Introducing Archery, Axe Throwing & Air Rifle Shooting York

Whether it’s axes, arrows, pellets or clays, we love target sports here at Activity HQ and that’s why we’re so excited to welcome York Archery, Axe Throwing & Air Rifles to The Activity People team.

Located on the picturesque outskirts of the historic city of York, this tailor-made target centre is home to first class facilities for axe throwing, archery and air rifle shooting, which means there’s nowhere better to find out how much of a marksman you really are. You’ll also find a team of expert instructors on hand to help you perfect your technique and master your chosen target sport – and trust us under their tuition you’ll be taking out the targets in no time!

If you’ve got your sights set on an air rifle experience you’ll find a tailor-made 15m range to take aim from, top-of-the-range rifles fitted with scopes and a variety of targets to take out. That’s not all though, as you get to grips with rifle shooting you’ll get to take part in some seriously fun competitions and games, and where better to prove how much of a deadeye you are than York’s only outdoor air rifle range?

Perhaps traditional target sports are more your thing though, and if so the archery and axe throwing facilities at our brilliant new venue in York are just as impressive. You’ll find purpose-built ranges for both as well some of the best equipment available too, including cold steel tomahawk axes for axe throwing experiences and modern recurve bows for archery experiences. Our instructors really know how to get the best out of every piece of equipment too, so there’s nobody better qualified to help you master these tricky target sports.

This brilliant venue also boasts showers, toilets, changing rooms and vending machines, which makes it perfect venue for events of all sizes.

So why not put your accuracy to the ultimate test at York Archery, Axe Throwing & Air Rifles.

February’s Venue of the Month is Archery Blackpool

With new activities and new venues flooding into Activity HQ January has absolutely flown by – and February is looking even busier! So with that in mind we thought we’d take five minutes to focus on the important matter of naming February’s venue of the month. Despite the wild winter weather, we’ve received rave reviews for venues across the country. There can only be one winner though and taking the title of February’s venue of the month is Archery Blackpool!


With a tailor-made archery range to take aim from, expert instructors and top-of-the-range equipment there’s a lot to love about our brilliant Blackpool venue – so it’s easy to see why we receive such rave reviews. It’s the picturesque surroundings that immediately grabbed our attention though, and thanks to all those trees you’ll feel like the real life Robin Hood!

It’s not just the first class facilities and picturesque surroundings that makes Archery Blackpool the perfect place to take on the targets, the team of Archery GB trained instructors make sure to pack as much excitement into every experience as possible. So once you’ve mastered the basic bow skills you’ll get to take part in a series of fun competitions and games, which will really twhat you’ve learnt.

Don’t just take our word for it though, here’s a look Archery Blackpool‘s most recent feedback..

Thank you to Josh for his clear instruction, knowledge, patience and sense of humour. We had a fabulous experience and are thinking of taking up archery.”

Wendy Elton

Archery Blackpool

29th January 2017

The Activity People venue of the month is Tadcaster Archery

With well over 1300 venues, covering 70 different activities, choosing our venue of the month is never an easy task. But after reading through our most recent reviews one venue in particular stood out, and we’re delighted to name Archery Tadcaster as November’s venue of the month.


Located on the grounds of the spectacular Hazlewood castle, this incredible venue is the perfect place to experience archery. The breathtaking surroundings make for a truly unforgettable experience, and our customers love mastering the basic bow skills here. Tadcaster Archery’s not just great for beginners though, if you’re an experienced archer looking to perfect your technique there’s nowhere to take on the targets.

The team of expert instructors at Tadcaster are worth a special mention too, they’re experienced working with archers of all abilities, and with their help you’ll be taking out the targets in no time. They’ll also challenge you to unleash your competitive streak by taking part in a series of competitions and games, which means you’re guaranteed some serious fun.


Here’s a taste of what some of our most recent customers thought..

“Friendly helpful staff! Great fun will defo do again.”

Damien Park, 22nd October 2016

“Fantastic day of archery, thanks very much to Danie and Andy for making up the team numbers and making it a fab, fun day.”

Rosanna, 22nd October 2016

“Karen helped me when I booked the wrong date!! She was brilliant. Our instructor Lee was fantastic. Thank you everyone.”

Sarah Jamieson, 8th October 2016

Archery, Air Rifles and 4×4 in Horsham joins The Activity People

Want to take part in an adrenaline fuelled activity in Horsham? Well, you don’t need to settle for just one exciting thrill, when we have 3 awesome adventures to offer at our new location in the Sussex town.


One of the oldest sports in the world and one of the fastest growing in the UK, Horsham is your first port of call for an archery adventure that really hits the target. Our outdoor site boasts some of the most qualified archery experts you’ll find anywhere in the country, who will offer one on one tuition that will help you hit the bullseye in no time.

But this isn’t the only target challenge that we have at the site, as we have an exclusive air rifle shooting range. Not only will you be getting professional tuition throughout in order to improve your shot, you’ll also be be taking part in a variety of shooting games in order to put your new skills to the test. You’ll feel like an action hero when you hit the targets!


But if you fancy a spot of motor mayhem instead, you’ll definitely want to get behind the wheel of one of our 4×4’s for a cracking driving experience. We have a custom built off road track that lets you zoom across all the humps and bumps in your way. If this isn’t exhilarating enough, we also offer a blindfolded driving challenge. With no sight and only your team mate’s orders to lead you in the right direction, this isn’t for the faint of heart!

These thrills are all suitable for everybody aged 10 and over.

Visit our website for more information.

Combat Archery reaches 50!

Combat archery is the latest extreme sport to be taking the nation by storm- and in recent months, we’ve had an influx of awesome new sites join our fantastic network. There are sites that hit the target everywhere from Galway to Edinburgh and everywhere in between, with more stellar venues asking to join our prestigious brand every single day.


We couldn’t be happier to announce that we have recently hit a significant milestone. The Activity People now has 50 combat archery sites on the network- and it is still growing, showing no signs of stopping any time soon! This makes us without a doubt the largest network of combat archery venues that you’ll find anywhere in Britain. As the sport continues to delight and excite wannabe Robin Hoods of all ages, this couldn’t be a better time for us to become the UK and Ireland’s largest combat archery provider.

If you haven’t yet tried our combat archery, now is the perfect time for you to book a trip down to one of our unpredictable battlefields. The sport is perfect for everything from birthday parties to corporate events and stag/hen dos, as well as just a great excuse for a day out where you can fire arrows at your mates! With specially designed foam bow and arrows at your disposal, the game is completely safe- but that doesn’t mean it isn’t intense. This is like The Hunger Games in real life, where only one champion can win at the end.

Combat archery is one of the only extreme sport suitable for all ages. Why not celebrate the fact we’ve reached our milestone and come have a game with us?

12 new locations to experience Combat Archery!

Here at The Activity People, we’re in love with combat archery. We couldn’t be happier to announce that we have not one, not two, not even three, but a whopping 12 brand spanking new combat archery sites that have just joined our network. Our map of exciting locations has grown to include sites all over the UK; Liverpool, Derby, Leicester, Wolverhampton, Stoke, Chester, Birmingham, Coventry, Nottingham, Leatherhead, Seaford and Brighton are all home to first class battlefields that are now part of our prestigious team.


If you don’t know about combat archery, now is the perfect time for you to join in the fun. It is the only extreme sport that is suitable for all ages, as you armed with specially designed bow and arrows, before being sent on a battlefield with the only aim of the game to avoid being hit. The last player standing wins in this dodgeball style challenge, so even though our arrows couldn’t hurt a fly, you should still avoid being hit by one with all your life!

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never even picked up a bow and arrow before. Once you’ve tried this addictive sport, you’ll definitely want to return and experience it all over again. With a plethora of brand new sites located all over the country, you now have no excuse not to come on down and join us. This is the perfect sport for any occasion, so if you’re wanting a cracking corporate event, brilliant birthday party or an unforgettable stag/hen do, you’d be a fool to not make combat archery a part of your day!

Some Cool Kids Party Ideas

With the last of the summer sun fading fast, and children across the country all heading back to school, the September party season is about to burst back into life – and believe us it’s better to be prepared! So if you’re already planning the perfect kids party, here’s five fantastic party ideas that are guaranteed to get the kids going crazy.

1. Segway



Almost anything is possible on a Segway and these crazy creations are tailor-made for fun, which makes them perfect for parties. Some of the best Segway experiences include countryside safaris, off-road obstacle courses and tailor-made Segway games such as the segg and spoon race. But whichever you choose you’re guaranteed a good time.


2. Combat Archery

Kids can’t get enough of this crazy new combat sport, and it’s easy to see why. Part archery, part dodgeball and all action, combat archery is a heart-racing hybrid of some of the most exciting activities around – and almost anything goes! Using specially adapted, foam-tipped safe arrows the aim of the game is to eliminate as many players as possible, and with a series of manic missions and games to take on too, there’s no end to the excitement.

3. Bubble Football bubble-football-glasgow-edinburgh-aviemore-aberdeen-soccer-scotlland-parties-kids-2

This bonkers ball sport is even more exciting than it looks, and both kids and big kids find the fun of bubble football almost impossible to resist. From inside an inflatable body zorb almost anything goes, and although the aim of the game is still to outscore your opponents you’ll spend just as much time bumping and bouncing round the pitch. So if you’re looking for a fun and frantic footy themed birthday bash, bubble football takes some beating.

4. Laser Combat

With no masks, no bruises and unlimited ammo, laser combat is perfect for parties, and gives kids a great excuse to unleash their inner action hero. They’re guaranteed to love taking on the tailor-made missions and games too, and the state-of-the-art laser equipment makes the combat action even more exciting.


5. High Ropes

If you’re planning a birthday bash for a budding adventurer, they’re guaranteed to love taking to the tree tops for a heart-racing high ropes experience. Typical course include bridges, swings, ladders and zipwires, and these incredible aerial experiences are guaranteed to take excitement levels to whole new heights.

Everything You Need to Know about Archery

The countdown to the Rio Olympics is almost over, and with just under a week until the start of the greatest show on earth we thought we’d fill you in on one of our favourite Olympic events – target archery.


So without further ado here’s everything you need to know about the ancient art of archery!

1.) Archery first appeared at the Olympics in 1900, when live pigeons were used as the targets. Thankfully for the planet’s pigeon population this was the first and last time pigeons participated in target archery.                                                                             Pharaoh-Using-Bow-and-Arrow-ancient-egypt-37472339-500-400

2.) The bow and arrow was originally used as a weapon, it was so effective that the earliest civilisations such as Egyptians, Persians, Greeks and Romans all used archers in their armies.

3.) The string on a traditional bow is usually made from materials such as linen, hemp, sinew, silk and rawhide.

4.) People who have the surname ‘Fletcher’ are the ancestors of arrowsmiths, or sellers of arrows. The name is derived from the word ‘fleche’, which is the French word for arrow.

5.) Splitting an arrow down the middle with another is known as a ‘Robin Hood shot’ due to the precision needed to execute this almost impossible feat.

6.) Archery is the national sport of the Kingdom of Bhutan, which is undoubtedly why all their Olympians (bar one) have competed in the sport.

7.) There are a variety of different bows used for archery including longbows, crossbows, pyramid bows, recurve bows and reflex and decurve bows.

8.) Archers in most competitions including the Olympics must engrave their initials on their arrows, which are usually made of Carbon.

9.) A traditional and ceremonial form of Japanese archery called “Kyudo” is considered to be an art form.

10.) When archers take aim at a target 90 meters away, the size of the target is equivalent to the head of a pin held at arm’s length.

To try your hand at this awesome Olympic sport visit our website.

Venue of the month for July is Archery Uttoxeter

We’re delighted to announce July’s site of the month is Archery Uttoxeter.

Over the past month we’ve received nothing but positive feedback about this spectacular archery venue, and it’s easy to see why!

Surrounded by breathtaking scenery there’s nowhere better to master this ancient art, and thanks to the team of expert instructors you’ll get to grips with the basics of archery in no time.

With top-of-the-range equipment to take aim with too, you’re bound to feel like a modern day Robin Hood – and what better way to test your newly found skills than with a series of fun competitions and games?

Archery Target - Practice makes perfect!

That’s what we think makes Uttoxeter Archery stand out, but don’t just take our word for it here’s what our customers thought..

Alan Hill – Uttoxeter, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire Archery

“Great time had. Tom our instructor was very helpful and took time to show my 8yr old how to shoot the arrows correctly.”


Chris Hammond – Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, Archery

“Tom who took us to the archery range was very helpful and instructive, and my grandson (also a Tom) and I enjoyed it very much. We both liked the competitions at the end. Being a hot day we were pleased to be offered a bottle of water each. As one of us was left handed (myself) it was good to have the option of left-handed bows.”

To take on the targets at Uttoxeter Archery visit our website here.