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Our paintball site, Layer Marney, on the outskirts of Colchester, Essex offer a variety of challenging game zones to suit all player abilities. We cater for groups and individuals. This includes younger players (must be over 12 years old to play) and also walk on players. Last Sunday each month at Layer Marney are especially reserved for walk on players and pre booking is essential, we also offer low impact paintball for the young ones, age 8-11 year old only.

We have just invested in state of the art laser tag, no other venue can offer the laser tag like we do, we are the first and only site in the UK to have these state of the art taggers, once you have seen them, felt them and used them, we know you will never want to go anywhere else for your tagging games.

We aim to offer you the best paintballing and laser tag experience in the area, as well as being one of the cheapest on paintball prices, we only use good quality paintballs. Our equipment is serviced on a regular basis and kept to the highest of standards. Gunsmoke Paintball Ipswich is a UKPSF (UK Paintball Sports Federation) Accredited Venue and Suffolk Council approved for Schools. We are fully insured and have a 100% safety record.

The game zones we offer are Band of brothers kill confirm, supply drop, silo, Airfield base attack and Duel. For more details of our gamezones look at our website.

We pride ourselves in giving paintball and laser tag players excellent value for money and a great experience when playing paintball. As paintballers ourselves, we want you to keep coming back to play paintball so we go above and beyond to make your day a fantastic one, we are a family operated company and this gives us a edge on our competitors.

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  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Children welcome
  • Pushchairs available


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Telephone (public)

Site Features

  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions


Road Directions

Accessible by Public Transport: Marks tey station is 5 miles away.

Gunsmoke paintball

Type:Paint Ball

Maldon Road, Layer Marney, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9FH

Tel: 07790 143118

Opening Times

* 9.30-4PM

we open whenever anyone wants to book, you book it we open.