Millennium Activity Centre
The Millennium Activity Centre has been built in an area of the wood that was previously overgrown & unused. Work took place over several months by our volunteer staff & with the aid of a grant from the National Lottery. Equipment was purchased & staff trained & the centre finally opened in May 2000.
We can provide Archery, Air Rifle Shooting and Climbing / Abseiling at the Activity Centre. All the activities are run to the Scout & Guide Association rules & policies. We also hold third party insurance cover through the Scout Association to allow us to take non-Scout & Guide users.
Fees for all our activities can be found on our Fees Page.
We recommend a maximum of 12 people in a 1 hour shooting session.
We run all three activities in 1 hour sessions each starting at 9.30, 10.45, 12.00, 2.00, 3.15 & 4.30 on Saturday & Sunday. Midweek bookings may be possible sometimes. Please make sure you are not late as you might not get your full hour if another group are booked in after you.
The easiest way to book any of our onsite activities is to book in advance using our online Activities Booking Form. Alternatively, you may contact our Activities Coordinator should you have any questions.
Activity Notes & Safety
- All Guide Association users under 18 will need a Parent Consent Form to take part in any of the activities (leaders can download a blank form by using the Forms drop-down menu at the top of this page).
- All Scout Association users under 18 will need a Parent Consent Form to take part in the .177 Air Rifle Shooting (leaders can download a blank form by using the Forms drop-down menu at the top of this page).
- Safety is of paramount importance in all the activities & each activity will include a safety talk for each group, once started no further persons will be admitted into the area. This will be kept as brief as possible, but must take place. For the safety of our staff & the rest of the your group, messing about or repeated disregard of safety with result in activities being stopped. Please switch mobile phones OFF or onto SILENT & DO NOT use them while in the Activity Centre.
- Please be aware that for safety reasons, activities may have to be called off at the last minute due to bad weather.
Air Gun Laws & The Antisocial Behaviour Act
It is illegal to possess or use an air weapon if you have been sentenced to any form of custody for a term of 3 months or more. The ban is for 5 years from the date of release if the sentence was between 3 months & 3 years. If the sentence was more than 3 years, the ban is for life.
You are obliged by law to inform the staff if this applies to you & to refrain from this activity.
.177 Air Rifle Shooting
Our shooting staff are all trained to NSRA standard. The range has four targets, so groups shoot four at a time with the rest of the group waiting behind a metal rail.
Everyone in the shooting area will be required to wear our safety glasses while in the range, even if just a spectator.
Please dress sensibly for the time of year. All participants will need to wash their hands before handling food as the pellets are made from lead.