Immersive Medieval Experiences

Experience the legendary English Longbow, swords and siege engines as the English lay waste to the French army during the battles of Crecy & Agincourt, not just “bows and arrows” experience the 100 Year War on our Historic Adventures

Experience the 15th Century as you join Henry V of England during his decisive campaign part way through the Siege of Harfleur. 

Let us guide you into the past on an experience day like none other as we take you on an exciting journey to experience the awesome power of the weapons that dominated the battle fields of Medieval history from the Battle of Crécy, the Battle of Agincourt and beyond. 

As you step back into the Middle Ages, our friendly guide, seemingly straight from the early 15th Century, welcomes you and leads the way to our Medieval encampment. 

Before we hand you over to any of our captains, Henry V will personally inspect his new recruits and offer words of encouragement.   

The Mighty English Longbow.

The Agincourt Experience gives you the chance to learn this iconic bow straight out of Medieval England, the English armies are expecting cross-bow shot from the walls of Harfleur so our Master Archer will be quick to get you up to speed to give cover! Learn the archery skills to shoot accurately at distance and master this iconic weapon 

If you’re expecting a simple archery session, think again!

Archery is part of the secret to our success but to breach the walls of Harfleur we will need greater power. Our Siege Captain will be waiting to run you through the basics of the artillery before you launch a projectile with the large Perrier! This is no joke, using man power it will launch a projectile over 200metres! 

Master the Blade!

Finally in preparation for the big push, you will join our Sword Master to learn the blade. No soldier will survive the clash of steel against a trained opponent, you will need to learn the skills to stay alive as you breach the defensive walls of Harfleur spurred on by the good King himself! 

Break for lunch and enjoy the delights of working class cuisine, a hot pottage and if you are very lucky, perhaps some meat and even some pepper! This is no afternoon tea! You can expect to experience how English archers ate as they awaited their time to go into battle.

What will the afternoon bring? Will the English survive France and make it home?

Our Archery Experience Days have limited availability so book early!

Spend a day on a Now Strike Archery experience day  as we teach you to use an authentic English longbow, and learn the history behind it. 

Feel the power of the weapon that dominated warfare for over 300 years while raising the common man into the upper echelons of infamy and thrusting our steel tipped arrows into the nightmares of our enemies.

Our Immersive Medieval Experiences run on selected days during the summer-autumn months, with dates filling up quickly, so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

Due to the nature of the day, we are exclusively offering availability throughout the warmer months of the year. Suitable for ages 8+


Agincourt Experience

£149 p/person

5 hour experience


We went for a longbow experience day and it was great – even better than expected. The organisers had put a lot of thought into the day so it was fun, engaging, and we learnt a lot too. Definitely recommend.

Jethro Thompson

The pitch was excellent, not too heavy and connected with the archery. Everyone enjoyed the tour through the battle and its relevance to the Long Bow. As adult spectators, the family thought it was really fun. As for Sam, he has remembered all of the key facts and has already started telling his friends.

I would like to say it was a fantastic day and both Kay and myself enjoyed it thoroughly. Issuing coins was a good idea and made it a bit more competitive without being to serious. I might even book the same event myself again it was so enjoyable 

Dave and Kay

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Now Strike Archery is a trading name of Reach the Core Ltd

East of England, office address: The Essex Barn at Rook Hall Farm Chigborough Road Heybridge Essex CM9 4RB

Please check the location of your experience on your confirmation email as we work from different venues

Company number 09478171