Insight Activities

Insight Activities, Fordingbridge: Address, Phone Number, Insight Activities Reviews: 5/5

Insight Activities
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Shooting Ranges • Other Outdoor Activities • Game & Entertainment Centres
About
PRE – BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL – please do not visit us without booking! Insight Activities have 2 woodland locations. We are based in a gorgeous private woodland in the New Forest and also in Tolpuddle Dorset. We are a small company not a large mulit activity center. We specialise in authentic woodland activities : Archery, Archery Combat TAG, Rifle Crossbow Shooting, Axe Throwing and giant Catapults in the New Forest & Dorset. Our outdoor activity company has been featured twice on TV in the past year highlighting our unique activities and refreshingly different approach – We are not a large scale commercial outfit, we are small, authentic and offer a more intimate New Forest experience. Insight activities provide unique and fun outdoor activities within the new forest, Hampshire and in Tolpuddle, Dorset. If you're looking for some of the best things to do then please read on. We offer activities for individuals, couples, families, stag and hen dos, private parties, corporate events and mobile activity supply for events. We have consistently excellent customer reviews and are proud to be awarded the Tripadvisor certificate of excellence in 2016. Archery: We run two gorgeous woodland Archery ranges. One in the new forest and another in Dorset. Both use professional quality bows, the same as those used in the Olympics! Our belief is that when introducing a beginner to archery you should offer the best equipment and coaching possible to help ensure success. We offer archery lessons and courses in the new forest, Hampshire and in Tolpuddle, Dorset. Our archery range is progressive, increase distance, bow power, have a competition and shoot for tiny balloons as your archery skills improve. You are active for the full hour, no rotating your go. Our archery range is run by a professional ArcheryGB coach. Ages 6+. Crossbows: If you fancy yourself as ‘Daryl’ from ‘The Walking Dead’ then join insight activities for some Zombie killing action in the woods. We will be slaying zombies with Rifle Crossbows fitted with a magnified scope to help you shoot a Zombies head at 25m! Ages 12+ Axe Throwing: Connect with your inner warrior and experience the medieval activity of Axe Throwing in the new forest. We use custom made throwing axes and provide excellent tuition to ensure your success. A safe and fun activity in the new forest for all aged 12+. Archery Combat TAG Essentially Archery meets Paintball in this exciting new form of Archery combat game. Swap static targets for moving ones as you chase your friends around the woods trying to ‘tag’ them with specially designed ‘safe’ arrows. Hunger games for real, the most fun youre ever likely to have with a bow and arrow! Wild Snake Walks New Forest We are the only local company qualified to run exclusive, guided wild snake walks within the new forest, Hampshire. These unique guided walks are lead by a professional and licensed Ecologist. A unique new forest guided walk lead by an ecologist where you will find, identify and even handle new forest snakes in the wild, we have a dedicated study site to ensure we find some fascinating reptilian residents. The data we collect on our walks goes to Amphibian and Reptile Conservation and contributes directly to habitat conservation in the New Forest. An excellent location if you're looking for fun and exciting things to do in the new forest, Hampshire or Dorset. Activities for individuals, couples and families, fun things to do with the kids, unique birthday parties, stag and hen do activities, corporate events. Our New Forest woods are located just 10 minutes from Sandy Balls holiday park, 25 minutes from Bournemouth, 25 minutes from Salisbury, 30 minutes from Christchurch, 30 minutes from Lyndhurst. Our Dorset wood is located just 10 minutes from Monkey World, 10 minutes from Bovington Tank Museum, 15 minutes from Dorchester, 25 minutes from Poole and 25 minutes from Weymouth. Dog friendly – well behaved dogs welcome. Mobile range Insight activities also run a mobile activity range and can supply archery, crossbows, axe throwing and Archery TAG for mobile events and private parties. Booking – PRE BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Minimum age for Archery and Guided walks is 6+, 10+ for Archery TAG and 12+ for Crossbows and Axe throwing.
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2-3 hours
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Kai B
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2 for 2, incredible experiences!
Sep 2021 • Family
I have been to Glen at Insight Activities twice now and both times the people who came along with myself were blown away by his knowledge and wisdom about each of the activities, telling us interesting facts about each. He makes sure to be on top of safety, and has always made every person feel welcome. Thanks once again Glen!
Written 19 September 2021
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Ben Aylward
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Fantastic!
Sep 2021 • Family
Brilliant afternoon spent doing the medieval trio. We were slightly late due to traffic but the instructor (i cant remember his name! My apologies) added the time on at the end! Very funny and easy going instructor, who was fantastic throughout! We had instruction on all of the activities and then were supervised before being allowed to free roam around the activities and do as much or as little of each depending on what we enjoyed the most. 10/10
Written 18 September 2021
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cheesmanr
Alderholt, UK1 contribution
Fab afternoon with my Grandsons!
Sep 2021 • Family
A wonderful, fun and active afternoon with my 11 & 9 year old grandsons. Full instructions on Archery with good clear safety instructions. Two hours of shooting arrows at targets, balloons and paper cups in a peaceful woodland setting. The 11 yr old wants to return when he is 12 to try the ace throwing and crossbow. I also thoroughly enjoyed it! We will be back. Thank you.
Written 15 September 2021
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Matthew S
14 contributions
Greatr Day for Archery, Ax Throwing and Crossbow
Sep 2021
Excellent set up and is great value for money. Glenn was a good teacher and we thoroughly enjoyed the Archery, Ax Throwing and Crossbow. Highly recommended for for a trip out.
Written 15 September 2021
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Stay749429
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Relaxed, fun time
Sep 2021
We had a hen-party with Glen as our instructor. He was informative and fun and able to get even our most nervous ladies hitting the target regularly. There was plenty of freedom between the 3 activities so you could learn what you wanted, and ended with a little competition. Friendly and helpful, everyone came away having had more fun than they’d expected. Can’t ask for more than that!
Written 14 September 2021
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Rhys J
Bournemouth, England6 contributions
10/10
Sep 2021 • Couples
“Keep Thursday morning free, I’ve planned something for us to do together...”

Heart in mouth moment when you hear that from your partner. Mud mask facials? Couples counselling? Another lengthy shopping trip...?

Thankfully on this occasion, none of the above.

I was treated to one of the best experiences I’ve had for as long as I can remember.

The arena had no frills; a beautiful forest clearing with unique and interesting ranges for each of the activities. In an age of ultra-modernism where everything has a clinical aesthetic, this was a glorious return to roots.

Given the nature of the activities, safety was of the utmost importance, and very carefully adhered to at every turn (both for Covid and the nature of the equipment we used).

Glenn himself deserves a lot of recognition too. He was entertaining, considerate and very knowledgeable throughout the session - providing anecdotes and some very well placed pop-culture references to keep us engaged. He accommodated all different skillsets and experiences, ensuring that each person had equal enjoyment. In my own case, he offered technical advice to overcome a physical condition I thought would impact my participation, and allowed me to receive the best experience possible.

If you want to spend a few hours satisfying your primal urges, this is exactly what you need. Exhilarating, informative, and fantastic value for money. Cannot recommend it enough
Written 11 September 2021
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emma892021
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A great day out
Aug 2021
My partner and I booked the archery, axe throwing and crossbow shooting session and had a great time. Josh was a really good instructor as he took the time to give one-on-one advice if you were struggling; had a good sense of humour and set up fun games for us to do when we spent the last part of our session doing more archery. We would happily do this again if we visit the New Forest in the future.
Written 10 September 2021
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Patrycja D
11 contributions
Highly recommend
Sep 2021 • Couples
Highly recommend! Great fun and amazing experience. Great way to unload some stress and energy. Right in the middle of the forest so nice and relaxing too
Written 9 September 2021
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Nagszi
Cardiff, UK1 contribution
Medival trio
Aug 2021 • Family
I chose the medival trio as a birthday present for my son and also to spend good time together the whole family: son, daughter, fiance (all of them adults) husband and me.
Our instructor was very knowledgeable, watching our technique and offering hints and tips to improve as he moved around continuously keep on eye on the 3 different area/group archery, crossbow, axe throwing.
We had a great time,I can't recommend it highly enough.
Written 8 September 2021
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35 contributions
Amazing trio of activities.
Aug 2021 • Family
Amazing time doing the trio of activities! Archery was our favourite but they were all excellent! Highly recommended.
Written 6 September 2021
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