Junior Games are held most weekends from 12.00 until 4pm, for 8 to 16 years olds. Please ask for Low Impact Paintball for 8 to 10 year olds.
Mums and Dads are welcome to play along with the juniors at the same price. Young Guns events are held every weekend, weekdays during the school holidays.
We are pleased to welcome schools and colleges to our site, and offer discounted rates for large groups, and depending on the size of the group free places for teachers or carers to play alongside the students. Please telephone 02920 593900, and we will be pleased to forward you details of the discounted prices available.
Many schools visit us during their activities week before the school summer holidays, and we are pleased to have been of service to schools such as, Olchfa, Bishopston, Aberdare Boys, Cefn Saeson, Llanrumney High, Pencoed Comp, together with organisations such as Princes Trust, and many and varied youth groups.
We are HSE inspected, have full risk assesments in place, child protection policy, hold current public liability insurance and staff are CRB checked, and hold current first aid qualifications.
You're crouched inside a wooden hut, squeezed into a corner to minimise yourself as a target. All is silent, save for the sound of your own breathing - a sound you've perhaps never been aware of.
You hear yourself swallow as your stomach twists itself into another knot.
Your senses are heightened like never before and you hear other noises: as whisper, the slightest of rustles, the cracking of a twig.
Your palms are moist and clammy as the comforting grip of the butt of your carbine tightens. Your throat constricts. Another surge of adrenaline courses through your veins.
Your eyes stare, searching the undergrowth. Its still, then suddenly trembles. A menacing masked face stares back. You're hypnotized in its glare. BLAM!
The shot whines past your ear and snaps you out of your trance. The butt of your carbine fits snugly into your shoulder as you draw a bead on your assailant WHAM!
You squeeze off a round of return fire. You miss, but only just. You've unnerved him and he breaks for cover, diving to his left. For a split second he's fully exposed, but you're ready. BLAM! There is a satisfying thwack and an explosion of vivid colour as your shot finds its target.
All around mayhem has broken out. Yells, whoops and shrieks fill the air. A deafening bang, followed by plumes of thick red smoke. Shots crack and whistle all about. This is not an excerpt from a war correspondent but describes a typical few minutes at the Taskforce Skirmish paintball site, just west of Cardiff, South Wales.
Even if you've played Paintball before, aside from a real battle front, nowhere has an atmosphere even approaching that at the TASKFORCE SKIRMISH paintball site at Cowbridge.
The site is not a field with a few crates strewn about, but it is a dedicated Paintball combat arena. With thirty acres of bunkers, a village, a real helicopter, a bridge, with adjacent aerial walkways, a decent imitation of a nuclear bunker, a munitions dump, tree houses and many other features which make for an exciting, exhilarating and fun-packed day out.
We also cover many more outdoor activities including archery, laser tag, teambuilding command tasks, clay pigeon shooting, airsoft and we also arrange stag & hen outdoor activities.
Your Day of Paintball
At the start of the day you'll be issued with all the equipment you'll need. Combat clothing, a full face mask and goggles, protective head cover and of course your weapon.
All of our guns are the latest "State of the Art" Paintball markers from the UK - Inferno Semi-Automatic powered by compressed air, our guns have all recently been updated with the latest inferno mark "2". We will also provide you with an allocation of paint pellets. Further paint pellets can be purchased as can smoke grenades, paint grenades, and a few other delightful items with which to wreak havoc amongst your 'enemy'. We'll keep a running tally of your ammo usage and tot it up at the end of the day. The air to run your gun is free of charge.
There's also a 'safe area' where you are able to rest between games. Which also has flushing toilets for both males and females plus a tea making area and a dry changing room.
You'll be briefed, given some target practice and then taken out into the woods for the fun to really start. Each battle takes place at a different location, you'll alternate between attacking and defending , the game objective which will vary with each game will be issued by our qualified Marshals who are there to supervise and assist at all times, they will ensure you are fully briefed to carry out your mission within the duration of each assignment.
When you take a hit, and you surely will, you're out of that particular game, but it won't be for long and you can use the time to recover and replenish your stocks before the next game. You must keep your mask and goggles on at all times when a game is in progress, until you are back inside the safe area. You will be fully briefed on all safety aspects at the start of the day but for now bear in mind that safety is of the utmost importance and please follow our instructions. We want you to have a fun and you most definitely will; we also want you to know that Taskforce is not at all dangerous as long as you stick to the rules.