Outdoors

  • Archery Session (QCW Range, Equipment & Instructor)

    In Autumn  2022, Mersey Weaver are due to complete the new  target sports  range located at Queen Charlottes Wood together with a stock of equipment suitable for Beavers through to Explorer aged young people and adults.

    We have a number of Permitted Archery Instructors who can be booked subject to availability, in advance, should you not have your own Permitted Instructor. Currently, they are only available by prior arrangement in evenings or at weekends.  One instructor is required for every 6 archers shooting; however, this ratio may be adjusted depending on the age of the archers as Beavers may need a higher ratio of supervision on the range. For most bookings at QCW we recommend 4 simultaneous archers. You can book the range and equipment, or  if you have your own equipment the range can be booked on its own here. Please note that we only hire the archery equipment for use at Queen Charlottes Wood.

    The standard package of 2 hours, 4 simultaneous archers. Mersey Weaver groups receive a discount which is applied during checkout provided that you log in with an account that has the appropriate membership profile applied. If you don’t see the discount and you are logged in, click here.

  • Archery Session Offsite (Equipment & Instructor)

    Mersey Weaver have  a stock of equipment suitable for Beavers through to Explorer aged young people and adults.

    We have available a number of Permitted Archery Instructors who can be booked, in advance, should you not have your own Permitted Instructor. Currently, they are only available by prior arrangement in evenings or at weekends.  One instructor is required for every 6 archers shooting; however, this ratio may be adjusted depending on the age of the archers as Beavers may need a higher ratio of supervision on the range.

    Please note:

    • We only hire our archery equipment with a Target Sports ASU Instructor for use away from QCW.
    • You are responsible for providing, or booking, a suitable offsite range (e.g. Cheshire Scouts Forest Camp).
    • Subject to the distance travelled our Instructor may charge mileage at 45p/mile, plus any toll fees.

     

  • Blokart Pro V3

    A Blokart is a 3 wheeled kart or type of land yacht which uses a sail, similar to those found on small dinghies, to provide traction.

    Blokart Sailing is a relatively new sport which is becoming more and more popular, mainly due to its easy accessibility.  A Blokart packs away into a bag that will easily fit into the boot of a car and is very easy to set up and use. The small size means that they can also be easily transported on aeroplanes to take part in international events or just for fun on holiday. Almost anyone and everyone can participate! Blokart sailing appeals to people from 8 to 80.

    The Blokart is controlled using the hands only, meaning that a person’s size and mobility need not stop them enjoying the sport; people with paraplegia, prosthetic limbs and many other medical conditions can compete equally with able-bodied sailors. Blokarts are also very safe, providing the right protection measures are worn.

    It is incredibly easy to learn to sail. There are 4 sail sizes; 5.5m, 4m, 3m and 2m to suit a range of conditions; All of the sails will propel you at speeds up to twice the actual wind speed.

  • Crate Stacking at QCW (Self Led)

    We have 20 heavy duty plastic crates that can be used for crate stacking/climbing. Please note this is a self led activity and you will require your own instructor.

    The crates can be hired and used for a crate stacking activity with:

    If hiring for Crate Stacking at QCW, the crates come with the following equipment:

    • 2 Belay points (11mm Slings, 2 x Canvas rope protector, 2 x Carabiners)  – one for belaying, another for pulley system. These are in situ on the tree that has been designated suitable by a competent person.
    • Lyon Climbing Ballast Bag with sand & DMM Shadow HMS Screwgate Carabiner for securing the belayer
    • Petzl GRI GRI belay device & DMM Belay Master Carabiner for belayer
    • 1x Mammut Sender Screwgate Carabiner for clipping in climber
    • 3 x Edelweiss 30m Climbing ropes
    •  1 x Petzl Vertical Wire Lock Carabiner for clipping onto crates
    • Climbing Harnesses and Helmets (these are shared with the climbing wall)

    N.B. Crate Stacking/Climbing is classified as a High Ropes activity and must follow the following guidance from The Scouts
    https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteers/running-your-section/programme-guidance/general-activity-guidance/roped-activities/high-ropes/

  • Crates for Crate Stacking

    We have 20 heavy duty plastic crates that can be used for crate stacking/climbing (or any other imaginative activity). Please note this is a self led activity and you will need your own instructors.

    The crates can be hired and used for a crate stacking activity with our Mobile Climbing Wall (provided you have a artificial top rope climbing permit or higher).

    Please use this product to book the crates for use with the mobile climbing wall. If you wish to run this as an activity at QCW you should book here

  • Frisbee Golf

    We have a Frisbee Golf course at our Queen Charlotte’s Wood Activity Centre. The idea is to navigate around the course in as few throws as possible!

  • Fun Target Shooting Session ( Nerf Guns/Fun Crossbows, Instructor & Equipment)

    This fun session  using Nerf Guns and fun crossbows is primarily aimed at Beavers and Cubs and can be run indoors, or outside.

    The booking includes 4 nerf guns with knockdown targets , four fun crossbows with targets and services of one Target Sports ASU instructor .

    Session will start with a short safety briefing for all shooters, allow 5 minute turnaround time between groups of shooters.  In a one hour booking, it is possible for between 16- 24 beavers to shoot both Nerf Guns ( 5 shots) and crossbows (3 darts).

  • Giant ATX 1 Mountain Bikes

    The District has a number of Mountain Bikes which are accessible by our Explorer and Network provision. They are great to use at Clogwyn and we have specialist bike trailer which you can use to transport them. All bikes come with Helmets and Safety Specs.

  • LED Poi

    We have three sets of LED Poi. When using the ball in the dark, colored lights can form beautiful light tracks, providing a cool visual effect.

  • Ninja Slackline Obstacle Course

    We have three 15m Slacklines complete with obstacle course attachments training lines and tree protectors perfect for building an obstacle or assault course or fun outdoor play area.  The tress to which they are attached need to be healthy sound trees capable to taking the force applied to them .

    The recommended maximum user weight is 113kg.

  • QCW Campfire Circle

  • QCW Target Sports Range – Air Gun Use (Range Only)

    If you have your own NSRA qualified tutor/instructor/coach and air gun equipment, Mersey Weaver have a target sports range located at its idyllic Queen Charlottes Wood Activity Centre. The range only booking comes equipped with:

    • Target holders/pellet catchers – 14 or 17cm target holder/pellet catcher mounted on height adjustable tripod stands, 6 available

    User provides their own air guns (max 12ft/lb), targets and pellets, unless these are purchased when booking.

  • QCW Target Sports Range – Archery/Crossbow Use (Range Only)

    If you have your own permitted archery/NSRA crossbow instructor and target sports equipment, Mersey Weaver have a target sports range located at its idyllic Queen Charlottes Wood Activity Centre. The range only booking comes equipped with:

    • Archery – 90cm bosses, max 6

    User provides their own targets.

  • Shooting Session (Instructor Only)

    Mersey Weaver have available a number of NRSA qualified Instructors who can be booked, in advance, should you not have your own NRSA Instructor. Currently, they are only available by prior arrangement on evenings or weekends.  One instructor is required for every 6 shooting; however, this ratio may be adjusted depending on the age of the shooters as Cubs may need a higher ratio of supervision on the range.

  • Shooting Session (Mobile Range, Instructor & Equipment)

    Mersey Weaver  have Mobile range that can be transported to a suitable venue and a stock of rifles suitable for Cubs through to Explorer aged young people and adults.

    We have available a number of NRSA qualified Instructors who can be booked, in advance, should you not have your own NRSA Instructor. Currently, they are only available by prior arrangement on evenings or weekends.  One instructor is required for every 6 shooting; however, this ratio may be adjusted depending on the age of the shooters as Cubs may need a higher ratio of supervision on the range.

    You can book the range and equipment, or if you have your own equipment the range can be booked on its own here. If you need just an instructor to come to a venue of your choice you can book them individually here.

  • Shooting Session (QCW, Instructor & Equipment)

    Until the new target sports range opens in Autumn 2022, Mersey Weaver  have a mobile range which can be setup at Queen Charlottes Wood (weather dependant and providing that Badgers Rake is not already booked) together with a stock of equipment suitable for Cubs through to Explorer aged young people and adults.

    Our NRSA qualified Instructors will run the range and provide instruction to participants. Currently, they are only available by prior arrangement on weekday evenings and Friday to Monday (inclusive).  One instructor is recommended for every 6 Scouts/Explorers shooting; however, this ratio may be adjusted depending on the age/maturity of the shooters on agreement of the Instructor. Cubs (minimum age 8) may need a higher ratio of supervision on the range (e.g. 1 instructor per 3 Cubs shooting).

    The booking includes the mobile range , springer air rifles (Gamo Delta Fox), 1 pack of 50 targets (17cm), 1 tin of 500 pellets (4.52mm) and services of one qualified NRSA Air rifle YPS instructor (or NRSA Club Coach).

    Session will start with a 10 minute safety briefing for all shooters, allow 5 minute turnaround time between groups of shooters.  Therefore in a 2 hour booking, a maximum of 4 x 25 minutes sessions is possible allowing for safety briefing and changeovers (i.e 16 – 24 participants).

    Note: A group of 6 shooters will typically shoot three targets of 10 shots over 25 minutes.  Therefore we recommend purchasing additional 1 pack of targets and 1 tin of pellets when making the booking, unless you are providing your own consumables.