No, you don't have to do the course with them, although the majority of parents choose to. We often find that children enjoy sharing the experience with their parents as most sports don't provide the opportunity for children and adults to join in together.
If your child is under 16, you will need to stay with them during each session. If your child is 16 or 17 years old, you need to arrive with them and return to collect them later, but you may leave them during the session after prior arrangement with one of the coaching team.
Yes, everybody does the course together at the same time. A typical course would have 12-15 participants and be roughly one-third children and two-thirds adults.
You can still attend the course, but you should make sure you book a course where you can attend the first few sessions as per advertised. There are a few opportunities to catch up a missed session, so we can chat with you on the course about doing that.
Yes, you can book a specific course for somebody else as a gift, or buy an open-ended gift voucher which they can redeem for a place on a course up to one year from the date of issue. For more details, please click here.
We run courses nearly every month of the year, please click here to see our currently available courses.
We are disabled-friendly although some conditions or injuries may impact your ability to draw the bow safely. Please contact us and one of our coaches will be happy to discuss the options with you.
Yes, you can have family or friends come along and watch you during the sessions.
No, please don't be nervous, all sorts of different people attend our courses. We have children as young as 10 years old and men and women right up into their 80s who come to learn to shoot. A typical course would have 12-15 participants and be roughly one-third children and two-thirds adults.
All the equipment that you will need is provided. Please dress appropriately for the weather, we will be shooting outdoors unless there is heavy rain, in which case we will shoot indoors.
Each session runs from 9 AM until noon, during which you will spend around 2.5 hours learning to shoot, with a short tea-break in the middle of the session. Tea/coffee/biscuits are provided as part of the course, there is no additional charge. After successfully completing the course there is an opportunity to rent equipment and join the club.
The aim of the course is to teach you enough about the archery equipment, range safety and basic shooting technique to allow you to join the club (or any other Archery GB affiliated club) so that you can continue to shoot, enjoy and develop your technique and skills as an archer. We also run Taster Sessions for those who are interested in having a go at the sport but not joining the club.
If you are renting equipment from Stylist Bows, or would like to, they visit the club on the 4th Saturday morning of every month (9 AM until noon), except December when they visit on the 3rd Saturday morning of the month.