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Bristol Archery Active

ArcheryActive: Bows at the ready...

ArcheryActive: This ultimate team combat sport combines all the best bits of paintballing, archery and dodgeball - without the bruises, mess or expensive ammo!

With battle scenarios and game formats to suit all ages this really is the combat game you have to try - a challenging, exciting experience, no matter your ability. We'll kit you out with a bow, face mask, arm guard and foam tipped arrows, give you a full safety breifing and explain the rules of engagement before setting you loose on the battlefield.

Our private, 50 acre limestone quarry is ArcheryActive's main base and a fantastic location for your showdown! This rugged open space with bunkers, tyre features and a post apocalyptic backdrop make this the perfect venue for all our battle scenarios and strategy games.

We are also completely mobile and can come to you - ArcheryActive is perfect, indoors or out, for youth camps, festivals, birthday parties, stag and hen dos, or any fun gathering.

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    Kids Parties

    Be the talk of the class with this new and exciting activity! Practise with targets before moving onto battle situations in small teams. Suitable for ages 8+ with adapted, no contact gameplay for ages 8 - 12.

    * Sandford quarry is ideal for gameplay but has limited facilities.
    We will need to double check available space before confirming a booking at your location.

    - 8 - 16 participants
    - 1.5 hour sessions or 2.5 hour sessions (ages 12+ only)
    - Located at Sandford Quarry or in your own garden!*

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    Stag / Hen / Adult Parties

    What better way to unite your friends than by pitting them against each armed with a bow and (foam tipped) arrow! Start with stationary targets before advancing to moving targets to get you shooting sharp, ready for the battle stages!

    * Sandford quarry is ideal for gameplay but has limited facilities.
    We will need to double check available space before confirming a booking at your location.

    - 8 - 16 participants
    - 2.5 hour sessions
    - Located at Sandford Quarry or in your own garden/campsite/field!*

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    Youth Groups

    Bring the battle to you! Perfect for Scout & Guide troops, cadets, sports teams, youth clubs or just any group of young people with a bit of indoor or outdoor space. ArcheryActive games are a fun way to promote teamwork and communication, and can be adapted for non-combative game play.

    * Sandford quarry is ideal for gameplay but has limited facilities.
    We will need to double check available space before confirming a booking at your location.

    - Suitable for 8 - 48 participants
    - 1.5 hour (24 maximum) or 2.5 hour sessions (48 maximum)
    - Let us come to your usual meeting space or visit us at Sandford Quarry!*

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    Coporate Team Away Days

    Leave the office for the day and see your colleagues in a new light! Team building can be easily incorporated into ArcheryActive with an emphasis on communication and strategy, bring out the best in each other, and return to work stronger than ever!

    * Sandford quarry is ideal for gameplay but has limited facilities.
    We will need to double check available space before confirming a booking at your location.

    - 8 - 48 participants
    - 2.5 hour sessions
    - Sandford Quarry* or suitable location of your choice

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    Weddings

    Bridemaids vs Groomsmen? Battle of the in-laws? Girls vs Boys? However you want to play it, ArcheryActive will be a guaranteed hit with any wedding party, and the photos will set your social media on fire! Don't worry about your fancy clothes - it only adds to the fun!

    We will need to double check available space before confirming a booking at your location.

    - Price based on length of time booked - We'll work out getting as many people playing as time allows!

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    Festivals & Events

    Are you organising a festival or event and want ArcheryActive to be a part of? Get in touch to discuss your requirements and we'll design the perfect programme and price!

    We will need to double check available space before confirming a booking at your location.

    Mini games or archery skills game play available. Quote available on request.

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    FAQs

    Still have questions about ArcheryActive? Check out our FAQ's section here for some more info. If you still have questions, just drop us a phone call or email.

    Who is Archery Active suitable for?

    EVERYONE! Due to the size of the bows, age 8+ is best and we suggest a "minimal to no contact" version of game play for ages 8 - 12. The brilliant thing about this sport is, that similar aged participants will give as good as they get. If you are in charge of a youth group, everyone within that group is likely to have a similar level of strength and will be able to fire their arrows equal distances. Ultimately, ARcheryACtive is a very user-friendly team sport, and you will find that there is space for everyone, no matter their particular talents. Strength isn't the deciding factor!


    Does Archery Active hurt?

    Nope. You will know when you've been hit but only in the same way as you would know if you've been hit by a dodgeball - but that will soon be forgotten in the excitement of the game. We'll give you a face mask which protects your faceand strongly suggest that you wear clothing and footwear suitable for uneven terrain and active movement.


    How many people can play at once?

    We will tailor the session to however many participants you have. If you are looking to do a full session including skills and target shooting, 8 - 16 players is the best. If you have more than 16, you will most likely play battles in teams of around 6 at one time. Battles are usually run in rotation - trust us, depending on the pace of the game, you will soon get out of breath. Spectating is your chance for a breather (or top secret strategy meeting) just as much fun as playing.


    How much is it?

    The total cost will depend on what kind of event you are looking for, how many of you are playing and how long the session is. Get in touch with your requirements for an exact quote.


    What do we have to wear?

    You WILL get hot and sweaty whilst playing the battles however the skills section of the session is less physically demanding, and depending on numbers you may have a bit of time between battle bouts, so light layers are best. Dress for the weather as we will go ahead in all conditions (we think rain just makes things more fun!) and the quarry can be fairly uneven under foot so suitable footwear is a must - trainers are best. Please no sandals, flip flops, high heels etc, or loose shirts that may interfere with you shooting. Don't forget that you'll be running, jumping, ducking and diving.


    We don't have access to much outside space but we have a decent sized hall, could you visit us here?

    We generally say that if you are happy to play ball games inside your hall, you will be fine to play Archery Active there. The only consideration would be furnishings/decorations that are vulnerable to knocks, we ask that you bear that in mind when looking at your venue.


    When you say there are limited facilities at Sandford Quarry, how limited are they?

    Sandford Quarry is a disused quarry that we use primarily for rock sport activities, located a five minute drive from our main centre in Churchill. We have plenty of carparking space but that is about it at the moment! There are not any toilets or seating so if you are dropping off a group and looking for a cup of coffee whilst you wait, we recommend popping round to the centre and visiting the Alpine Lounge. If you are planning on watching the ArcheryActive games, we suggest bringing a picnic blanket or camp chair so you can watch (and laugh) in comfort.