covered archery range in Simonstone


What is Archery?

Archery is the sport or skill of shooting with a bow and arrows at a target.  Archery is fun and very easy to learn. Experienced instructors from Outdoor Elements will guide you through how to use our quality equipment in total safety. We guarantee by the end of the session you will be hitting the target and won’t want to stop.

Target archery sessions are delivered on a range of approximately 10 metres.

Sessions can be run to include coaching, games and competitions. Team elements can be introduced through a partner giving coaching or through games.

Other forms of archery can be set up including field archery.

Learning Outcomes

Team work, enjoyment, listening skills, encouragement and support, mutual respect, carrying out instructions, risk awareness, personal safety, increased self esteem and confidence, safety awareness, shared experience, care of equipment, willingness to try, new skills, new hobbies, personal development, sense of achievement.

Archery Birthday Parties

Why not hold an archery birthday party? They last 1.5 hours and are suitable for up to 12 people (note, we charge for a minimum of 10 participants).  Or you could add archery to one of our other archery packages.  Contact us for details.

If you have an outdoor space measuring approx 10 metres by 10 metres we can bring the archery range to you.

Archery for Team Building

Archery can be used as part of a team building exercise.  It appeals to all ages and abilities and is a popular choice for our customers.

Archery in Schools

We have two mobile archery ranges which can be taken into school.

Have a go archery (lots of participants)

We would need to introduce participants to the equipment and give some basic coaching to help them hit the target. I suggest it usually takes about six arrows to practice and pick up the very basic skill. So we could allow each person to shoot 9 arrows and take the three best arrows as their score. This will usually take about 10 minutes and 1 instructor can work with up to 6 people shooting at three targets. So in 1 hour, 1 instructor could get through 36 participants. This would literally just allow people to have a go but this way we can get through a lot of people in a day. 36 people per hour; so in 4 hours up to 144 people could have a go.

“Staff all reported positive feedback.  Everyone delighted it has been such a success.  All children enjoyed and achieved!”  Eccleston St. Mary’s Primary School

Longer sessions

For a better overall experience we would suggest the day is organised into sessions with a group attending each session. 1 hour sessions will allow the group to learn some basic technique and to really start hitting the target. We would also play some fun archery based games to enhance the experience and have a mini competition to present Archery as the sport that it is. Alternatively, we can build in references to the curriculum.  We are happy to work with 12 participants on the range with 1 instructor at any one time.  4 times 1 hour sessions with 12 participants would mean 48 people get to take part through the day.

“The children absolutely loved it.  It was a fantastic experience that the children will remember.”  Wesham CE Primary School


Purpose built archery range at the Outdoor Elements centre at Pump House Dean Wood, Simonstone, Lancashire.

An archery range requires at least 10 metres by 10 metres so other options include Outdoor Elements bringing their mobile range to your venue across Lancashire:

  • Hotel grounds
  • School grounds
  • Your own garden
  • Any outdoor space where you have permission to set up a range