It’s bows at the ready at Betteshanger Park, near Deal, this May half term, as a packed week of half term activities kicks off with Bows and Arrows Weekend.

  • 29 May 2016
  • 10am - 3.30pm (Pre-booking is advised)
  • Betteshanger

Bows and Arrows Weekend

 It’s bows at the ready at Betteshanger Park, near Deal, this May half term, as a packed week of half term activities kicks off with Bows and Arrows Weekend.

On Saturday, 28th and Sunday, 29th May visitors are invited to become a Betteshanger Bowman (or woman) for the day with beginners’ archery sessions.

Led by qualified instructors, participants will feel the strength of the bow and the speed of the arrow as they aim towards the target.   With one-to-one tuition they will quickly learn how to shoot with a basic recurve bow, just like those used in Olympic competition; acquire the correct body stance and accurate aim before attempting to shoot balloons on the target.

Betteshanger’s archery range is perfect for beginners, with the shooting distance and poundage of the bows set to suit the individual. Normally only available to pre-booked groups, the activity will be open to visitors ages 8 and over from 10am-3.30pm.    Each session lasts 60 minutes.

COST: There is a charge of £7.50 per archer or £20 for a family (2 adults, 2 children).  Pre-booking is advised.

Budding archers will be able to create feathered hats or headdresses in the visitor centre, to match their new-found skills.

Lorraine Cheesmur, Betteshanger Park’s General Manager, said: “Archery is a popular activity for pre-booked groups and schools at Betteshanger and we are very excited to be opening it up to all visitors with our first weekend dedicated to this sport. It’s going to be a great value energy-fuelled May half term holiday for all the family and Bows and Arrows weekend is a perfect start to the week.”

Visit www.BetteshangerCountryPark.co.uk for more information about school holiday activities or call 01304 619227 to book.

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