Field Sport UK is a family-run business, which has evolved from our farming backgrounds. We are passionate about field sports, clay target shooting, game shooting, pest control, deer management and overall conservation of our countryside and its sporting traditions. The Great British countryside has always been at the heart of Field Sport UK's business aim, providing quality and educational activities.
Field Sport UK offers many activities, packages and training courses, which are great for both individuals and groups which can be purchased in any combination by customers, corporate clients and education providers. Whatever the interests of the group or the occasion Field Sport UK provide an enjoyable and memorable experience. All of our activities are run from our beautiful venue on the border of Derbyshire and Leicestershire in Ashby De La Zouch.
We cater for all ages and capabilities with customers to date ranging from 8 to 90 years old. The company can accommodate individuals to corporate groups comprising of up to 100 guests. The company is proud to be an inclusive company and our customers sometimes have disabilities that have lead to other activity centres turning them away, we have catered for customers who are blind in one eye, wheelchair users a large group of partially sighted children with learning difficulties and a Paralympic champion who wanted to take up a new sport.
Our instructors come from a range of backgrounds including staff with no previous teaching or instructor experience. Recruitment is based primarily on customer skills and they must be adaptable to engage with a variety of characters of all walks of life but most importantly they have to have the Field Sport way (Fun & safe). With full training provided to national standards before an instructor can lead a group. All staff are actively encouraged to continue their training to broaden their knowledge and skills. While customers are initially attracted by the range of activities on offer, their experience is defined by our team. From the first enquiry or booking submission the customer enjoys a professional and friendly engagement. All staff takes time to engage with customers both individually and as a group. Their light-hearted approach ensures that safety messages are understood and taken on board by customers without compromising the fun of the day.
Field Sport UK outdoor activity centre was originally a landfill site, then planted and left for 20 years with no woodland management plan so very neglected and lots of trees died due to over crowding. The Field Sport UK Team have sympathetically managed the woodland to accommodate a range of outdoor activities and the associated infrastructure. The team have removing dead trees and invasive weeds this has improved the overall health of the woodland which has created healthier trees and a rich woodland floor with lots of flora and fauna.
We truly love the countryside and the site boosts a composting toilet, we harvest rain water, planted willow weaved hedges which helps with lying rain water due to the amount of clay, while much of the material used on site to build the structures and ranges has come from the woodland itself. Wildlife is actively encouraged with bird feeding stations and a careful balance between ground clearance and unspoilt woodland for the deer, badgers, foxes and other woodland creatures. One range has even been put temporarily out of commission when a bird decided to nest in one of the targets!
Equipment and instruction is included in the price with no hidden extras, we use the best equipment on the market which again enhances the customer experience. Customers are given generous time slots allowing our instructors time to coach them, maximising customers confidence and achievements on the day. It also allows groups to relax and fully enjoy both the experience and time with their friends, family and/or colleagues, without feeling rushed or pressured. Groups are never mixed whether they are individuals, families, parties or corporate events.
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We are honoured and extremely proud to have received the following accolades:
- CPSA Clay shooting coach runner up 2013
- Trip Advisor Excellence award 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018
- Finalist in Rural business awards - Rural Attraction 2015
- Finalist in Burton Mail Business awards - New Business set up 2015
- Finalist Burton Mail - Small business 2016
- Finalist Burton Mail - Customer Service 2016
- Finalist Leicestershire Tourism Award - Great Day Out 2016
- Finalist Leicestershire Tourism Award - Great Team 2016 & 2017
- Winner for Luxury Travel Award 2017 & 2018
- Finalist Burton Mail - Tourism & Hospitality 2017
- Winner for Travel & Hospitality Awards - Derbyshire, Excellence in Service 2018