There are many ways that you can try the sport of Archery.


We attend several entertainment events in the local area each year where we have targets set up and you can have a go at archery.  Watch out for us at events such as the Holmfirth Duck Race and Slaithwaite Country Fair.

The Big Weekend

Every year, usually in May, there is a nationwide “Start Archery” week that for us will culminate in the Big Weekend where archery clubs throw open their doors for anyone to come along and have a free one hour have-a-go session.  In 2024 our Big Weekend event will be held on 12th May. Go to our Big Weekend page for more details.

Taster Sessions

A taster session is a two hour experience held at our archery range where you will have an opportunity to shoot lots of arrows and be coached in the basic techniques of archery. There is a £20 per person charge for these sessions.

This year we will be running a total of 8 sessions over 4 days with each session able to accommodate up to 12 or 20 people (depending on time of year). For small groups of up to 4 or 5 people please use our booking page where you can choose which of the 8 sessions you wish to attend. For groups of 6 or more, please use the general enquiry form below.

Over the years we have also provided Taster Sessions for groups such as the Women’s Institute, the Round Table, Scout groups and Schools. Please use the form below to enquire about a dedicated taster session for your party.

Targets lined up ready to shoot

Corporate Entertainment and Team Building

Please get in touch using the form below if you would like us to host an archery event for your company.

Beginners Course

To become a member of our club and our governing body, ArcheryGB, you must have completed our Beginner Course or a similar course at another ArcheryGB recognised club.

Archers pulling arrows from a line of targets filled with arrows

This year we have eleven courses scheduled, although these are filling up fast.

The course fee is £75 (including a £10 non-refundable deposit),

Each course is run on 3 consecutive Saturdays from 12:00 through to 15:00 with a brief mid-session break for refreshments.

The course will cover all the basics of archery including range safety, the correct shooting technique, scoring and retrieving arrows as well as the setup of equipment including bows and bosses.  During the course there will also be a bow demonstration giving you an opportunity see and learn about different styles of bows.  Once you have completed the course you will be issued with a certificate of achievement.

All the necessary equipment is provided and if you choose to join the club we offer a loan scheme to allow you to start shooting before having to purchase you own equipment.

For more information about our beginner course please complete the form below.