Events & Festivals

Although we love spending time in our ranges at White Dragon Activity Centre, the fun isn’t tied to one location! Our mobile have-a-go archery range and historical talks can hit the road and come to you. If you’re arranging an event anywhere in the UK, contact us to discuss how we can help.

Coaches teaching a young child archery at SWFest festival in Chelmsford
Coaching a young visitor at SWFest
Our archery is always super popular!

Event attraction for hire

White Dragon brings a dash of excitement to any event.

We have over ten years of experience at events around the UK attracting up to 20,000 visitors, including:

  • historical fayres like Colchester’s Medieval Festival
  • the grand opening of the new Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth
  • National Trust events like Castaway and Woodfest in Essex
  • open days at stately homes like Speke Hall in Liverpool
  • local council-run festivals like SWFest in Chelmsford
  • sessions and fairs at schools around Essex and Suffolk

If your event has a special theme, we love to get into the spirit of things. We’ll dress up and bring along special targets that match your event!

We can bring along a variety of props and even give historical talks.

An activity suitable for all ages

All our archery setups are suitable for anyone aged 8 and over. We also bring along a little bow which young children and even toddlers can use with a little help from parents and coaches (social distancing rules allowing).

Whether your event is for adults or families, White Dragon’s have-a-go stall is bound to hit the mark. If alcohol is available at your event, we do retain the right to turn away anyone we believe is intoxicated for safety reasons.

White Dragon’s coaches will happily dress up to suit the occasion.

Our coaches

White Dragon’s team of experienced coaches can chat to your visitors about archery in general as well as teaching them the basics. Depending on your event, we can provide an in-depth talk to a group or give visitors a fantastic short experience with a have-a-go stall: it’s up to you.

Our have-a-go stall

Would you like historical or modern archery? We provide two options.

Our authentic Tudor tent looks incredible at any historical event or re-enactment

Historical:

  • Authentic medieval/Tudor tent
  • Real English longbows and arrows handmade by a professional traditional fletcher
  • Historically-themed targets (3D animals also available)
  • Coaches in authentic historical outfits (no crushed velvet here!)
  • We can also bring along a display of arrows from throughout the ages, medieval archers’ clothing and other props
  • Backing net and rope fencing to ensure safety
‘Undead Fred’ – one of our most popular themed targets at Hallowe’en!

Modern:

  • Recurve bows and modern metal arrows
  • Standard circle targets or, if you prefer, targets to suit your theme – including, but not limited to, zombies, wild creatures and giant insects
  • Backing net and rope fencing to ensure safety

White Dragon Archery attended our Medieval Fete here at Feeringbury Manor three years running and their pretty tent always helped set the medieval scene and the archery was extremely popular.  They were charming to deal with and a great success with visitors to the Fete.

Sonia Coode-Adams

Book a have-a-go archery range for your event

To enquire further or make a booking, please email us. You can also call us on 07724 912334.

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