In the name of Edward of England

Experience the thrill of battle

Compete for your coin

Experience History

Fun for all ages 8+

1346 ArcherY Experience

Be your own event as you immerse yourself in and become part of history

Let us guide you into the past as we take you on an exciting journey to experience the awesome power of the weapon that dominated the battle fields of Medieval history.

This day is designed to immerse you in history while shooting our hand made longbows and arrows while following in the footsteps of your ancesters. Your day starts as a friendly guide wearing authentic costume welcomes you and leads the way to our Medieval encampment. Within our period tents are some light refreshments served in hand made medieval cups.  You will then learn the skill of the bow as your instructor teaches you the skills of a Medieval archer and should you prove yourself worth your coin you will be issued a company surcoat to be proudly worn as part of your garrison. Not only will you receive your wages, you will compete for more hand stamped silver coins throughout the day, be sure to look after them as you will need to barter safe passage through your travels.

Break for lunch and enjoy the delights of working class cuisine, a hot pottage and if you are very lucky, perhaps some meat and even some pepper!

Spend a day with Now Strike Archery as we teach you to use an authentic longbow and the history behind it. Feel the power of the weapon that dominated warfare for over 300 years while raising the common man into the upper echelons of infamy and thrusting our steel tipped arrows into the nightmares of our enemies.

Our Immersive Medieval Longbow Experiences run on selected days throughout the summer-autumn months, with weekends getting filled up quickly, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Due to the nature of the day, we are exclusively offering availability throughout the warmer months of the year. Suitable for ages 8+

1346 Archery Experience

£149 p/person

5 hour experience


We went for a longbow experience day and it was great – even better than expected. The organisers had put a lot of thought into the day so it was fun, engaging, and we learnt a lot too. Definitely recommend.

Jethro Thompson

The pitch was excellent, not too heavy and connected with the archery. Everyone enjoyed the tour through the battle and its relevance to the Long Bow. As adult spectators, the family thought it was really fun. As for Sam, he has remembered all of the key facts and has already started telling his friends.


I would like to say it was a fantastic day and both Kay and myself enjoyed it thoroughly. Issuing coins was a good idea and made it a bit more competitive without being to serious. I might even book the same event myself again it was so enjoyable 

Dave and Kay

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Now Strike Archery is a trading name of The Past Presents Ltd

East of England: The Essex Barn at Rook Hall Farm Chigborough Road Heybridge Essex CM9 4RB

Company number 12503153