Clay Pigeon Shooting

We have a range of introductory clay pigeon shooting lessons available at selected venues across the country where you can learn first hand from the experts in a safe and friendly environment. Why not find out if you have what it takes to become a crack marksman in one of Britain’s fastest growing sports!

Why Clay Pigeon Shooting?

Clay pigeon shooting is a thrilling experience, demanding calm concentration, a keen eye and quick reactions . Perfect your aim and time your shots and soon you will be notching up your ‘kills’. Of course these are not real birds and no one gets hurt, making it a great sport for all – young and old, men and women alike.

What is Clay Pigeon Shooting?

Clay pigeon shooting, also known as clay target shooting, and formally known as Inanimate Bird Shooting, is the art of shooting at special flying targets, known as clay pigeons or clay targets, with a shotgun or any type of firearm.

The terminology commonly used by clay shooters often relates to times past, when live-pigeon competitions were held. Although such competitions were made illegal in the UK in 1921, a target is still called a “target” or “bird”, a hit is referred to as a “hit” or “kill”, a missed target might be described as a “bird away” and the machine which projects the targets is known as a “trap”.

Suggested Itinerary: (Example)

  • 09.30 – start in the private function room. This will be a presentation and demonstration to cover such aspects as gun safety, gun handling, etiquette, method, gun fit, eye dominance and chokes
  • 12.30 – break for lunch in the main function room (lunch included)
  • 13.30 – onto the grounds for up to 50 shot lesson (all equipment included)
  • 16.00 – back to the function room for a de brief, gun cleaning session and hand out of certificates

What if I have never tried Clay Pigeon Shooting before?

Our ‘Have A Go’ lessons are just what you’re looking for if you want some great fun! For individuals and small groups we run a 25, 50 or 75 shot session. These are always popular as a gift idea for Birthdays, Fathers’ Day and Christmas, and let’s not forget staff rewards!! Have a go lessons are ideal for those who have little or no shooting experience – the session will last between 1 to 2 hours, and during the session each individual will be given a safety briefing before going out to break some clays!! All equipment will be provided including shotgun, clays, cartridges, safety glasses and hearing protection. All you need remember is some sturdy footwear and suitable clothing for the day!

Where can I go Clay Pigeon Shooting?

The Ultimate Activity Company has Clay Pigeon Shooting venues at outdoor centres across the UK, give us a call or use the enquiry form above to find your nearest venue.

Some locations also have a Young Guns Club, where youngsters are introduced to the world of shooting in a safe yet fun and friendly manner.

You can go Clay Pigeon Shooting all year round

What equipment do you need for Clay Pigeon Shooting?

We will supply everything you need for your shoot including:

  • Shotguns
  • Cartridges
  • Safety Glasses
  • Ear defenders

Just wear some clothes which are appropriate for the weather and sensible outdoor shoes.

How much does it cost and what is included?

Clay Pigeon Shooting prices start at just £25 per person.

All training, equipment and firearms are included in the price.

How do I book?

Call 01432 264 807 or email

There are no restrictions however any special requirements or health concerns must be discussed at the time of booking.

The younger generation of budding shooters are also catered for. Some locations have a Young Guns Club, where youngsters are introduced to the world of shooting in a safe yet fun and friendly manner.

Clay Pigeon Shooting Multi-Activity Break

Why not combine a few activities with clay pigeon shooting to make a truly great break? We can arrange a Multi-Activity Break. Packages are available for a range of budget so why not give us a call or use the enquiry form above to get in touch. We can arrange everything, even transport, meals and accommodation.