The Traditional English Longbow is a powerful type of bow that is made from wood that was used in Medieval times for hunting and as a weapon for warfare.


Traditional Longbow Shooting is an inclusive and interesting activity which is perfect for Medieval themed events or for events held at historical venues such as castles.


Fully qualified instructors supervise the session and participants can learn this ancient sport by using top quality traditional-style equipment. With expert tuition, delegates will quickly learn how to load the longbow and can begin putting their accuracy skills to the test. They'll be like Robin Hood and his band of merry men in no time!


Traditional Longbow Shooting is an excellent participant activity requiring skill, judgement and good hand-eye coordination, making it an ideal team building activity. It’s certainly not as easy as it looks!


Falconry is great as a standalone activity but it is also available as part of our ‘Ancient Pursuits’ Multi Activity Day along with FalconryAxe Throwing and Segway Jousting


Traditional Longbow Shooting is suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness, making this activity a very accessible choice for events such as corporate team building, staff away days and hen and stag parties. The activity is great fun for those who participate, but it is enjoyable for spectators as well. 


For more information on our Traditional Longbows team building activity, please contact us via the enquiry form at the bottom of this page, email us at or call 01747 835433.




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>  Builds Confidence and Self-Belief

>  Highlights Natural Leadership Skills

Benefits Of Traditional Longbows

Key Information

TYPICAL DURATION: 1.5 - 2 hours



REQUIREMENTS: A suitable flat outdoor area with short grass 

WHAT'S INCLUDED? Qualified instructor, longbow targets/butts, all necessary kit including bows and arrows and safety equipment

OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Professional photographer or videographer to capture the event

AVAILABILITY: Across the UK - Need a Venue? Try or FREE Venue Finding Service

*Additional team building activities are recommended for groups larger than 15 delegates. Archery equipment can be multiplied up for larger groups.

Typical Format 


After a short briefing, our qualified instructor will teach the group how to safely use the equipment provided. They will also be taught how to master the steps of the basic longbow shot in a continuous movement for optimal accuracy.


Participants will then take it in turns to shoot some arrows themselves in a practice session. After everyone has had a go in our practice session, the activity can either be run competitively with the group being spit up into teams scoring points against each other, or simply on a have-a-go basis. Typically, there will be 2 x longbow targets/butts per group of 15 people.




After an optional break, there will be another opportunity for the delegates to try and hit gold! If running the event with a competitive element, the group will continue to score points against each other. The winning team will be announced at the end of the activity.



*Example format only. Timings based on a 1.5-2 hour activity duration for 15 people Format subject to change on the event day depending on conditions that may be beyond the control of our facilitator. Refreshments usually provided by your chosen venue as part of your delegate package.


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Need Something for the Evening?

The below options are perfect for if you are staying over at your chosen venue and want an evening activity before or after dinner:



Multi-Activity Option: 'Ancient Pursuits'

Looking for a Multi Activity Day to incorporate a Traditional Longbows team building event? The below team building activities work really well together so we have created 'Ancient Pursuits' option for clients who want to keep all participants busy for the whole duration of the event. This option is ideal for larger groups as they can rotate around each zone and experience each activity. Activities can be run with a competitive element culminating with an awards ceremony, or just for fun. Simply choose a combination of 2, 3 or 4 activities to build the package that is right for you. Drop us an email, submit a form submission or call us with your requirements and we'll get back to you with a quotation.

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