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 briefing 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.
Frequently asked questions
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 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.