+ How do I book?

For booking of 6 - 20 players please click on our Book Now page to book online. All booking confirmations will be sent to the email address provided. For bookings over 20 players please contact us to arrange an event bespoke to your requirements.

+ How many players are needed to play Combat Archery/ Archery Tag?

A minimum of 6 players are required for a game to play, a maximum of 20 players can play at any one time.

+ Will it hurt?

All our arrows are foam tipped ( like a big marshmallow), meaning the impact of being hit feels a beanbag thrown at you, it's noticeable that you've been hit but it doesn't hurt! Combat Archery leaves no bruises from being struck by an arrow, and is known as a family friendly version of paintball that's competitive and fun!

+ Is there an age restriction?

The recommended age is 10 and older. Those who are 16 and under must be supervised by a parent/guardian. Only individuals who are 18 years of age are able to sign the waiver.

+ What happens in a session?

Our standard Private sessions are 75 minutes long consisting of 10 minutes for training, instruction and practice on our firing range, you then get 60 minutes in the arena playing a variety of gamemodes organised by your facilitator. There is a 5 minute break in between the hour in the arena to provide players a restroom break and a chance to get a breather/ water.

+ What clothing and footwear should I wear?

Please wear comfortable clothing and suitable footwear to run in. No high heels for ladies.

+ What equipment do I need?

All equipment is provided by The Archertype. This includes combat bows, foam tipped arrows, face masks and arm guards.

+ What is your cancellation policy?

A cancellation fee of 100% of admission cost applies for cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance, or in case of no-show. A cancellation fee of 50% of admission cost applies for cancellations made less than one week in advance. No cancellation fee applies for cancellations made one or more weeks in advance.

+ What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept payments via cash or credit card, bookings are all subject to a 50% deposit that is non-refundable.

+ What if one person of my party has cancelled?

Please try and find a replacement as soon as possible. If one person is a no-show, a 10% payment of the price will be charged.

+ Can I play with my own group or will it be a mixed group?

You can make a private booking for up to 32 people, of your own friends (or enemies!). Alternatively you can pop along to an open session in our pop-up events, participants often become fast friends when dodging arrows!

+ Can I play if i'm pregnant?

Unfortunately not, combat archery is a sport that requires movement, getting hit by foam tippd arrows and maneuvering obstacles. In the interest of both health and well being of mother and baby we do not allow participation in the game. We do however allow pratice firing arrows in our range doing the 10-15 minute briefing in the beginning under supervision and guests can sit in our lounge area or watch from the sidelines behind our safety nets.

+ I want to organise a special event for a stag, hen or birthday party, can you help?

Yes! We absolutely love celebrating in the Archertype. Provisions can be set up to shoot the stag/hen/birthday boy/girl (fancy dress is encouraged). We also have a fridge for you to bring any cakes you may want to have after the event. Please email us at info@thearchertype.co.uk for further details/ requests.

+ Where can I park?

The Car Park adjacent to Universal Building is private ran and offers 8 hours of parking for £3. Alternatively, cars can park on Higher Ardwick in the evenings or on the weekend. Drivers also can park on Temperance Street which has no parking restrictions.