Answers to COmmon QUESTIONS
Opening Times, PAYMENT & sITE iNFORMATION
What Hours do you Open?
The arena is open 2pm-10pm Thursdays and Fridays and 10am-10pm Saturdays and Sundays, so feel free to pop in and have a look around.
What Type of payments do you accEpt?
Yes we accept cash and take all major credit/debit cards as well as PayPal payments, Apple, Android and Sumsung Pay.
PayPal payments should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the cost and when do i pay?
Nerf Parties: £200.00 (a non-refundable deposit of £50.00 is required)
Airsoft Parties: £250.00 (a non-refundable deposit of £50.00 is required)
Range Parties: £200.00 (a deposit of £50.00 is required)
Deposit payments are required upfront upon booking. This can be paid online, in person or by phone.The remainder is payable on the events day.
why is my DEPOSIT payment non-refundable?
Parties are classed as events and require a deposit payment in advance. Under consumer rights laws we are entitled to refuse a refund if someone cancels or does not attend an event for whatever reason.
However, party places are popular, therefore, if we fill your place with another party we will refund your deposit. If you provide enough advance notice we may be able to change the dates, if your initial date is no longer acceptable for you.
We will refund if the event is cancelled by us.
WHAT TIMES AND WHEN ARE THE PARTIES?
Saturdays: 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm
Sundays: 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm
WHAT TIMES AND WHEN ARE RANGE PARTIES?
Saturdays: 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm
Sundays: 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm
WHAT TIME AND WHEN IS NERF™ TIME?
WHAT TIME AND WHEN IS HOLIDAY NERF™ TIME?
Holiday Nerf is currently unavailable.
WHAT ARE THE AGE RESTRICTIONS?
DO I HAVE TO SIGN A CONSENT FORM?
For airsoft parties yes you do. You will be require to sign a consent declaration form which details site rules, asks you to declare any medical information and that you are fit to play. You will also be required to agree to us retaining your information for insurance details and provide a next of kin, in case we need to contact someone.
Players under 18 need parental/guardian permission.
DO YOU PROVIDE FOOD WITH THE PARTIES?
Following COVID we no longer provide facilities for a long food break during parties. We have a short toilet, snack and birthday cake break in the middle of the party.
DO YOU SELL FOOD AND DRINK?
CAN I BRING BIRTHDAY CAKE AND CANDLES?
Yes, please do bring cake and candles. The candles will not set off the smoke alarm. If you would like the lights turned off then please ask one of our team and they will assist you.
CAN I LIGHT A SPARKLER ON THE CAKE OR A MINI FIREWORK FOUNTAIN?
Yes. Please let us know so we can provide a mug of cold water to place the hot firework/sparkler into after it has finished to prevent anyone burning themselves on it.
DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE SPECIFICALLY COVERING NERF AND AIRSOFT GAMING?
There is full public liability and employers liability insurance cover for all the activities on the premises.
IS THERE A FIRST AIDER AND FACILITIES ON SITE?
Yes. There is always someone first aid trained on site, with the facilities to treat minor injuries.
What is NERF™?
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU PROVIDE AND CAN I BRING MY OWN nERF™ GUN?
The Nerf™ gun we use at MPA Parties Ltd is the Elite Disruptor.
We scatter many darts around the place and ask that participants don’t bring their own.
You may bring your own Nerf™ guns if you wish, but it is not necessary.
We provide everyone with safety glasses, which must be worn in the gaming area.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I HAVE AT MY NERF™ PARTY?
The £200.00 is for a maximum of 20 players.
ARE GAMES PLAYED IN THE DARK?
Most games are played with the lights on. However we can play some in total or partial darkness. We never turn the lights off without asking the participants if they are happy with this. If anyone is scared and does not like the idea then we don’t play in the dark. Each party is different and we play things as the party decides.
What is Airsoft?
Airsoft is similar to paintball but without the paint. Airsoft guns are more realistic, many are 1:1 replicas of the original real steel version. They shoot 6mm plastic or biodegradable balls called BBs. No paint means the sport requires honour and integrity. Call your shots when you’re hit and enjoy the games.
Airsoft is played all over the country and the world at many outdoor and indoor sites and enjoyed by thousands of regular players. It means different things to different people. Some take it extremely seriously, enjoying realistic military simulations and reenactments of historical battles. They dress in accurately copied, (sometimes genuine) clothing and use replica weapons from the period. They limit ammunition, supplies and games are restricted to be as true to the actual historical event as is possible. Others are serious about their weapons and kit trying to get the right authentic look. Some aren’t worried about dressing the part or what weapons they have, they just want to get out and have a blast.
Airsoft sites across the country have teams of staff working tirelessly to bring to you a huge variety of game scenarios and fun packed days. Enjoy playing and working as a team, whether you’re a sniper or up the front with you’re pistol and assault rifle, get out their, make friends and unwind.
Speedsoft is a newer type of airsoft, very popular with younger players, especially in the US.
Practical airsoft shooting and target shooting encompasses all ages young and the young at heart.
Airsoft is played indoors and outdoors, in woodland, fields, old buildings and bunkers. The variey and fun is endless and you’re never too old to give it a go.
WHAT IS A CQB SKIRMISH?
CQB is short for Close Quarters Battle. We have a purpose built indoor CQB area which, whilst not massive works amazingly well and is enjoyed and played by hundreds of players each year.
AIRSOFT Information & Site Info
What is the site fps?
The arena is very fast and close and therefore we have an appropriate fps of 294 for airsoft parties. All guns need to be chronographed before they are allowed entry to the site.
What happens if my gun Is over the fps?
Guns over 294 are not allowed in the arena. You may use the rifle provided or hire an upgraded one for an additional £10.00.
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU HIT SOMEONE?
When you are hit you put your hand up. So hopefully, when you hit someone they will put their hand up. If you believe you are hitting someone and they are not taking their hits then please talk to one of our marshals who will have a chat with them.
WHAT DO I DO IF I AM HIT BY A BB?
DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING?
We provide full face masks, rifles and an initial bag of 5000 bbs. We advise people wear baggy clothing with long sleeves and long trousers and wear a pair of gloves as your hands are exposed.
DO I HAVE ANY FORMS TO SIGN?
On your first visit you are required to sign a consent form. On this form you declare that you will abide by our rules and that you are fit to participate in airsoft skirmishes. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions such as hearing loss requiring aids, asthma and epilepsy which may be exacerbated by the game play please declare this to us.
Can I HIRE A PISTOL FOR THE SKIRMISH?
Sorry no. We don’t hire pistols for skirmishes.
HOW MUCH ARE EXTRA BBS?
A 5000 bag of BBs is provided in the cost of the party – it is the decision of the party host whether they pay for additional bbs or if participant will be paying for their own.
WHAT GRENADES CAN I USE & where can i use them?
CO2 and gas grenades are accepted. Ones which emit a bang, either with or without BBs work the best. Grenades which just spray bbs tend not to work as well within the arena.
WHAT BBS DO YOU ALLOW?
We ask that people use biodegradable where possible please.
I HAVE NO EQUIPMENT OR GEAR IS THAT OK?
Yes, that’s not a problem. Come in jeans, combat and a hoodie, we can provide the rest.
HOW MUCH IS GUN HIRE?
There is no additional fee for gun hire when attending a party.
WHAT TYPE OF GUN DO I GET ?
We hire out M4s.
hOW MANY OF MY OWN GUNS can i bring and use?
As many as you wish. We have no restrictions on the number of guns a person brings as long as they are a maximum of 294fps.
ARE THERE ANY WEAPON YOU DON'T ALLOW?
Yes. Due to the ability to slam fire and the resulting damage and complaints this instigates from other players we have had to say no to gas shotguns and breachers.
We are not allowed anything which is pyro based as this is forbidden by the firebrigade as an unacceptable risk.
We do not allow the Airsoft Innovations 40 Mike.
WHAT TYPE OF EYE PRO DO YOU ALLOW?
Eye pro is restricted under our insurance.
We only allow goggles which fit close to the face with no gaping to allow a bb to enter.
We do not allow shooting glasses as it is possible for bbs to get under the glasses and hit a players eye. (This has happened!!)
We do not allow mesh glasses as it is possible with the short distances in the arena bbs can shatter and go through the mesh.
I AM UNDER 18 CAN I WEAR MESH LOWER AND GOGGLES?
Under 18s must cover the whole of their face. As long as the goggles and mesh mask fit close together and a scarf and helmet is worn to cover the forehead and neck this is OK.
WHAT ARE THE RULES ON SHOOTING?
- No fully auto.
- Doudle tap only.
- Ricochers don’t count.
- Hits to guns do count.
- Do not deliberately aim at the back of someones head.
I CAn I have bare arms and legs?
If you are 18 or over you may sign a waiver form to enable you to play in bare arms and/or legs. Under 18 must cover arms and legs.