Forest Holidays

Archery breaks in the UK


Discover archery

Archery is a sport that everyone can enjoy! You don’t need to have picked up a bow before to take part in this most ancient of sports. Stay at one of our beautiful forest locations and enjoy some archery target practice in a friendly session with a qualified guide. 


A girl trying out archery on holiday at Forest Holidays

Discover archery holidays in the UK

Archery holidays in Scotland

Stay at Ardgartan Argyll or Strathyre for an archery break in Scotland. Try archery as a complete novice or spend time perfecting your aim if you have already discovered the joy of this noble sport. History is on your shoulder as you practice archery in Scotland. While England’s Robin Hood is the most talked about archer, Scotland’s William Wallace was a skilled archer too. His official seal contained the image of a bow and arrow.

Archery holidays in England

From the wooded valley at Deerpark in Cornwall to the forests of Cropton and Keldy in North Yorkshire, pull back your bow and feel connected to your ancestors. This is a pastime that goes back across the centuries. The other forest locations you can take up your bow include Thorpe Forest in Norfolk, Blackwood Forest in Hampshire, Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire and Delamere Forest in Cheshire.

All these locations are places in Olde England where bows and arrows were once a common sight. Nowhere is more immersed in the practice of archery than Sherwood Forest. Stay in a cabin beneath the towering pine trees and follow in the footsteps the legendary Robin Hood. Pick up your bow and arrows, ready to find out who is the most gifted among your group of Merrie archers.

Archery holidays in Wales

Archery is not available at our Beddgelert location in Snowdonia, but don't worry, you can still test your aim at Glasfryn Parc

Enjoy your archery break and learn to shoot at many of our locations.

Here is your guide to the experiences you can try across our locations:

Laser Clay Shooting at Blackwood Forest and Delamere Forest
Clay Pigeon Shooting at Blackwood Forest
Air Rifle Shooting at Blackwood Forest, Cropton, Keldy and Sherwood Forest
Archery and Air Rifle shooting bundle at Keldy and Delamere Forest
Axe Throwing at Sherwood Forest and Strathyre

For an archery holiday in the UK, stay at Thorpe Forest, where you can choose from an array of options: the Field Sports Experience, Weapons Through the Ages and the String Quartet Bow Experience.

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What to expect on your UK archery holiday?

Stay in a woodland, lochside or meadow cabin at one of our forest locations and enjoy an archery break in a spectacular setting. Our archery adventure is a fun activity, great for all the family and for groups of friends. Your expert archery instructor takes you through the basics, showing you how to hold the bow and shoot the arrows, and in no time at all you will be scoring points. The adventure is on-location, just a short walk from your cabin. The minimum age to participate is 10 years old and all under 12's must be accompanied by a participating adult. A single session lasts for 60 minutes including 45 minutes of shooting. It’s a great test of your accuracy, poise, timing and vision, whether you are an absolute beginner or an accomplished archer.

Pre-book your archery adventure

Make sure you hit the target on your archery break by pre-booking your Archery activity. Game of Thrones, it seems, has turned us all into archery enthusiasts and places are very popular!

A boy trying out the archery activity at Forest Holidays

Become an archery enthusiast on your next forest break