At Woodlands archery range we aim to develop your groups understanding of the history of archery, whilst getting hands on and trying it out for yourself!
Archery is a skill developed over thousands of years and a sport since the middle ages, Archery at Woodlands Adventure is a great activity for honing hand-eye co-ordination skills, precision and risk management. Woodlands Adventure brought archery into its range of activities due to its attraction and popularity as a sport with a less physical emphasis, whilst still giving that feeling of personal challenge and mastery.
We can provide archery as both an indoor or an outdoor activity; an indoor activity being in our sports hall and an outdoor activity taking place in our archery range among the acres of woodland that we have here at Woodlands Adventure.
Our instructors will work with you to perfect your stance and aim, and will offer tips and guidance, edging you closer to the bulls-eye each time. We can also organise team games to ensure that you are working on your communication and team building skills.
Imagine the scene circa 20,000 years ago. You look out across the open land and see a herd of woolly mammoths. It’s nearly dinner time and the tribe are hungry. How can you take on the giant mammoth and bring home the food to feed your growing population?
For autumn 2022 Woodlands is proud to introduce the Atlatl (pronounced atal atal) as a new target activity. Atlatl’s are spear throwers that bridge the gap in human development between the spear and the bow and can be traced back at least 17,000 years to the Upper Palaeolithic period. This activity can be delivered by itself or incorporated into an archery/tomahawk session or even a bush craft day where participants can make their own from naturally found materials before being taught how to use it to great effect.
Complete your target sports experience by signing up for our Tomahawk activity. Either as a stand-alone activity or as part of your archery or atlatl session our trained instructors will teach you how to safely throw the tomahawk into a target with either hand. Once you have the basics it is competition time with only the top competitors able to take the lead and emerge victorious. This is all about skill and technique.