Insight Activities

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Insight Activities
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Shooting Ranges • Other Outdoor Activities • Game & Entertainment Centres
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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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Gregory K
Gloucester, UK194 contributions
Fun for all the family
Apr 2021
This was an marvellous experience. We had booked the medieval triple and I thoroughly enjoyed the axe throwing while one of my sons couldn't tear himself away from the crossbows. It was covid safe and there was no queuing to get on with your choice of activity. As others have mentioned, Glenn is friendly and knowledgeable.
My only negative would be that although we arrived on time, some of the other people were quite late, and it took a good 25 minutes before we properly started.
Written 19 April 2021
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Philippa N
Ringwood, UK2 contributions
Highly recommend
Apr 2021 • Family
I took my 2 girls and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The instructor was very informative, made us feel very relaxed and had a great sense of humour. Lovely location too. We are all looking forward to going back soon
Written 19 April 2021
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FrankieK
London, UK9 contributions
Perfect Morning Activity
Apr 2021 • Family
Wonderful couple of hours with Glenn in the woods ‘loosing’ arrows. Kids and adults all loved it. Great tuition and equipment, and lovely to do in a smaller group.
Highly recommended.
Written 17 April 2021
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Megan S
2 contributions
Unique, fun and safe birthday experience!
Apr 2021
I booked the medieval trio session for myself and my boyfriend for his birthday and we had an amazing time. We were there with two other couples (I think there was meant to be one more couple but they couldn't make it) and we didn't have to wait for turns on anything. We were shown how to do everything and taken through the safety info and then we were allowed to chose which activities we wanted to spend more time on which was great. We loved the axe throwing and crossbows because we had never done these before! The archery was great too and we were given balloons/cups so that we could play some competitive games. We felt very safe too (socially distanced, gloves worn by instructor, equipment wiped down etc.). Overall a fantastic day out and we would definitely go again.
Written 6 April 2021
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atters989
1 contribution
Just what we were after!
Apr 2021
Excellent tuition, a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of time to keep practicing. We did archery, axe throwing and crossbow, and would definitely recommend trying all three!
Written 5 April 2021
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Guide24598695332
2 contributions
Perfect family day out
Dec 2020 • Family
We had such a great time with the Archery and Axe throwing that we have just booked back in for the 4th time! Such good value for money for a family activity. Our teens love it. You can also do crossbow & shoot at zombies!
The instruction was clear and understandable & it is a wonderful (covid-safe!) place to hang out in the woods.
If you go in winter, wear warm layers and take a flask of hot chocolate!
Written 28 December 2020
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thrashunrealx
London, UK77 contributions
Fun day out!
Dec 2020
We booked a Medieval Trio for the 6th of December and we have the BEST time!

Glen was a great host, helpful with techniques and form and also just a really nice bloke. We were in a group of 8, which I think was the perfect size.

After we got a briefing on each activity, we were then free to move around the course as we wished which was really good as we could do the activities we wanted for how long we wanted and Glen was always on hand to help.

Would highly recommend booking with Insight Activities, as I know we will be doing when we return to Hampshire!
Written 16 December 2020
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sharina_mutreja
London, UK28 contributions
Great value and fun day out
Dec 2020
We had loads of fun doing archery, crossbow and axe throwing. We got a good crash course in each and then were allowed to spend time at the one we enjoyed most so I like that it wasn't super structured. Nice setting in the woodlands.
Written 16 December 2020
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Victoria F
Colchester, UK2 contributions
Fantastic!
Dec 2020 • Family
Easy to book & easy to find. Clear signage to walk down to the activity area. We met Glenn our instructor for the session & he was wonderful, especially with our children who are 6 & 8. Easy & clear instruction with fascinating facts & historical stories throw in! Us adults as well as the children were fascinated & entertained - Glenn's knowledge was brilliant! The activity was such fun & I was really pleased that we all managed to do it so well without the children struggling. The 8 year old even managed to get 2 balloons & a cup! Much better than the adults!!!! 2 hours was a perfect amount of time for archery. Would definitely recommend & would definitely return. Thank you Glenn!
Written 11 December 2020
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3priya
Chichester, UK5 contributions
Fantastic
Dec 2020 • Couples
What a fantastic experience. It was a gift for my fiancé and he loved it. Would highly recommend
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Written 11 December 2020
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