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Most people don't look towards the countryside for their action fix. But you'd be foolish to look anywhere else for the ultimate clay shooting experience, as The Big Shoot's premier location in Rufforth is hidden away in the stunning North Yorkshire wilderness. When you step onto our shooting range, it will be like leaving civilization behind as you step into the wild on a real hunt. Yet you'll only be 20 minutes away from the centre of York- with thrills like this on your doorstep, you'd be a fool to miss out. Why not come down and unleash your inner gun slinger?

Our modern, purpose built clubhouse features panoramic views of our shooting ranges and beyond. The complex is centrally heated and seats up to 50 guests for your brilliant event. You'll enjoy high quality catering with a wide range of menus to choose from and ideal facilities whatever your event entails. The clubhouse is surrounded by large, grassed open spaces and a car park. There is also a cafe on site.

The Shoot

First class clay shooting is always on the menu when you come down to The Big Shoot's Rufforth site- so you'd better have an appetite for action! We have a plethora of gun slinging thrills tailor made to each shooter's needs, no matter what their skill level. You'll soon feel like you've left civilization behind as you head deeper and deeper into the wild on a realistic game hunt- only here, you'll only be taking down automated traps that are flying at super fast speeds!

Our site has toilets, changing rooms, spectator areas and car parking. Light refreshments are available.

  • Clay Pigeon Shooting Rufforth, Nr York
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting Rufforth, Nr York
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting Rufforth, Nr York


25 Clay Shoot


Restrictions: MinAge: 14,  MinGroup: 5,  MaxGroup: 36, 

30 Bird Shoot


Restrictions: MinAge: 14,  MinGroup: 5, 

40 Bird Shoot


Restrictions: MinAge: 14,  MinGroup: 5, 

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Experience the sheer satisfaction of cracking clays as you take advantage of one of our spectacular shooting grounds situated across the UK and Ireland! Accommodating those as young 5, our venues are tailor-made to accommodate your specific skill level. So, whether you're looking to learn the basics with full expert tuition from our qualified instructors or looking to improve your pre-existing dead-eye talents, we've got a venue to suit you! Upon arrival, you'll be equipped with all the latest safety gear whilst being presented with a full safety briefing.

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  • Facilities

      • Picnic Area
      • Changing Rooms
      • Spectator Areas
      • Parking
      • Toilets
      • Full Instruction
      • All Equipment
      • Qualified Instructors
      • Cafeteria



    • Tinker Lane
    • Harewood Whin
    • Rufforth
    • YO23 3RR

    Our Rufforth location couldn't be easier to find. We are five miles from York and can be easily found via the A59 and A1237. Full travel information will be printed on your booking confirmation receipt.

    Maps and directions used on our website are for guide purposes only. Please use the directions supplied with your booking confirmation when making travel arrangements.

    Latest Reviews

      • "Easy booking and organising A fantastic activity for a novice group! Great instructors and centre! Brad was great! Thanks! "

        Alexandra Hudson, 27th JulRATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "Late birthday present which we thoroughly enjoyed. The venue/location was ideal as was the weather. The instructor took time to explain about the safety aspect, was informative and helpful throughout the session. Will definitely go back again for a rematch."

        Richard Buchanan, RATED 4.00 out of 5

      • "Excellent day. "

        Paul Cahill, 3rd NovRATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "Brilliant overall, the staff making the whole experience perfect. Will be coming again without hesitation. "

        JasonS, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "Abloste brilliant day shooting. Had never done it before and the instructor who showed us how to do it was brilliant and had a great laugh aslo. "

        Samuel Foster, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "Everybody really enjoyed the clay pigeon shoot and the tuition was excellent."

        Nicholas Edmundson, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "Thanks for a brilliant morning shoot. MICK our mentor and coach was extremely knowledgable, professional and willing to work on our aim.
        Great day enjoyed by all our party as most had never shot a gun before. "

        James Owen, RATED 4.00 out of 5

      • "Our instructor was fantastic and really added to a great Stag do activity. It wa a funny day, he got us all enjoying shooting and having little competitions. "

        Max, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "We had a fantastic day shooting at Rufforth, York, and I must say the 2 instructors just made it for us! (Sean and Rob if I remember right!?). They were really funny and got us all laughing! It made my sisters Hen party really special and we all haven't stopped talking about it since! "

        Rachel, 18th NovRATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "Phil and the whole team at Rufforth were brilliant. very welcoming and a great venue. everyone said what a great time they had. many thanks to all"

        Andrew Morton, 28th OctRATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "Yet again another shoot in York in the last 2 months,superb facility and great instructors."

        Andrew Knowles, 28th OctRATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "What a superb event,thank you,the 2 gents that were with us throughout the shoot were excellent,friendly and mad it so enjoyable.
        A big thank you to all."

        Andrew, 2nd SepRATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "An excellent experience. Great cafe to get some food. Excellent instruction. Really good fun!"

        Tom Lovejoy, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "Our guide and shooting coach was excellent , very professional, but also very entertaining, we had an excellent shoot. please pass on our thanks to Rufforth "

        Graham Womersley, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "had a great time ,A big thanks to Sean for the tuition and for putting up with us."

        Gary Brooks, RATED 4.00 out of 5

      • "Booking was quick and easy. I booked over the phone due to a few cancellations in our group putting us below the required minimum group size. No problem, our advisor negotiated with the shooting center and away we went! We had a great time."

        Daniel Walker, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "Very enjoyable experience. We will definitely be doing it again. Worth every penny! The staff at rufforth shooting range are fantastic. "

        Hazel Detheridge, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "We had a great time and felt well looked after. There were 7 of us and we had 2 people assisting us to shoot. They gave clear explanations, excellent safety advice and still made it fun. They were also great at giving us tips and outlining where we went wrong so we could try and improve our scores. This was the 2nd stag shoot I've been on here, and I would come here again."

        Pete Miller, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "Booking office was friendly and informative.

        All of our 7 man party had a great time, fantastic experience.

        The tutor "Robert" could not have done a better job.

        We are booking again soon.


        John Griffin, RATED 5.00 out of 5

      • "was great introduction to clay shooting.
        Friendly place, boys enjoyed. Recommend."

        Victoria Nicholl, 28th DecRATED 4.00 out of 5

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    "We all enjoyed it. It was a very cold day but lovely warm fire in the clubhouse and cups of tea. Instructor was very good and engaging. He was very encouraging and so we all managed to hit some clays. Would recommend Big Shoot to friends definitely."

    Katherine Sansoni, Rufforth, Nr York

    RATED 5.00 out of 5

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