Target and Clay Pigeon Shooting Helpful Hints

Below is a list of helpful hints intended to make your experience with us as enjoyable as possible. Please ensure that all of your group are aware of these hints, as inappropriate clothing can ruin the session.

We recommend you plan to arrive about 15 minutes prior to your booking time. If you arrive late, your session will not be extended to accommodate your lateness. 

• If it is a cold day wear lots of warm clothing as there will some standing around and you do not want to get cold.
• On cold days hats and gloves are recommended.
• There will be tea, coffee and squash available free of charge, if you think you will want anything else you will need to bring it with you as there is no food or drink that you can purchase on site.
• There are mosquitoes on site during the summer so insect repellent is advised if you are prone to being bitten.
• For target shooting you must use the weapons provided by Oaker Wood.
• For clay pigeon shooting if you wish to bring your own shotgun it must be accompanied with your shotgun license. It will also need to be assessed for safety by your Oaker Wood marshal on the day.
• If you have any ladies or children within your group we do provide a 20 bore shotgun which is lighter if they would like to use it.
• We provide shoulder pads, ear defenders and sun glasses if it is sunny. We do recommend you bring your own sun glasses if you have some as they will be more comfortable.
• If you wish to purchase more clays on the day you will need to bring cash as we will not always have access to the office/card machine.

For general Helpful Hints on all our activities- Helpful Hints.

What our customers say

Our family of 4 visited on Thursday whilst staying in the area for half term. Had an excellent experience with friendly instructors. Lots of time on the bikes with fun and challenging ride around the woods. First time for all of us, boys loved it (14 & 17), we loved it. Will definitely be doing this again. Highly recommend it.

Jane - Family Quadding - Oct 17

Great party, all the kids loved it, staff were great. It was a very cold day but they even had spare gloves for the children, plenty of food and drinks available. The only place I could find to accommodate 10 year olds.

Gill Pearson - 10th Birthday - Nov 17

We had 10 of us along for a morning of quad biking at Oaker Wood Leisure. The experience was great, definitely a highlight of the weekend. Staff were excellent, made the session a lot of fun. The trails are through the woods, not just continuous laps of the same circuit and have a lot of variety.

Matthew - Stag Party - Nov 17

Excellent can highly recommend for everyone. We went here with work, clay pigeon shooting for Christmas works do, nothing was too much trouble

Tim - Works Christmas Party -Nov 17

Thanks for a great morning shooting !

Victoria Read - 30th Birthday - Nov 17

We had youngsters and teens as well as adults in our group so chose the family paint ball . We were concerned it would be too tame for the grown ups but we need not have worried ! It was the most fun we had had in a long time - lots of different scenarios to " fight" in including holding a bridge and trying to capture a flag from an old fort. The staff are friendly and safety conscious, the whole set up is really professional and we all talked about it for weeks afterwards ( even after the bruises had faded) .A great way to spend a few hours with good friends.

Philippa - Family Paintball - Sept 17

We had one camp village with pods to ourselves which made it easier to allow the pupils to be under our supervision during free time which was good! The staff are very friendly and very approachable and most importantly child friendly. Hopefully this will be the first of more visits planned by our secondary school. Cheers Oaker Wood

Holte School - Oct 17

First time of taking out school pupils to Oaker Wood. The pupils stay in camping pods which I thought were quite accommodating and warm with heaters that automatically switch on if the temperature goes below 18 degrees. The site itself is very impressive with an array of activities to suit all ages and abilities spread over the site.

Holte School - Oct 17

Had a great day paintballing, I had a group of 11 who all enjoyed themselves. Each game was brilliant and the marshals were great fun. Would definitely come again!

Cathy - Oct 17

Went on a stag do with some mates, really great value for money and well looked after by Mikey, Dawn and especially Brookesy. Top marks all round, quad trekking was especially good

Stag Weekend - Oct 17

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