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Medieval Longbow Archery

Chelmsford, Essex   

• 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
Medieval Longbow Taster



What's Included

All experiences include handmade longbows and arrows crafted by talented bowyers and fletchers. Equipment and necessary PPE is provided.

Medieval Longbow Taster
• 30 minute safety briefing and instruction
• Learn correct stance for target and improve your consistency under our expert archers
• Medieval themed targets are set out at different distances to allow you to progress and achieve at your own pace
• Great for kids
• Please allow up to 2 hours on site

Longbow Masterclass
• Learn how to shoot "Victorian style" including stance, handling and release techniques
• Progress to learn "Medieval" archery and the principles of speed shooting
• Different draw weight bows will be available so you can progress
• Short and long range targets
• Please allow up to 3 hours on site

What Can I Expect

Try your hand at Medieval archery and learn to shoot just like the King's archers in the days of the Hundred Years War! This is authentic and historic archery at its very best, with you being taught how to handle a hand-crafted longbow.

You've probably seen modern-day archery with a recurve bow on the telly (as it's an Olympic Sport) and you may have had a go at this form of archery. However, it's really quite unusual to find a centre that teaches traditional longbow archery, let alone specialise in the skill.

Tom and Adam, the duo behind these experiences are both very talented. Tom has been fashioning longbows and arrows for over 40 years and his handcrafted wooden bows made from solid staves of wood are works of art in themselves. This pain-staking attention to historic detail is because they want to offer the most authentic experiences possible. Indeed, one of the main activities here is historical re-enactments from the Hundred Wars period.

Being out 'in the field', as it were, is Adam's domaine. He loves nothing more than to introduce, captivate and motivate newcomers to the sport of traditional archery with longbows. He'll explain how and why a longbow behaves differently to recurves and give you all the top tips you could ever need in your mission to be one of the King's gifted archers.

We are offering two longbow archery experiences for you to choose between. The taster gives you a two-hour introduction to longbows. The three-hour masterclass goes more in-depth with everything from shooting positions, to learning how to speed shot up to 12 arrows on target in one minute. In both cases, you'll learn how to become a formidable Medieval archer!


• Available on selected dates throughout the year, subject to availability
• Book early to avoid disappointment, we recommend booking at least 4 to 6 weeks in advance


• Chelmsford, Essex

Suitable For

• Minimum age 8
• Under 16s must be accompanied by a participating adult
• Participants should have a good, general level of fitness


• Spectators are welcome

Anything Else

• You may form a group of up to 16 people
• This is an outdoor activity so please dress appropriately for the time of year and weather conditions. Be prepared to be exposed to the great British weather


Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 3
Recommend to Friend 3
about 2 years ago
superb training and teacher who was excellent, entertaining and very knowledgeable. would absolutely recommend to anyone.
sa w
about 2 years ago
Really enjoyed a day's long bow experience with .Now Strike. I was in a group of about a dozen fellow archers. The tuition was good and we had plenty of chance to shoot, in several different formats , all interspersed with a graphic account of a famous historic battle. I would definitely recommend it and indeed I would like to return. The staff at Into the Blue were very helpful and friendly and i'd also use them again.
Rosie W
about 3 years ago
it was an amazing day the instructor Adam really knew his stuff and really help us get better on how we should use the bows, i have already started to make plans to go again for someone who came with me and spectated and really got into it even tho they was not fully participating i would gladly recommend this to anyone looking for a good day out
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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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Total Price£49.00
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