Rob Reaks , March 16, 2016
Paintball has long been our top selling stag activity and for good reason. It’s fun, competitive, fast paced and involves weapons – what’s not to love? So we’re delighted to bring you the next big thing in combat sports. Combining all the best elements of paintball, but with a twist. Introducing Battle Zone Archery!
Archery is really big right now. The Hunger Games phenomenon kicked things off, with Jennifer Lawrence’s character Katniss Everdeen showing how it’s done with a bow and arrow. Some of the coolest characters in film and TV are also shooting arrows not bullets. From DC Comics superhero The Arrow, to Hawkeye in the Avengers, Legolas in the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, and everyone’s favourite zombie hunter Daryl in the Walking Dead. Disney even have a bow and arrow toting Princess in their film Brave… Battle Zone Archery gives you the chance to get in on the action.
Battle Zone Archery is a totally new team sport which gives players the chance to shoot specially developed, high tech bows. The arrows are designed to absorb the impact when players get hit. It offers the exhilaration of paintball, the fun of dodgeball and the chance to learn the skills of archery, all in one fantastic experience. Equally popular with men and women and great for a mixed ability group, there’s no pain and no mess and it’s totally safe, but is still competitive, high energy and exciting. Whilst you don’t have to battle to the death, there’s no way you can play without wanting to win!
Groups split into 2 teams for a series of intense 10 minute pitched battles. Players need to avoid getting hit by an arrow and defend their team’s territory. Points are awarded for hitting players on the opposing team or their defensive zones. If you get hit by an opponent’s arrow you’re out, although team mates can be resurrected if players manage to catch an arrow aimed at them. The layouts and game scenarios are switched around and a range of barriers are strategically placed across the area of play as part of each battle to keep things exciting. This is the most fun we’ve ever had wearing a protective mask!
At Red7 we like to think we know a good thing when we see one. Based on our extensive experience of offering activities to stags, hens and groups, we think you’re going to love Battle Zone Archery. We’ve teamed up with some great suppliers who also offer a huge range of exciting experiences, so why not make a day of it and combine this with some of our other fantastic activities like Karting and It’s A Knockout?
All the equipment is supplied, so you just need to turn up. If you’re looking for something different for your special weekend, this is an activity that will give your whole group something to talk about. Offered in a range of locations in or near to city centres, it couldn’t be easier to take the plunge. Battle Zone Archery offers something fun and adventurous for everyone. Get in on the latest trend and get shooting!
And if you want a real taste of what’s in store for those who take part then watch the video below to see Battle Zone Archery in action!