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Archery Lessons with Quality Tuition

Archery lessons - learn to pick up a bow and arrow, draw the string, aim and shoot! Expert archers will help bring out the archer's spirit within you and you'll be hitting the sweet spot in no time. And don't forget, this is targets only, no actual hunting here! Archery lesson FAQs...

 



Nationwide Archery Lesson

Locations Nationwide

From £25.00

    • Our great value, flexible archery voucher!
    • Valid for a number of archery venues nationwide
    • Enjoy an hour of archery with tuition included
    • Arrows, bow and safety gear for all participants
Peak District Archery
Based On 5 Reviews

Rushton Spencer, Nr Macclesfield

Save 61% From £25

    • Traditional & LaPorte SkyBow archery sessions
    • Shoot the bows at Heaton nr Manchester
    • Learn stance, aim & release technique from experts
    • Minimum ages is 10 yrs, max group size is 12
Archery Yorkshire Dales
Based On 10 Reviews

Near Skipton

From £39.00

    • Archery at Coniston Estate near Skipton, Yorks
    • A small & friendly archery club - a warm welcome
    • Archery sessions for all levels of archers
    • Sheltered bays for all-weather target shooting
Indoor Archery Lessons
Based On 10 Reviews

London Bridge, London

From £25.00

    • All year round indoor archery lessons in London
    • Shoot the bows at this centre nr London Bridge
    • Highly qualified Archery GB trained coaches
    • Learn stance, loading bows & knocking arrows
Archery Sessions in Nottinghamshire
Based On 10 Reviews

Nottingham

From £25.00

    • Archery range in the heart of Sherwood Forest
    • Be taught how to shoot accurately and efficiently
    • School uses recurve bows selected for your build
    • Exclusive group sessions are available too
Archery Bedfordshire
Based On 6 Reviews

Riseley in Bedfordshire

Save £14 From £65

    • Archery at a ground in Bedfordshire
    • Run as an exclusive archery lesson for two people
    • Centre boasts a 30ft long archery range
    • Crossbow option also available
Archery Buckinghamshire

Aston Clinton

From £30.00

    • Learn archery at this centre near Aylesbury
    • Home to the largest archery supplies shop in Europe
    • Be taught by knowledgeable archery coaches
    • Indoor & outdoor ranges - rain won't stop play!
Archery Experience Bedford
Based On 3 Reviews

Sandy near Bedford

From £50.00

    • Target & clay pigeon archery near Bedford
    • Centre is at Sandy, between Bedford & St Neots
    • No limit on the number of arrows you can fire off
    • Sessions last around 3hrs & are designed to be fun
Archery Gloucestershire

Batsford, Moreton-in-Marsh

From £39.00

    • A two hour archery session in the Cotswolds
    • Beautiful setting within the grounds of the Batsford Arboretum
    • Learn style & posture with the recurve training bow
    • Then try shooting a variety of different bow types
Archery Hampshire
Based On 1 Reviews

Eversley, Hook

Special Offer From £29

    • Archery & a whole lot more in Hants
    • This Eversley centre boasts multiple sports to try
    • Archery, with rifle shooting & axe throwing too
    • Unlimited ammunition on the rifle range
Archery in Brighton

Falmer, East Sussex

Save £15 From £20

    • Learn archery from GNAS qualified coaches
    • Small group sessions on the stunning South Downs
    • Centre is a 25mins drive inland from Brighton Pier
    • Go from beginner to hot-shot archer in an hour!
Archery in Cambridgeshire
Based On 5 Reviews

Cambridgeshire

From £25.00

    • Archery at an outdoor pursuits centre in Cambs
    • This is a farm setting at Brampton nr Huntingdon
    • A convivial, family-run set up that's fun
    • Both indoor & outdoor events are run here
Archery Combo Cheshire
Based On 9 Reviews

near Frodsham

From £25.00

    • Archery & rifles at Catton Hall in Frodsham
    • Classic archery can be combined with air rifles
    • Rifles are pre-loaded & non recoil
    • Teaching from ex-Army weapons instructor
Lessons in Archery, Dorset
Based On 3 Reviews

Blandford Forum

From £20.00

    • One hour archery sessions in the heart of Dorset
    • Hosted by the Meads, at their Blandford Forum farm
    • Archery stands are undercover, so it's all weather
    • All the tuition you need to start being on target
Archery Edinburgh
Based On 3 Reviews

Bonnyrig, Edinburgh

From £30.00

    • Archery days at Dalhousie Castle nr Edinburgh
    • Shoot arrows in the extensive castle grounds
    • Excellent facilities with on site bistro and shop
Archery in Hertfordshire
Based On 11 Reviews

Ware, near Stevenage

From £25.00

    • Archery & more, all on offer at Ware, near Stevenage
    • You'll be given full-sized archery gear
    • This is 'Bare bow' (no sights on them) archery
    • Finish off with a competition round shoot
Archery Newcastle
Based On 6 Reviews

Slaley Hall, Hexham

From £30.00

    • Bows, arrows, paintballs & pellets in Hexham!
    • Try shooting sports at stunning Slaley Hall
    • Archery, paintball target & air rifle shooting
    • Go for pure archery or opt for a combo experience
Archery Sessions Norfolk
Based On 5 Reviews

near Downham Market, Kings Lynn

From £25.00

    • Archery experiences on the Norfolk fenlands
    • This year-round venue is near Downham Market
    • Head coach is involved in National-level archery
    • Individual tuition or share sessions with friends
Archery in North Nottingham

Lime Woods, Calverton

Special Offer From £25

    • Archery sessions near Calverton in north Notts
    • Shoot arrows in lovely Lime Woods
    • All the gear and tuition you need is included
    • Suitable for all from the age of 8 years
Archery in Sittingbourne

Newington, Kent

From £35.00

    • Try archery in the Swale District of Kent
    • Shooting arrows at a well-established centre
    • Sessions last up to an hour and includes tuition
    • You have up to 50 arrows to shoot at the targets
Archery in South Wales

Brecon, Powys

From £39.00

    • Have a go at archery in South Wales near Brecon
    • A great value 2.5 hour long session for you
    • Suitable for all ages from just 8 years old
    • Instruction and all the archery gear is included
Archery in Suffolk
Based On 2 Reviews

Near Bury St Edmunds

From £20.00

    • A taster session learning archery skills
    • Activity usually runs in small groups
    • Choose regular archery or crossbows
    • Minimum age 12 years
Archery in Sunderland

Roker, Sunderland

From £31.00

    • Try indoor archery at Roker in Sunderland
    • Just one of many activities at this fab centre
    • Tutoring by Archery GB instructors
    • All the gear you need is included
Archery in the Glencoe Valley

Dragon's Tooth Estate, Ballachulish

From £30.00

    • Archery sessions in the Scottish Highlands
    • Try archery in the lovely Glencoe Valley
    • No big groups - maximum number is eight
    • Archery here is suitable for 6yrs plus
Traditional Lessons in Archery
Based On 8 Reviews

Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire

From £25.00

    • Try your hand at archery target shooting
    • Archery and airguns option also available
    • Fun for adults and kids aged 12+
    • Military driving activities are also available
Archery Manchester

Botany Bay Woods, Eccles

From £30.00

    • Archery experiences in Eccles near Manchester
    • Add crossbow or axe throwing to your experience
    • Minimum age for archery is 7 (12 for axe/crossbow)
    • Takes place in woods just 10miles from Manchester
Archery Milton Keynes

Willen Lake, Milton Keynes

From £25.00

    • Archery in Milton Keynes at Willen Lakes
    • Instructor-led sessions for all levels
    • Suitable from ages 8 years and up
    • Buy voucher for one to twelve people
Archery North Wales
Based On 7 Reviews

Glyndyfrdwy near Llangollen

From £45.00

    • Authentic archery in the great Welsh outdoors
    • In the meadows of a working farm nr Llangollen
    • Idyllic setting suitable for archers as young as 5
Challenging Archery Experience
Based On 10 Reviews

Ringinglow, Peak District National Park

Special Offer From £45

    • Dedicated archery and shooting centre
    • Upgrade option to include air rifle shooting
    • Fun archery and games for beginners
    • Archery GB trained instructors
Archery Staffordshire
Based On 3 Reviews

Staffordshire

From £20.00

    • Fun beginner sessions at a dedicated archery centre
    • All equipment is provided
    • Enjoy a series of games and challenges
    • Suitable for all ages and abilities
Archery Yorkshire
Based On 1 Reviews

Leeds & Harrogate

From £30.00

    • A fun 1 hour archery session for beginners
    • Anyone aged 8+ can take part
    • Minimum of two people required per booking
    • Two locations across the North of England
Battle Archery

Keynsham, Bristol

From £15.00

    • Try Battle Archery at an adventure park nr Bristol
    • Sport combines paintball battles with archery
    • All completely pain-free with foam arrows
    • Sessions for adults & children (11-15yrs) available
Crossbow Experience

Hazlewood Castle, Leeds

From £30.00

    • Learn how to load and fire a modern crossbow
    • Lessons last an hour and include all equipment
    • Crossbows are powerful & highly accurate
    • Take part in some crossbow challenge games
Medieval Longbow Archery
Based On 3 Reviews

Chelmsford, Essex

From £49.00

    • Learn traditional longbow archery skills
    • Hosted by a talented archery duo in Chelmsford
    • Taster, masterclasses & full experiences available
    • Shoot with a hand-crafted longbow made in-house
Target Sports in Fife
Based On 2 Reviews

Kirkcaldy, Fife

From £45.00

    • Archery, rifles & clays in Kirkcaldy
    • Indoor & outdoor shooting ranges available
    • One of the largest activity centres in Scotland
    • An 8-butt, 18m archery range & 11-lane rifle range
Target Sports in Somerset

Highbridge, Somerset

From £20.00

    • A trio of target sports near Highbridge in Somerset
    • Try axe throwing, archery & air rifles
    • Choose to do one, two or all three activities
    • A great choice for small groups of up to six
Target Sports Pembrokeshire

Tavernspite, Pembrokeshire

From £15.00

    • Target sports near the Pembrokeshire coast
    • Archery, axe throwing & aerial archery on offer
    • Vouchers to do one, two or three activities
    • Teaching by Archery GB qualified instructors
Traditional & Skybow Archery

Dartford, Kent

Save £20 From £25

    • A session combining traditional & Laporte archery
    • Shoot arrows at this outdoor ground near Dartford
    • Aim at both moving and traditional static targets
    • Enjoy a half hour session on each type of archery
Horseback Archery Warwickshire

Warwick

From £99.00

    • Horseback archery classes in Warwickshire
    • Learn to handle a bow & arrow on a moving horse
    • Master letting go of the reins to shoot your arrow
    • Archery & horse riding techniques will be taught
Kids Archery London
Based On 1 Reviews

London Bridge

From £18.00

    • Archery lessons last for an hour and a half
    • Be taught how to use the bow and arrow
    • Each child will be kitted out with a suitable bow
    • Take part in archery games such as Balloon Assassins
Medieval Longbow Experience

Chelmsford, Essex

Save £49 From £149

    • Go back in time to play the role of a soldier in 1346
    • Learn to shoot Medieval longbow weapons
    • Re-enact battle tactics & shoot for silver coins
    • Includes a Medieval-style lunch for all archers
Zombie Apocalypse Training

Lime Woods, near Calverton Nottingham

From £48.00

    • Zombie shooting session nr Calverton Nottingham
    • Use air rifles, crossbows and axes to tackle undead
    • Lots of different zombie-themed targets to aim at
    • All the gear & training to shoot zombies included!
Zombie Archery Norfolk

near King's Lynn

From £35.00

    • Zombie archery session near Kings Lynn, Norfolk
    • Complete zombie training, then go on a mission
    • Save the universe from the zombies in the quarry
    • Use your bow & arrow to exterminate the zombies

Should I buy this experience?

Who it's for

Archery is for everyone! It’s one of the most inclusive sports we have on our books. Experiences are easily adapted to different ages and abilities, so everyone can have fun shooting arrows!

Who it's not for

Some centres do no cater for very young children, but apart from that, we really do think having a go at archery is for anyone.

Archery experiences FAQs

What do these archery voucher packages include?

Our archery packages include everything you need to get started as a hot-shot archer. That’s to say, a bow suitable for your size, arrows and any protection needed. Experiences also include coaching from an instructor at the archery range, with targets to shoot at too!

Is archery suitable for kids?

Yes. Many archery operators have lighter bows suitable for children. They may offer sessions specifically for kids of younger ages, whilst older children and teens (typically from 8 years) can join in with main family/adult archery sessions.

What sort of bows are used for target archery?

Most venues use modern recurve bows for their beginner experiences. Compared to longbows or crossbows, they are the easiest to handle, not too heavy, yet powerful enough to send your arrow straight and true!

Are archery experiences based on the number of arrows?

Yes. In most cases, vouchers give you a certain number of arrows to shoot. In general, 25 arrows will take around 30-minutes, 50 will be an hour and so on.

Are these archery sessions indoors or outdoors?

Both. Lots of shooting ranges are outdoors, with the areas where you stand to shoot being covered, making them suitable in most weathers. There are also indoor ranges specifically for archery shooting too.

What sort of targets will I be aiming at?

Targets are mostly the round rings printed on paper (actually called the 'face') that are attached to a 'boss', a straw or foam stuffed backing that supports the sheet. You might also shoot arrows at 2D animal-shape targets for more of a hunting-themed challenge.

Will I even hit the target?

Maybe not at first. Part of learning archery is watching your first couple of arrows whizzing past the target and flopping unceremoniously on the ground. But with the help of your instructor, you’ll soon be on target.

Why is archery so much fun?

Nothing beats the satisfaction of the ‘thud’ of your arrow landing firmly in the target. It’s also a relatively easy sport to get into, without hours and hours of training needed to even shoot your first arrow.

What are the maximum group sizes for archery sessions?

Depending on the location and facilities, group sizes can be from 2 - 20 archers, with some venues offering one to one lessons as well. The breakdown of group sizes and lesson durations is in the full details of each archery experience page.

What makes a good archer?

You need to steady yourself on the stand, control the excitement and keep progressing to become a fully fledged toxophilite. These experiences give you a great introduction to the sport of archery - and who knows, you may take it up as a hobby?

What is ‘nocking’ all about?

Ah yes. Archery does have its own rather funny lexicon. The nock is the notch in the ‘feathered’ end of the arrow (called the fletching) that you load onto the string of the bow. This process is called nocking the arrow, ready for you to pull back the bow and release!

Are the sessions run as competitions?

No. Although archery is indeed an Olympic sport, these sessions are run for fun. Having said that, there's no denying archery will bring the competitive spirit out in you. As soon as you start regularly hitting the board and then continually getting closer to the hallowed golden circle, it is sure to get the adrenaline flowing.

How are archery competitions scored?

If you were partaking in a spot of competitive archery, you score points according to where your arrows land on the target. There are 10 rings divided into white, black, blue, red and yellow, with each one carrying a number of points between 1 and 10. And, fact fans, the smallest gold ring in the middle isn't the bullseye it's actually the x-ring. In competitions this doesn't give you more points, but it is used to settle draws.

How do you shoot an arrow?

Here are our top tips for budding archers. Go with the flow when it comes to which hand you hold the bow with and which hand you use for pulling back the arrow. Use whichever feels more comfortable, then stand at 90 degrees to the target. Nock the arrow (i.e. when you clip the arrow onto the bow), then close your eye (the left one if you are using your right hand to release the arrow and vice versa), pull back past your cheek, keeping your elbow nice and high, then release!

How far do arrows go?

Arrows travel at speeds of up to 60m per second and can hit targets anything up to 90m away. For these experiences the targets tend to be around 25m away from you.

Where I can have a go at archery near me?

We have got loads of fantastic archery centres around the UK ready to welcome you and get you shooting your very first arrows. Often the settings are truly lovely too, with centres situated in picturesque woodlands, forests and farm lands - the perfect backdrops for that Robin Hood or Katniss Everdeen moment. Current archery locations nationwide include:
  • Norfolk
  • Nottingham
  • London
  • Warwick
  • Dartford
  • Chelmsford
  • Leeds
  • Kirkcaldy
  • Bristol
  • Peak District
  • Stoke on Trent
  • Llangollen
  • Manchester
  • Leicester
  • Powys
  • Bury st Edmunds
  • Sunderland
  • Glencoe
  • Kings Lynn
  • Newcastle
  • Blandford Forum
  • Stevenage
  • Edinburgh
  • Frodsham
  • Hook

Ready to get nocking your arrows? Book your archery lesson now!

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