Give Archery a Go at Archery GB's Big Weekend!

Archery Weekend

Budding bowmen and aspiring archers are invited to try out archery at their local club on the Spring Bank Holiday weekend of the 24-26 May - even if they have never picked up a bow and arrow before.

Archery GB's Big Weekend, in association with Foresters Friendly Society, will see more than 60 clubs across the country open their doors to potential archers. With over 5,000 members of the public set to take part and around 30,000 arrows to be shot in total, this is sure to be a massive UK wide event.

Not only will visitors be able to try out a new sport, they will also have the opportunity to get involved in their local community and meet new friends - at each event there will be plenty of current club members to lend a hand and chat about how they got started in archery. Archery is a fun and friendly sport for both young and old to take part in together, and with many clubs providing facilities for disabled archers too, it is a very inclusive sport.

All equipment will be provided, therefore all participants need to do is bring along themselves and plenty of enthusiasm. Families are welcome to come along and enjoy a day out in the spring sunshine.

We have the following events in Cornwall:

Club: Lizard Peninsula Bowmen
Venue: Lizard Peninsula Bowmen Outdoor Venue, 4 Miles from Helston, Near the Village of Garras, Helston, TR12 6LN   
Event Date: Saturday 24 May
Event Time: 11.00am - 4.00pm
Event Minimum Age: 10
Contact Name : Paul
Contact Number : 01326 573214
Facebook: Lizard Peninsula Bowmen

Club: Mounts Bay Archery Club
Venue: The Colour Laboratory, Lelant, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 3HU
Event Date: Sunday 25th May
Event Time: 2pm - 4.30pm
Event Minimum Age: 10
Contact Name: Sean Ellis


Club: Bowmen of Wadebridge
Venue: Colquite Estate, Washaway, Bodmin PL30 3AF
Event Date: Sunday 25 May
Event Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Event Minimum Age: 10
Contact Name : Sandra
Contact Number : 01208 850600

To find out more about the Big Weekend and discover the participating archery ranges across the country, please visit

Archery GB