Ready, aim, fire and feel like Robin Hood with this exciting pastime that stretches back across the ages.Discover archery
Why choose archery?
- Unleash your inner Katniss (The Hunger Games) and learn this fantastic skill!
- Test your marksmanship and perfect your aim
- Accessible to anyone over 7 years old, no matter your ability (age restriction may vary per location)
- Shoot bullseyes in no time as our expert archery instructors guide you through all you need to know about this absorbing activity
- Each GO Active location offers a unique archery experience
- From £7 - £15 per session
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR ARCHERY EXPERIENCE?
- Fun warm up activities to get you in the zone
- Enticing array of challenges and games; shoot targets, balloons, stickers and even mini-boats!
- Your own bow, bracer and arrow
What To Bring
- Comfortable, long sleeved clothing
- Suitable footwear, such as boots or trainers
- A good eye for the target!
Hints and tips
Dial your eye in, focus your mind and perfect your technique by using these archery tips from our expert instructors to help improve your skills and accuracy before your day with us! Get your bow grip right, clear your mind with special breathing techniques, and don’t forget to test your anchor point!
Just like you’ll find in other sports, your posture or stance affects your aim. Before you even raise your bow, think about your feet! Angle both feet at a right angle to the target and a tad bit less apart than your shoulders.
This is the point, usually under the cheek bone with the bowstring pulled to the tip of your nose, where the bow is pulled back before firing. Everyone is different so give different anchor points a go to find the most comfortable one for you!
Now is the time to practise breathing techniques to clear your mind. Inhale deeply as you’re aiming, allowing five to ten seconds to focus on the target before releasing your shot. Doing this will help you hit those bullseyes!
Experience archery at these GO Active resorts.
SANDYMOUTH HOLIDAY RESORT
Enviably located within rolling meadowlands only 15 minutes from Bude, this recently renovated resort features brand new facilities, plenty of activities for all ages and spectacular views of Sandymouth BayFIND OUT MORE
PIRAN MEADOWS RESORT & SPA
Superbly located, just a short drive from the golden beaches of Newquay and surrounded by the glorious North Cornwall countryside.FIND OUT MORE
LANDAL KIELDER WATERSIDE
This award winning destination gives you the opportunity to run, cycle or walk around the stunning shoreline of the largest manmade lake in northern Europe and the opportunity to relax under the darkest skies in England.FIND OUT MORE
LANDAL DARWIN FOREST
Nestling in stunning woodlands close to Matlock and Bakewell on the edge of Derbyshire’s breathtaking Peak DistrictFIND OUT MORE
FINLAKE HOLIDAY RESORT
Set in 130 acres of beautiful Devonshire countryside on the edge of Dartmoor, just half an hour from the sea and boasting outstanding leisure facilities.FIND OUT MORE
A 5 star tourist board award winning retreat that blends the traditional seaside holiday with a contemporary twist, and a touch of nostalgia.FIND OUT MORE
SHERWOOD CASTLE HOLIDAY FOREST
Nestling deep in 40 acres of woodland in the heart of beautiful Robin Hood Country. Sherwood Castle Holiday Forest is the perfect, cosy getaway for couples, friends and an excellent choice for a family break too.FIND OUT MORE
Boasting spectacular panoramic views and a magnificent all-weather leisure complex tucked away in the charming yet wild Argyll countryside, just outside Dunoon.FIND OUT MORE
CHEDDAR WOODS RESORT & SPA
Tucked away on the slopes of the beautiful Mendip Hills, Cheddar Woods Resort and Spa offers spectacular views of the Somerset countryside.FIND OUT MORE
Set amidst picturesque surroundings and boasting the stunning scenery of the New Forest and with Castleman Trailway only on the doorstep.FIND OUT MORE
CROWHURST PARK LODGES
This exclusive award winning development of pine lodges has been tastefully landscaped in the magnificent grounds of Crowhurst Park, a 17th Century country estate.FIND OUT MORE
HENGAR MANOR COUNTRY PARK
Set deep in glorious countryside, close to North Cornwall’s golden beaches and stunning coastline, Hengar Manor hosts something for everyone.FIND OUT MORE
SANDYBROOK COUNTRY PARK
Onsite the whole family can enjoy a range of activities, have a relaxing swim or enjoy a meal in the Coach House bar and restaurant. Sandybrook Country Park provides the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding area which boasts many stunning walks and cycling trails.FIND OUT MORE
WHITEMEAD FOREST PARK
Peacefully tucked away amidst the rolling hills and tranquil woodland of the majestic Forest of Dean, Whitemead Forest Park is the ultimate escape for couples, groups and families wishing to combine a magical setting with a truly spectacular array of facilitiesFIND OUT MORE
The perfect place to make the most of the great outdoors in the foothills of magnificent Snowdonia. Ideal for a family holiday doing as little or as much as you like!FIND OUT MORE
YORKSHIRE MOORS & COAST
Enjoy superb facilities at one of the UK’s most vibrant and prestigious coastal holiday villages.FIND OUT MORE
A magnificent setting surrounded by over 500 acres of idyllic Angus countryside, Piperdam combines superb accommodation with award-winning facilities to create the ultimate Scottish experience.FIND OUT MORE
Nestled within the heart of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, within the impressive Drimsynie Estate Leisure Complex.FIND OUT MORE
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