Insight Activities Dorset
Insight Activities Dorset
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Engaging, unique & fun experiences in a beautiful outdoor setting! Insight Activities offer authentic activities in a gorgeous private woodland in Dorset, we also run a sister woodland in the New Forest. Learn ancient skills & connect with our ancestral way of life. Activities include Woodland Archery (ages 6+), Axe Throwing (ages 12+), Rifle Crossbows (ages 12+), Bushcraft (ages 8+), & Field Archery (ages 12+). Our popular 'Medieval Trio' combines Archery, Axe Throwing & Rifle Crossbows in a 2.5hr session. Led by our friendly team of instructors, enjoy a stress-free experience with small & long sessions so you get plenty of action. Our rustic base provides a toilet, shelter & drinking water. We welcome families, couples, individuals & groups. Well behaved dogs are also welcome! Pre-booking is essential. Our Dorset woodland is located 20 mins from Weymouth, 30 mins from Bournemouth & Poole, 30 mins from Swanage, 10 mins from Dorchester.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Anita S
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great afternoon of fun
    I took my daughter (aged 15), her boyfriend (aged 16) and my 12 year old daughter for the afternoon doing the medieval trio of archery, crossbow and axe throwing. We all had a brilliant time. The instructor was knowledgeable and easy to speak to. Even though the weather wasn't great we didn't mind as we was all enjoying ourselves. Would definitely go again.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 May 2023
  • MarchWeekender
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Medieval style stag do fun!
    Fantastic outdoor activities, ideal for stag or hen parties. Really enjoyed our axe and archery session with Phil. Really knowledgeable guide who went the extra mile to accommodate us. Slight issue being over charged but this was swiftly rectified with good communication. Would consider going again
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 July 2023
  • kirifisher
    Poole, United Kingdom1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good but harassment to leave a review!
    Had a great day with archery,crossbow and axe throwing, it’s easier to pick up than you’d think. We had a Great two and a half hours of something different! Definitely worth going if you are looking for some entertainment and something to do as a single person or a group.. it really is a fun for all activity. Like I say I enjoyed the day BUT having 6 emails asking how it was and begging for feedback has annoyed me so for that lost a star, it’s also made me think if I would attend again and the answer is probably not because I don’t like the bombardment of emails that followed,more than to is excessive. They need to do less begging for reviews!
    Visited August 2023
    Written 7 August 2023
  • chloebugden
    Poole, United Kingdom10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    My Daughter and I had a great time , Our instructor Josh was amazing! , he was very patient and gave my daughter a lot of confidence. She enjoyed all 3 activities, archery being her favourite and wants to come back already !! I will be recommending Insight Activities to all my family and friends. Thank you Josh Chloe and Evelyn
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Allison
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Experience
    My husband, daughter and myself had an amazing time at Insight Activities. None of us had any previous experience with Archery, Crossbow or Axe Throwing. We were shown how to correctly use the weapons and our stance, which is equally important. We were then free to move between the three activities as we wished. It was a very enjoyable morning.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Ros S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect afternoons activity
    Brilliant afternoon doing archery and axe throwing. Ages of our booking were 12 - 23 and all were well catered for. Lots of time to actually do the activities. Friendly instructor. Highly recommend.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Julie
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Archery and Crossbow was really fun!
    Insight Activities was a great afternoon out. We signed up for Archery and Crossbow and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our instruction Phil was a really friendly person and lovely to chat to. His dog Minnie was also very entertaining! Definitely worth a visit if you fancy doing something a little different.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Michael H
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Brilliant Bushcraft Day with Josh
    Our group of 6 thoroughly enjoyed a Bushcraft Day with Josh. As we were especially interested in plants and animals, he took us on a brilliant nature walk - he was so knowledgeable, enthusiastic and interesting, the time just flew past. Back at the ‘camp’, we learnt about firelighting - and then put our skills into practice, to boil water for tea steeped with a variety of leaves gathered in the morning. It was an excellent day.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 August 2023
  • Charlotte G
    Guernsey, United Kingdom2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great time and great instructor!
    What a brilliant afternoon! Tucked away down a track we found the Dorset property. Phil our teacher was very friendly and chatty. Lots of stories and a very good teacher. His dog Mini was great fun too. We did the medieval trio. Spent loads of time on the bows. Had instruction on all three then got time to do what we wanted. Shame it rained a bit but there was lovely big shelters around to get out of it. Definitely worth a visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 August 2023
  • Michelle L
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best fun
    Did the archery, axe throwing and crossbow with Phil as our instructor. It’s a very rustic location which I personally liked. It had a great atmosphere and Phil put everyone at ease with his stories. He’s a great guy who gave easy to understand instructions but maybe the stories could be limited at bit just so they don’t impact on the time spent with the activities. It was the best fun and would highly recommend to anyone.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 September 2023
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David_GB_111
Marlow, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Great fun and learnt a lot about archery etc. Good value, we all enjoyed it thanks to Phil's interesting coaching. Great way to spend half a day.
Written 3 April 2024
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Claire F
Weymouth, UK27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
A fabulous experience for my daughter's birthday. We booked all 3 activities. Axe throwing, archery & crossbow. Mike our instructor was friendly, informative and made the time really relaxed and enjoyable.

2.5 hours went by quickly and my daughter had a brilliant experience.

Highly recommend
Written 16 March 2024
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Jo F
Eastbourne, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024
A very friendly business who were able to tailor a session for our group’s needs. The location was beautiful with great facilities, whilst maintaining the rural feel. Our instructor was so helpful and we can’t recommend them enough.
Written 6 March 2024
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JackHargreaves94
Southampton, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024
So much fun had for my best friends stag do, Glen and Mike were fantastic hosts and each activity was so much fun with brilliant guidance. We all had a blast!
Written 19 February 2024
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Emma F
London, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We had great fun learning archery and axe throwing. Excellent teaching, we all managed to hit at least one gold. Would highly recommend
Written 15 February 2024
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Charlotte B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Highly recommend!!
Archery, cross-bow and axe throwing.
The team were amazing. Went above and beyond to make our experience happen as part of a special celebration.
Brilliant communication and nothing too much.
The instructor was incredibly knowledgeable, shared life experiences and gave great pointers for enhancing our experience. Made us feel like nothing was too much.
11/10, the extra point being for Mini, who was also fantastic!
Written 7 December 2023
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Leah C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Had a great day out, instructor was very knowledgeable and extremely happy to help. Would thoroughly recommend for people of all ages.
Written 4 November 2023
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kevinbarsby
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Phil was an excellent instructor, kept the kids engaged whilst providing some of the best archery instruction I've seen.
Written 2 November 2023
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derekgallon7
Doncaster, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023
Fantastic day learning about archery then plenty of time to put it into practice. Will do it again soon
Written 25 September 2023
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Chloe B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
The whole experience was fantastic! Phil was great, very friendly, funny and well informed on the topics he taught us! It was great fun and would recommend to anyone in the area! (Added bonus was Mini the dog, she was super friendly and adorable)
Written 24 September 2023
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