Paint-balling in the Lakes

It might sound daunting at first, but paint-balling is a safe and fun activity for all the family.  Growing in popularity, it is a fantastic holiday activity. Exhilarating scenarios will challenge you and your teammates to fight through the testing terrains, plus you will always be well equipped with the right safety apparel, protective clothing and receive full inductions from trained instructors. Paint-balling is the perfect stag or hen-do activity and also a great chance for family bonding, whilst your enjoying your Lake District retreat.

There are quite a few paint-balling outlets in the Lake District, which with the use of a car are easy to get to from the  Beech Hill Hotel. Practice your aim and scurry away from the enemy at one of these local sites:

Rookin House Activity Centre, Troutbeck, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0SS, is a great little spot for crawling under enemy lines and launching your attack on the unwitting opposition.  Featuring free parking and disabled access, these facilities are 9 miles from Penrith rail station. For more details see:

Up next is Lake District Paintball, the original Lake District paintball site. With 14 years of successful paintball instructing, they have seen thousands of happy customers pass through their gates over the years. Situated at Rookin House Farm, Troutbeck, Penrith, Cumbria, 6 miles from Penrith rail station, it is the Lake’s premier paintball site. The games take place on a gorgeous 400 acre woodland estate. For more details check out:

For a fun group activity for 10+ people, check out Lakes Activities. Included in the cost is 200 paintballs, although more can be purchased on the day. All activities need to be pre-booked to ensure that there is a suitably qualified instructor there for you on the day. Prices vary depending on the type of paint balling activity you chose. There is a choice of different layouts which include urban, woodland and lakeside.  Visit their website for more details regarding locations and price: