Test your nerve and challenge your reactions as you learn the art of fencingDiscover Fencing
Why choose Fencing?
- Become Zorro, Captain Jack Sparrow or one of the Three Musketeers as you learn this historic skill!
- Learn exciting strategies and perfect your reaction times
- A fun activity for ages 7+ and all skill levels (Age restrictions may vary per location)
- Our expert fencing instructors will guide you through this Olympic sport at your own pace
- Get a distinctive fencing experience at each Go Active resort
- From £12 for 90-minute session.
Hints and tips
Remember your stance, perfect your balance, and feel the blade swish through the air as you dual with your opponent. With expert advice from our instructors, increase your agility and flexibility as you live out those imaginary sword-fighting adventures of your childhood.
Getting the ‘En-garde’ stance right will give you a head start against your opponent! Have your feet together at the heel, forming a right angle with your toes shoulder-width apart with the knees bent significantly. The weapon should be held slightly away from the body with the blade facing slightly upwards. Your other hand should be behind your body with the elbow bent and slightly below shoulder level.
With so much of fencing being about timing, it pays to have fancy footwork! Try the ‘lunge’, a common way of delivering an attack where you reach forward with your front foot and straighten your back. Remember to keep your balance!
There’s an exciting multitude of attacks and defences that can be made against your opponent. From straightforward simple attacks and crafty feints to simple parries and quick counters, combine your fast feet and swift thinking to land a hit or launch your return attack!
Experience Fencing at these GO Active resorts.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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