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About Us – Yorkshire Outdoor Activity Park

Welcome to the Yorkshire Outdoor Activity Park. Want to know more about us, then read on. We are your ultimate destination for outdoor adventures and excitement! We have been in the business of creating unforgettable experiences for our customers since 1988. Our team is dedicated to providing top-quality events and ensuring every visitor has a fantastic time at our park. Let us show you why we are the best choice for outdoor activities in the region!

Our Story Begins in 1988

We first started out as the Yorkshire Paintball Centre, set up in Hillam, North Yorkshire. Back then, we were only the third paintball centre in the UK! After nine months in Hillam, we moved to our current home in Escrick, near York, where we now have a beautiful 100-acre woodland.

Our first ever paintball game

A Legacy of Top-Quality Events

From the very beginning, we have been committed to hosting the best events for our customers. One of our proudest achievements was hosting the UK’s biggest paintball game, called “War of the Roses,” in 1992. This event had over 360 players and our record held strong for 20 years!

Evolving with the Times

Over the years, we have adapted and grown to meet the changing demands of our customers. We started with Splatmaster pistols that used 12g CO2 powerlets and 10-shot paintball tubes. In 1994, we switched to pump-action paintball guns, and in 2004, we upgraded to semi-automatic paintball guns. Our commitment to innovation is what keeps us at the forefront of the industry.

Pioneering the Digital Age

We have always been ahead of the curve when it comes to technology. In 1995, we created our first-ever website, making us one of the first 400 UK businesses to have an online presence. This early adoption of technology helped us reach more customers and expand our services.

Home to the World’s Biggest Paintball Bridge

In 2006, we built the world’s largest purpose-built paintball bridge, measuring over 300 feet long and 50 feet high. This incredible structure remains the centre piece of our venue, attracting visitors from all over the UK and beyond. To know more about us, you have to know about the world famous YPC Bridge.

Meet Our Owner, Andy Hollywood

Andy Hollywood, our owner, has been playing competition paintball since 1988. His passion for the sport has taken him all around the world and at all levels. One of the highlights of his paintball career was playing in the world’s biggest paintball game in Moscow in 2013, with over 8,000 players! Andy’s dedication and love for paintball and outdoor activities have shaped our park into the amazing destination it is today.

Owner of the Yorkshire Outdoor Activity Park

Expanding Our Offerings

In 2013, we introduced a junior version of paintball for kids aged 10-12. Since then, we have added even more activities to our park, including Airsoft, Gelball, Archery, Battle Zone Archery, Air Rifle Shooting, Laser Tag for both kids and adults, Nerf Wars, and Yorkshire’s first-ever axe throwing range.

About us – A New Name for a New Era

In 2022, to reflect the number of activities we now offer, we changed our name to the Yorkshire Outdoor Activity Park. This new name represents our dedication to providing a wide range of exciting outdoor activities for people of all ages.

Why Choose Yorkshire Outdoor Activity Park?

We are proud of our history and everything about us and what we have achieved over the years. When you choose Yorkshire Outdoor Activity Park, you’re choosing a team of experts who are passionate about providing top-quality experiences for all our visitors. We invite you to join us for a day filled with excitement and adventure at our park. Book your event with us today and see for yourself why we are the top choice for outdoor activities in Yorkshire!

Commitment to Safety and Fun

At Yorkshire Outdoor Activity Park, the safety of our guests is our top priority. Our well-trained staff ensures that all equipment is properly maintained and that everyone follows safety guidelines. We strive to create an environment where you can enjoy thrilling activities with peace of mind.

About us – Friendly and Experienced Team

Our team is made up of professionals who are passionate about outdoor activities and committed to providing excellent customer service. With years of experience, our staff are always ready to help you make the most of your time at our park, ensuring you have an unforgettable experience.

Professional Staff

A Wide Range of Activities for Everyone

No matter your age or interests, there’s something for everyone at Yorkshire Outdoor Activity Park! Our diverse selection of activities means that you can try something new or stick to your favourite outdoor pastime. Whether you’re planning a birthday party, a team-building event, or a fun day out with friends, we have the perfect activity for you.

Beautiful Woodland Setting

Our 100-acre woodland in Escrick, near York, offers a stunning backdrop for all our activities. The natural beauty of our park enhances every experience, making it the perfect location for unforgettable outdoor adventures.

Making Memories That Last a Lifetime

At Yorkshire Outdoor Activity Park, we pride ourselves on creating memorable experiences for our guests. We believe in the power of outdoor activities to bring people together, foster camaraderie, and create lasting memories. When you choose us for your next event, you’re choosing a place where unforgettable memories are made. When you want to know more about us, it can all be summed up in two words. “Making Memories”

Book Your Adventure Today!

We hope you enjoyed learning about the Yorkshire Outdoor Activity Park and our journey so far. We can’t wait to welcome you and help you create amazing memories with your friends and family. Don’t wait any longer—book your event with us today and experience the excitement for yourself!

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