Archery

We offer inclusive archery suitable for most ages, abilities, experience and for those with additional needs. 

During your session we'll play various games to practice shooting and these will be tailored so they are suitable for the age range and abilities of the group. Whether competing against yourself or the other archers these games are great fun and will help to develop you skills in a highly enjoyable and challenging way.

A line of participants lining up their bows

Four archers in front of two targets

Archery is the sport of using a bow to shoot arrows at a target. It's a fun activity for both adults and children, helping you to develop stability, concentration and coordination. We offer inclusive archery suitable for most ages, abilities, experience and for those with additional needs.

Participant taking an arrow out of target

Our professional and friendly instructors will set up a safe archery range at a suitable outdoor or indoor location following Archery GB rules to ensure the safety of you and the public. Our team will introduce you to the archery equipment, ensuring you are matched with the correct size bow and arrows and show you how to use them correctly. Our team will demonstrate the correct stance and shooting technique, and how to collect and pick up the arrows. 

Child holding bow in front of targets

Following the demonstration, it's now your turn! Our expert instructors will talk you through the process for your first few arrows offering guidance to help you hit the target. Throughout your archery session the aim is to get you shooting as much as possible within the boundaries of safety; our instructors will continually offer guidance to develop your skills and help you work towards hitting that centre gold!

During your session we'll play various games to practice shooting and these will be tailored so they are suitable for the age range and abilities of the group. Whether competing against yourself or the other archers these games are great fun and will help to develop you skills in a highly enjoyable and challenging way.

A line of participants lining up their bows
  1. Building confidence: by perfecting the skills to shoot the arrows correctly to hit the targets, archery provides a self-esteem boost from seeing your skills develop during the session
  2. Improving coordination: by coordinating your hands and body stance to hit the target that you are viewing with your eyes
  3. Feeling calm and controlled: focusing your aim on hitting the target encourages you to maintain a calm and controlled demeanour
  4. Building teamwork skills: by working together to build scores as a team, and by getting to know each other whilst watching others shoot
  5. Reflecting: opportunity to reflect on how your skills developed and what areas you could work on in future to improve
  6. Improving concentration: by remaining focused and learning to ignore distractions going on around you
Buildings on Headingley Campus

Our instructor team can set up an archery range at most outdoor locations with the land owner's permission as long as the ground is flat and with an overall minimum space of 35m required for outdoor ranges and 15m for indoor ranges. We have provided archery sessions at indoor sports halls, on sports fields and private car parks (whilst closed). 

Archery sessions can be provided at our stunning Headingley Campus grounds in Leeds, West Yorkshire, or at a venue of your choice (subject to site visit and risk assessment). 

3 adult participants about to fire their bows

There are a number of different styles of archery, but the most popular and Olympic archery discipline is target archery. CGO offer target archery sessions where archers shoot their arrows at targets set at a distance on a flat indoor or outdoor surface. Archery targets for this discipline have five coloured rings - from the outside to the middle they are: white, black, blue, red and yellow. 

Archery is the sport of using a bow to shoot arrows at a target. It's a fun activity for both adults and children, helping you to develop stability, concentration and coordination. We offer inclusive archery suitable for most ages, abilities, experience and for those with additional needs.

Four archers in front of two targets

Our professional and friendly instructors will set up a safe archery range at a suitable outdoor or indoor location following Archery GB rules to ensure the safety of you and the public. Our team will introduce you to the archery equipment, ensuring you are matched with the correct size bow and arrows and show you how to use them correctly. Our team will demonstrate the correct stance and shooting technique, and how to collect and pick up the arrows. 

Participant taking an arrow out of target

Following the demonstration, it's now your turn! Our expert instructors will talk you through the process for your first few arrows offering guidance to help you hit the target. Throughout your archery session the aim is to get you shooting as much as possible within the boundaries of safety; our instructors will continually offer guidance to develop your skills and help you work towards hitting that centre gold!

During your session we'll play various games to practice shooting and these will be tailored so they are suitable for the age range and abilities of the group. Whether competing against yourself or the other archers these games are great fun and will help to develop you skills in a highly enjoyable and challenging way.

Child holding bow in front of targets
  1. Building confidence: by perfecting the skills to shoot the arrows correctly to hit the targets, archery provides a self-esteem boost from seeing your skills develop during the session
  2. Improving coordination: by coordinating your hands and body stance to hit the target that you are viewing with your eyes
  3. Feeling calm and controlled: focusing your aim on hitting the target encourages you to maintain a calm and controlled demeanour
  4. Building teamwork skills: by working together to build scores as a team, and by getting to know each other whilst watching others shoot
  5. Reflecting: opportunity to reflect on how your skills developed and what areas you could work on in future to improve
  6. Improving concentration: by remaining focused and learning to ignore distractions going on around you
A line of participants lining up their bows

Our instructor team can set up an archery range at most outdoor locations with the land owner's permission as long as the ground is flat and with an overall minimum space of 35m required for outdoor ranges and 15m for indoor ranges. We have provided archery sessions at indoor sports halls, on sports fields and private car parks (whilst closed). 

Archery sessions can be provided at our stunning Headingley Campus grounds in Leeds, West Yorkshire, or at a venue of your choice (subject to site visit and risk assessment). 

Buildings on Headingley Campus

There are a number of different styles of archery, but the most popular and Olympic archery discipline is target archery. CGO offer target archery sessions where archers shoot their arrows at targets set at a distance on a flat indoor or outdoor surface. Archery targets for this discipline have five coloured rings - from the outside to the middle they are: white, black, blue, red and yellow. 

3 adult participants about to fire their bows

Booking information

  1. What's available?

    • Half day activity session
    • Incorporated into full programme
  1. Who can book?

    • Youth and community groups
    • Schools
    • Universities and colleges
    • Businesses

Interested in archery sessions?

Get in touch with our team using the link below to book or find out more.

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Why choose  Carnegie Great outdoors

  • We are part of Leeds Beckett University with over 12 years' experience working with external clients and groups
  • We hold Public Liability Insurance of £25,000,000
  • We provide all specialist outdoor activity equipment, which is thoroughly checked, cleaned, serviced and maintained by our team. We hold trade accounts with the leading outdoor equipment manufacturers and replace our activity equipment in line with manufacturer and National Governing Body Guidelines
  • We tailor our activities to meet your personal aims and objectives, or to fit the requirements of the group; meeting curriculum requirements, corporate learning aims, identified skill sets or learning objectives 

All sessions are run by our friendly instructors who:

  • Hold specialist qualifications issued by the National Governing Body for each of the activities
  • Have excellent working knowledge of the activity locations
  • Are DBS enhanced checked
  • Hold a specialist 16-hour Outdoor Emergency First Aid qualification which is renewed every three years and covers the care of casualties in remote settings, in line with Government HSE regulations
  • Hold professional indemnity insurance
  • Have extensive experience working with a variety of client groups in the outdoors
  • Have a sound understanding of the outdoor sector including relevant legislation
  • Maintain a high standard of customer care