Combat archery games in the heart of London

What’s BattleBows?

Battlebows Combat Archery
Battlebows Combat Archery

Also known as combat archery or tag archery, dodge ball meets the Hunger Games in this action-packed adrenaline sport. Our specially designed equipment allows you to shoot arrows at your friends safely, so you can get on with winning the day!

How does it work?

Two archery teams go head-to-head in an adrenaline-filled 1hr tournament experience.

We start with a short training session so you can get a feel for the bow and hone your shooting skills. Then it’s onto the field for the tournament; several short intense games under the management of our fantastic instructors.

The rules are similar to tag or dodgeball in a dog-eat-dog fight to victory. If your arrow connects with an opponent they are out of the game. If you catch an arrow mid-flight then the bowman is out of the game. There is limited cover, but if you hide away the opposition can take out your target and claim victory.

So get out there, duck and dodge your way around the hailstorm of arrows, and use your bow skills to become a BattleBow legend and win the day!



Custom booking

  • For larger/corporate groups
  • All hire of equipment and venue
  • Pick your time (and place)
  • 1-5-hour tournaments and more
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  • 8-20 players
  • All hire of equipment and venue
  • 1-hour experience
  • Teams of 4/5 players in tournament format
  • Full instruction and game management
  • From £16.25pp (based upon group of 20)
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  • Play in our league!
  • All hire of equipment and venue
  • Play with friends or corporate teams
  • Weekly matches
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  • Battle Bows Combat Archery

BattleBows currently takes place at our fantastic Waterloo venue, right in the heart of central London. We’re just a short walk from Southbank and the London Eye, with great connections via Waterloo Station, Southwark and Blackfriars.

There’s an abundance of bars and restaurants in the area, as well as lots of other cool activities. We’re also just a stone’s throw from Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, and Soho.

Check out our partner page to see what else you can do in the area, or please contact us for recommendations!

Colombo Centre, 34-68 Colombo St, London SE1 8DP

Nearest station: Southwark (2-min walk), London Waterloo (5-min walk), Blackfriars (8-min walk)


  • No! You’ll know you’ve been hit but it’s no more painful than someone throwing a tennis ball at you. We use specially-designed foam-tipped arrows that are the safest on the market so you can have plenty of fun without worrying about getting hurt. We also provide face guards and arm guards to give you a bit of extra protection.

  • Yes. We offer bookings for children’s groups of 10yrs+ which can be booked online. When you book via our online booking system we will send you all the forms and information you need to distribute to other parents. We do also require the adult responsible for the group to be on site at all times for the duration of the event.

  • Our 1-hour event is perfect for groups of 10 – 20 players, however we can take groups as small as eight players. (pricing is based on 10 minimum).

  • Just trainers and comfortable sports clothing. Otherwise we provide all necessary equipment.

  • There is bottled water available at the venue and lots of cafes and shops in the area.

  • Yes. Battlebows is a great activity for stag or hen parties as well as birthdays and other occasions. Fancy dress is encouraged, and we love to share and tag great stag/hen photos on our Facebook feed!

  • Yes of course. If you have a group of 20 or over you we would recommend you book an additional second hour to make sure that everyone gets a good amount of game time.

    We offer the second hour at a 20% discount – just drop us an email once you’ve booked and we’ll apply the discount before your final payment.

  • We need to take a deposit to secure pitches and staff for your event. For this reason your deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

  • It’s a great time to start! The bows and arrows are super easy to use and our expert game coordinators will take you through a short training session to brush up those bow skills.

  • We currently only offer our start times listed on the site and operate out of our preferred venues.

Who can play?

BattleBows is an incredibly inclusive sport, and as long as you are in good physical health and have no recurring injuries or medical conditions that might be exacerbated by physical activity you’re good to play.

It’s a great sport for kids parties, and we accept players from age 10 upwards. All you need to do is let us know the number of children on the online booking dropdown box, and you’ll be sent a parent/guardian consent form that needs to be filled in on behalf of all children playing.

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Do you have a custom booking enquiry or have a question that isn’t answered on this site? Drop us a line via the contact form below and we’ll get back to you ASAP.