Really Rural

FAQ

Who is Bushcraft suitable for?

Bushcraft can be enjoyed by all.  You don’t need any special skills or experience, our Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL) instructor will be with you at all times and all equipment is provided.

Is Bushcraft safe?

SAFETY is our first priority – we always check our venues and equipment are suitable and in good working order.

Before our activities start you will receive a full safety briefing from our instructor who has an Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL) Bushcraft Competency Certificate. Whether you’re a complete novice or more experienced the same rules apply.

Alcohol or drugs must not be consumed or taken before or during the activity.

Where do Bushcraft activities take place?

Bushcraft activities take place at venues in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.  We have access to green spaces and woodlands and if you book an activity with us full details will be provided.

Children’s parties can be held in your own garden if you have enough space and it’s safe. 

If you’d like to be taught at a venue of your choice please contact us to discuss.  We will need to conduct a site safety survey and risk assessment before we can agree to use your venue.

What time of year do you run Bushcraft Activities?

All year round – the most important thing is for you to wear the right clothes to suit the weather conditions!

What happens if it is raining?

We carry on! Some activities can take place under our bushcraft shelter, whilst outdoor activities still prove enormous fun in the rain as long as you’re are appropriately dressed.

Sometimes, however, the great British weather can defeat even the hardiest bushcrafter! We will always carry on as long as it is safe to do so, but we risk-assess continually and will halt or postpone an activity if we feel it is unsafe to continue. In the event of this happening, we will let you know at the earliest opportunity, arranging either to reschedule at your convenience or to issue a refund (please note that if your party or event is taking place on an external site, we may not be able to refund the site fee).

If you decide to cancel the activity in poor weather after we have risk-assessed it as safe to go ahead, this will be treated as a cancellation and we will not be able to issue a refund. Please get in touch if you have any questions about this.

Our school / club / company has a large grass area, can you do bushcraft there?

Please contact us to discuss – a site survey and risk assessment would need to be conducted to ensure the venue meets the requirements to run a bushcraft activity.

Are you insured?

Yes – we have £10 million insurance cover.

Who will be our instructor?

Our instructor is Richard Clarke.  Richard has over 20 years experience working in forestry and conservation and is a lecturer in Countryside Management.  He has an Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL) Bushcraft Competency Certificate and is DBS checked.

What do I need to bring?

You don’t need to bring too much with you.

Being an outdoor activity we continue in all weather even if it is raining (as long as it is safe to do so).  So we ask you to dress suitably for the countryside and time of the year. 

Bushcraft parties and events are held outdoors and therefore we can’t guarantee that you’ll stay clean! We recommend you wear warm, old or inexpensive clothes, wellies or old trainers and waterproofs   (in the summer please bring suncream and water)

Why does everyone need to complete a consent form?

We ask everyone to complete a consent form so we are aware of allergies and medical conditions, as well as providing us with emergency contact details. Consent for under 18s must be provided by a parent or legal guardian.

Consent forms need to be returned in advance so that we can take in to account any medical conditions.

Do you need parents/legal guardians to stay for children Bushcraft parties?

We request that for groups of 6 children, one adult stays for the duration of the party. For groups of between 6-15 we require two adults (in addition to Really Rural staff). This is to provide an extra pair of eyes for safety reasons.

Can additional parents/guardians stop at a childs Bushcraft party?

Additional parents/guardians are welcome at children’s parties. A bushcraft party is an opportunity to give children the chance to try something they probably haven’t experienced before and to use their initiative so we encourage you to watch rather than get too involved.  If you’re keen to have a go, we run Bushcraft Days throughout the year – please contact us.

Do you provide Invitations?

If you book a party with us we will email you a downloadable invitation that can be used for your party.

Can I bring a cake and goody bags?

Yes – just let us know when you would like to cut the cake (this will reduce your activity time) so we can get the timing right.

Can we bring our pet?

Sorry no pets allowed.

We hope we have answered all your questions. For details on bookings, payments and cancellations please see our terms and conditions.

If you need more information please contact us

Who is Play Wild suitable for?

Play Wild can be enjoyed by all.  You don’t need any special skills or experience, our Institute for Outdoor Learning instructor (IOL) will be with you at all times and all equipment is provided.

Is Play Wild safe?

SAFETY is our first priority – we always check our venues and equipment are suitable and in good working order.

Before our activities start you will receive a full safety briefing from our instructor who has an Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL) Competency Certificate. Whether you’re a complete novice or more experienced the same rules apply.

Alcohol or drugs must not be consumed or taken before or during the activity.

Where do Play Wild activities take place?

Play Wild activities take place at venues in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.  We have access to green spaces and woodlands and if you book an activity with us full details will be provided.

If you’d like to be taught at a venue of your choice please contact us to discuss.  We will need to conduct a site safety survey and risk assessment before we can agree to use your venue.

What time of year do you run Play Wild Activities?

All year round – the most important thing is for you to wear the right clothes to suit the weather conditions!

What happens if it is raining?

We carry on! Some activities can take place under our shelter, whilst outdoor activities still prove enormous fun in the rain as long as you’re are appropriately dressed.

Sometimes, however, the great British weather can defeat even the hardiest adventurer! We will always carry on as long as it is safe to do so, but we risk-assess continually and will halt or postpone an activity if we feel it is unsafe to continue. In the event of this happening, we will let you know at the earliest opportunity, arranging either to reschedule at your convenience or to issue a refund (please note that if your party or event is taking place on an external site, we may not be able to refund the site fee).

If you decide to cancel the activity in poor weather after we have risk-assessed it as safe to go ahead, this will be treated as a cancellation and we will not be able to issue a refund. Please get in touch if you have any questions about this.

Our school / club / company has a large grass area, can you do Play Wild there?

Please contact us to discuss – a site survey and risk assessment would need to be conducted to ensure the venue meets the requirements to run a Play Wild activity.

Are you insured?

Yes – we have £10 million insurance cover.

Who will be our instructor?

Our instructor is Richard Clarke.  Richard has over 30 years experience working in the countryside.  He has an Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL) Competency Certificate and is DBS checked.

What do I need to bring?

You don’t need to bring too much with you.

Being an outdoor activity we continue in all weather even if it is raining (as long as it is safe to do so).  So we ask you to dress suitably for the countryside and time of the year. 

Our activities and events are held outdoors and therefore we can’t guarantee that you’ll stay clean! We recommend you wear warm, old or inexpensive clothes, wellies or old trainers and waterproofs   (in the summer please bring suncream and water)

Why does everyone need to complete a consent form?

We ask everyone to complete a consent form so we are aware of allergies and medical conditions, as well as providing us with emergency contact details. Consent for under 18s must be provided by a parent or legal guardian.

Consent forms need to be returned in advance so that we can take in to account any medical conditions.

Do you need parents/legal guardians to stay with children?

We request that for groups of 6 children, one adult stays with them. For groups of between 6-15 we require two adults (in addition to Really Rural staff). This is to provide an extra pair of eyes for safety reasons.

Can we bring our pet?

Sorry no pets allowed.

We hope we have answered all your questions. For details on bookings, payments and cancellations please see our terms and conditions.

If you need more information please contact us

Who is Woodland Wellbeing suitable for?

Woodland Wellbeing can be enjoyed by all.  You don’t need any special skills or experience, our Institute for Outdoor Learning instructor will be with you at all times and all equipment is provided.

Is Woodland Welbbeing safe?

SAFETY is our first priority – we always check our venues and equipment are suitable and in good working order.

Before our activities start you will receive a full safety briefing from our instructor who has an Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL) Competency Certificate. Whether you’re a complete novice or more experienced the same rules apply.

Alcohol or drugs must not be consumed or taken before or during the activity.

Where do Woodland Wellbeing activities take place?

Woodland Wellbeing activities take place at venues in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.  We have access to green spaces and woodlands and if you book an activity with us full details will be provided.

If you’d like to be taught at a venue of your choice please contact us to discuss.  We will need to conduct a site safety survey and risk assessment before we can agree to use your venue.

What time of year do you run Wodland Wellbeing Activities?

All year round – the most important thing is to wear the right clothes to suit the weather conditions!

What happens if it is raining?

We carry on! Some activities can take place under our shelter, whilst outdoor activities still prove enormous fun in the rain as long as you’re are appropriately dressed.

Sometimes, however, the great British weather can defeat even the hardiest! We will always carry on as long as it is safe to do so, but we risk-assess continually and will halt or postpone an activity if we feel it is unsafe to continue. In the event of this happening, we will let you know at the earliest opportunity, arranging either to reschedule at your convenience or to issue a refund (please note that if your activity or event is taking place on an external site, we may not be able to refund the site fee).

If you decide to cancel the activity in poor weather after we have risk-assessed it as safe to go ahead, this will be treated as a cancellation and we will not be able to issue a refund. Please get in touch if you have any questions about this.

Our school / club / company has a large grass area, can you do Woodland Wellbeing there?

Please contact us to discuss – a site survey and risk assessment would need to be conducted to ensure the venue meets the requirements to run a Woodland Wellbeing activity.

Are you insured?

Yes – we have £10 million insurance cover.

Who will be our instructor?

Your instructor is Richard Clarke.  Richard has over 30 years experience working in the countryside.  He has an Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL) Competency Certificate and is DBS checked.

What do I need to bring?

You don’t need to bring too much with you.

Being an outdoor activity we continue in all weather even if it is raining (as long as it is safe to do so).  So we ask you to dress suitably for the countryside and time of the year. 

Our activities and events are held outdoors and therefore we can’t guarantee that you’ll stay clean! We recommend you wear warm, old or inexpensive clothes, wellies or old trainers and waterproofs (in the summer please bring suncream and water)

Why does everyone need to complete a consent form?

We ask everyone to complete a consent form so we are aware of allergies and medical conditions, as well as providing us with emergency contact details. Consent for under 18s must be provided by a parent or legal guardian.

Consent forms need to be returned in advance so that we can take in to account any medical conditions.

Do you need parents/legal guardians to stay with children?

We request that for groups of 6 children, one adult stays with them. For groups of between 6-15 we require two adults (in addition to Really Rural staff). This is to provide an extra pair of eyes for safety reasons.

Can we bring our pet?

Sorry no pets allowed.

We hope we have answered all your questions. For details on bookings, payments and cancellations please see our terms and conditions.

If you need more information please contact us

Who is Hedgelaying suitable for?

Hedgelaying can be enjoyed by all.  You don’t need any special skills or experience, our instructor will be with you at all times and all equipment is provided.

Who will be our instructor?

Our instructor is Richard Clarke. Richard has over 20 years experience working in forestry and conservation and is a lecturer in Countryside Management.

Where do Hedgelaying activities take place?

Hedgelaying activities take place at venues in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.  We have access to green spaces and woodlands and if you book an activity with us full location details will be provided.

What time of year do you run Hedgelaying Activities?

This course can only go ahead in the winter months (November-March) while the birds are not nesting and after the leaves have fallen from the hedge.

What happens if it is raining?

We carry on!  We will always carry on as long as it is safe to do so, but we risk assess continually and will halt or postpone a course if we feel it is unsafe to continue. In the event of this happening, we will let you know at the earliest opportunity, arranging either to reschedule at your convenience or to issue a refund (please note that if your event is taking place on an external site, we may not be able to refund the site fee).

If you decide to cancel due to poor weather after we have risk-assessed it as safe to go ahead, this will be treated as a cancellation and we will not be able to issue a refund. Please get in touch if you have any questions about this.

Are you insured?

Yes – we have £10 million insurance cover.

What do I need to bring?

You don’t need to bring too much with you.

Being an outdoor activity we continue in all weather even if it is raining (as long as it is safe to do so).  So we ask you to dress suitably for the countryside and time of the year. 

We recommend you wear warm, old or inexpensive clothes, wellies or old trainers and waterproofs   (in the summer please bring suncream and water)

Why does everyone need to complete a consent form?

We ask everyone to complete a consent form so we are aware of allergies and medical conditions, as well as providing us with emergency contact details.

Consent forms need to be returned in advance so that we can take in to account of any medical conditions.

Can we bring our pet?

Sorry no pets allowed.

We hope we have answered all your questions. For details on bookings, payments and cancellations please see our terms and conditions.

If you need more information please contact us

Who is Archery suitable for?

Archery can be enjoyed by all.  You don’t need any special skills or experience, our GB Archery instructor will be with you at all times and all equipment is provided.

Is Archery safe?

SAFETY is our first priority – we always check our venues and equipment are suitable and in good working order before each activity.

Before our activities start you will receive a full safety briefing from our GB Archery instructor.

With every first lesson we go through eye dominance, stance, balance and warm up and down.  Whether you’re a complete novice or more experienced the same rules apply.

Alcohol or drugs must not be consumed or taken before or during the activity.

Who will be our instructor?

Your instructor is Richard Clarke. Richard is a Archery GB Instructor and DBS checked.

Where does the archery take place?

Archery activities take place at venues in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.  We have access to green spaces and woodlands and if you book an activity with us full location details will be provided.

If you would like to be taught at a venue of your choice please contact us to discuss.  We will need to conduct a site safety survey and risk assessment before we can agree to use your venue.

Can you run an archery event indoors?

We have run archery events in sports halls, village halls and even barns.

In order to set up an outdoor archery range, we require the following space:

  • At least 110m long (at least the first 30m must have short grass, tarmac, gravel or similar)
  • At least 60m wide
  • That we can rope off throughout the activity to prevent people wandering into the archery area.

There are certain exceptions that can be made to the above requirements eg where suitable solid objects, such as buildings or walls, which would stop an arrow exist.

Please contact us to discuss the suitability of your venue.

Our school / club / company has a large hall, can you do archery there?

Archery can be set-up almost anywhere, as long as a thorough risk assessment has been conducted and the venue meets the requirements we can run archery sessions at most client sites.

Do I need any previous experience?

No experience is required; the majority of our customers are complete novices.

I’m not very fit, can I still do archery?

Yes – we ensure we do a quick warm-up and cool-down during the session. Any other specific health issues should be made known to the instructor before the activity

Are you insured?

Yes – we have £10 million insurance cover.

What time of year do you run Archery activities?

All year round – the most important thing is for you to wear the right clothes to suit the weather conditions!

What happens if it is raining?

We carry on!

We will always carry on as long as it is safe to do so, but we risk-assess continually and will halt or postpone an activity if we feel it is unsafe to continue. In the event of this happening, we will let you know at the earliest opportunity, arranging either to reschedule at your convenience or to issue a refund (please note that if your party or event is taking place on an external site, we may not be able to refund the site fee).

If you decide to cancel your activity in poor weather after we have risk-assessed it as safe to go ahead, this will be treated as a cancellation and we will not be able to issue a refund. Please get in touch if you have any questions about this.

What do I need to bring?

You don’t need to bring too much with you. We will provide the knowledge, safety equipment, backstop net, targets, bows, arrows, ground quivers.

Being an outdoor sport we continue in all weather even if it is raining (as long as it is safe to do so).  So we ask you to dress suitably for the countryside and time of the year. 

We recommend warm clothing – preferably NOT loose and baggy clothing as you may find that this interferes with the string of the bow when at full draw. You will find that close fitting clothing especially on the torso and arms will be helpful, sturdy walking type shoes/boots, waterproof jacket and a cap (in the summer please bring suncream and water).

Why does everyone need to complete a consent form?

We ask everyone to complete a consent form so we are aware of allergies and medical conditions, as well as providing us with emergency contact details. Consent for under 18s must be provided by a parent or legal guardian.

Consent forms need to be returned in advance so that we can take in to account any medical conditions.

Can my friends come along to watch?

Yes, one spectator is welcome to come along with you to watch, but they must stay in the safe designated areas.

Unfortunately children under the age of 16, if not taking part in an activity, are not allowed at any of our venues – this is in the interests of Health & Safety. If you must bring a child with you they should stay inside your vehicle, supervised by another adult.

Can we bring our pet?

Sorry, no pets allowed.

We hope we have answered all your questions. For details on bookings, payments and cancellations please see our terms and conditions.

If you need more information please contact us

Who is Target Shooting suitable for?

Target shooting can be enjoyed by all.  You don’t need any special skills or experience, our British Association of Shooting and Conservation (BASC) coach will be with you at all times and all equipment is provided.

Do I need any previous experience?

No experience is required; the majority of our customers are complete novices and have never held or shot a gun before.

Do I need a shotgun licence to shoot?

No. We are able to offer one-off clay shooting experiences without the need for you to have a licence as you will shoot under your Instructors supervision. However under Section 21 of the Firearms Act 1968 (which applies to persons who have served a term of imprisonment or youth custody) you may be restricted from using a firearm.  If you think this may apply to you please contact us before you book a session.  Before shooting commences, all participants will be asked to sign a declaration confirming that they are not subject to restriction by virtue of Section 21 of the Firearms Act 1968.

Is target shooting safe?

SAFETY is our first priority – we always check our venues and equipment are suitable and in good working order before each activity.

Before our activities start you will receive a full safety briefing from our BASC coach.

With every first lesson eye dominance, stance, balance, gun mount and gun fit are discussed before shooting begins.  Whether you’re a complete novice with no equipment or an experienced shot the same rules apply.

Alcohol or drugs must not be consumed or taken before or during shooting.

Who will be our instructor?

Our instructor is Richard Clarke.  He has been shooting for over 30 years.  He is very enthusiastic about introducing people to shooting especially young shots.

Richard is a lecturer in Countryside Management, which includes shotgun and firearms instruction.  He is a British Association of Shooting & Conservation (BASC) Shotgun Coach, Safe Shoot, BASC Safety Officer, Lantra qualified loader and DBS checked.

Where does the shooting take place?

Shooting activities take place at venues in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.  We have access to green spaces and woodlands and if you book an activity with us full location details will be provided.

If you’d like to be taught at a venue of your choice please contact us to discuss.  We will need to conduct a site safety survey and risk assessment before we can agree to use your venue.

Are you insured?

Yes – we have £10 million insurance cover.

What time of year do you run Shooting Activities?

All year round – the most important thing is for you to wear the right clothes to suit the weather conditions!

What happens if it is raining?

We carry on!

We will always carry on as long as it is safe to do so, but we risk-assess continually and will halt or postpone an activity if we feel it is unsafe to continue. In the event of this happening, we will let you know at the earliest opportunity, arranging either to reschedule at your convenience or to issue a refund (please note that if your party or event is taking place on an external site, we may not be able to refund the site fee).

If you decide to cancel your activity in poor weather after we have risk-assessed it as safe to go ahead, this will be treated as a cancellation and we will not be able to issue a refund. Please get in touch if you have any questions about this.

What do I need to bring?

You don’t need to bring too much with you. We will provide all the equipment.

Being an outdoor sport we continue in all weather even if it is raining (as long as it is safe to do so).  So we ask you to dress suitably for the countryside and time of the year. 

We recommend warm clothing, sturdy walking type shoes/boots, waterproof jacket and a cap (in the summer please bring suncream and water)

Can my friends come along to watch me shoot?

Yes, one spectator is welcome to come along with you to watch, but they must wear ear protection and glasses (we can supply these) and stay in the safe designated areas.

Unfortunately children under the age of 16, if not taking part in an activity, are not allowed at any of our venues – this is in the interests of Health & Safety. If you must bring a child with you they should stay inside your vehicle, supervised by another adult.

Why does everyone need to complete a consent form?

We ask everyone to complete a consent form so we are aware of allergies and medical conditions, as well as providing us with emergency contact details. Consent for under 18s must be provided by a parent or legal guardian.

Consent forms need to be returned in advance so that we can take in to account of any medical conditions.

Can we bring our pet?

Sorry no pets allowed.

We hope we have answered all your questions. For details on bookings, payments and cancellations please see our terms and conditions.

If you need more information please contact us

For Families

Right on target

Are you looking for a fun activity to entertain family and friends? Then our Introductory Family Archery Experiences are for you!

Our fully instructed activity package, gives groups of 6 or more the chance to experience archery. Your instructor will teach you the correct way to handle a bow and arrow before you step up to the firing line to test your aim. There’ll be plenty of time for fun games along the way. Perfect for beginners and novices alike!

Duration: 1 – 3 hours (depending on group size)

Price from: £20 pp (min. group size 6)

Special Offer

Special Offer £99*

Have some family fun.

We can come and deliver mini archery to your family unit in your garden (if you have a suitable space of at least 10 m long).  All the family can participate, Mum, Dad and siblings. The soft arrows make archery accessible to all ability levels. We will instruct from 2 metres away and the equipment will be sanitised before and after the session.

*Special offer price: £99, for up to 90-minute archery session, for a family living within 20 miles of Bromyard (travel costs added, if we are required to travel further afield).