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“Awesome fun”
Review of Insight Activities

Insight Activities
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 9 April 2018

We did the Archery and crossbow experience for my son's 12th birthday, he had a great time as did myself and my partner.
The instructor Josh was excellent, safe, knowledgeable, fun and very personable.
The group wasn't too big even though it was at a maximum, so no real hanging around other than the obvious but important safety briefs, and who doesn't want to shoot zombie heads with a crossbow?!

Thank Sean S
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

My partner and I went along to this on the weekend and had great fun. There was a mix up with double bookings but we were phoned up and asked to come a little later and do the session backwards for a 50% discount. The setting was lovely within the New Forest. The instructor was amazing. He made us feel so comfortable and was completely approachable. He took his time in training us to make sure we got the most out of it and praised us when we did well. We weren't sure what to expect from this activity but it turned out to be so much fun. Suitable for couples, families, friends. Great fun.

Thank danielleajoy
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Loved it. Josh was great - obviously committed to safety but was really personable and fun. Offered to take pics and videos for us all during the combat archery too which was a nice touch. Thanks for an excellent morning!

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Absolutely loved it! We did the axe throwing, archery and crossbow, which were all great fun. The instructor was brilliant (Josh), explaining how to get the best results out of all the activities. We were a family of 4 with a 20 year old and 15 year old. All of us improved in the activities under the advice of the instructor. A fantastic way to spend time as a family! Safety was paramount and full instructions were given on how to stay safe whilst taking part in the activities. Cannot rate this place high enough! Thank you for a great experience.

Thank TrazG
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Loved it! Very informative instructor and very patient. I particularly enjoyed the archery and the throwing axes - much more difficult than it looks! Excellent place and wonderful fun.

Thank Michaela L
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