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Although going to a shooting range is always fun, it is hard to improve your skills and push them to the limit when you're with a large group of strangers who also need training. Luckily, The Big Shoot's Sturminster Newton location has come up with the perfect solution, as we are a completely private site that caters to the needs of you, your group and nobody else. This means our expert training will help improve your skills in no time at all- and you'll be more than ready to take down every last clay target that falls into your line of fire. Come on down and show us what you're made of.

Our fantastic Sturminster Newton Clay Pigeon Shooting venue provides not only state of the art equipment and qualified tuition, we also boast excellent facilities to accommodate both individuals and groups. On our site, you'll find car parking spaces and toilets. As well as this, you'll also be treated to free tea, coffee, and soft drinks whichever package you choose.

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We have some of the best facilities in the Dorset region, all tailor made to suit your needs. Most importantly, this is a private range, so you won't have to wait your turn on each shooting stand- you can just go right ahead and blast the clay targets to pieces! With training in a variety of different shooting disciplines and a plethora of different layouts to explore, all against the backdrop of stunning English countryside, this is action perfection. You should also keep an eye out for our flash clays; catch one of these and you'll win a grand prize!

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


25 Clay Shoot


Our 25 Clay Shoot experience is the perfect package for those in search of a test of their aiming skills, or even for complete beginners who are looking to get their very first dose of Clay Shooting action. Equipped with a 12 bore shotgun, you'll be provided with full tuition from a friendly, qualified instructor who will soon turn you into a true gunslinger! For an action-packed group event, our 25 Clay Shoot is more than ideal - whether it's a stag/hen party or corporate event! We've even got 'flash clays' too - if you manage to hit one you'll win a spot prize! Soft drinks and tea and coffee are included within the cost of the package.

N.B. : Flash clays that earn spot prizes and free soft drinks and coffee included.

Restrictions: MinAge: 10,  MaxPax: 18,  MinGroup: 2,  MaxGroup: 8, 

50 Clay Shoot


If you're looking for a true test of your aiming skills, then our 50 Clay Shoot package is for you. Equipped with a state of the art shotgun, you'll task yourself with turning every last clay into a cloud of dust! But, there's no need to worry, even if you've never taken part in Clay Shooting before, you'll be provided with all the equipment you need to take part in addition to a full safety briefing, meaning you'll have everything you need for an immersive Clay Pigeon Shooting experience. If you perfect your aiming skills, then you might just hit one of our 'flash clays'. Do just that, and you'll win yourself a spot prize! Soft drinks and tea and coffee are included within the cost of the package.

N.B. : Flash clays that earn spot prizes and free soft drinks and coffee included.

Restrictions: MinAge: 10,  MaxPax: 18,  MinGroup: 2,  MaxGroup: 8, 

1 to 1 Tuition


Tailor-made for those looking to crack clays for the first time or for the more experienced shooters looking to perfect a new shooting style, our one to one tuition package is perfect for all levels of ability. Throughout a one hour session, you'll be provided expert tuition from a qualified instructor who will teach you all the tips and tricks need to perfect your aiming skills and smash those clays out of the sky. You'll receive 50 clays and cartridges during your session, so it will only be a matter of time before your inner clay assassin begins to shine through! As well as full equipment and a safety briefing, soft drinks and tea and coffee are included within the cost of the package.

Restrictions: MinAge: 16,  MinGroup: 1,  MaxGroup: 2, 

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    • Manston
    • Sturminster Newton
    • Dorset
    • DT10 1HD

    For the best clay shooting in Dorset, look no further than The Big Shoot's Sturminster Newton location. Getting here couldn't be easier, as we are just off the B3091, near Shaftsbury. 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

      • "We really enjoyed our event. Norman, our instructor, was very patient and his assistance and knowledge really helped us to try and hit the clays!! We felt very safe the whole time.
        We also liked the rural setting.
        It was a very different day out but one we all enjoyed and would like to do again. It was good to learn something new and great fun. "

        Jackie Curry, RATED 2.9 out of 5

      • "The experience was outstanding from start to finish with a very experienced teacher. It was a very enjoyable time spent."

        Matthew Houghton, RATED 4.3 out of 5

      • "Great experience and very kind staff"

        Yuri, RATED 4 out of 5

      • "Great day out and Norman from the range was absolutely a pleasure to learn from for all of us. Great experience and will certainly recommend this going forward "

        Richard Quaresma, RATED 5 out of 5

      • "Loved it, I am now hooked. Definitely planning a return."

        richard soan, RATED 3.9 out of 5

      • "Great fun would reccomend and would use again thank you"

        Mrs Brenda Furniss, RATED 3.8 out of 5

      • "We were all novices to the clay pigeon shooting and I can honestly say that everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed the event. The instructors were very pleasant and helpful, so big thanks to them as well."

        Renata Monk, RATED 3.3 out of 5

      • "Great introduction to shooting. Will definitely be back for more!"

        Mrs Elaine Skevington, RATED 4 out of 5

      • "I'm from Canada and was in England for my wedding, I wanted to celebrate with my wife's family but was unsure of our numbers. I got in contact with Mike from Big Shoot in April he gave me the quote in very short order, but I was unable to nail down the particulars until I'd reached England...a week before we were supposed to go. I ended up working with the guys over the phone and through the website to book in a time that worked perfectly for our group, we had an awesome time, learned a lot and even enjoyed some friendly competition. "

        Brendyn mckillop, RATED 3.9 out of 5

      • "Enjoyable morning. Good fun "

        john tuck, RATED 3.6 out of 5

      • "Very good quality of instruction."

        James Evans, RATED 3.3 out of 5

      • "Norman was a delight, I shall be recommending him to others"

        Nick Kibble, RATED 5 out of 5

      • "My instructor, Norman, is a first class tutor. He explained all procedures thoroughly, safety, handling and technique, making sure all was understood before proceeding."

        Mrs Lesley Jackson, RATED 3.4 out of 5

      • "We recently booked a clay pigeon shooting session last week via The Big Shoot and thoroughly enjoyed it. "

        natalie bennett, RATED 5 out of 5

      • "A holidaying in the area, our session was something different and to show my son (15) that there is more to shooting than his experience on the Xbox can offer. Our instructor, Norman, was brilliant and gave us a comprehensive safety briefing and a few pointers and tips before letting us loose on our 25 shots each. We both had a brilliant time with Normal providing us with further tips as we went along."

        Adrian Robinson, RATED 4.8 out of 5

      • "Brilliant day out. Highly recommended.

        John Woolley, RATED 5 out of 5

      • "Very efficient booking. Friendly instructor, very safety conscious, enjoyable experience. Would love to do more!"

        Chris Hughson, RATED 4.4 out of 5

      • "Jack --- aged 12 years --- loved his visit and learnt a lot . Thank you to his kind instructor."

        Val Birrell, RATED 4 out of 5

      • "Norman was brilliant! Very knowledgeable & really helpful. Made a lot of time for my Son & myself. Would do this on a regular basis"

        Marcus Taylor, RATED 4 out of 5

      • "Very professional and comprehensive teaching session that generated a new interest in the sport. The lesson was very thorough and well conducted, and I came away with a good appreciation of clay pigeon shooting"

        Geoffrey Carr, RATED 4.5 out of 5

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    "It was our first time at doing this and we found the whole experience wonderfull and cant wait to do it again"

    michelle millard, Sturminster Newton Clay Shooting

    RATED 3.6 out of 5

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