Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question that isn’t answered below please give our friendly team a call on 01509 881714 or email us at

What should I wear?
We recommend you wear clothing suitable for the countryside and with the weather in mind. High heels are not recommended. We’ll provide all safety equipment.
What do I need to bring with me?
Just yourself!
Is there disabled access?
Yes, the main Lakeside reception and Café is accessible.
Do I need a license to shoot?
If you aren’t shooting under the guidance of one of our qualified instructors you will need to bring proof of license. We do require people not to be under the influence of any alcohol or illegal drugs.
Are there any activities for young people?
Yes, we have lots going on for our under 16 guests, take a look at our Junior Shooting packages.
Can I bring my own gun?
Of course!
I’ve never been shooting before, does this matter?
Not at all, whether you’re a seasoned professional or a beginner we’ll tailor the session to your needs.
Do you have any activities for large groups?
Yes, we have our Group Shoots and our Corporate Packages depending on your requirements.
What facilities are onsite?
We have our Lakeside Café onsite where you can sit by the fire and enjoy a hearty meal during colder months, or sit outside by the lakes enjoying our stunning views of the Leicestershire countryside. We also have the Hadfield Guns shop upstairs where you can browse our comprehensive selection of clothing and shooting equipment. Toilets are located by the Lakeside reception desk.
Can I come and see the grounds before arranging a visit?
Please do! Pop down to have a look around and ask us any questions you have. Our opening times can be found here.
What are the benefits of being a member?

Clays are discounted at 25p for members (30p for non), you’ll also receive a loyalty card that gives you every 10th hot drink free in our café! Details on membership can be found here.

Can I buy cartridges at Lakeside?
Yes, cartridges can be purchased from the Lakeside reception. Please note, we will need to see proof of your shotgun certificate.
What are the rules for fishing at Lakeside?
  • All anglers must hold a current N.R.A license
  • Anglers under 14 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Unhooking mats should always be used
  • No barbed hooks to be used
  • No boilies or nuts to be used
  • No Dog Meat to be used (biscuits are fine)
  • Please take any and all litter with you or use the bins provided; help keep our beautiful grounds mess free!

Thank you, the Lakeside Team