A NORTH Yorkshire estate has today (March 2) launched its new Simulated Game days.

The new activity will take place on a variety of drives set within the Thimbleby Estate, which covers some 3,000 acres of moorland, farmland and forestry on the edge of the North York Moors.

Simulated Game days offer the opportunity for parties of between eight and ten people to shoot clay targets that simulate traditional game shooting. The days provide guests with all the trappings of a traditional game day, including first-class hospitality, plus as many clays as they want.

Shoot ground manager Philip Thompson said: “We’re really excited to launch our new simulated days which are incredibly unique thanks to the estate’s varied terrain. It’s a great opportunity to shoot some fantastic drives in a stunning landscape which includes grouse moorland, deep valleys and steep wooded areas”

Offering all of the benefits of both traditional game shooting and clay shooting, days can be tailored to suit all abilities, from absolute beginners through to seasoned shots. Non-shotgun licence holders will be introduced to shooting and provided with equipment and instruction prior to setting out onto the drives.

The estate says this is an exciting activity for a corporate event, a group of friends or even a stag or hen 'do' with a difference. More experienced shots will be challenged and excited to shoot a variety of testing drives.

Philip said: “Our simulated days are like nothing currently being offered anywhere else and we are confident that they will be amongst the very best in the country. For guests with limited experience, or simply looking to improve their shooting, our professional instructors are on hand throughout the day to ensure a safe and enjoyable day.”

The launch comes at an exciting time for Thimbleby Shooting Ground with the construction of a new club house about to commence, offering customers improved facilities including cafe, shop and meeting rooms.

It is situated east of Northallerton and easily accessed from the A19 and A1. For more information on the new Simulated Game packages visit www.thimblebyshoot.com or contact the team on 01609 883401 / info@thimblebyshoot.com