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Introducing Archery Tag at Go Ape

Published on: 26/03/2024


Introducing Go Ape’s brand-new fun filled adventure, Archery Tag at Dalkeith Country Park! Only available at Go Ape Dalkeith, this exhilarating game, is a fusion of archery and dodgeball.

Intrigued yet? It's a brilliant option for corporate team building, birthday celebrations, or simply a day of fun with your group. Read on to discover all about this exciting new activity.

Our team of expert instructors at Go Ape Dalkeith are ready to guide you through this unique experience for a fun and safe way to test your mettle.


Did you know?

Archery Tag can help to develop aim, coordination, teamwork, and communication skills.

Archery Tag at Go Ape Dalkeith

Archery Tag, sometimes known as combat archery, is an activity that merges the intensity of dodgeball with the precision of archery.

During a session at Go Ape Dalkeith, you'll be equipped with a bow and foam-tipped arrows, which are designed to be safe (yet satisfying) when you hit your target or opponents.


The Objective of Archery Tag

The objective of Archery Tag is to eliminate players from the opposing team by tagging them with arrows or catching their arrows mid-flight.

All players will wear protective gear consisting of a face mask and arm guards, and can seek cover behind inflatable barricades positioned strategically across the field.

Our Go Ape instructors are also always on hand to oversee the match, ensuring that everyone understands the rules and safety guidelines.

The Benefits of Archery Tag

  • Enhances physical fitness - the action of drawing and releasing the bowstring works your arm, shoulder, and back muscles. Not to mention, you’ll need to run and dive away from incoming arrows.

  • Develops your focus and concentration - as you aim for your targets and strategise with your team, you’ll develop better hand-eye coordination and problem-solving skills.
  • Enhances teamwork skills - fosters a sense of unity and camaraderie as you work together to win the match.

Everything you need to know about Archery Tag


Who can do Archery Tag?

Archery Tag is suitable for participants aged 8 years old and above. It's a fun activity for children, teenagers, and adults, and is great for players of all skill levels.

Children under 16 years old will need to be directly supervised by an adult over 18 years old. The supervising adult can take part in the activity or supervise from the side of the battlefield. They must remain present for the duration of the session.

How many people can take part in Archery Tag?

The minimum booking size is 10 players, which guarantees a session exclusively for your group. Groups of 12 or fewer are split into two teams.

Groups of over twelve are split into 3-5 teams, depending on size, and do battle in a round-robin format.

Who is Archery Tag suitable for?

Archery Tag is a fantastic experience for adults and children over 8 years of age. The activity is particularly good for groups such as birthday parties, scouts, youth clubsstag and hen parties, and corporate team days.

How long does a game of Archery Tag last?

A game of Archery Tag will last 60 minutes, including a safety briefing and equipment demonstration.

Does Archery Tag Hurt?

The arrows in Archery Tag are designed to minimize impact and reduce the risk of injury. Safety is our absolute priority, and we take all necessary measures to ensure a fun (and painless) experience.

Should I bring my own equipment?

Don’t worry, Go Ape will provide all the necessary equipment for Archery Tag, including bows, arrows, and protective gear.

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