Target sports (Air rifle, Archery)

Learn the basic skills of both target sports followed by fun games and an informal competition, all ran by our qualified instructors.

Perfect for individuals,familys or groups looking to try a new skill and share a great experience.

For groups booking residential adventure courses the cost of all activities is included in the price

Prices

  • Air Rifle

    Ready, Take Aim, Fire!

    Air rifle shooting sessions at the Venture Centre take place in our indoor shooting range.

    Your instructor will guide you through the basics of air rifle shooting as well as the strict range protocol, before you get to grips with aiming and firing at your target.

    Sessions will include target practice as well as games and competitions for your group.

    At the end of the session each person will get to take their target home as a souvenier.

    We have a range of .177 calibre air rifles for both children and adults. 

    The Venture Centre rifle range is a Isle of Man Government approved range,
     

  • Archery

    Have a go at Archery at the Venture Centre on our permanant range, under the cover of our dutch barn, or on our field archery ranges. 

    Our qualified instructors will give you an introduction to the equipment used and teach you the basics of archery. You will then have plenty of chance to get to grips with shooting at the targets. Our instructors will guide you through different games throughout the session and offer coaching tips to ensure you and your group have an enjoyable experience. 

    We have bows available for both adults and children.

    All sessions follow G.N.A.S safety guidelines and all instructors hold Archery GB awards. 

    Session Length- 1 to 1 1/2 hours

  • Field archery

    Our small woodland and field archery course provide a variety of targets at different distances and difficulties.

    This is an ideal introduction to the sport in a woodland setting, or a step up for those who have taken part in one of our introductory sessions.

    Session length

    1 to 1/2 hours depending on group size

FAQ

What minimum age for this activity?

The minimum age for this activity is usually 8years old. We can adapt certain sessions to suit younger children but please contact us to discuss these options. All children need to be accompanied by a responsible adult, except when on youth adventure days and children specific courses.

What should I wear for the activity?

Air Rifle shooting takes place in an indoor range so all you need to bring is yourself, some warm clothes if its a cold day, and your glasses if you wear them. 

Target archery takes place under our dutch barn, semi indoors, and sheltered from the worst of the weather. You will need to wear warm clothes if it is a cold day, and on hot days please ensure you wear a long sleeve top/ t-shirt.

Field archery takes place outdoors around our woodland and field couse. If it has been raining it can be a little muddy so please wear appropriate clothes and footwear.

Do I need to book the session or can I just turn up?

All sessions need to be pre booked at the Venture Centre. Contact us by phone or email and we will let you know when we can run a session for your group.