Southern Pursuits

Southern Pursuits, Crawley: Hours, Address, Southern Pursuits Reviews: 4.5/5

Southern Pursuits
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Southern Pursuits is an outdoor pursuits company, conveniently situated between London and Brighton. With a range of packages and prices to suit any budget and requirement. Southern Pursuits activities include: quad biking, off road karting, clay shooting, archery, axe throwing, argocat driving and team building. Whether you have to arrange a stag or hen do, corporate event or just want a fun day out - Southern Pursuits is the place for you! Specialists in their field, with fantastic equipment, friendly and experienced staff and an on-site restaurant.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Mat Cowdrey
1 contribution
Safe, well instructed and really enjoyable.
Jul 2021
A light afternoon of Clay Pigeon Shooting with my two sons (13 & 16) who'd never shot before. We were expertly looked after by Keiron and Tyler and a good, accurate time was had by all.

I'd definitely recommend this to anyone with teenage boys that are keen to reinforce their dominance over their parents...!
Written July 23, 2021
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Leigh
Worthing, UK1 contribution
Will come back
Jun 2021 • Family
Went quad biking today.
Absolutely cracking, with Patrick (Think that was his name) our instructor.
Went with my daughter for her 16th birthday. Everything was explained well, and we both really enjoyed it.
Booking was easy with the girl on the phone. (Book direct with them, not through a 3rd party website as it’s cheaper.
Written July 22, 2021
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Michael S
Aldershot, UK1 contribution
Perfect way to help celebrate a birthday!
Jul 2021
4/5 - Overall

5 /5 Customer Service when booking - I enquired with a few companies before picking Southern Pursuits and this was mainly because the others didn't compare. I dealt with Karen via phone and email who helped make our booking experience super easy!

On the day
4/5 - Quadbiking - The safety briefing was clear and even when some in the group struggled at the start the instructors we were given (didn't catch their names sadly) helped in a positive and calm way rather than a negative one making them feel more relaxed.

My only negatives
- I say 4/5 as it was a little slow when going around the track. I do totally understand that this was due to covid and they had pre warned us that the speed would be slower than normal.

- helmets and quads were not cleaned from the group before so we literally used helmets and quads from a group we had just seen use them. (Not very covid friendly).

- 2 people joined our group right as we were about to do the experience but another instructor took them out around the course without our group of 8, totally fine with that no issue there. However, during our time round the track we got told we were too close and to space out by our instructors so we did. Then when we met the other 2 and their instructor part way round the course she angrily barked about closing the gap up. Slightly confusing message being given and could have been done in a friendly way.

Overall - This was all our first quad experience and we all enjoyed it. Hopefully when covid is over we can return and go a little faster! :)

5/5 - Archery. Our instructor for this activity (again apologies, I can't remember his name) was perfect. He gave us the safety briefing and... managed our group perfectly. There was the right amount of seriousness so no one got hut but also fun / banter which our group loved.

Thank you and will definitely book again to come back for the other activities!
Written July 20, 2021
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David R
London165 contributions
Fun day out, went very smoothly!
Jun 2021 • Family
Great experience, well organised, and big thanks to Kieron our instructor (and Bailey in training!) for making us feel welcome and entertained! Rage buggies could do with being a little faster and more interesting track, but the axe throwing was great fun too!
Written July 16, 2021
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Whitney
2 contributions
A day out in Crawley
Jul 2021 • Couples
Kieran was really helpful throughout our experience. We chose to do quad biking and clay shooting which was thoroughly enjoyable. Both sessions lasted roughly an hour. Quad biking was really enjoyable (does get a bit messy!)
Written July 16, 2021
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Dan M
5 contributions
Waste of Money and Poor Customer Service.
Jul 2021
This review relates to the terrible experience that we had on Saturday 11/07/2021.
We booked the Quad Bike experience for six of us. I wish we had read the reviews on this Facebook page before wasting our money on what was a horrendous morning. First off, the staff that they employ are rude and lack any customer service skills. We were told to go and select a crash helmet each that had just been used by the group of people before us. The helmets were wet with sweat. The staff didn’t sanitise the helmets before we were expected to put them on. Thankfully I took my own and the rest of the party had some sanitiser that they could use. The member of staff that had been told to lead us on the experience was then told to conduct a health and safety briefing. He was rude and even shouted at another member of the team because apparently, they were standing in the wrong position to see what he was trying to show us, even though he had told them to stand there for the briefing. He continued to bark orders at everyone saying if we didn’t do what he asked we wouldn’t be able to go on the experience. The order he barked at us was looking over our shoulders to look around and make sure nobody else was close to us, as we had to be at least one quad bike away from the next bike. Finally, we were allowed to follow the obnoxious kid on the experience. The bikes as we were told “are very powerful 350cc and if we would need to be very careful” This is true they could be very powerful, but not on this experience. We set off at what can only be described as a snail’s pace. We thought this was until we got confident using the Quads, how wrong we were it stayed like this for the full length of the experience. We even got told that if we dropped back further than one quad bike again, we would be told to stop and go back to the main area while the rest of the party carried on.
I’ve been on lots of quad experiences before and this must be the worst. Please save your money and find another experience elsewhere.
As mentioned earlier this wasn’t just a one-off, lots of people have had the same poor experience.
I’m sure Southern Pursuits will just ignore this review as they have with all the others. They only comment on the good reviews.
Written July 15, 2021
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Calvin L
1 contribution
Axe's All Around
Jul 2021
Not a bad way to spend the day, started off with some shooting with some good instruction that actually lead to improvement in accuracy, very unexpected and enjoyable. Started axe throwing afterwards where our instructor Kieran showed us the ropes with the various different axes that they had to play with. Although it was fun to just blindly fire weapons and throw axes to blow off some steam, the day was made even better with the experienced instructors stepping in. Would definitely go again.
Written July 13, 2021
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Daryl H
1 contribution
Fab fun
Jul 2021 • Couples
Excellent fun, really enjoyed the buggy and archery, our instructor Patrick was really helpful and great to have with us.
Written July 13, 2021
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Santa G
Aberdeen3 contributions
Great place!
Jul 2021 • Couples
Myself and my partner were there for 2 days and what a great place it is!
Tyler, Lidia, Kiaran and Patrick were our instructor's for both days and they were awesome!
Written July 9, 2021
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Phill A
1 contribution
Lots of fun, great instructors and plenty of different activities for everyone
Jul 2021 • Couples
Had a great time. Loads of fun activities for everyone to enjoy, we di Archery, clay pigeon shooting. Quad bikes and axe throwing. Not tour normal Wednesday afternoon.
The instructors Tyler and Lidia made the activities fun while ensure everyone was safe and followed the safety instructions.
Would recommended to anyone looking for something different. Was only 2 of us and we lived it but would be just as much fun in large groups.
Written July 9, 2021
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