Bristol Activity Centre
Bristol Activity Centre
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Bristol Activity centre is the provider of action packed days out, and memorable weekends! Activities include Paintball for 12+, Mini paintball for ages 8+, Quad Trekking, Clay pigeon shooting, Axe and Knife Throwing, Archery, and also Airsoft on our former British Army base.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Jodie T
    Magor, United Kingdom96 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Son had a great birthday, but be aware of how fast the ammo runs out because it will cost a lot to get more!
    We recently celebrated my sons birthday by organising for himself and a group of friends to go paintballing. The boys all had a brilliant time, they loved their paintballing experience and my son had a great birthday. My only complaint is that we weren't given any guidance with regard to how much ammo we would need. Having already spent more than £800 for 500 paintballs per child, having read in various places online (not on the Bristol Activity Centre website) that this should last 3-4 hours I was very disappointed to find that the boys were running out of ammo after just 45 minutes. We had to spend an additional £300 on more ammo to allow them to continue playing. I understand that as young teenage boys they may have been a little trigger happy, but we weren't told that all 500 were loaded into the hoppers in the first instance and so they should use them sparingly to start with, and the boys weren't given any guidance about how fast the ammo would run out, so what was already a very expensive day ending costing almost 50% more on the day.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 August 2023
  • terri k
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant family fun
    We booked rifle shooting and Axe throwing. Simon and Archie were fantastic, they gave great instructions, were patient with our son and encouraged us to have fun safety. Great day out and can't wait to book the next activity.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 March 2024
  • Nicky
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Steve H, Steve W and Darren put on a masterclass in clay pigeon execution!
    We had a big party come for some clay pigeon shooting and my word, Steve H, Steve W and Darren were certainly top class instructors. We managed to squeeze in a decent amount of huts and have a great time. Big shout out to Steve W for taking care of our group of 6. The clay pigeons stood no chance once equipped with his advice!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 8 April 2024
  • Mark W
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    After attending Bristol Activity Centre I realised that I was the chosen one.
    Had a really fun time axe throwing for a stag do. Our instructors humza and Simon were very informative and funny and it was amazing to experience a wide array of weaponry. I also learned that I am a natural at throwing weapons.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 May 2024
  • Matt P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Air Rifle Review
    Had a great morning having a go at air rifle shooting. Steve and Riyah were first-class hosts, very friendly and always on-hand. It was the first time we’d ever been to BAC and what an excellent first impression the guys made. We’ll definitely be back.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 June 2024
  • Niel D
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best place for Paint-balling!
    My group and I booked for a Full day of paint balling (Both morning and afternoon sessions) and everything was perfect. To start with, the game areas were amazing and well maintained. The Maps contained both a mix of amazing greenery and urban aspects which worked well with each other. Next, the staff were amazing and the Marshalls we had were even better. They were friendly, professional and helpful. Lastly, the equipment was cheap to rent and well maintained not to mention how affordable the paintballs were. Highly recommend!!
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 June 2024
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Niel D
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
My group and I booked for a Full day of paint balling (Both morning and afternoon sessions) and everything was perfect. To start with, the game areas were amazing and well maintained. The Maps contained both a mix of amazing greenery and urban aspects which worked well with each other. Next, the staff were amazing and the Marshalls we had were even better. They were friendly, professional and helpful. Lastly, the equipment was cheap to rent and well maintained not to mention how affordable the paintballs were. Highly recommend!!
Written 11 June 2024
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NeilT
Dursley, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Booked junior paintball for 9 boys 10/11 years old. They had an absolute blast. Thank you to Riya and Koffe for all your hard work running the games.
Written 8 June 2024
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Matt P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Had a great morning having a go at air rifle shooting. Steve and Riyah were first-class hosts, very friendly and always on-hand.

It was the first time we’d ever been to BAC and what an excellent first impression the guys made. We’ll definitely be back.
Written 6 June 2024
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Jonathan Collins
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We attended a Black Ops airsoft event yesterday, we had been to the Portishead site.
Didn't start off well with the staff turning up late, it was very busy I think 80 of us turned up on time but they didn't start letting us in till closer to 0900 rather than the 0830 on the website. With the late start we felt rushed because they we're behind schedule, since we followed the rules and didn't get our RIF's out in the queue like some of the other places and start prepping whilst we waited we took longer and didn't get time to check scopes etc.

The marshal we got assigned was either new or didn't know what they we're doing, we had been told that if a team got pinned they would call in an airstrike that would push the other team back to give the pinned team some breathing room and re-position that didn't happen and for most of the first game one team was pinned at their spawn point. Another issue, the spawn point that was at the far right hand side at the bottom was a rubbish spawn point, they told us it was closer to whatever objective but it was a slog up an even small hillock where you could easy trip over and the other team had a height advantage.

Also the teams seemed not very well balanced I have been to other sites outdoor and CQB where the marshal's have stepped in and rebalanced the teams, they didn't do this.

One of the games near the end of the day involved an attack team to 'move' and artillery piece to point at a landmark to win, the issue with that was, this was next to some kids who were playing paintballing so some of us didn't feel comfortable firing in that direction (we know what we're getting into but these kids were young not even teenagers). In the second round the attacking team rushed the artillery piece to find there was no marshal there to turn the artillery piece, and by the time one did show up the attacking team had been wiped and the defenders had bunkered down.
Another issue I felt that the site should have provided free drinking water, I have been to site where the provide room temperature drinking water whilst selling chilled products. It was the hottest day so far of the year, the marshals kept on about making sure we all kept hydrated but kind of pointless when you have to pay for it. Don't get me wrong I understand its a business and they have to make money but I think it a duty of care to your customers.

The only positives was the way the enforced the rules, where someone caught cheating was marked with white tape and their name recorded. Like most players not calling your hits is the fastest way to make a game of Airsoft not fun for everyone.

They had a well stocked airsoft shop and their selection of food and drink was solid.

Anyway the TL;DR poorly executed game day and no free drinking water (room temperature at least) I won't be going back anytime soon.
Written 13 May 2024
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Mark W
Dubai, United Arab Emirates20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Had a really fun time axe throwing for a stag do. Our instructors humza and Simon were very informative and funny and it was amazing to experience a wide array of weaponry. I also learned that I am a natural at throwing weapons.
Written 5 May 2024
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Nicky
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We had a big party come for some clay pigeon shooting and my word, Steve H, Steve W and Darren were certainly top class instructors. We managed to squeeze in a decent amount of huts and have a great time. Big shout out to Steve W for taking care of our group of 6. The clay pigeons stood no chance once equipped with his advice!
Written 8 April 2024
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Alice Maley
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Absolutely brilliant day quad biking. Simon was our instructor and he was awesome, made the experience great. Would definitely recommend.
Written 30 March 2024
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Dean V
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
If you want a fun day airsofting I would recommend that you DO NOT go to this place the people who run it are clowns no clue what they are doing. Very unsafe paintballer and airsofter on the same site at same time only thing stopping getting hit is a magic blue rope. Chrono is a joke don’t change weight on machine to make sure that you equipment is in limits. No wonder why the council closed them down for a while my recommendation is that they should of stayed closed
Written 24 March 2024
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terri k
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We booked rifle shooting and Axe throwing. Simon and Archie were fantastic, they gave great instructions, were patient with our son and encouraged us to have fun safety. Great day out and can't wait to book the next activity.
Written 16 March 2024
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Jake V
Bristol, England, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We had a great knife and axe throwing session for a colleague's leaving do. Thanks to Simon for making it happen and for being so welcoming!
Written 13 March 2024
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