I booked air rifle shooting and archery for 3 people for 1.5 hours costing 3 x GBP35.00 = GBP105.00. The shooting range is a grass area of around 25 metres in length with a number of targets varying in distance and size. Shooting is from a covered area with tables and seating. We were accompanied by a friendly young instructor who showed us how to load the compressed air rifle with pellets and use the sights. Seated at the tables, the rifles were accurate and easy to shoot with no kickback. Only 2 rifles were supplied, so we had to take turns between the 3 of us. In addition, firing was also organised in turns, for part of the time. The instructor was helpful.
Next was the archery, and arrows are fired from an open fronted shed. The equipment looked in good condition and functioned well (as well as could be expected for the novice users!). There was only one target which was on a rail that could be moved back to around 18 feet and no further. One bow was supplied, so again we had to take turns to fire the arrows. The instructor was good humoured and helpful.
If we had booked 3 sessions of 1.5 hours for 1 person each for the same price, I presume that we would have had 2-3 times the amount of shooting and archery time each (assuming that the management doesn't group unknown people together), which means that while the place and the people were nice, the value for us as a group of 3 people paying full price for all of us was quite poor. I suggest that if you go as a group, 1-2 people do shooting or archery while the others do e.g. quad biking, which is not done in turns, and then afterwards change around so that you get better value for your money. You might want to check first whether the management has a policy of grouping people who are not in the same party.
It is a good place to experience a range of outdoor activities difficult to do if you don't own land, but at the prices charged, and especially the apparently poor value for some activities if you go as a group, it is difficult to imagine making this a regular event at the weekends.
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