Shooting at a target with a rifle is something that most are now only familiar with on a computer game, but at Barnstondale it doesn’t have to be like that. The newest addition to our roster of activities, target rifle shooting has rapidly become a favourite with children and adults alike.
We find everyone loves this activity and really engages with it straight away – which is something that can be said for so many of the activities that our visitors are keenly anticipating getting to try, often for the first time. Holding, controlling and successfully shooting the rifles bring an almost instant sense of achievement to the participants and an equally instant desire to try it over and over!
The simple rifles are safe and easy to use and their use is limited to a controlled environment. All rifles are fitted with safety catches and full training is given with safety paramount at all times, without hampering the fun. As the participants progress from their first shots, games are introduced which will increase the challenge as well as improving co-ordination and attention span. From starting with paper targets they move on to shooting metal animals and coins.
This activity is beneficial for children with additional needs. Our staff can help them to load the rifles if required.