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Archery Experience - Adult

Enjoy a day in the woods with this great Archery experience. Take aim, pull back and fire at the target on this great 1.5 hour session with all equipment included.

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Enjoy a fantastic day in the woods shooting at multiple targets using the weapons of yesteryear! Feel the strength of the bow and the power of the arrow and watch as your aim and skill improve throughout the session. This great experience is perfect for all levels of ability so grab the opportunity and target, aim, fire!

Situated in the picturesque Beaulieu village, your experience will be overlooked by a number of farm animals in the neighbouring fields - having your archery skills judged by a one-ton cow is quite the novelty! The session begins with a safety briefing, before choosing the bow that best suits your size. After learning the basic techniques such as correct stance, holding position and firing the arrow, your expert instructor have you playing a number of games to practice your new skills - adding a touch of competition to see who comes out on top!

This experience is ideal for complete beginners or as a unique gift for children, and being located in the New Forest means there is plenty to do in the surrounding area - so go ahead and make a day of it!

Minimum age: 8.
The archery session lasts around 90 minutes, but expect to be on site for around 2 hours.
The group size can be up to approximately twelve people, and spectators are welcome to watch (from a safe distance!).
Archery runs every Saturday and Sunday, between March to October, with occasional weekday dates.

Throughout August (school holidays) the archery will also run on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

It is advised to wear comfortable clothing with long sleeves, and the site is located on a farm, so boots or Wellies are recommended. All equipment will be provided.
Adverse weather conditions could cause the experience to be cancelled and rescheduled for another date. Be sure to make contact if you are concerned the activity will not be going ahead.
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Question: Can I take part in an archery experience if I am pregnant?
Answer: So long as you have approval from your doctor and feel comfortable taking part in the activity, this would be absolutely fine.

Question: Are there any nearby shops or places to buy lunch?
Answer: Yes, the archery is based near a small village called Beaulieu, which has a high street with various different shops.

Archery Experience - Adult in Southampton

I enjoyed my archery very much, had a great time, may I say Chris was first class and a very nice guy. The only thing wrong was the mud we had to walk through, I had my wellies so I was fine, I know you said it could be wet but I think some thing could be done to make it more dryer, Gravel, decking, maybe? Still enjoyed it and would come again, thanks.

- Dave, 16/03/2016

Archery Experience - Adult in New Forest

This was a Christmas present from our two youngsters and was a lovely surprise. The archery was fun and it was good to be part of a smallish group. Unfortunately, I didn't realise that the guard on the inside of my elbow had slipped so I was badly bruised for quite a few days afterwards. All in all, very good. Thank you.

- Gillian, 17/10/2014

Archery Experience - Adult in Beaulieu

Was a good afternoon. It would have been better if the instructor had more than the basic qualification and could teach / coach more espically as this was a small group (4). I would not have liked this if it had been in a group of 30; there would not have been as much shooting available and too much waiting around.

- H, 17/10/2014

Archery Experience - Adult in Beaulieu, New Forest.

We had a lovely afternoon, first time at archery for me! The instructor was extremely entertaining, cheerful, approachable & helpful, fantastic!

- Emma, 13/10/2014

Archery Experience - Adult in Beaulieu

I was particularly impressed with how helpful Exelement were in helping me with a query over the phone. The centre itself was efficient, polite and well organised and we really enjoyed the experience

- Kathryn, 13/10/2013
Evie on the Road Film Strip 4

Following the kayaking experience I reviewed last, Robb and I headed over to Bucklers Hard for an archery experience with New Forest Activities. Located on a farm, there were once again a myriad of animals wandering around, including chickens, pigs (and piglets!), rabbits and cows. As Robb said, I think we'd seen more wildlife that day than in the entire year.

We met our instructor for the session, Jake, who lead us through the farm to the archery range. The sun was starting to set over the fields, making a really beautiful scene for shooting some arrows. In the group were nine people, six adults and three young boys, so again it's obvious this experience is suitable for everyone, just like the kayaking.


After a quick briefing on how to hold the bows, load the arrows and shoot accurately, we took turns in groups of five and four to fire around six arrows each at the targets. After being absolutely useless at archery last time I tried it, I wasn't expecting any miracles, but I actually wasn't too bad! Maybe it was because we were alongside children, but still, I was definitely better than last time. We had some fun with the Go Pros, placing them on top of the targets and trying to fire near them (not at them!). One man did actually knock the camera off, but luckily it survived.





Jake got us playing some games like trying to hit one of every colour and getting all the arrows grouped together. Then the kids decided to teach us some games, which may not have made the most sense, but were still great fun. After a while the cows in the neighbouring field decided to wander over and watch, which distracted the younger participants for a while, before Jake got everyone back together for one last go.


At the end we walked back through the farm, acquainting ourselves with the animals as we went, before it was time to head home. What a great day with New Forest Activities! The weather had been kind, and the people were great company. Big thanks to James and Jake for being fantastic teachers and making the day so enjoyable. This experience is perfect for a family day out or for those wanting to take up a new hobby, highly recommendable.


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