When is the field open for business?

Merrimack Valley Paintball's regular season runs from April through November; however, winter season paintball is available by reservation and special events. We are open for Private Games 7 days a week, reservations required. Please contact us for details. Please see our events page.

What time should we get there?

On Saturdays and Sundays please try to be at the field between 9 AM and 11AM so you can get the best value from your all day entry. We start running games as soon as we have players ready to go. If you can't make it until after 11:00, no problem; we always try to accommodate our players the best we can.

Can I bring my own paint?

We are a field paint only paintball facility.

*On the first Sunday of every month we feature a bring your own paint day for self equipped players. Paint will be inspected prior to use on BOYP days. Contact us for more details.

Is Paintball safe?

Yes, we are very focused on safety at MVP. Everyone gets a safety orientation at the beginning of the day, and thereafter our refs are always around to make sure that our safety rules are enforced. Our equipment is regularly maintained and safety signs and paintball proof netting are placed strategically throughout the facility to maximize their effectiveness.

How much does it cost?

On average, players will spend $35-$65 depending on the style of play.

Do I need to make a reservation?

It is strongly suggested that you do. We allow walk-on players during all non-private events but reservations are suggested to help us plan for the day and to ensure we have enough refs, paint and rental gear available.

Does it hurt to get hit by a paintball?

Sometimes it does, and bruising can occur, so padding and/or extra layers of clothing are encouraged. We rent chest & back protection at the field. Protective gloves and neck protection are also available. Rugged types that enjoy a physical challenge and can handle being hit by a paintball will usually love the action and excitement of the game.

Do we play in the rain?

Yes, we’re open rain or shine. We have a covered staging area available to give players a place to find shelter and keep their things dry. In the woods, the heavy tree canopy helps to keep the rain off.

Can we bring food and drinks?

Yes, however NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES are allowed.

How long does a game last?

Most woodsball games last around 20-30 minutes. Normally we run a game, switch sides, and run another. After a few games we return to the staging area to clean up, get air and ammo, and head back out for more action.

How should I dress?

Wear comfortable dark colored clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Camouflage is optional. Dressing in layers is strongly suggested and during cold weather hooded sweatshirts are recommended. Hiking boots are best but sneakers are OK. Packing a change of clothes is a good idea as smiling players will always return dirty, sweaty and splattered with paint.

Is there an age requirement?

Yes, players must be 10 or older. However we recommend being at least 12 years old to participate in standard paintball games. Our low impact paintball product is usually the best choice for kids in the 10-12 year old age range.