Enjoy a great family day out with this great Archery introduction for 2x adults and 2x children. Take aim and fire during this target practice session that will last for 1.5 hours.
- Southampton (Hampshire)
- Price for 4 Participants
Enjoy a fantastic afternoon of archery with this exciting family experience, for 2 adults and 2 children. Feel the strength of the bow and power of the arrow as you shoot at multiple targets developing technique and skill with every hit. This fantastic experience provides you with 1.5 hours of shooting time so target, aim and fire!Once you have arrived and been welcomed to the centre the day will begin with a safety brief and introduction to the equipment. Then, once ready you'll be straight on to the firing range where the whole family can take aim, fire and improve the hand eye co-rodination and aiming skills for 1.5 hours! A great experience for 2x adults and 2x children, using the weapons of old!
Archery is available between March to October. There are also sometimes dates within the school half-term holidays in February.
The children tickets for the archery experience have an age restriction of 8-16 years attached to them.
Experience Duration: 01:30
Time at Venue: 02:30
The Archery Experience will last for around 1.5 hours, but
expect to be at the centre for around 2 - 2.5 hours.
Start times are 9:30, 11.30, 14.00 and 16.00
Please arrive 30 minutes before the experience is due to take place.
Participants: The Archery Experience - Family (4 Tickets) is for 4 participants.
Max Group Size: 4
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
Spectators are welcome and can watch from a small distance.
All equipment is supplied by the centre. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes that are relevant for the day's weather.
Poor weather conditions may cause the experience to be cancelled and rescheduled. Please phone the centre on the day to be sure it is going ahead.
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.