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Have-a-go at Archery - £25

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We hold regular ‘Try Archery’ sessions for only £25. Weekend sessions always take place at The Downside Centre plus we now hold occasional Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening Have a Go sessions.


Evening sessions are The Harris Academy, Bermondsey which is 2 mins on the bus from Elephant & Castle or about 10mins walk from Bermondsey underground station. 


What does the Have a Go involve?

The Have a Go session lasts for 1.5hrs (you’ll get at least an hour of fairly free shooting) and the price includes tuition, equipment hire and insurance. We usually take up to 12 people per instructor (often only 7 or 8 per instructor). The sessions are fun and easy-going. Most importantly we will get you shooting safely and (relatively!) accurately by the end of the 1.5hrs. We’ll introduce you to some expressions used in archery (ends, nocks etc) and we’ll finish by teaching you how to score and hosting a mini-competition.


How old are the participants?

The sessions are generally geared towards adults but we do allow accompanied juniors from age 11 (but please do tell us so we can make sure we have the right equipment!).


My kids are younger than 11 - can we join in?

We have a specific junior club for families. It runs every Saturday morning at The Downside Centre and we can accept families (yes, Mums and Dads can shoot too!) with young people from 8 to 16.


There's a dedicated Junior Archery website - www.juniorarchery.co.uk - where you can book junior club directly.


Can we bring spectators?

We really discourage this - not because we're mean - but because archery honestly is suitable for everyone. It's MUCH more fun to join in than it is to watch other people doing it. We aren't really set up for spectators and some people do feel self-conscious if there are people that they don't know watching. As we want everyone to have a great time we much prefer for everyone to be in the same boat - we promise that you WILL hit the target (at least once you've had a few goes)!


There's a group of us - can you do a Have a Go just for us?

The Have a Go sessions only run as we schedule them. You're very welcome to book as many places as there are available.


We can organise group events where you get sole use of the hall and your own instructors. There are more details on the events page. You'll need a minimum of 8 people and exclusive events cost more as we'll be committing to using the space just for you.


Evening sessions (Mon & Wed Bermondsey):

  • Wednesday 5th November at 7pm
  • Monday 17th November at 7pm

Weekend sessions (Druid St, London Bridge): 

  • Sat 18th October at 12.30pm
  • Sun 19th October at 2.30pm (fully booked)
  • Sat 25th October at 12.30pm
  • Sat 1st November at 12.30pm
  • Sun 2nd November at 2.30pm
  • Sat 8th November at 12.30pm
  • Sat 15th November at 12.30pm
  • Sun 16th November at 2.30pm
  • Sat 22nd November at 12.30pm
  • Sat 29th November at 12.30pm
  • Sun 30th November at 2.30pm
  • Sat 6th December at 12.30pm
  • Sat 13th December at 12.30pm
  • Sun 14th December at 2.30pm
  • Sat 20th December at 2.30pm


Come and join our next 'Have a Go at Archery' session which is happening on Saturday 25th October at 12.30pm - only £25! Book Now!Our next 5 week Beginners Course starts on Sat 25th October at 12 noon. Suitable for all levels - only £125! Price includes full course and all equipment needed. AUTUMN SALE ON EVENT BOOKINGS! All event prices lowered by 20%!