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Soft Archery - Summer of Play

Attend free sessions of soft archery, and enjoy this exciting sport in a fun and safe way.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

With the help of a National Trust staff member, improve your skills and challenge your friends and family.

Join us in the Orchard Paddock on selected days and times during the summer holidays. No need to pre-book and suitable for all ages. This event is free, normal admission charges apply.

Summer of Play is sponsored by Starling Bank.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

Suitable for all ages

Meeting point

Head to the Orchard Paddock 10 minutes before the session start time.

What to bring and wear

Please wear clothing suitable for forecasted weather. Light, breathable clothing is recommended. Please bring plenty of water and sun protection.

Accessibility

Soft Archery will take place on grass and the Orchard Paddock is wheelchair accessible. There is a cobbled courtyard from which the toilets, the Tea Room and Coach House are accessed. For specific needs, please contact 01704823813

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