My two kids absolutely love the Hunger Games films so as a little treat I decided to book an archery experience for the whole family. As you can imagine the kids were really excited when I told them, but I wasn't quite prepared for how excited my husband was! Bow and arrows must be a boys thing because the three of them couldn't wait. Thankfully I'd booked for the same week so I only had to deal with a house full over excited boys for a couple of days.
On the day of our archery experience we arrived at the site and got down to action straight away. The session started with a quick run through of how to use the bows safely, followed by a hands on archery masterclass. The instructors were really good with the kids and they got to use smaller bows, which made getting to grips with the basics really easy.
The boys were complete naturals, and they definitely got the hang of things a lot quicker than their mum and dad! We eventually mastered the basics though, and after nailing the targets in the practice range we moved onto some that were a lot trickier. To make things even more fun the instructor challenged us to a game of hit the bull, and yet again the boys showed showed us how it was done!
To say it was their first archery experience the two of them did really well, I only wish I could say the same! We did improve as the session went on though and when we moved onto some of the harder targets we all did really well.
To finish the day we took part in a scored competition which was really good fun, and gave the boys the chance to show off just how good they were. The whole day was such good fun and the kids really loved our archery experience. We'll definitely be back to give it another go, I think we'll be practising in the mean time though!