Archery in the New Forest, woodland based


Insight Actvities, Featherdown Farm, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 3BP

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Insight Activities provide award winning, woodland based activities for families and couples in the New Forest - We specialise in beginner / fun  Archery sessions and also offer Crossbows shooting,  Axe Throwing & Bushcraft survival skills. Everybody welcome.... no previous experience required. We have a gorgeous private woodland in the New Forest, just 30 mins from Bournemouth, 30 mins from Southampton, 20 mins from Salisbury, 10 mins from Ringwood and 30 mins from Lyndhurst.


Ages 6+ for archery only, 8+ for Bushcraft and 12+ for Axe Throwing and Crossbow shooting. 

We are a small, woodland based outdoor activity company with outstanding customer feedback. Tripadvisor Certificate of excellence 2016 - 2022. We were also awarded the Travellers Choice award 2022 and are the official outdoor activity provider for the National Trust, Purbeck & Swanage

Book with us if you want to be surrounded by nature whilst learning an ancient skill.  Beautiful surroundings, excellent equiptment and top quality  instruction in a fun environment form our core values. Fun family and couple friendly activities in the beautiful New Forest. We are also dog friendly, well behaved furry friends welcome!

Archery, Crossbows, Axe Trhowing and Bushcraft in the New Forest 

Woodland Archery New Forest 2hr session  - £25pp

Archery & Axe Throwing New Forest 2hr - £30pp

Archery & Crossbows New Forest 2hr - £30pp

Our most popular session is the 'Medieval Trio' - 2.5hrs of Archery, Rifle Crossbows and Axe Throwing for £35pp.

Family friendly activities in the New Forest - Archery from ages 6+

Crossbows, Axe Throwing from ages 12+

Dog friendly activities in the New Forest - well behaved dogs welcome. 

The Insight Activities archery range is located in rustic private woodland in the new Forest. We also have a sister woodland site in Tolpuddle Dorset. Both ranges have a full range of recurve bows and rifle crossbows. It’s the perfect activity for all ages (6+)

Stag and Hen events New Forest - we also specialise in fun activities for stag and hen parties.1/2 and full day packages available.

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing. All equiptment provided. Toilet and water refils available on-site, please bring a water bottle. 

Guide Prices

£20 - £28pp for a 2hr Archery session. (Ages 6+)

£33pp for a 2hr Archery with Crossbows or Axe Throwing session. (Ages 12+)

£38pp for a 2.5hr session of Archery with Crossbows and Axe Throwing (Ages 12+)

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  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • 1m distancing in place
  • 2m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Open now
  • Outside seating
  • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions


  • Facilities for groups


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Public toilets

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  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted



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      • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
      • Other AwardsGo New Forest Card Go New Forest Card 2020
      • Other AwardsGo New Forest Member Go New Forest Member 2018

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      * We are available for bookings in the New Forest all year round. PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Please see our website or 'Book Now' button for latest availability.

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