Our Start Archery Course is an easy and fun way to get a complete introduction to archery, no previous experience required.

The course costs consists of 4 x 2-hour coached sessions and cost just £75 which includes all equipment and coaching.

On completion of this course we hope that you will continue to shoot with Keynsham Archers or you can take your certificate to join an Archery Club of your choice.

We currently accept participants 11 years or older, participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. If participants are under 16 then a parent or guardian must complete the course at the same time (unless already an Archery GB member).

Have any questions? Feel free to get in touch.


Our Start Archery Course is run at Keynsham Archers who share a ground with Keynsham Rugby Club.


Please note, there are no toilet facilities at this venue.


The club will provide you with all the necessary archery and safety equipment so all you need to think about is your personal comfort. Courses are run outdoors and we are at the mercy of the British weather so please make sure that you dress appropriately, please bear in mind the following; you need – warm clothing (nothing too baggy) and a bottle of water are really useful and if you’re lucky enough to catch the good weather remember to bring sun cream.

Purchasing your own bow is a big decision not to be taken lightly and we discourage new members from buying equipment until they have completed the course, you need to have some experience before you can properly select the best equipment to suit your shooting style.

Accessibility Information


Archery is a wonderfully adaptable sport and we are able to cater to almost everyone, if you have a disability or require any additional assistance you must let us know in advance of the course. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to successfully adapt our sessions if we are not informed of requirements in advance.

Venue Access

Shooting takes place in a field which may be difficult to navigate when wet.


Unfortunately there are no toilet facilities on site.

Terms & Conditions


Participants MUST NOT come to the Archery Range if they show symptoms of any illness but in particular of Covid-19. These are highlighted on NHS Direct and include:

  • A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

If you are symptomatic, living in a household with a possible COVID-19 the guidance is that you should remain at home.

Archers must notify the club should they develop symptoms after attending the archery range.

Cancellation Policy
If you cancel your course more than 28 days prior to the start of the course we will charge a £5 administration fee on a refund, more than 14 days prior to the start of the course we will refund 50% of the course fee, unfortunately we are not able to refund the cost of courses cancelled with less than 14 days notice, if we are given more than 14 days notice it may be possible to transfer you to another available course. If you have used voucher code during your initial booking and this code is not valid for the course you are transferred onto you will be required to pay the difference.

A substitute who meets the criteria for the course can be named at any time before the course.

Fitness and Risks
All participants must declare their fitness, existing injuries and/or any medical or other conditions. If you do not inform us in advance we may not have the staffing levels or facilities ready for you – so you may not be able to take part / shoot even if you have booked and paid.
All participants must confirm that: a) they will pay attention to the safety briefing at the start of the event regarding the risks involved; in the event that they miss the briefing it is their responsibility to discuss these issues with an instructor prior to starting the shooting / activity; and they must follow all instructions throughout the course. b) That they accept that these activities are dangerous and can result in death and/or injury and c) That they accept the risks involved and are responsible for their own actions and involvement.

We reserve the right to use photographs or video taken at this event in publicity and promotional materials – printed and online. A person who does not wish to have their image recorded for distribution should make their wishes known to the instructor in writing at the start of the course.

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