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
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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.
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Ian
2 contributions
Oct 2022
Great experience, We did paintballing for my son's 13th birthday party. Him and all of his friends really enjoyed playing and the guns were powerful and gave us the best paintball experience, The upgrades were very cheap and you could really notice the difference. The marshall was friendly, helpful and gave us the ultimate experience! I would 100% recommend this place and we will be doing airsoft there.
Written October 28, 2022
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Gail Reid
11 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
For my son's 10th birthday we took a small group to low impact paintball. We had the 250 bullet per person package, with pizza, and brought our own cake.

Kids had a great time, my son said it was brilliant and felt very real.

Scope to spend xtra money on more refreshments and ammo (smoke grenades etc), but what we had was plenty. Compared to laser quest the facilities are more basic, less organised, and the staff left us to it more... I felt like I was asking them for help/guidance quite a bit, where it wasn't quite clear what we were supposed to be doing. That might be considered an advantage though! The kids were absolutely blown away (not literally). The staff were very thoughtful and had the children transfixed, with different styles of games to keep them excited (special mention to Chloe, for doing a great job, and the guy in the kitchen for being such a good chef, flexible with our slightly random requests, and bringing the cake out with candles lit at exactly the right moment).

Pizzas were freshly made and much better than expected.

Also nice that it was very well ventilated in the shelter area, plenty parking.

We will definitely be going back, it's the sort of activity we'd get more out of having seen the ropes.
Written September 15, 2021
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shrek547
4 contributions
Feb 2022
First time doing archery and a great experience was had with Simon, our instructor, after a last minute booking the day before via telephoning the office. The centre was able to fit us in and the session was just the 2 of us so we had lots of shooting time after the initial information video and demonstration. A nice bit of competition was had with easy to use scoring cards and a gold medal at the end for the winner! Safety was taken really seriously, which was great. Simon was on hand at all times to answer any questions and take photos/videos if we wanted. A lovely 1 hour activity on a bright and sunny day. If we'd have had more time, we would have done quad biking as well and they offer a multi-activity discount when booking.
Written March 1, 2022
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YNW
1 contribution
Jan 2022
I rarely write a negative review but we paid a lot for a low impact party for 11 boys aged between 9-10 years old, I wished we had checked the venue before this costly mistake and embarrassment…
Do check the venue in person before booking, the website is great but the experience is the opposite. Very disappointed children.
The venue was clearly overbooked, not all children of similar age, 30minutes delays because there were too many of them booked for the same time slot, all under a ‘shelter’. Never mind COVID, and only 2 very dirty toilets 🤢
Because of the crowd, minimal safety check and guidance, lose and dirty helmets were given and we had to help the children, because there were too many for the staff.
All children should have been given gloves for safety. They were NOT unless you paid …
I DO NOT recommend AT all, low standards of hygiene and minimal regard to the safety of the children, under staffed, clearly run by a greed person out to make as much money as possible.
The website states helicopter, tanks and underground bunker = mini rusted children’s tanks, a junk that resembles a helicopter, rusty junk, glad the children had winter clothes underneath the old thinning overalls…
Disgusting, I wished we had not paid £360.00 for such a dump, it is not suitable for 8-10 years old, due to lacking proper protection and staff monitoring,. Many children still got hurt even though they had their hands up (no shooting allowed)…
The staff is the only good thing about this place. They did the best they could, but there wasn’t enough of them to ensure the safety rules were followed by all.
Do check the venue before wasting your money.
I had to pay for 2 more pizzas, as they offered 2 for 11 kids??
The pizzas were properly cheap and disgusting , hard to know where they can find something so utterly awful. Only TWO 2L water bottles, these were NOT given until the very end, probably to wash down the awfulness of their food.
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Written January 20, 2022
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Firstly thank you for taking the time to write us a review, we value all feedback and always take the time to look into points made. Along with the other activities which we have running around the venue, we regularly have groups of paintballers of all ages, generally split down into smaller groups, adult, Teens & Juniors (8-11 year olds) So not all participants necessarily are part of the same "group" playing together. We are a certified "COVID safe" venue and complete a rigorous cleaning regime, as you are aware from your visit our venue is all undercover and walled half way up, however there are no windows - instead we have netting, therefore it is not a "sealed" building allowing for great ventilation - which has been perfect for keeping our guests "covid safe" We are sorry to hear that you found the toilets unsatisfactory, we will be looking into the cleaning records and why this might be. We are aware that due to spectators not being allowed onto the paintball playing fields you may not have seen the de-commisioned helicopters, 2 tanks, lorry and other military vehicles we have on site? but we can assure you - that as you can see on the photos taken of our venue on our website, they are at the venue! - Yes some are unfortunately a little rusty, but this is to be expected from a vintage military vehicle. We always advise participants to dress appropriately for the weather, as the coveralls are only to prevent paint splatter on participants clothing. We also advise participants to bring along gloves if they wish - we do rent gloves as an optional extra, but it is not a safety requirement. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy the pizza, this is something we have not had any negative feedback about before - we will be sure to pass on your feedback to "Pizza and Baguette" whom supply handmade pizzas worldwide, we simply cook the pizzas in our pizza ovens. There are several "party package" options and each includes different amounts of Pizza, we have found that generally a quarter of a large pizza is an adequate portion size for an 8-11 year old, this is something we have offered for many years, and we have found it to be adequate. We are pleased to hear you found the staff good, we are very proud of our team! looking at our records we had sufficient staff to child ratio as per our risk assessments for what we had booked in on the day. Many of our staff are running the paintball fields and maintaining paintball guns, so are not always seen by the cafe / reception area.
Written January 24, 2022
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Ollie S
Camberley, UK2 contributions
Feb 2022
I rarely leave reviews but felt compelled after my experience as it sort of left a bit of a sour taste after my birthday celebrations.

For context, the day was lovely, we were well looked after on the day. No complaints there. Chole was fantastic at looking after us and making sure we got the most out of our day!

Though aspects of the booking process and the following was where the frustrations came from. In the week running up to the event, the UK (south west) was getting storm reports alongside the met office issuing orange/red warnings. I was pretty stressed about it not gonna lie and we also had a member in our party test positive for covid. I phoned up to talk about the situation on site, which was met with it would be alright to play due to some of the cover provided by nature.

I brought up two issues,
1 person couldn't make it due to the storms cancelling all trains and it wasn't practical for them to come down. This couldn't be changed or anything, I accepted that.
1 person couldn't make it due to testing positive and their isolation was required which meant they had to miss out. I found out that sending through the Test and Trace information would result in it being refunded, I really appreciated it, especially considering how stressful the weather and cancellations had been.

Cue the day etc.
I had sent through the test and trace evidence before this and then chased up when I didn't receive a reply. I was met with being told by Maughan through email that only a credit voucher would of been provided, something I wasn't told on the call. I replied stating what I was told, then I received a follow up at the end of the week just being told a voucher would only been issued and was cited terms and conditions and to provide who I spoke to when I called up. Sadly I didn't catch a name, I normally do when on phonecalls for this matter but with the storm stress, it didn't happen.

I left the matter stating I would sacrifice that cost and cover it out of my own pocket (the person who caught covid has other income issues to be concerned about) as I felt like I was being treated a bit poorly and would rather not have to argue the semantics of language and without a name to reference I resigned. I understand that the terms and conditions are there, but I feel like I wanted to write this out for others.

If you must interact, do get information and promises in writing and don't rely on calls unless you have a name to back this up.
Written February 28, 2022
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Hi Ollie, We are pleased to hear that you had a great day - we are sorry to hear that drop outs in your group meant additional stress. We appreciate it can be difficult organising groups of people, and it has been especially difficult with Covid and isolation periods etc over recent years. We have all of our terms and conditions on our website and linked on the booking confirmation email, but for clarity, any cancellations accepted with 28 or less days notice prior to the event will be issued with a credit note that is valid for 12 months. All cancellations should be made in writing via email. Our bookings team are all very familiar with our cancellation policy, therefor it appears that there may have been a mis-interpretation regarding the Covid cancellation, a credit note would have been issued in this case as it was less than 28 days notice (most people use the credit notes on the day for additional paintballs / food or drinks) Despite the frustrations with the 2 group members that were unable to make it, we are glad to hear you were well looked after on the day and enjoyed your events!
Written July 4, 2022
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Mr H Carr
1 contribution
Oct 2020 • Friends
Did a 50 Bird Shoot with the now future father father-in-law and his son (asked for his blessing during the shoot) must admit in the midst of a pandemic and everyone’s Covid restrictions, it’s not the best time for a shotgun shoot. However Bristol Activity Centre (BAC) handled it superbly (more so than other businesses I’ve been too and I’ve flown in the midst of the lockdown) at no point during the activity did I feel BAC didn’t have a handle on the new guidelines we live with.. corona wasn’t a concern at any point.
We had temp checks, the usual hand sanitiser / nhs app routine.. I also watched our Instructor Steve thoroughly wipe down the shotgun with anti-bac before our activity.. so on a purely Covid perspective 10/10

As for the activity itself, the three of us had a blast.
Steve was a very good instructor, very professional, safe and had a sense of humour. I’d like to think we all had good time, instructor as well.. another 10/10

All in all had a great time, would absolute return, despite Covid 19 insistence on rewriting our social calendar.
Written October 24, 2020
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Colesia
Leyland, UK13 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
With help from Lin, I was able booked some activities for my partners birthday and what a day it was. Archery, knife and axe throwing and ending the day with some quad biking. Simon (archery) was just an amazing instructor, very help, kind person and a funny guy. Matt (Axe knife throwing) again great instructor and gave us some good tips to improve our throwing.
Simon and Aidan (quad biking) I was most nervous about this so it took me a bit longer to get use to it but they didn’t rush me and allowed me to go at my own pace with lots of help and by the end I was flying round the track. I was very impressed how organised they were (especially for a bank holiday weekend). They have on site parking and a cafe with some nice food so you can really make it a full day without even leaving the site. If anyone is looking to do something different, fun and being outdoors they have you covered. Big thank you to the full team from Thomas and Colesia.
Written August 28, 2021
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Prof Eddie
Swindon, UK248 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
It is always a pleasure to visit Bristol Activity Centre. Run by a team of highly -skilled, committed and dedicated individuals whose sole aim is to make every visitor feel welcome and appreciated. The whole team always strives to provide the best possible service.

Health and Safety is a top priority for the team and is delivered without compromise. All activities are well planned, organised, managed and delivered.

A variety of foods are available that cater for the needs of those who need to follow special diets such as vegetarian, vegan and even low potassium. Plenty of car parking on site. The Centre caters for individuals, small and large groups of people including special occasions such as 'stag events'.

Activities can be booked at both group and individual level. I usually book four activities per visit to make it a day out (very cost effective).

Bristol Activiy Centre should feel proud about the whole team.

Look forward to my next visit in November.

Best wishes, Eddie Fisher
Written October 13, 2022
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Avid traveller
2 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
We had a great time doing clay shooting with Luke, he gave really clear instructions and great shooting tips which made the activity exciting.
Quad biking with Archie was really good, he always made sure the group was together and no one got lost.
Also, it’s a really clean place and they sanitise the equipment in front of you :)
Written August 14, 2020
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Shayle-Ann B
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Couples
My partner took me here to do clay pigeon shooting as well as knife and axe throwing. I have never done either of these things and both instructors were really friendly and informative as well as patient and encouraging.

Steve instructed our clay pigeon shooting and was honestly a gem, as I have never even handled a gun before, I didnt even expect to shoot any clay, and I did, thanks to his feedback and words of encouragement.

And Dom, our knife and axe throwing instructor, was very laid back and fun, naturally throwing a knife or axe at wood is difficult for anyone but I can also say I managed to get some axes in wood after the feedback I got from him.

All in all, I had a very good 2 hours of immersing myself in something my partner finds fun and all the staff there made sure it was fun.
Written November 13, 2021
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