Outside Activity Areas

The timing of the Show and it’s location allows for a strong emphasis on outdoor shooting activities. We have every discipline covered from have a go, try before you buy and manufacturer demonstration marquees to competition areas open to everyone, so make sure you get involved!

Manufacturers ‘try before you buy’ Airgun range

The Airgun Training and Education Organisation (ATEO) carry out work all over the country, promoting the safe and responsible use of airguns.

They will be running the ‘have a go’ manufacturers range so you can try out the latest products and test all comparative models before making that all important decision. Newcomers to the sport can try out numerous types of modern air rifles and pistols in a safe, controlled environment, under expert supervision. Airgun Central’ is the next step in the process to take advantage of the many special ‘show only’ offers from our specialist retailers!


Air Arms Speed Shoot

‘Test your mettle’ against the clock in a speed shoot on the manufacturers airgun range, with cash prizes for first, second and third place. All participants will be entered into a free prize draw to win an Air Arms S410 Superlite air rifle inc. Gun Bag, Silencer, Magazine, 3.9 x 40 Scope & Set of Mounts, Over £900 RRP!…


The ‘HFT Masters’ Northern Shooting Show Championship

 HFT Masters competition & have a go was a HUGE success.There was a great turn out with many saying how challenging the course was. Well done Ian Bainbridge & Roger Lait for putting on such an impressive competition. HFT Masters is already confirmed for the next 3 years!

The location set aside for the HFT Masters couldn’t be more fitting. Located in an attractive wooded area with ponds and manicured grassy banking close to the main entrance and leading up to the Manufacturers Airgun Ranges and the indoor ‘Airgun Central’ exhibition hall. Visitors will be able to try their hand at shooting HFT targets on the Saturday, under the supervision of the experts, who will give advice on technique. The competition is on the Sunday and visitors can watch the action take place. There will be marshals on hand to explain the sport, the targets used and the kit the competitors use. This is a great way of introducing this popular shooting sport to a wider audience. Competitors need to register in advance through the HFT Masters Website.


Double Deuce .22 Live Rimfire Range

Whether you’re a lifelong gun enthusiast or a complete novice, you can experience the thrill of semi automatic rimfire rifles across a four lane mobile range.

Get behind the trigger of some of the best black rifles on the market. From Smith and Wesson to CMMG, visit the Double Deuce Range to test them out. The range is fully safety certified by the National Small-bore Rifle Association and the owners work closely with local Police Firearms Departments to warrant safe practice. No experience is necessary and their Range Officers are always on hand to ensure safe operation and demonstrate how to use firearms responsibly.


Clay Shooting Line

The Crimple Valley Viaduct is the fantastic backdrop to our clayline. It’s a beautiful setting to break some clays! The Clayline proved to be a GREAT success! Many thanks to all that supported it & took part. Exciting plans are already afoot to improve next year’s clayline area. More info to follow.

BASC will be on hand to give expert instruction to juniors, improvers & beginners.

For a nominal fee you can have a coaching lesson from a qualified coach, covering safe gun handling, correct stance, gun fit, gun mount and how to hit a moving target. The fee covers the cost of cartridges, clay targets, eye and ear protection, the loan of a shotgun & shooting vest. If you have your own shotgun with you and are experiencing problems with gun fit then please come along to the coaching school and have a chat with the BASC coaches.

Under 16’s £10.00 (£15.00 non-members) / over 16’s £20.00 (£25.00 non-members)

Anglo Italian Arms will be showcasing their latest offerings from Caesar Guerini & Fabarm in to the Guerini UK marquee on the clayline. This is a fantastic opportunity to get hands-on with their latest shotguns and have a go before you make that all important purchase with their preferred dealers exhibiting at the show.

More Manufacturers to add soon..

The CPSA  is delighted to be hosting a ‘Have a Go’ stand on the Clay Line at the Show. Anyone, whether they are young, old, experienced or a novice, will be able to turn up and try their hand at clay shooting. For just £10 for Juniors, or £12 for Seniors, you will get to have a shooting experience with one of our qualified coaches, shooting at 10 clays with all the equipment provided. Our coaches will ensure that you are set up in the correct and safe way, before showing you how to break some clays and leaving you wanting more!

Erik Aaron Shooting will be hosting a 50 bird sporting competition for Juniors – £10  Womens (team x3) – £20 each person & Mens – £20…  Enter the competition as many times as you’d like. Early indications are that this will be a VERY popular competition especially with the prizes expected. Keep checking for updates!

More competitions to add soon.

Dryfire  will have their clay pigeon and game shooting simulator used for training and home practice. The simulator software supports all clay pigeon shooting disciplines. It allows you to use your own gun to shoot virtual targets in your home or club.

Femme Fatales will be at the DryFire tent on the Clay Line all weekend, looking forward to welcoming as many people as possible, whether they’ve never shot before or are a seasoned shooter. There are so many activities to try, with plenty of chances to win prizes.

Muzzle Loaders Association of Great Britain will be giving demonstrations throughout the day and offering the opportunity to ‘have a go’.