|Gates open at 08:00 on Friday 23rd August, 2024
|Early Bird Bookings
Before 1st May
On or after 1st August
This covers the whole weekends gameplay (two full game days and a pistol & shotgun game), Friday & Saturday nights camping & all entertainment and facilities.
|Stay Until Monday
|Camp an extra night and unwind after the game.
Includes entertainment in the bar featuring an epic airsoft themed pub quiz, along with stalls and music!
|Camping & Facilities Only
|If you want to attend the festival but don't want to play, or you want to bring your partners & family down with you to enjoy the spirit of the event, but they don't want to play.
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All professional airsoft sites have the same basic rules. Most are just common sense, and if you already play airsoft you will know them very well.
We display the basic rules on signs in the safe zone, as well as including them in your player packs.
Here are our own GZ 'quirks' that you may not be so familiar with.
FPS Limits (always measured with a 0.20g BB)
Any gun following these rules, that fire at above 350fps should adhere to a 30 metre minimum engagement distance. It is the shooters responsibility to understand how far 30 metres is, as ignorance will not be accepted as an excuse for abuse of this rule.
Anything obscure/not listed will fall under the AEG category above with a maximum limit of 350fps.
Propellant & Unapproved Devices
The use of propellants other than approved airsoft gas in gas guns is strictly prohibited. If you are caught using unapproved propellants, you will be asked to leave the site for safety reasons.
The use of pyrotechnics by players is strictly forbidden with the exceptions detailed below. This includes gas and CO2 devices not specifically specified below.
Camp Fires & BBQ's
Fires and BBQ’s are permitted as long as they are off the ground, will not mark or damage the grass, and are in a suitable fireproof container. No fires are to be lit if you are camping near trees. You MUST have plenty of water, or an extinguisher on standby, before using any gas burner or lighting any fire.
Bins are provided in all dead zones across the gaming area and in various locations in the safe area. Littering is not tolerated and if seen deliberately flouting this simple instruction, you may be asked to leave.
Whilst we have staff working in the safe area where a certain amount of "blow away litter" is expected, it is impossible to keep 150 acres of forest clean. All we ask is that you pocket it until you get shot, and then bin it at a dead zone. A clean forest makes for a more realistic gaming environment.
Verbal (& physical) abuse is not tolerated under any circumstances. We have a strict 0% tolerance with this type of behaviour. If you loose it, you're off the site for good. It's that simple. GZ is a friendly place and we attract friendly players, and we intend to keep it that way.
Player Tag Numbers
Each team is given a colour (Orange, Green & Blue). This enables you to identify your enemies.
Each players tags are then numbered with their own unique number, which is tied to their bookings. This enables anyone to identify a specific person.
If you want to report a player for cheating, a hot gun, or abuse etc. simply give one of our marshals the players tag number and we'll pull him back to the safe area for a chat.
Close Kills & CQB Areas
At GZ we do not operate a bang kill rule, but we do allow knife kills. If you can approach a player and tap him on the shoulder or back saying "knife kill" then the player must take that as a hit.
HPA Guns must conform to our normal FPS limits, and have the ability to be tournament locked. This applies to ALL HPA guns regardless of make or model, and there will be no exclusions. If you do not have the ability to tournament lock your gun, then you will not be able to use it.
|What is the event schedule?
08:00 Booking in opens and players arrive and begin setting up their camps. Stalls open.
18:00 Small Pistol and Shotgun Game (for itchy trigger fingers).
19:00 Live Band Starts.
23:00 Live Band Finishes.
01:00 Bar Closes.
09:15 Players should be leaving the camping area and heading towards the main area.
09:30 Players should congregate at the stall area for the main brief. Please do not be late!
10:15 Teams start to move off to bases for game start.
10:30 Main Game Starts.
18:00 Main Games Ends.
19:00 Team Scores & Prize Raffle Starts.
19:30 Live Band Starts.
22:30 Live Band Finishes.
01:00 Bar Closes.
10:30 Main Game Continues - no morning brief - head to starting base for game on.
16:00 Main Game Ends.
19:30 Airsoft Pub Quiz in the Bar.
00:00 Bar Closes
|What is the earliest I can get there?
|Gates open at 08:00 on Friday and people must not arrive before this time. Please do not come early to get in the queue as it causes us issues on the main road with the police and the estate.
|What is the latest I can get there?
|Booking in closes on Friday when the queue dies down, usually around 22:00. If you miss booking in it will open again Saturday morning, so you can arrive any time after the event opens.
|Are you checking my COVID-19 vaccination status?
|No, we are not asking for anyone's vaccination status. This is not required.
|Do I need to take a COVID-19 test before arrival?
|No, we do not require you to take a test before attending. It would however be sensible, good practice to do so. We do not require the result; but request that for obvious reasons, you do not attend if it is positive, or if you think there may be a chance that you have coronavirus.
|Are the 40 Mike grenades by Airsoft Innovations allowed on your site?
|We are afraid not, we operate an overkill rule and these do not conform to our health and safety policy!
|Is there clean drinking water on site?
|Yes, there is a mains water supply and multiple taps around the site and camping area.
|What are your FPS limits?
|FPS Limits (always measured with a 0.20g BB)
Minimum engagement range for any gun firing over 350fps is 30 meters.
To be classed as semi auto at 425fps, the gun must have no full auto capability at all.
|What is the minimum age for the NAF?
|The minimum age to participate is 14.
Children and family members are welcome to join you whatever the age.
Under 12s are free of charge, to camp only, and don't need to be booked. We do however advise against bringing young children as they can not be left unattended.
|Can I come for just 1 of the days?
|There are no single day passes to this event.
|Can I come on my own or do I have to be part of a team?
|You can do either, as you choose. Being part of a team is not a requirement - go freelance or join up with other players in your chosen faction.
|Can I bring a generator?
|Yes, but please choose wisely when positioning yourself in the camping area! While we are aware that people have come to GZ to enjoy themselves, we ask that everyone is aware that some people will be going to bed at a reasonable hour. All music, films and generators must be switched off, or down to an acceptable level as it gets late.
Marshals will be patrolling the camping area and if you are asked to reduce your volume, please do so without argument.
They will decide if the hour is too late or the volume is too loud. Not complying with their request will result in you being asked to turn it off completely, or leave the site.
|Can I use pyros on site?
|Hot burning pyros like Enola Gay and TLSFx are not allowed - not even the ring pull versions.
If you want to use grenades, then purchase either a blank firing grenade (9mm or below) or something that uses gas or compressed air to fire.
Please note that some makes of blank firing grenade are not officially proofmarked, therefore we only allow Dynatex grenades on our site, that use 9mm or .209 primer blanks. No other makes are permitted for safety reasons.
|How far away is the camping site from the parking and game area!
|You park right next to your tent. The game area and stalls area is between 3 and 15 minutes walk, depending on where you setup in the camping fields!
|Can I bring a caravan/camper van?
|Yes, but you must use that as your living, sleeping and socializing area. You will not be permitted to pitch a tent or a marquee in addition to your caravan (excluding awning) as it will occupy too much space, forcing others to camp further away than necessary. Please also note that camping is in a field, not a landscaped campsite, so there are no electrical hookups or anywhere to dump your chemical toilets!
You are not permitted to empty chemical toilets into our event toilets.
|Can I bring a dog?
|Sorry, but due to problems in the past we do not allow dogs on site.
|I'm coming from far away, I can only get flights/ferry that arrive the day before.
|No arrivals, for whatever reason, are allowed before Friday morning. If you need to arrive in Ringwood before the event is due to start, we recommend the following close-by hotels for the night:
Travelodge, Premier Inn & The Village.
|Can I arrange my own portable toilet?
|No. For everyone's safety on site and so as not to cause excess traffic in the camping arena - particularly large lorries - no outside arrangements can be made. Private Toilets can be booked through ourselves, which are managed in an organised and controlled environment.
|Are there any showers?
|There aren't currently any showers, but feel free to bring your own camping one, so long as it doesn't need to be plumbed in!
|Are there battery & phone charging facilities?
|We do offer gun battery charging facilities in the main field, however there is always a long queue. If possible please make sure you have enough batteries/charge in them to last you for the weekend.
We do not offer sockets for phone charging.
|Are HPA guns allowed?
|They are permitted, as long as they conform to our normal FPS limits and have the ability to be tournament locked. This applies to ALL HPA guns regardless of make or model and there will be no exclusions. If you do not have the ability to tournament lock the gun, then you will not be able to use it.
|Do you have HPA charging facilities?
|Yes, Zero One Airsoft are able to refill HPA bottles for a small charge from within the on-site shop in the bar marquee.
|Are there camo requirements for the different teams?
|No, you are free to wear any type of camo/kit you want. We issue coloured bands to identify which team players are on (these are included in your player pack).
|When do I get my player pack?
|After you arrive and have selected your parking/camping spot, head down to the player sign-in area, located by the gamezone entrance, in the main stalls/faciltiies area. Remember to bring your tickets with you - these can either be printed, or loaded up ready on your phone.
On presentation of your tickets you will be given your player tags, team armbands and NAF collectable patch. Our staff will also fit to your wrist non-removable wristbands according to your booking (player, camping only, extra night stay, VIP etc.).
To help the environment, all documents, including the rules, game plan and map are no longer printed, and must be downloaded in advance yourself by logging in to 'manage your booking' on our website.
|Can I use your Ground Zero or National Airsoft Festival logo on my own flag/patch/banners?
|No, our logo and other assets can not be used without our prior written approval.
|Are there cash machines/cash back at the event?
|Unfortunately not, but Zero One Airsoft, The GZ Bar and the player sign-in desk all take card payments, as do most other vendors at the event.
|Can I shoot and sell photographs at your event?
|Photography for resale/at charge is strictly prohibited, other than by authorised stallholders. Such a stallholder will have a physical presence in the stalls field where sales will be conducted from, and have the necessary stallholder permit attached to their stall.
|Can I use a drone at your event?
|Drones must comply with all UK laws and regulations, and carry public and property liability insurance. Drones are not permitted to be flown outside our camping arena or game site. The airspace around the estate house is restricted.
|Can I sell things in the camping fields?
|Sales of any nature in the camping fields are strictly prohibited. This includes all new sales, second hand sales, repairs for money, and any other activities that include an exchange of money. A fine equal to a stallholders pitch fee may be issued for any unauthorised activity, and/or you may be asked to leave the venue.
We have a designated second hand sales area in the main stalls arena, which is monitored by our staff. All second hand sales must be carried out in this area. This area is for personal/private sales of used guns and kit. It is not a forum for traders of used equipment, who must book as a vetted stallholder in the normal way.
Sales of any new items or equipment by non-approved stallholders are strictly prohibited at all times on on property, and we reserve the right to issue a fine equal to a stallholders pitch fee for any unauthorised activity, and/or you may be asked to leave the venue permanently.
Any authorised stallholder will have a physical presence in the stalls arena, where all sales will be conducted from, and have the necessary stallholder permit attached to their stall.
|Can I advertise, or leaflet drop at your event?
|Promotion of any nature at the venue, whether in the camping fields or in the stalls arena, is strictly prohibited without our prior authorisation.
This applies to anything, other than for the purpose of individual airsoft teams and groups (non-commercial).
'Promotion' includes, but is not limited to; banners, flags, posters, patches, flyers, leaflets, and business cards.
A fine equal to a stallholders pitch fee may be issued for any unauthorised activity (which may be traced back to the source and issued as an invoice after the event) and/or you may be asked to immediately leave the venue.
Please use the stallholders booking system to apply for any promotional permission, even if you do not want a physical presence.
|Is the site wheelchair accessible?
|Whilst our skirmish site isn't wheelchair accessible, the camping area and stalls are on fairly flat grass and gravel ground and we do provide accessible toilets.
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