Your ultimate destination for historic experience days

The one stop shop for unforgettable historically themed experience days & traditional craft courses

Your ultimate destination for historic experience days

The one stop shop for unforgettable historically themed experience days & traditional craft courses


Shorter sessions that bring your senses to life giving you a taste of unforgettable activities plucked from the most exciting moments in history. Fun is the main focus as we keep these experiences fast paced


Traditional craft courses taught by specialists who have dedicated their lives to the skills, learn ancient crafts and find a new hobby as a result! Blade smithing, bow making, metal work and much more


For those wanting to dive into the deep end of any skills, join a session lead by the most experienced coaches focused on skill and progression. You’ll have a wealth of knowledge to tap into


Want to stand shoulder to shoulder with kings during some of the most iconic moments in history? Step into one of the most pivotal moments of the past, indulge in the food, play games and win prizes. Not to be missed!

Welcome to Now Strike, your one-stop shop for historical experiences in the United Kingdom. Medieval archery, Viking axe Throwing, even Cowboy shooting! Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly activity, a stag do, or simply want to try something new and exciting, we have something for everyone. We offer a variety of historical experiences in Essex, from immersive adventures to fun tasters, even traditional craft courses all of which we can tailor our events to your specific needs. We have an experience day for everyone so what are you waiting for?

Calling all budding adventurers and time travellers, have you ever wondered what it would feel like to clash swords with a Knight or hear the ring on an anvil while shaping hot metal? Or perhaps trying your hand at archery with a Medieval Longbow excites you? How about crafting something with your own hands? We have experiences to suit all ages and group sizes whether you are a family looking to create memories, a couple looking for an unforgettable adventure or a solo explorer wanting to learn a new skill. From short taster sessions to fully immersive experiences, coaching sessions to bow making & blacksmithing courses, we are confident that you’ll find something to make you smile

Our Gift Certificates are a gateway to adventure and make wonderful gifts for a special occasion, birthday or holiday. Perfect for those who love excitement in their lives, value memories over objects or for those who seemingly have everything!

The best bit? Our Certificates are easy to use as they are valid for 18 months and appear instantly in your inbox! So no need to sit waiting by your letterbox and they can be used instantly!

So what is there not to like?

Featured Experiences

Fathers Day: Cowboy Adventure!

Quick Draw: Wild West Experience

Battle of Crecy: 1346 Archery Experience

Blacksmithing Course Experience Day

What Our Customers Say...

We take pride in our customers’ experience and strive to provide a 5-star experience for everyone who attends our events.

My expectations were far surpassed by this [bow making] course. Set in a 400 year old barn (dress for the weather!), we were warmly welcomed by our instructors Adam and Greg. A short introduction then straight to work. Each step was explained clearly and concisely with a quick demonstration, then we began.

Adam and Greg were knowledgeable and wise beyond their years. Constantly advising and helping each of us, all the while, regailing us with stories and history lessons.

This was the most enjoyable course I’ve ever been on and would thoroughly recommend it. All I need to do now is find the time for the arrow making course!

Darren – Bow Making Course

Went to the Wild West Experience with my father-in-law and son. This is the 3rd “course” I’ve been on run by Now Strike and, as with the others, it was fantastic. The knowledge of Adam and Russell (I think) was top notch and the instruction clear and concise.
The actual shooting was unbelievable and once the basics had been covered it was pretty much non stop action, rotating around a group.
The “replica” pistols and rifles were really well made and as authentic as I imagined, even down to the cartridge ejection on the Winchester.
All of us had an amazing time and would highly recommend for all.

Rich S – Wild West Experience

Wow, done the wild west experience with my son for his 11th birthday. Was a bit worried as you know how hard it is to keep an 11 year old happy, but he was in his element and hasn’t stopped telling everyone how good it was and now wants to turn our garden into a shooting range. Adam the instructor was great and obviously loved what he was doing, very knowledgeable. Would definately highly recommend this, our group was mixed ages and we all had a great time. Looking forward to out next experience with

Kirk G – Wild West Experience

Adam and Greg are top gents. Great day, perhaps the best archery experience I’ve done!

HS – Archery Experience

Fabulous experience day , knowledgeable hosts , answering any questions,
Great setting and equipment, no rushing to finish,
Had a rather splendid time
Thank you

Rob Jones-Empson – Wild West Experience

Had great fun at the Wild West shooting experience. Loved the ponchos and cowboy hats too! Adam was very helpful and friendly. Looking forward to booking another experience soon.

Julie Weedon – Wild West Experience

Book Your Experience Today

Book your historical event today! Visit our experience page to filter by location and experience type. Have a question? Contact us via our website and we are always happy to help.

Embark on an unforgettable journey through time with Now Strike! 

Father's Day experience

It's time for Dad to saddle up this Father's Day for a Cowboy Adventure in the Old West!