Zombie Archery Event

In light of the latest Government restrictions we have decided (with a heavy heart) to postpone our New Year’s Day zombie shoot. At this moment in time we think it is the responsible thing to do. 

Our next special Zombie Event is on New Years Day!

These are aimed at getting everyone involved from complete beginners’ to experienced archers from the archery community. We’ve added more sessions, more times, and introduced family friendly sessions.

We have been working hard to make sure your archery experience is fun while closely adhering to COVID safety restrictions.

Sessions last 90 minutes and cost £12 per archer. They are available for 8 years upwards, and all the equipment is included.

All our sessions take place at our private shooting range in West Norfolk. 

Bookings can be made by using the calendar below. Please select the date and time you require. The session time, date and cost is then highlighted below the calendar. Additional people can be added by clicking the time selected again.

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You’ll then be taken through to Paypal for payment. Please note you do not need a PayPal account; just a valid bank card. All payments are non refundable.

**IMPORTANT** If we unfortunately need to cancel due to Covid-19 we will reschedule as soon as possible.

Tea, coffee and snacks will be available on the day.

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Prizes will be awarded for the highest score achieved per session.

On arrival at The Quarry you will be taken to a safe zone where you will be given your introductory training session in readiness for fighting the zombie infected.

You will be provided with all the safety equipment needed as well as the necessary bows. Once your archery skills are in place you will be taught where the zombie kill zones are in readiness for leaving the safe zone.You will then enter the critically infected area of The Quarry where you will need to put your archery skills to the test.

Can you locate the zombies and hold your nerve long enough to eliminate them before they eliminate you?

**Our Latest COVID-19 info**

23/2/21 – Following the governments announcement regarding the roadmap for England we will be running archery and axe throwing experiences from 29th March 2021 onwards. These sessions can cater for up to six people from up to two households! 

Please remember it is really important that the number of people visiting us at any one time is kept to a minimum. Therefore, shooting opportunities will be limited and controlled to ensure the safety of everyone.

Below are our Covid-19 guidelines.

On arrival at the car park please leave 5 metres between cars to allow social distancing.

If you have your own equipment, please put your bow together at the rear of your car and leave your bow case etc in your car.

You MUST practice social distancing at all times and maintain a distance of at least 2 metres from anyone who is not in your household.

On arrival YOU MUST clean your hands with the sanitiser provided. This will be labelled and on a table.

Toilets are not to be used and will be locked. Please come prepared i.e. go beforehand.

There is also no first aid kit available; so please come equipped

Spectating is actively discouraged. However, attendance of a parent/guardian (non-participant) or a carer for a disabled archer is permitted. Parents/guardians/carers are limited to one per archer; with social distancing strictly observed while watching the sessions.

You MUST NOT come to archery sessions if you show symptoms of any illness, but in particular of Covid-19. These are highlighted on NHS Direct and include:

  • A persistent and dry cough
  • A temperature

If you are symptomatic, living in a household with a possible COVID-19 infection or if you are classified as extremely vulnerable on health grounds, the guidance is that you should remain at home.

You must notify us should you develop symptoms after attending the archery range.

Each target will be restricted to two archers or one group of archers if from the same household.

All the targets will be placed 4 metres apart which is the distance recommended by Archery GB.

Please shoot at a distance which you are confident at i.e. you can hit. Any arrows which miss the target must be found within one minute. This is so archers are not delayed since sessions will have to adhere to strict timings. Any arrows still missing can be found at the end of the day’s shooting and you will be told where to collect them.

After the session, you should sanitise your hands. All surfaces and Grey Goose equipment that has been touched will be disinfected after the archery session.

We will be providing one free target face for you to keep. We ask that you either re-use this on another session or dispose of at home after use. You may purchase and bring your own target faces to sessions or we will have some target faces for sale.

At the end of the session please remove the target face and place your target pins in the bucket of disinfectant provided.

We kindly ask that once the session is over that you leave quickly so as to allow other archers to start their session. We also ask that you do not congregate and socialise after your session is over.

On leaving the Quarry please close the gate behind you and remember to sanitise your hands as soon as possible. It is recommended that you bring your own personal sanitiser with you.

We hope to see you all very soon. 

Stay safe 

Team Grey Goose

Zombie Halloween Results

Thank you to everyone who braved the weather and attended our 2020 Halloween Zombie Shoot. We had fun; hopefully you all did too.

We are intending to run a New Year’s Zombie Shoot on the 1st / 2nd January 2021. Obviously this depends on lockdown restrictions etc.

Please follow us on social media to keep up to date with our latest events. It would be very much appreciated if you could take the time to leave us a review on social media @greygoosearchery.

The results for the Halloween Zombie Shoot are as follows:

Please note that not all score sheets were handed in so please contact us if you would like to have your scores added.

  • 1. Barry 232
  • 2. Geoff 230
  • 3. Archery god 228
  • 4. Steve 228
  • 5. Fat boy 226
  • 6. Andy 222
  • 7. Maria 220
  • 8. Geoff 217
  • 9. Den 212
  • 10. Terry 212
  • 11. Ronnie 208
  • 12. Witchy Peg 204
  • 13. Dave 202
  • 14. Chloe 202
  • 15. C Anne 198
  • 16. Marcus 196
  • 17. Dave 196
  • 18. Laura 196
  • 19. Debbie 186
  • 20. La La 184
  • 21. George 178
  • 22. Ellie 178
  • 23. Julian 178
  • 24. Gary 174
  • 25. Helen 172
  • 26. Elliott 169
  • 27. Iain 166
  • 28. Darren 162
  • 29. Jack 160
  • 30. Ella 158
  • 31. Hannah 152
  • 32. Dan 142
  • 33. Jessica 140
  • 34. Tik Tok 136
  • 35. Holly 136
  • 36. Rhys 132
  • 37. Michael 130
  • 38. Ghislaine 128
  • 39. Siân 128
  • 40. Sally 128
  • 41. Andrew 128
  • 42. Wizard Den 126
  • 43. Sam 126
  • 44. Cody 116
  • 45. Neil 110
  • 46. Kieran 110
  • 47. Amy 108
  • 48. Barney 106
  • 49. Jake 96
  • 50. Sophie 92
  • 51. Owen 88
  • 52. Fraser 68
  • 53. Catty Lyn 66
  • 54. Kelly 54
  • 55. Jonny 50

Christmas Gift Vouchers

Experiences make for unforgettable Christmas presents!

Our Experience day gift vouchers make a great present for everyone in your family. You can choose from Target archery, Axe Throwing, Zombie archery and even shooting an English Longbow.

Prices start from only £20 per voucher and are valid for 1 year.

They can be redeemed on any of our Experience days which take place regularly at our Blackborough End venue near King’s Lynn venue.

  • 60 minute Archery coaching session
  • Learn to shoot on different types of bow including modern compound, and the recurve bow
  • Shooting games
  • Groups no larger than 12
  • At our Blackborough End venue
  • Valid for 12 months

To order your voucher today please click on this link. Once payment has been completed we will contact you via email.

Coronavirus (COVID‑19) guidelines

“We’re Good To Go”

Grey Goose Archery has been awarded the UK-wide “We’re Good To Go” industry standard and consumer mark by Visit England. This is awarded to businesses that are following public health, government COVID-19 and industry guidance on cleanliness and social distancing.


Grey Goose Archery have worked hard to put safety measures in place so that we can offer a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. We have implemented several new precautions and have updated our risk assessment so that it addresses the risks of COVID-19. We follow the guidance of Archery GB (the governing body) as well as keep up to date with new government guidance as it is issued.


Please contact Grey Goose Archery if you wish to have detailed information regarding our COVID-19 policy. The following is a list of some of the measures that we have in place at the current time; we will respond to government, public health and Archery GB guidance as soon as it is issued.


• To adhere to guidance on social distancing there is now 4 metres between each target and only two people (or one group from the same household) may shoot on each target.

• Coaching is done while maintaining social distancing.


• All the equipment (target faces, arrows, bows, etc) are sterilised after use.


• There will be no sharing of equipment other than with members of the same household.

FAQ about your Beginners’ Course

Who will be teaching me?

You will be taught by our team of qualified Archery GB coaches.

Sean Fox – County coach

Frank Moore – Level 2 coach

Maureen Pellett – Level 1 coach

Jenna Ramsey – Level 1 coach

Dennis Williams – Level 1 coach

Laura Wright – Level 1 coach

How long is the course?

The course lasts for a minimum of 6 hours of structured lessons. The 6 hours will either be over a weekend, or during the evening. Your learning is however ongoing, and our coaches are always on hand to help.

Where do the lessons take place?

Beginner courses are currently held at our outdoor venue: Grey Goose Archery, Mill Drove, Blackborough End, PE32 1SW

Are the lessons indoors or outdoors?

All lessons take place outdoors, however we do have shelter from the weather.

What happens in bad weather?

A decision will be made if it is safe to shoot or not. In the event that a session has to be cancelled additional dates will be offered.

What should I wear?

Clothing should be well fitting tops, not loose sleeves or baggy jumpers. Comfortable flat shoes or trainers (no open-toed footwear please).  Long hair should be tied back away from the face. You are shooting outside, so be prepared.

Is there an age limit?

The recommended minimum age is 10 years due to the physical demands of archery and no maximum age limit.  Any juniors under the age of 14 must be supervised on the shooting line by a parent or guardian.

Do you have a child and vulnerable person protection policy?

Yes, and we also fully comply with the ‘Safeguarding Children and Young People’ policies and guidelines issued by Archery GB. The club has a Safeguarding Officer.

Will I need to bring any archery equipment of my own?

No, it is all provided by Grey Goose Archery

What sort of bow will I be shooting?

We only teach beginners using the “Recurve” style of bow. This will give you the “basics” of shooting and enable you to shoot other styles such as longbow, flatbow or compound later.

Is shooting strenuous?

Archery is a physical sport and will require a degree of mobility and strength. Our bows come in a wide variety of strengths and you will be matched to a bow that suits your individual abilities. Should you feel any pain or muscle ache please tell your coach immediately. If you have a disability which you think may affect your training, please inform the course organiser when you book onto the course.

How big a group will I be trained in?

There are normally about 12 booked onto each course. We aim to deliver coaching on a one-to-one basis. This is not always possible and sometimes one coach will look after two students.

Will there be any physical contact between the coach and the archer?

Yes, a degree of physical contact will be necessary during the tuition.

What happens at the end of the course?

All successful candidates are awarded a certificate.  This can be used to prove a basic level of competency to join an archery club.  During the course, you will be given information about joining Grey Goose Archers as a full member.

Refunds

Refunds are only offered in exceptional circumstances or when cancellation is more than four weeks before the start date of the course.

Data protection

Grey Goose Archery are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Personal information will be stored and handled in line with GDPR.

Zombie – Thank you

Your Zombie archery booking request has been received and you will shortly receive an email to confirm the details.

To take part in any of our archery sessions we are asking everyone to read, and follow our Restricted Shooting Guidelines which can be found by clicking here

Archery location

Our shooting range is located just outside King’s Lynn, West Norfolk.

The address is – Grey Goose Archery, Mill Drove, Blackborough End, Norfolk, PE32 1SW. You are looking for a large yellow gate with Grey Goose Archery signs outside.

Please note our office / postal address is – 149 Broomhill, Downham Market, PE38 9QU, this is not the shooting range.

Entering.

It is important for health and safety reasons that we have strict gate control.

The gate to the Quarry will be unlocked 5 minutes before your session of the day. When you arrive the gate may be closed, this is normal. Please check to see if it is locked. If unlocked you may push open the gate and enter. After entering please push the gate closed behind you.

It is very important that the gate is closed whilst shooting sessions are running.

However, in the unlikely event of a problem gaining access to the range you will find a mobile number on the gate so we can be contacted.

Clothing.

Since The Quarry is an outdoor venue it is necessary to wear clothing suitable for the weather. However, layers of clothing are much more appropriate than bulky clothing

Sturdy footwear is advisable and nothing open toed when shooting due to health and safety. The Quarry is a suntrap, so suntan lotion is advisable in clear conditions and you should bring plenty of water with you.

Media.

Grey Goose archery often takes photographs for publicity purposes. These images may appear on either our website or Facebook page. We may also send them to the news media. If you would rather we didn’t take any photographs please let your instructor know on the day.

Health & Safety.

The Quarry has a large rabbit population and they love to dig holes. Therefore, be very careful when moving around the site and be aware that the ground is also uneven. After heavy rain the grass may be slippery so take extra care when moving around the site.

Please stay within the shooting ranges and car park, as all other areas are private. Do not climb any of the banks around The Quarry: this is for your own safety, but one area is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Grey Goose Archery cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage of property or vehicles parked in the car park.

Dogs on leads are welcome, toilets are available and the wearing of green tights is optional.

Finally, in the unlikely event of a fire, please follow all instructions and meet at the fire assembly point. The fire assembly point is at the top of the car park and is by the pole with a flag.

Halloween Zombie Archery

This year’s zombie sessions are bigger than ever. We’ve added more dates, more times, introduced family friendly sessions and complete beginner sessions.

We have been working hard to make sure your archery experience is fun while closely adhering to COVID safety restrictions.

Friday sessions are for archers who have shot with us before or anyone from the archery community.

Saturday sessions are for complete beginners, as well experienced archers  who have shot with us before or who are from the archery community.

Sessions last 90 minutes and cost £12 per archer. They are available for 8 years upwards, and all the equipment is included. All our sessions take place at our private shooting range in West Norfolk.

Bookings can be made by using the calendar below. Please select how many people will be taking part, then select the date and time that you require.

Once you’ve filled in all the boxes click submit.

You’ll then be taken through to Paypal for payment. Please note you do not need a PayPal account; just a valid bank card.

Tea, coffee and snacks will be available on the day.

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Prizes will be awarded for the highest score achieved per session.

On arrival at The Quarry you will be taken to a safe zone where you will be given your introductory training session in readiness for fighting the zombie infected.

You will be provided with all the safety equipment needed as well as the necessary bows. Once your archery skills are in place you will be taught where the zombie kill zones are in readiness for leaving the safe zone.You will then enter the critically infected area of The Quarry where you will need to put your archery skills to the test.

Can you locate the zombies and hold your nerve long enough to eliminate them before they eliminate you?

Beginners’ course – Safety

All the evidence shows that recreational archery is a very safe sport. In fact, it is safer than sports such as football or basketball where people risk falls and collisions.

The most common injuries in archery are cuts, but these are mostly injuries to people who use bows for hunting and who mishandle the large hunting arrows.

A few injuries are reported where the archer has fallen on to an arrow as well as bruises from the bowstring hitting the arm. All researchers conclude that nearly all the injuries in archery can be prevented through participation in training programmes (such as the one you are now doing) and the use of an arm bracer.

It is important that you understand how the archery range is set up and that you understand some basic rules right from the very beginning in order to ensure your safety and the safety of others at the archery range

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The waiting line is the line on the ground where archers must wait when they are not shooting.

The shooting line is the line on the ground from which shooting towards the targets takes place. You can only shoot from the shooting line (and nowhere else).

This means you must never draw your bow unless you are on the shooting line. The field captain will tell you when you can go to the shooting line to shoot. Until then you must wait behind the waiting line.

The field captain will be the person who tells all the archers when they can shoot and when it is safe to collect arrows. They also have other responsibilities.

You can only shoot towards the targets – not at anything else.

 

If anyone shouts “FAST” you must stop shooting immediately. This means you take the arrow off your bow and return it to the quiver. You should also check that everyone has heard the “FAST” command and if they haven’t you should call “FAST”.

If you are told to “COME DOWN” that means you must relax the tension on the string (but don’t just let go of it). When the tension is relaxed, and the bow is at rest you may take your fingers off the string.

 

You should wear an arm bracer on the arm that will be holding the bow. Arm bracer
If you are right handed, for example, you will wear the arm bracer on your left arm.

The arm bracer should be positioned so that it is on the inside of your lower arm. The arm bracer prevents loose clothing from catching the bow string and also stops the bowstring from being able to hit your arm.

The bowstring will not hit your arm if you are in the correct position, but it is better to be safe than sorry!

If an arrow is dropped or it falls from your bow when shooting, you must leave it on the ground. The field captain will tell you what to do about these arrows.

You must walk at all times. This is especially important when going to collect arrows and when walking back with arrows.

You should always check the ground as you walk towards the target to collect arrows. There may be arrows on the floor (if indoors) and arrows may be mostly under the soil with only a little bit sticking out (when outdoors). These arrows as well as the guy ropes on targets are potential trip hazards.

Collecting arrows

When collecting arrows you should make sure that you go to the side of the target. It is very easy to accidentally walk into the end of the arrows sticking out from the target! There should be no more than two people at each target pulling the arrows.

Each person should stand to a different side of the target. If there are more than two people on a target the other archers should stand a long way back from the target as the arrows are pulled.

 

When pulling the arrows place one hand on the target (near the base of the arrow) and pullarrow pulling with the other hand.

Always check that there is no one standing in front of the target (or behind you) as you pull the arrows since they may get hurt by the end of the arrow as it is pulled.

Pull the arrows straight and try not to bend them as you pull them. If you pull the arrows further down the shaft, and not from where they meet the target, you will bend and damage the arrows.

 

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All the arrows that have been collected should be placed immediately into a quiver that you are wearing, or they should be carried back safely to the shooting line.

To carry them safely the arrows should be carried with their points facing the floor and the shafts under the arm

The arrows should be placed in a ground quiver on the shooting line (if you are not wearing a quiver).