Starting Archery

There are many reasons to start archery. To try something new; to socialise and meet new people; to be more active, or to improve your well-being.

If you have ever wanted to give archery a go to see if it is for you or if you have a more serious desire to immerse yourself in the sport, we can help. We run Try Archery sessions throughout the year which give you the chance to have a go and see what it is all about. For those who want to start archery on a full-time basis, our Beginner’s Course introduces you to what you need to know.

Try archery

Our Try Archery sessions are just that – a chance to give archery a go and get a feel for what it is all about. In a single two-hour session, you will be given the opportunity to learn a little bit about the sport and introduced to the equipment and some archery basics. Of course, what everyone really wants to do is get a bow in their hands and get shooting and this is what the session is really about.

We can provide sessions for groups of up to about 12 people, as well as for single individuals or families. These sessions can be run to suit your needs. Simply get in touch with us and we can organise a session with you, or let you know when the next one is coming up.

Beginners courses

We run dedicated beginner’s courses twice yearly in March and September. The courses run for three weeks, over three two-hour sessions. On the course, you will learn all about the equipment used in target archery, the basics of setting up and shooting with a bow, shooting etiquette, and about the important safety aspects of the sport.

Find out more on our Beginner’s Courses page.

Juniors and families

Archery is a great sport for younger children and teenagers offering the chance to get involved in sport and to get time out from the pressures that young people face. It is also a fantastic family activity and a relaxing way for parents, children and siblings to spend time together and learn something new.

Our beginners’ courses cater for everyone from the age of 10 upward. For any participants under the age of 16, we ask that they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18 for the duration of the course. It is not a requirement for parents or guardians to undertake the course themselves but of course, you will be missing out, so why not give it a go?

Archery for all

Archery is an accessible sport, and we aim to offer the opportunity to try and take up the sport to anyone no matter age or ability.

If you have a physical or visual impairment or neurodiversity and would like to take part in a try archery session or undertake a beginners’ course, please contact us to discuss how we can support your start to archery.

Course costs and membership fees

Information on costs for Try Archery sessions, Beginner’s Courses and membership can be found on our current fees page.

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