ experience begin in a startling way before they have even entered the gate.
“Each of the zones has been designed around movie or recognisable military themes. Whilst all the scenarios are as tough, rugged and realistic as you would imagine, the facilities for groups are superb.”
Ms Atkin added: “The NPF experience is not about running around a hedgerow with a paintball gun, shooting at your mates or colleagues for half an hour. This is strategic game play in convincing battle arenas which will involve players completely in the adrenaline-fuelled action. For added drama there are smoke and paint grenades available which have not only a tactical use, but also add to the atmosphere. For groups of friends it is a brilliant day out and for corporates, this is a whole new way of taking the action from the boardroom to the battlefield.”