FAQs

We are frequently asked many questions about shooting and the services we provide; here is a list of the most frequent:

What exactly is Clay Target Shooting?
Do you have to have an appointment to shoot at Newnham Park Shooting Ground?
Is there an age limit to participate in clay target shooting?
Can a group of friends shoot together?
Is there parking at Newnham Park Shooting Ground?
Is shooting tuition only available for individuals?
What is Newnham Park Shooting Ground’s postcode, so that I may locate it in my satellite navigation system?
I have been given a gift voucher. How do I redeem it?
How should I dress to shoot at Newnham Park Shooting Ground?
Can I bring spectators and my dog?
Do you have wheelchair access?


If you cannot find the answer to your question you can either call us on 01752 343456 or go to the Contact Us page and using the form provided send us your question.

What exactly is Clay Target Shooting?
Clay Target Shooting is the sport of shooting at special flying targets, known as clays, with a shotgun. The sport is currently enjoyed by thousands of people, aged from 9 to 90 of either sex, across the UK and the world.

Do you have to have an appointment to shoot at Newnham Park Shooting Ground?
Yes, access to the Shooting Ground is for pre-booked Coaching or Corporate events only, where individuals are guided by an instructor. No un-accompanied practice facilities are available at Newnham Park.

Is there an age limit to participate in clay target shooting?
There is no age limit to shoot, as long as those under 18 are accompanied. We would advise that children over the age of 8 may shoot, depending on size, although Newnham Park Shooting Ground may intervene at their discretion if safety is felt to be compromised.

Can a group of friends shoot together?

Clay Target Shooting is a very sociable sport and Newnham Park welcomes groups of friends or colleagues. We specialise in putting on celebration or team-building events for groups – more information can be found on the Stag & Hen Groups and Corporate Events pages.

Is there parking at Newnham Park Shooting Ground?

There is plenty of car parking adjacent to the clubhouse.

Is shooting tuition only available for individuals?

No, tuition may be taken alone or with a friend or relative. To see results, we recommend that instructors are shared between as few people as possible and, for game tuition, we insist upon a limit of two people per instructor. Newnham Park Shooting Ground does offer a more fun, but less intensive, format for shooting in a party of more than two – please visit our Stag & Hen Groups and Corporate Events pages for more information.

What is Newnham Park Shooting Ground’s postcode, so that I may locate it in my satellite navigation system?
Our postcode is PL7 5BN. This should guide you to the estate entrance, from which point you should follow the Shooting Ground signage all the way into the car park. When travelling to Newnham Park from the East however, please be aware that you may need to disregard GPS advice when driving on the A38 – you should actually continue until the A38 has become a 3-lane carriageway, then turn off at Deep Lane on to the B3416, from which point your system should resume the correct path. Alternatively, a detailed and printer-friendly map is available to download from the Contact Us page.

I have been given a gift voucher. How do I redeem it?

Your gift voucher will apply to tuition, which will need to be booked in advance. Please inform the member of staff that you have a voucher when booking, and then simply present the voucher upon arrival for your lesson.

How should I dress to shoot at Newnham Park Shooting Ground?
Please come prepared for the fickle nature of our English weather. We recommend sturdy footwear; trainers or walking/gardening shoes are fine.

Can I bring spectators and my dog?
Non-shooting spectators are welcome at Newnham Park Shooting Ground, although they will need to wear ear protection. Dogs are only permitted in the Shooting Ground if kept on a lead at all times.

Do you have wheelchair access?
The clubhouse and most of the shooting stands are accessible to wheelchair users.