If you’re looking for an outdoor activity but are craving something different, airsoft is a great way to get out and have some fun!

Airsoft is an active, combat style sport- similar to paintball but with a more militaristic twist. Instead of large paint guns, airsofters use Realistic Imitation Firearms, or “RIFs” to shoot small plastic ball bearings. These “bb’s” are considered by most to be less painful and more affordable than paintballs. 

On a normal day, players split into teams and are given a series of “game modes” or objectives to complete. As teams are picked on the day, it doesn’t matter if you don’t know anyone else when you arrive, you’ll soon be playing alongside likeminded people and working towards your objective together. The games can take place in rural or urban environments which creates variety, whether you like to take a back seat with a long-range kit, or push yourself and get your heart rate and adrenaline going! 

Although airsoft has been in the UK for a number of years, there are still vast improvements being made to make the sport more accessible for people of all ages and backgrounds. Local clubs have gone to great efforts to support the future development of the sport both locally and nationally. For example Lincolnshire Airsoft Club offer all new players aged 9-13 a free day of play and all the necessary equipment, so that they can try it out with minimal cost to parents and guardians – all you need is some appropriate clothing; a top with full sleeves, trousers and supportive foot wear are recommended.

Airsoft is an engaging and fulfilling sport that encourages teamwork and communication, helping players form meaningful relationships and promoting outdoor exercise. With so many different playing styles and roles, it’s suitable for almost anyone regardless of fitness level; you choose if you run or walk, dive over a log or slip behind a wall.

If you’d like to learn more about airsoft or how you can get involved, you can reach out to the team at Lincolnshire Airsoft Club or join their Facebook community.

Take Part

There are regular airsoft sessions taking place across the county. You can find teams and sessions on the website below, or search on our activity finder to find sessions near you.

Find a Session – Let’s Move Lincolnshire Activity Finder

Thank you to Lincolnshire Airsoft Club for the information on this page. You can find out more about Lincolnshire Airsoft Club on their website and Facebook page.

Lincolnshire Airsoft Club Website

Lincolnshire Airsoft Club Facebook

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