YOUNG people will have a chance to try out a range of countryside activities at an event hosted by the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

Under the supervision of BASC coaches, they will be able to try clay shooting, as well as a range of other activities at the Young Shots day which will be held at Park Farm Shooting Grounds, near Droitwich, on September 25.

Falconry and gundog training will also be part of the action-packed day. Safe handling and use of air rifles is also included and participants will learn about the work of the gamekeeper.

Young Shots days are designed to provide education and training in shooting and country sports for young people aged between eight and 17 years of age. Participants do not have to be members of BASC to participate and all levels of experience will be catered for.

Liz Lamb, BASC’s regional officer for the Midlands, said: “Young people who may not have had the opportunity to experience such activities are especially welcome. This is a ‘hands-on’ day where everyone can participate in each of the disciplines under the tuition and guidance of experienced coaches.”

The cost of the day is £15 per person. To book a place contact BASC’s Midland Regional Centre on 01889 565050 or email midland@basc.org.uk. More information on the venue can be found at www.parkfarmshoot.co.uk