For most parents, the weeks leading up to Christmas turn into an annual routine. Doing the same activities with your kids year after year can become stale for both yourself and them, so why not switch things up a bit and think outside of the box?
Paintballing not only gets you and your kids out of the house for the day, but also provides an exhilarating experience that’s tough to rival. Here are five reasons why paintballing should be on your list of activities this Christmas.
- Break the Mould
While there’s no doubt the traditional Christmas activities provide a great overall experience for children, there’s a lot to be said for something unexpected. It’s certainly safe to say that paintballing is something a bit different to your average yuletide fun.
Although it may not have the (jingle) bells and whistles of many of the other festive activities, it does have the adrenaline-fuelled action that will undoubtedly liven up your children’s Christmas.
2 It’s a Fun and Effective Form of Exercise
With an abundance of modern technology giving your kids more than enough reasons to stay indoors, as well as the cold of winter beginning to creep in, getting them to exercise can prove to be a tough task.
Fortunately for you, it just so happens that not only is paintballing for kids is ridiculously good fun, but it’s also a great form of exercise. A day of running, jumping, ducking and diving will prove to be an efficient full-body workout.
It should be noted that if you decide to join your kids for a day of paintballing, they will have energy levels that will far surpass your own. You may well be the man or woman of the house, but in a game of paintball, you’ll find that your kids will run the show.
- Get Out of the House for the Day
If your family is fond of the great outdoors, spending your Christmas inside by the fire may not be your cup of tea. If this is the case, paintballing provides your kids with one of the most exciting outdoor activities out there.
The varied terrain and scenarios of the different paintball maps will not only allow your kids to immerse themselves in some outdoor action, but also give them a few hours of fresh air, which can come few and far between during the winter months.
It won’t take long for cooped up kids to become bored and restless, so a day of intense paintball fun will provide them with the ideal outdoor activity to burn off that extra energy and frustration.
Between the present buying and various activities going on over Christmas, you may not want to be paying out for another day out, but paintballing can be enjoyed on a relatively tight budget.
- It’s a Great Bonding Exercise
The value of bonding with your children cannot be stressed enough — and not only that, but helping them to bond with others is an important life lesson, too. A day of paintball provides the platform and scenarios to make it an effective bonding experience.
Team tactics play a vital role throughout a day of paintballing. The excitement and satisfaction of successful teamwork will prove to be one of the highlights of the day for your children. Not only does this add some authenticity to the combat environment, but it also allows them to develop further team-building skills, which can then be applied to other activities.
- Time to Blow Off Some Steam
While the life of a child may seem like a care-free jaunt compared to the stresses and strains of adulthood, they still need to blow off some steam from time to time. Many families have a Christmas routine that’s kept to with military precision, leaving kids little or no time to do their own thing.
Sometimes, throwing a spanner in the works of Christmas routines is the best way to make it more enjoyable. Letting them run wild with friends wielding a paintball gun will allow them to enjoy themselves and forget anything that has been bothering them.
If you decide to join in the festive paintballing, you’ll find that it’ll have a similar effect on you, too. Whether it’s problems at work or just the Christmas hustle and bustle getting to you, you’ll be surprised how a day of paintball can help you to blow off some steam.
As you can see, paintballing carries many benefits that go far beyond just running around, shooting your friends with a paintball gun. Your children get to enjoy an activity that breaches the norm of the festive period, bringing a whole new level of excitement to the build-up to Christmas.
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