Archery beginners courses

Taster sessions

Taster sessions are all about getting you to shoot lots of arrows, after we’ve given you the minimal instruction so you can shoot safely.

We will supply all the archery equipment including bows and arrows. All you need to bring is closed footwear (we can’t allow you to shoot in flip-flops, sandals or other shoes with open toes), suitable clothing (bulky jackets and sweaters can catch the string), good spirits and some small change: We only charge £5 per person for these sessions, payable on the day – no need to book.

Beginners courses

We also organise single-day beginners courses, intended for those who are thinking about joining an archery club.

Our final beginners course of 2021 will be held at our Offord D’arcy range on the 11th September. If you’d like to register an interest, please email

At our courses you will be taught the right (recurve freestyle) shooting technique, how to shoot safely alongside others at a typical club shoot setting, and the basics of handling your equipment as well as the targets. After finishing this course you should be able to shoot to a level that will allow you to join St. Neots Bowmen, or any other archery club associated with ArcheryGB (the national body for the sport).

Again we will supply all equipment—even though you might be very enthousiastic about archery, we would recommend that at this stage you do NOT buy your own equipment.

Beginners courses must be booked (email and paid for in advance.


We can organise taster sessions for groups of 12-25 persons on some Thursday evenings from May until the middle of August. This could be great as a social event for companies, societies or other organisations. For more info get in touch via

 and download a poster.

Other clubs in the area

If you can’t make our taster sessions or beginners’ courses, there are other clubs in the area:

All these beginners’ courses are to Archery GB guidelines, which means that you can do your course at one club and then join another as a member.