Have-a-go Archery will reopen on Wednesday the 14th of July


Follow in the footsteps of the many soldiers who have graced Alnwick Castle over centuries past and why not try your hand at one of England's oldest skills Our trained instructors will teach you everything from stance to aim as you knock, draw and loose your arrows to hit the bullseye!
The activity runs from 10:30am to 3:30pm daily, weather permitting, and is open to visitors aged 11 years and over. Alnwick Castle reserves the right to alter any part of its programme. Please call in advance or check our ‘What’s on’ board on arrival to check timings on the day.

Please not that archery will close for the season on Sunday the 24th of October.

How to take part

In order to maintain social distancing and for safety reasons, participation in our archery lessons is restricted to visitors aged 11 years and over. 
Have-a-go archery takes place on the Burgage Lawn, the session prices are as follows:
5 arrows for £3.50
8 arrows for £4.50
For safety reasons, we ask that payment is made by credit or debit card where possible.  
The activity will run throughout the day, and unfortunately is not pre-bookable. 

What to expect during your archery session

For the safety of our visitors and staff, only those participating in archery and those within their social bubbles will be permitted onto the area where archery takes place.  A socially distanced queueing area is located at the entrance. 
During your session, one of our fully qualified instructors will guide you in the best techniques to try and help you hit that bullseye!  Our team will maintain social distancing measures at all times, and both you and your instructor will wear suitable face coverings during your session. 
Every participant will be asked to sanitise their hands at the station provided, before being guided to their bow and arrows. For your safety and that of our staff, all bows and arrows will be sanitised after each session and placed on the ground ready for the next participant to pick up.

Safety first

Whilst this activity takes place outdoors, due to the close proximity of other visitors and our staff, face coverings must be worn during your session. For safety reasons, lessons can only take place if the ground underfoot is dry.  Therefore, have-a-go archery may be closed if it is raining or if rain is expected. 
For your own safety, we advise any visitor with any upper body joint or muscle pain or injury not to take part in this activity.