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Beginners Archery Course

Our beginners archery course is designed with the ultimate aim of getting people to the level required to join an archery club. Perfect for those wishing to give archery a try or those who have already discovered their inner Robin Hood and wish to take archery further.

Please contact us with any questions or to book.

Location and transport

The courses are held at the Royal Richmond Archery Club grounds in Old Deer Park, 187 Kew Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2AZ. The main entrance to the ground is 20 metres south of the Kew Gardens Lion Gate entrance. Nearest tube station is Kew Gardens. The 65 bus route goes right past the grounds and the nearest stop in both directions is the ‘Lion Gate’. If arriving by car, parking is available in the grounds.


All courses are taught shooting training recurve bows with and without a sight. You do not need to buy any equipment prior to your course, archery equipment will be provided.

Clothing and accessories

We recommend you wear close fitting clothing, prepare for changeable weather, layers are your best friend. We generally continue even in wind and rain so don’t forget your raincoat and suntan lotion. For safety reasons, you must not wear open toed shoes (no sandals, no flipflops or sliders and no crocs). Please note that for the same reason you will be asked to tie up any long hair and take off any long/chunky jewellery.

Refreshments and facilities

Hot and cold drinks and biscuits will be available in the clubhouse kitchen. There is a bar and hot food available in the pavilion of the Old Dear Park grounds.

Disabled toilets are available at the clubhouse and further toilets are available at the pavilion.

Coaching staff

All our courses are run by Archery GB qualified coaches and instructors.

Booking and cancellation

Our courses are filled on a first come first served basis. Archery is an all-weather sport and shooting is only ever cancelled due to extreme weather (lightning storm or hurricane) In such an unlikely event an additional replacement date will be offered.

If you need to cancel your booking, please note that we do require 14-days notice.


We have a designated club Safeguarding Officer, and all our coaches are DBS checked. Our safeguarding policy is available upon request.

Royal Richmond Archery Club is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Any personal data will be processed solely for purposes of administering the Introduction Sessions and/or beginners courses and it will be stored and handled in line with all the applicable data protection legislation.

General Information

All timings and prices quoted below were correct as of July 2024 and are subject to change.

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