Start Archery Week

Start Archery Week gives people all over Great Britain and Northern Ireland the chance to try archery for the first time.

Start Archery Week is here! The week runs from  14-22 May 2022. 

View the map below for a full list of events near you. Click the arrow in the top left corner to filter by date:

Where can I do archery near me?

Families and people of all ages are invited to try archery and join in the fun, even if they have never picked up a bow and arrow before during Start Archery Week, 14-22 May 2022.

Start Archery Week invites the general public to try archery at one of our open day events. It will see events at Archery GB clubs and archery providers across the country, opening their doors to anyone wanting to give the fantastic sport of archery a go! 

Visitors of all abilities and ages will be able to have a go at archery, delivered by our amazing team of qualified archery coaches and volunteers.  There are no limits as to who can do archery – it’s for everybody regardless of physical ability. It also has numerous health and wellbeing benefits and is well documented as a confidence-boosting sport. Just give it a go!

All equipment will be provided so participants just need to bring themselves and plenty of enthusiasm. Please note, some events may require prior booking, and some may charge a nominal fee for participation – please click on a marker on the map to open the full details.

Is there an age limit?

Archery can be enjoyed by all ages but some beginners' courses set an age limit of around 8. At Start Archery Week, clubs will often have soft archery kits or extra volunteers on hand to support younger children.

What do I need?

All equipment will be provided. For a Start Archery Week event the kit provided typically includes a bow, arrows, an arrow stand or quiver, an arm guard and a target. Dress for the weather and wear flat shoes. Suncream and water is a good idea if it's sunny. Long hair should be tied up and glasses or sunglasses or a sunhat can be worn.

I'm an archery provider, can I join in?

Yes of course, click here for more information and how to sign up.

I'm busy during Start Archery Week, can I take part on other dates?

Clubs run beginners' courses, taster sessions and have-a-gos throughout the year. Visit our experience finder to find archery experiences near you today.

Experience finder

Archery coaches helping a child to try archery at a Big Weekend event


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