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Crossbow Experience

Hazlewood Castle, Leeds   

• 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
Crossbow Session



What's Included

• A one hour crossbow session
• Welcome, introduction and safety briefing
• Learn to shoot safely and accurately
• The session includes a variety of fun and competitive shooting games
• You may be joining a group of up to 12 participants

What Can I Expect

Book in for a crossbow lesson and discover how powerful and accurate crossbows are! Once you know the basics of modern crossbow shooting and all the safety routine, you could be hitting the targets with surprising accuracy.

It won't surprise you to learn that crossbows come in all weights and sizes. And whilst they might look pretty big and bulky, you certainly don't need bulging biceps to be able to fire one. In fact, the way you shoot a crossbow means it's easier than using a traditional bow and arrow. Here's why...

A crossbow consists of the bow, which is mounted to the main body. At the front there is a stirrup, which you put you foot in to steady the crossbow when you are cocking it ready to the load the arrow or bolt. And this is where, as you'll discover on your lesson, the crossbow is different to the usual archery bow. You pull the string of the bow back and the lock holds the stringed in its cocked position. You then have your hands free to load the arrow into place.

Firing the crossbow is more akin to a rifle than an archery bow, as you have a stock, a grip and trigger. And this is what makes crossbow shooting more accurate. You're not trying to hold on to the pulled back string with the arrow whilst you take aim. It's all held in place with the crossbow's bolt catcher, so you can take your time to line up your shot using the front and main sights. And as for being more powerful, that's down to the fact that the bow's string has a higher resistance - and that means your arrow will fly further and with more force.

Exciting stuff then, learning how to cock, load and fire a crossbow. Once you've mastered the basics on this lesson you'll move on to more challenging shooting games. You might be drawn on for a round of 'Killer' 'Shoot the Stag' or 'Destroy the Zombies'. Of course, nothing living or breathing will be harmed during the course of your crossbow shooting session, but it will be a whole load of fun.

There's just time at the end of your one-hour crossbow lesson to determine the king of the crossbow, with a 'Who can beat the Zombies' finale. You'll need to keep your wits about you as it's 'full head shots' that'll beat the nasties to crown you crossbowing champion!


• Weekdays and weekends throughout the year
• Dates and session times are subject to availability and weather conditions


• Hazelwood Castle, Tadcaster, Leeds

Suitable For

• Minimum age 12
• Under 18s must be accompanied on site by an adult
• A minimum of two vouchers must be purchased for this experience


• Spectators are welcome
Delivery TypeDelivery TimePrice
Standard DeliveryEstimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day*£1.95
Weekly Special DeliveryGuaranteed next working day£7.50
Saturday Special DeliverySaturdays Only£11.70
European Delivery3 - 5 working days£4.50
Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

All orders are sent in plain packaging so as not to ruin the surprise.

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Premium Gift Pack

Premium Gift Pack includes a brushed metal steel tin which will hold your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Premium Choice.

(incurs a £4.99 shipping charge)

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Standard Gift Pack

Standard Gift Pack Comes with a Smart envelope,your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Personal Choice.

(incurs a £1.95 shipping charge)

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The Into the Blue E-Voucher is an instant email option,it consists of a personalised email and a pdf download of your personalised gift voucher.The Instant Choice


Vouchers are usually valid for 12 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 12 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
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