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We are proud to host a selection of Purdey Young Shots experiences at the Royal Berkshire throughout the course of the year.

These days are both fun and educational, scheduled within the school holidays and ideal for children and teens aged 10 – 16 years. 

Purdey Young Shots Days

We are proud to host a selection of Purdey Young Shots experiences at the Royal Berkshire throughout the course of the year. These days are both fun and educational, scheduled within the school holidays and ideal for children and teens aged 10 – 16 years.

We welcome all abilities, from the complete novice to the more experienced shot.  Attendees are tutored in the safety and etiquette of clay pigeon shooting along with an array of other activities.

This years Purdey Young Shots Days are priced at £125.00 pp for a full day and £75.00 pp for a half day. 

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Our Purdey Young Shots dates for 2022 are;

24th February – Full Day

13th April – Full Day with an Easter theme

2nd August- Half Day

9th August- Half Day

16th  August – Half Day

23rd  August – Half Day

30th August – Half Day Fun Competition

27th October – Full Day with an Halloween theme

20th December – Full Day with a Christmas theme

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A typical Purdey Young Shots full day runs as follows;

9.15am      Arrival 

9.30am     Basic Introduction to the Day
The instructor who is running the day will introduce himself and any other instructors and run through the format for the day. He will then issue everybody with am RB cap, some earplugs and safety glasses.

Depending on number of Young Shots we will split the groups according to age.  Then it is out on the grounds for three different sessions:

  1. Safety & Etiquette

This session teaches the essential safety aspects of shooting and ensures all our Young Shots understand the importance of safety. It covers off basic gun handling, use of safety equipment and the key rules of shooting.

  1. Shotgun Tuition

This session focuses on developing the shotgun shooting skills of the Young Shots.  Using one of our many shotguns suitable for younger shots (.410, 28 Bore, 20 Bore and 12 Bore), instructors will teach according to the experience of the Young Shot, building both confidence and technique.

  1. Air Rifle Tuition

The third session provides a chance for the Young Shots to learn basic skills of “rifle” shooting, by being taught how to shoot an air rifle with a telescopic sight.  It is a fun but different shooting discipline.

12.30pm   Lunch
Three sessions complete, the group comes together for lunch.

1.15pm      Afternoon Shooting.
After lunch, and following a quick briefing and review of the day so far, groups head out for an afternoon of clay pigeon shooting.  This concludes with some fun team flushes.

3.30pm     Gun Cleaning
Shooting complete, we then show the Young Shots how to clean a gun, and review the day’s learning.  This is followed by presentation of certificates and a special gift to take home.

4.00pm     Depart

All of our Full Days are themed, whether its shooting pumpkins or ‘stalking’ ghosts, fun is guaranteed!

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A typical Purdey Young Shots half day runs as follows;

1.00pm      Arrival for soft drinks in the Purdey Gallery

1.30pm     Basic Introduction to the Afternoon.

Young shots are split into groups and enjoy two sessions, one of shotgun tuition and the other of air rifle tuition.

Young shots head out into the valley for the first session

2.45pm  A short drinks break

3.00pm Groups swap over and head back out into the valley for their second activity

4.15pm The second activity concludes and Young Shots head back to the Purdey Gallery. Presentation of certificates and a special gift to take home.

4.30pm     Depart

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We are also able to cater for birthday parties for a minimum of 4 children or teens with our special two hour shooting sessions. For a bespoke quote please contact us.

For more details about our Purdey Young Shots experiences or birthday party packages, or to make a booking please email info@rbss.co.uk or call 01491 672900.