White Dragon Activity Centre, North Essex

Our centre offers outdoor and indoor activities for all ages, from axe throwing and archery to woodland survival skills and airguns.

Based in the peaceful countryside of Bures, between Colchester and Sudbury, we’re easy to get to by road or rail.

Visit us and make amazing memories. Our activities take place in a beautiful oak-framed, castle-themed barn and five acres of stunning woodland and grassy ranges.

What’s on this Christmas

Christmas and New Year fun

Our indoor archery experiences are suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities. Bring your friends, bring your family, and get stuck in with target-thwacking fun!

Organising the work Christmas do? Ditch the boring meal and bring your colleagues to our gorgeous indoor range for your chosen combination of activities.

Looking for unique things to do with the family at Christmas? Spend two hours shooting arrows with Happy the Christmas Elf… then try to catch them with special soft arrows!

Xmas work parties

Check out our options for a work Christmas party that everyone will love – and that won’t break the budget.

Christmas work do
Two ten-year-old girls learning to shoot bows at White Dragon Activity Centre's indoor hall.

Try archery

One hour of glorious indoor bow-and-arrow fun. For families, or groups of adults.

Take a course

Love archery? Make it your hobby!

Archer drawing a longbow
Man shooting an Airsoft pistol in an indoor shooting range

Airsoft Shooting

Try an array of replica guns and paper targets. Fantastic fun!


Discover survival skills you never thought you’d have.

A person carving wood outdoors as part of a bushcraft experience
Happy man with axe that he has thrown into the bullseye of a target

Axe throwing

Hurl an axe – great for easing stress…

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Castle-themed indoor party hall at White Dragon Activity Centre

Kids’ and Teens’ Parties

Fourteen amazing, crazy parties available for kids and teens! Our year-round indoor packages include the ever-popular archery and NerfTM; and there’s plenty of outdoor options for summer birthdays too!

  • Come to our venue – you can party in our castle-themed barn or stunning woodland…
  • …or we come to your place or a village hall!
  • Options for all ages 7-16… and adults!
  • From football fun to army-style toy combat, survival and archery, there’s something for every interest
  • Top-rated with bags of 5* reviews from parents in Essex and Suffolk

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“So well organised and so much fun!”

“Safe to say my lad and his lovely friends had the best time – so did the adults!”


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Such professionalism and humour”

“They handled fidgety boys with a light touch . . their approach was calm, positive and humorous. I’m so impressed”


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Big thanks to Jess, she was brilliant”

“Had a fantastic time yesterday doing the target shooting for our sons birthday. . . we will definitely be back to do the archery”


How does it work?

White Dragon Activity Centre operates on a bookings-only basis (no casual drop-ins). We offer modern and longbow archery, axe throwing, airgun shooting, bushcraft and survival day camps, parties and more!

Axes buried in axe throwing target

1) Choose your activity

Browse through the site menu to find something amazing to try.

2) Choose your time and date

Use the calendar on the activity’s page to choose your date and time.

Teens shooting Airsoft pistols in the indoor shooting range and party hall at White Dragon Activity Centre.

3) Sit back and look forward to your adventure!

You’ll get email confirmation straight away, and directions one to three days before your visit. We’re always happy to help with questions, so feel free to contact us!

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