- Perfect for learning a new skill
- Guns, cartridges, clays and safety equipment included
- Ideal surroundings for shooting
- £31.50 per person for 25 clays
Head to Dorset's finest shooting ground to take aim at the clays. Set within 50 acres of heathland and conifers, you'll be firing at the clays deep in the rolling countryside near Wareham, between Dorchester and Poole.
Founded in 1995 by accomplished shooter and Dorset local, Graham Brown, this school is still family run today and prides itself on having been named Clay Shooting School of the Year. Graham thinks this is partly due to the unique topography in Dorset, with the contoured land being perfect for creating very naturalistic clay-pigeon target scenarios, with enough space for a variety of set ups, from skeet, where the target is thrown from a trap, and simulated game shooting.
As for the target stands, they are dotted around the ground and include all-weather covered ones, a high tower and some suitable for disabled access too. There is a complete range of shotguns and ammunition available. And the experience is open to shooters as young as 12, who can use guns that are lighter and easier to use, loaded with low-recoil subsonic cartridges.
- You will be briefed individually on the safety and handling of the gun
- Shooting may be solo or in groups
- A group of up to six can be accommodated at any one time
- Please allow for up to one hour onsite, however, activity time may vary depending on ability
- Guns, cartridges, clays and safety equipment will be provided
What happens on the day?A
After a welcome meeting, your clay-pigeon instructor will outline the lesson and go through all the safety aspects, before you can head off for the shoot. Your expert tutor will give you advice on technique throughout, and you will have the chance to shoot at clays launched at different speeds and angles. The lesson takes place on the practice site, and if you progress well, you will move on to the school's main shooting course. This Dorset-based venue is open all year round for clay-pigeon and simulated-game shooting, for individuals or small groups.
Who is the experience suitable for?A
The minimum age for participants is 12
• Younger children may be accommodated at the discretion of the operator – this must be discussed at the time of booking
• Wear comfortable clothing and bring waterproofs in case it rains
• Sensible shoes or boots are recommended
• On arrival, you will be asked to sign a declaration
• Any person who has served a prison sentence or youth custody for a period of more than three months but less than three years is subject to a five year prohibition from having a firearm or ammunition in his/her possession. A person who has served a prison sentence or youth custody for a period in excess of three years is prohibited for life
Where can I do this?A
Wareham in Dorset.
When can I do this?A
The ground is open 10am – 6pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, all year round. There are additional times for groups on Wednesdays and Fridays.
How long should I allow for this experience?A
Please allow for up to an hour onsite. however, activity time may vary depending on your ability.
Can I bring spectators?A
Spectators are usually welcome, but please confirm numbers when booking.
How does this work?A
All you have to do is pay for the experience and we’ll send a voucher through the post, then you just need to check the information and book your experience.
What about insurance?A
The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.