I've taken my 9 year old son twice this month to mini paintball. The set up is well organised considering the amount of people they process. Equipment is good and the briefings from the marshals was thorough. My only complaint was that some of the kids could have been reigned in better when they disregarded some of the basic rules like not applying safety catches and not firing when in the safe zone. Also, with the max age of the mini paintball being 10, it was clear that 2 of the boys were about 12 or 13. Having said that, I admired the patience of our marshal who did very well with some unruly kids. Would highly recommend this for an alternative birthday present.