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Insight Activities
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Great day out, my brother and I had a great day. Good value for money. Quite easy to find and lovely location. The owner is friendly and helpful but also allows the freedom to enjoy the crossbow, archery and axe throwing. We shall be returning

Thank Tisbury D
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We all had a great day out in the middle of the New Forest. The drive to the venue was most picturesque. Despite the cold weather (we can prepared) we had fun! From our first initial enquiry to the moment we left we were very well looked after. We did the axe throwing, crossbow & archery. The instructors were very knowledgeable and made sure we stayed safe. We will go again in the summer.

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Thank Dawn T
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Went with a group of 20, did some axe throwing and archery on a range as a warm-up for the archery combat. Shot my friends, got shot by friends, ran around, got muddy... The staff were friendly and very accomodating. Had a great afternoon, very highly recommended!

Thank Lucas N
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Booked last minute for something different to do, it was great! We did all three activities and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Josh was great and gave advice on how to improve. Would Highly recommend this for anyone looking for something a bit different to do!

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

I rang up to book the medieval trio course for two, and even though they normally have a minimum group size of 4, they where still happy to accomodate us. Ken was very helpful in helping us with the booking and provided very useful directions to the site.

The session itself was a total blast. Josh was a great instructor, personable, patient and informative. The time flew by and 1pm arrived before we knew it. At the end of our "official" session, Josh offered us the opportunity to try a few rounds of field archery, which was great fun and I would also reccomend when they start offering that activity.

Definintely follow the reccomendation to wear sensible footwear, and accept that mud might happen, and listen when they talk about safety. They arent kidding when they say those axes can bounce wildly.

Thank matthewwhittam
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