Archery Session (QCW Range, Equipment & Instructor)
Mersey Weaver have an archery 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 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. 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 costs £65. Each additional archer cost £7.50. Mersey Weaver groups however receive a discount this is applied when 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.
Crates for Crate Stacking
We have 20 heavy duty plastic crates that can be used for crate stacking with our Mobile Climbing Wall or at Queen Charlotte’s Wood.
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!
QCW Archery Range (Range Only)
If you have your own permitted instructor and Archery Equipment, Mersey Weaver have an archery range located at its idyllic Queen Charlottes Wood Activity Centre. The Range comes equipped with five bosses to fire at..
QCW Campfire Circle
Shooting Session (QCW, Instructor & Equipment)
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, e.g. Cubs (minimum age 8) may need a higher ratio of supervision on the range (e.g. 1 instructor per 4 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.