First Time Players

What to expect

Airsoft is an active (in our case outside) action sport, similar, (but significantly different) to paintball where opponents shoot at each other by firing lightweight plastic BBs from low powered airsoft guns. Unlike paintball these plastic BBs do not contain paint, and they are propelled with much less energy than a paintball. There is no physical player to player contact in airsoft at Section 8.

We are a UKARA approved site and have full liability insurance.

The world-famous airsoft-cameraman and videographer, ScoutTheDoggie has a channel of airsoft videos, most of which have been filmed at Section 8. These will give first time players a good idea of what to expect.

Section 8 is known world wide for being a welcoming site to all players especially those new to the sport, and of all ages and backgrounds.

The game day runs from 9am (aim to be on site for 8:30) until 4:30-5:00pm,  (daylight, weather and player numbers permitting). Please note that our access road is one way (in only!) until 10:00, if you are dropping or being dropped off and can’t wait, please do so at the gateway and make your way up on foot. Also please keep any airsoft guns completely cover/bagged until you reach the safezone.

Players Under 18

We have many players under the age of 18. Due to the restrictions of our insurance policy all we ask is that you read and comply with the instructions here. (Minimum age to play at S8 is 12)

Section 8 have, a variety of high quality rental equipment for players, who wish to take advantage of our equipment rental options.

G36 Rental package

Our G36 rental package consists of:-

  • A quality, G36 airsoft replica.
  •  3000 premium BB’s
  • A full mesh face mask.
  • Green fee.

Cost is £40 per player.

M4 Premium Rental Package

Our Premium M4 Rental Package includes:-

  • Upgraded M4 Airsoft Assault Rifle with red dot sight.
  • 3000 premium bb’s
  • 1 extra High Cap magazine
  • Chest rig to carry all your gear and some extras if needed.
  • A full mesh face mask.
  • Green fee.

Cost is £65 per player.

G36 Premium Rental Package.

Our Premium G36C Rental Package includes:-

  • Upgraded G36C Airsoft Assault Rifle with red dot sight.
  • 3000 premium bb’s
  • 1 extra High Cap magazine
  • Chest rig to carry your gear and some extras if needed.
  • A full mesh face mask.
  • Green fee.

Cost is £65 per player.

Premium Sniper Rifle Package.

Our Premuim Bolt Action Sniper rifle package contains:-

  • High power,  M24 Replica with every possible upgrade fitted to ensure maximum possible range and accuracy, Large 50 mm Scope, 2 magazines and  200 rds heavy weight bb’s.
  • Desert Eagle pistol (electric) with 200 rds bb’s.
  • 2 speed loaders.
  • Chest rig to carry all you gear and some extras if needed.
  • Leaf suit/ Ghillie hood for concealment while sneaking about.
  • A full mesh face mask (not shown)
  • Green fee

Please note that this package is NOT recommended for your first experience of airsoft Play at least one gameday with one of our other rental packages first)  Using a Bolt action rifle in airsoft is a slower, more patient, sneaky style of play, taking time to get that perfect shot.  Bolt action gameplay  is markedly different to that of our other rental packages.
Cost is £75 per player. 

For players who have all their own equipment, the cost of the “green fee” only is £20.

How to book you place

It’s really easy, all you do is go to our Bookings/events page and find the game day or event which suits you. Then simply book the tickets and pay via PayPal. You do not need to have your own PayPal account to pay. There is an option to pay by card on the PayPal page.

Sorry, if renting, you cannot turn up without pre-booking tickets for a specific gameday.

Recommended Equipment

We strongly recommend that you wear boots, as the terrain can be very hard on trainers and your feet and ankles. Dress appropriately for the weather forecast. Expect to get muddy and damp.

Camouflage clothing helps you to hide, but it is not as useful as many new players think. Just try not to wear anything brightly coloured or white if you want to sneak about. Jeans are fine, black or grey is better.  Please do not wear anything RED, as this colour is used as a warning in game and this could cause confusion.

Please note that if you are taking advantage of our equipment rental option you cannot use BBs that you bring with you. If you do, we may take the rental gun  and gear from you. Our equipment is very high quality and we insist that only high quality BBs are used in it. We sell high quality BBs on site from £8 per bottle of 3,000 should you need them.

Rest assured that we are looking forward to welcoming you to Section 8 airsoft.