Everyone knows about Paintball and the fun that can be had playing it. But not as many people know about Splatball, a very similar game but with a few important differences. Playing by children and adults alike, a very popular game played by families in particular but also hen parties who don’t want to be too bruised by the time the night comes around. Splatball is less impactful, less velocity and less painful than paintball. With paintball guns potentially reaching 300km/h speed whereas a splatball spring loaded gun can only reach half of that. Thus this leads to less range and less impact when shooting in comparison to a gas powered paintball gun.
The games themselves (i.e. Capture the Flag, Kind of the Hill, or otherwise) are all the same and can be played with the same amount of fun and running. Here at the Kilkenny Activity Centre you will get complete overalls in paintball but in splatball you will typically just wear tracksuit and older clothes that you may own. Just make sure to bring a change. The paint in splatball will wash out but you are still given a mask to block any paint getting in around your face, also make sure that there is not any exposed skin as the paint can be potentially irritating to the skin of those who may have particular allergies. Nonetheless, splatball is definitely a safer and more kid-friendly version of paintball, especially since paintball can only be played by those of age 16 and over.
Splatball can get the whole family involved from ages 8 and up and you can take part in the game as much as you feel comfortable with. Kids are often running around and are much more competitive than even the adults. And our instructors ensure that everyone who is playing is safe and having fun!