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Archery at Fort Purbrook is a sport which can be enjoyed by all abilities. It’s a great skill to learn, and we can show you how in our three indoor archery ranges, for the more adventurous we also run an outdoor range in the moat within the centre (weather permitting). Fully-qualified instructors will guide you through the basics and teach you to acquire the skills to get your very own ‘bullseye’.

This skilful session is popular among groups of all ages. Using equipment sized to ensure maximum progression on our archery ranges, archers will develop concentration, self-discipline and co-ordination as they take aim.

During the session, safety points will be covered, followed by a round of practice shots. When everyone is comfortable with the technique, the skill-based games can begin!

The Archery at Fort Purbrook is fully accessible and suitable for participants with a range of disabilities. This is the perfect activity for parties, school groups, work groups and more. If you are a school looking for a different way of bringing your subject alive, we can tailor the sessions to meet your lesson and curriculum objectives.

Shoot for fun, or compete with friends. There are some great games we can introduce you to, or simply see who the best archer is using Olympic style scoring.

We also provide opportunities to gain instructor qualification throughout the year, please contact Fort Purbrook on 023 9232 1223 for more details.

One-to-one Archery sessions are available – please contact Fort Purbrook for information.

For more details about the Fort Purbrook Archery Club see our Archery Club page under the Clubs section, here.

Learning Outcomes

Subject Relevance
  • English
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Maths
Suitable For
  • Primary Schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • Non-school groups
  • Individual Bookings

Group Bookings (per hour, per group – maximum 10 per group):
Adults: £51.00  |  Under 16s: £47.00

Minimum age for this activity session is 8 years of age.

1-2-1, 2-2-1 & Self-Supervised sessions available – Please speak to a member of the bookings team on 023 9232 1223 for details.

To book your group session of Archery at Fort Purbrook, please call 023 9232 1223.

Minimum of a weeks notice for bookings, if less we will do our best but it may not be possible to book.
Archery at Fort Purbrook

Fun & Bun

The best way to enjoy our activities is with a barbecue banquet to enjoy afterwards. The perfect summer package for you and friends. Enjoy fun and activities followed by a delicious barbecue. Take time to enjoy a relaxing evening with delicious food in great surroundings with your friends.

You’ll enjoy a choice of BBQ Meats to include Chicken, Premium Beef Burgers, Sausage and Pulled Pork there will also be a vegetarian BBQ options.
Rice, Pasta or Potato accompaniment
Selection of Compound Salads such as Coleslaw, Beetroot & Seafood
Served with Fresh Garden Salads & Selection of Breads
We cater for vegetarians or dietary requirements, but please let us know so we can prepare an appropriate menu.

Choose a group of 12 or more friends. Choose which activities you wish to do. Speak to us, and we’ll organise everything for you

To make a booking, and for more information, call us on 02392321223 – or email


minimum fee applies plus activity fees
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