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“First time - might not be the last!”

Ian Coley Shooting School
Ranked #2 of 17 Fun & Games in Cheltenham
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
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Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“First time - might not be the last!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

Was kindly offered a shooting session thanks to a kind benefactor. None in our "team" had ever held a shotgun before - let alone shot one. Very thorough safety briefing and a full demonstration of the whys and when.

Tuition was courtesy of a very approachable and obviously highly skilled and enthusiastic expert who soon had us all hitting the clays. Very unhurried and lots of back chat and "comments".

The whole location is professionally laid out and even for a bunch of novices we felt that we were given a fantastic introduction to the sport. Just need to save up for another go!

Visited October 2013
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Cheltenham
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73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Well set out, something for everyone”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

Well organised & set out, Easy system of card for charging for clays which allows users to pick & choose & go back to the one that needed more practice etc. Clean gravel pathways between stands.
Good parking, lovely gun shop & really nice sausages & bacon in the cafe on Saturdays!

Visited July 2013
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WARE
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“junior sponsorship at Ian Coley shooting school”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

I had the pleasure to be a Senior Guest/Chauffeur on the 2/Sept/2013,14 juniors were tutored,supported,and coached at Ian Coleys Accadamy day.
There were four Coaches and Ian Coley,this gave each young shooter a bespoke day of tuition,which included an insight into Sports psycology,gun handling,score discipline and mental approach to Clay shooting.
The Colts hung on every word of guidance and the coaches put across there experience in a way that each young shooter were able to absorb and embrace,there faces and the way they carried themselves was a joy to watch and I know all the lads have gone away richer for the experience.
Finally I applaud,Hull Cartridges, Ian,and His Coaches, they contributed their time for free and embraced the day with good heart.
The end product is beyond price for these young people at this stage in there Lives.
Well Done Chris Lynch

Visited September 2013
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“First Class”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

Called in today to return as last time it was snowing, but today over 30C ! Great place to shoot with well stocked club house and café supplying everything you need. We did the card system which gives the opportunity to shoot any one of the 20 or so stands as much as you wish. A great selection of targets and very courteous staff, all very professional ensuring the safety of all.
Ian was not around today, but his legacy is paramount of this great shooting ground.
After dedicating most of his life to this fascinating sport and coaching two gold medal Olympians he has now been awarded a very much deserved MBE. I think his staff should now be in line for honours too. Well done, first class.

Visited August 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Super shooting facilities”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013

The shooting grounds offer sporting, DTL, double trap, sport trap. The grounds are immaculate. Well kept, well laid out and the shooting shop is excellent. A vast range of guns, cartridges and the food is great. They offer have a go sessions, ladies days and lessons can be booked. Highly recommend.

Visited May 2013
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