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Experience the sheer satisfaction of cracking clays as you take advantage of one of our spectacular shooting grounds situated across the UK and Ireland! Accommodating those as young 5, our venues are tailor-made to accommodate your specific skill level. So, whether you're looking to learn the basics with full expert tuition from our qualified instructors or looking to improve your pre-existing dead-eye talents, we've got a venue to suit you! Upon arrival, you'll be equipped with all the latest safety gear whilst being presented with a full safety briefing.

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When you go to a shooting range, you are usually facing off against a whole host of strangers, trying to beat them at the gun slinging game whilst jostling for attention so the instructor will help you improve your shot. Here at The Activity People's Sturminster Newton site, you won't have to worry about that; this is a private site where all the attention will be on you and your team. It is still an exhilarating challenge to crack open each fast paced trap- but you'll receive top quality one on one tuition throughout to make sure the task couldn't be easier.

Our fantastic Sturminster Newton Clay Pigeon Shooting venue provides not only state of the art equipment and qualified tuition, we also boast excellent facilities to accommodate both individuals and groups. On our site, you'll find car parking spaces and toilets. As well as this, you'll also be treated to free tea, coffee, and soft drinks whichever package you choose.

The Shoot

Our clay shooting range is a private range- so when you're cracking clays with us, our experienced tutor will be the only other shooter around. This is perfect if you want to develop your gun slinging skills to the best of their abilities, as you will receive excellent training across a plethora of different shooting disciplines. From there, it will be time to face off against a wide range of traps and targets. Watch out for our flash clays, which explode into red dust- crack one of these and you could win a grand prize!

Our site has toilets, spectator areas and car parking. Light refreshments are available.


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        • Spectator Areas
        • Parking
        • Conference Facilities
        • Toilets
        • Full Instruction
        • All Equipment
        • Qualified Instructors
        • Catering



      • Manston
      • Sturminster Newton
      • Dorset
      • DT10 1HD

      There are plenty of transport links across Dorset, so getting down to our Sturminster Newton site couldn't be easier. You can find us near Shaftsbury, just off the B3091. Full travel information will be printed on your booking confirmation receipt.

      Maps and directions used on our website are for guide purposes only. Please use the directions supplied with your booking confirmation when making travel arrangements.

      Latest Reviews

        • "Great fun would reccomend and would use again thank you"

          Mrs Brenda Furniss, RATED 3.8 out of 5

        • "We were all novices to the clay pigeon shooting and I can honestly say that everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed the event. The instructors were very pleasant and helpful, so big thanks to them as well."

          Renata Monk, RATED 3.3 out of 5

        • "Great introduction to shooting. Will definitely be back for more!"

          Mrs Elaine Skevington, RATED 4 out of 5

        • "I'm from Canada and was in England for my wedding, I wanted to celebrate with my wife's family but was unsure of our numbers. I got in contact with Mike from Big Shoot in April he gave me the quote in very short order, but I was unable to nail down the particulars until I'd reached England...a week before we were supposed to go. I ended up working with the guys over the phone and through the website to book in a time that worked perfectly for our group, we had an awesome time, learned a lot and even enjoyed some friendly competition. "

          Brendyn mckillop, RATED 3.9 out of 5

        • "Enjoyable morning. Good fun "

          john tuck, RATED 3.6 out of 5

        • "Very good quality of instruction."

          James Evans, RATED 3.3 out of 5

        • "Norman was a delight, I shall be recommending him to others"

          Nick Kibble, RATED 5 out of 5

        • "My instructor, Norman, is a first class tutor. He explained all procedures thoroughly, safety, handling and technique, making sure all was understood before proceeding."

          Mrs Lesley Jackson, RATED 3.4 out of 5

        • "We recently booked a clay pigeon shooting session last week via The Big Shoot and thoroughly enjoyed it. "

          natalie bennett, RATED 5 out of 5

        • "A holidaying in the area, our session was something different and to show my son (15) that there is more to shooting than his experience on the Xbox can offer. Our instructor, Norman, was brilliant and gave us a comprehensive safety briefing and a few pointers and tips before letting us loose on our 25 shots each. We both had a brilliant time with Normal providing us with further tips as we went along."

          Adrian Robinson, RATED 4.8 out of 5

        • "Brilliant day out. Highly recommended.

          John Woolley, RATED 5 out of 5

        • "Very efficient booking. Friendly instructor, very safety conscious, enjoyable experience. Would love to do more!"

          Chris Hughson, RATED 4.4 out of 5

        • "Jack --- aged 12 years --- loved his visit and learnt a lot . Thank you to his kind instructor."

          Val Birrell, RATED 4 out of 5

        • "Norman was brilliant! Very knowledgeable & really helpful. Made a lot of time for my Son & myself. Would do this on a regular basis"

          Marcus Taylor, RATED 4 out of 5

        • "Very professional and comprehensive teaching session that generated a new interest in the sport. The lesson was very thorough and well conducted, and I came away with a good appreciation of clay pigeon shooting"

          Geoffrey Carr, RATED 4.5 out of 5

        • "One to one tuition by Norman allowed a total novice to hit numerous clays. A thoroughly enjoyable experience."

          Michael Knox, RATED 4.9 out of 5

        • "Norman was fantastic and made our works event really enjoyable, he made us all have a fantastic time and would recommend it to anyone and look to book again very soon "

          Vanessa Clarke, RATED 5 out of 5

        • "Fantastic instructors, beautiful setting and a brilliant time was had by all! "

          Steven Blazier, RATED 3.9 out of 5

        • "very nice guy, safe and professional and friendly, great for a teenager."

          Andrew Gartside, RATED 2.5 out of 5

        • "Norman was patient with our complete novice level of expertise. He chose the right size gun for each of us and clearly explained what we had to do to improve and helped us to occasionally even hit a clay. Great day out."

          Suzie Mutch, RATED 4.1 out of 5

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      "Norman was brilliant! Very knowledgeable & really helpful. Made a lot of time for my Son & myself. Would do this on a regular basis"

      Marcus Taylor, Sturminster Newton Clays

      RATED 4 out of 5

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