Beginners Courses

Our beginners course will teach you how to shoot safely and independently. The cost is £65 each per adult and £45 each for juniors (i.e. those under 18 years of age). We provide all the necessary equipment. The courses are held at our field, which is between Faringdon and Lechlade.

For 2018 we are offering weekday courses on Monday/Thursday evenings AND Saturday courses again. The Saturday sessions are longer than the weekday evening ones but the course content will be the same. We welcome disabled students, but advise that we are located in a field and have no disabled toilet facilities.

Monday/Thursday Evening Courses

Ideal if your weekends are full. These courses run for six two-hour sessions and are held over three weeks on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Availability Course under way Places available Places available
Session May A June A August A Time
1 Mon 7/5/18 Mon 25/6/18 Mon 30/7/17 6:30–8:30 PM
2 Thur 10/5/18 Thur 28/6/18 Thur 2/8/18 6:30–8:30 PM
3 Mon 14/5/18 Mon 2/7/18 Mon 6/8/18 6:30–8:30 PM
4 Thur 17/5/18 Thur 5/7/18 Thur 9/8/18 6:30–8:30 PM
5 Mon 21/5/18 Mon 9/7/18 Mon 13/8/18 6:30–8:30 PM
6 Thur 24/5/18 Thur 12/7/18 Thur 16/8/18 6:30–8:30 PM

Saturday Daytime Courses

If you can’t attend a weekday course, then these may suit you better. These courses are held over three sessions, which are longer than the weekday ones but the course content is the same. There will be a break in the middle of each session, so you may wish to bring something to eat and drink.

Availability Course under way 3 places left Places available
Session May B June B August B Time
1 Sat 12/5/18 Sat 30/6/18 Sat 4/8/18 10:00–2:00 PM
2 Sat 19/5/18 Sat 7/7/18 Sat 11/8/18 10:00–2:00 PM
3 Sat 26/5/18* Sat 14/7/18 Sat 18/8/18 10:00–2:00 PM

*This session falls on a Bank Holiday weekend — if need be, it may be moved to a mutually convenient date

Each course is structured — not a series of drop-in sessions. Please check the dates carefully and do not book a place if you will miss either the first session, or more than one of the others. If you miss a session, we may run a catch-up session at some point shortly after the course.

To book your place, please either email the course administrator — Pete Wright — at or call him on . If the available courses are fully booked please check back here at a later date. Sometimes places become available at the last minute.

You will need to arrange payment. Once payment is received the course administrator will confirm your place. If you are paying by internet bank transfer, please email him to let him know you’ve done so.

All our beginners’ courses are led by Archery GB qualified coaches.

Please do not buy any archery equipment beforehand!

Buscot Park Archers Beginners Course Handouts