Philip and Jessica Thorrold - About Quidenham Estate Shoot


About the Quidenham Estate Shoot

Managed by Jessica Thorrold, Quidenham Estate Shoot offers the ultimate in simulated game shooting in the UK.

The location is stunning and the perfect escape for those living in the city or a welcome retreat for those close by. Situated in a vast expanse of beautiful Norfolk countryside we are just 70 miles from London with excellent access for major road and rail networks and only 10 minutes from the A11.

Covering 3,600 acres, Quidenham Estate has been renowned as a perfect shooting location for centuries and today boasts 500 acres of mature woodland with over 40 high quality drives. Our simulated game days provide a truly memorable and realistic experience.

Bespoke clay traps

Philip's unrivalled experience is combined with Bowman clay traps which produce targets speeds up to 85mph.

We have designed a unique system to replicate all types of game birds you would see in the field. Our custom-build hydraulic operated platforms are designed to work off JCB teleporters which manoeuvre throughout the Estate ensuring you never shoot in the same place twice.

The Bowman traps are totally adjustable with tilting side ways and horizontal with adjustable release springs to show targets hovering in the air.

Once attached to our custom-build platforms which rotate 180 degrees up and down and side to side, we can produce any distance, angle or speed a team of guns may desire. This ensures any shooter, from novice to highest standard, can test their skills and improve their standards while enjoying a great day out in one of the finest shooting Estates in the UK.

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Unspoilt countryside

We go the extra mile at Quidenham and only launch eco-friendly and carcinogen-free clays which are biodegradable. We also insist that only fibre-wad cartridges are fired and collect cartridges after every shoot which are then fully recycled.

Our friends at Muddy Footprints recycle our used cartridges and create handmade coasters and other gifts from them.

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Returned to Quidenham again today for a second time well what can I say we thought it was amazing the first time but how wrong were we, today was sensational, the work that goes into your day from Jess, Philip and her team made it yet another day we won’t forget in a hurry the clays were presented so well the new drives are so worth a look, the food from her catering team was as good as any high-class restaurant simply beautiful and flavoursome, I’m not going to tell you about the scotch eggs your have to find out, but I don’t think I’ll ever have one as good again thanks again for making the whole team laugh and smile today

I have been to two stag do simulated shoots run by Jess. Great host, great refreshments, brilliant shooting.

Can’t recommend enough.


Recommend a day here , either an experienced shooter or complete novice you will be assured of a warm welcome , hospitality is first class , food and drinks through the day adds to the real game shoot experience!
Fantastic presented clays from a variety of drives tailored to the shooters , high , low , driven , crossers , curling just as you would get on a real game day
Fantastic value for money as you can easily come away having fired 400 cartridges , a lovely estate soaked in shooting history , not my first day with them and definitely not my last ! Steve

Diana C

Fabulous day out . This is the third time we have shot here and from start to finish a perfect days shooting . The hosts cannot do enough for you and the hospitality is 5*. We took some non shooting friends and the really enjoyed the experience. We had two 10 year olds in our group and in there words “it was the best day ever“. Thanks Jess and Phillip .

The best of the best, been twice on a shoot day and both days were impeccable. Jess and the team have everything down to a tee ?? the hospitality is fantastic, great grounds and traps not to mention incredible food.

Kelly Beeston

A fabulous experience in beautiful surroundings and first class shooting and hospitality. Simulated targets very close to the real thing. The whole Quidenham team is constantly looking to ensure your total satisfaction throughout the day and they certainly succeeded for us. Definitely going back for more.

Nigel C

Excellent day, excellent food, very good host and safety was paramount. Setting is lovely and shooting experience was similar to game shooting. A very well run and organised day.

Lewis Harrison (Berries Farm)

When you have one day here you will be hooked! What a top day with top people. From start to finish you will love it ??

Neil Hatten
Wasn’t sure what to expect however the experience far outweighed any expectations. It was a super fun day with friends and the layout provided by Jess and her team was incredible. I’m still buzzing and cannot wait to return. Thank you QE!

Wow what amazing day we all had, Jess was an outstanding host from the first phone call i had with her to organise the day to the day it’s self so professional nothing was too much trouble and what a fantastic day she gave us you will never leave Quidenham without a huge smile on your face and lots of memories, her father Philip sets up the stands and boy does he know his stuff one of the nicest blokes your ever meet and there are targets for everybody’s skill level and the hospitality is next level some of the best food and drink your ever have, top ingredients used by an amazing catering company, Jessica had ebony taking photos of us all day and what an passionate photographer getting those action shots was non-stop. Thanks again Jess and team for such a truly great day hopefully be back soon.

Ian C
A really great experience, very well run, Jess and her team all very helpful (only my second time shooting) and plenty of delicious refreshments.
Gary N
Ingleton Wood LLP hosted a truly excellent corporate event at Quidenham Estate Shoot on Friday 22nd July 2022. A group of 12 representatives from Kier Construction, RG Carters, Morgan Sindall, Dodd Group, and CPS had a day clay shooting (and eating!) under the superb organisation and watchful eye of Jess and her loyal team. Breakfast rolls and coffee to start, then 4 drives and over 3500 of cartridges later interspersed with elevenses, led onto a well earned lunch at the shooting lodge and a good group chat about the days events and business over more coffee and beverages. What a great way to spend a Friday, and be wined, dined, and looked after. Amazing setting, team, organisation, shooting, food, and attention to detail. Can’t wait for the next one!
Tim Colman
Brilliant experience and a well run event. Fantastic day shooting, knowledgeable team and good food. Would definitely visit again and would recommend for any corporate or events.
daniel b

Best shooting around, challenging clays lots of fun and very professional!
Food is absolutely delicious which just is an added bonus to the day?

Alison Hosford
Jess and her team provided a first class day and totally exceeded all of our expectations, the food and drink supplied during the day was excellent, the shooting was unbelievable shooting if your quick over 100 cartridges per stand with plenty of targets for everyone to shoot We will definitely be booking up again very soon and thank you for making our day so special.
Mark B

A truly amazing place with a fabulous set-up for shoot days with the added extra bonus of lovely people to make the day extra special. The food and hospitality is second to none,
A huge amount of gratitude to Jessica for hosting and making the day so great.
I would highly highly recommend Quidenham Shoot Days to anyone.

Paul J

To be honest the whole day was excellent from arrival and being greeted by Jessica and her team, bacon rolls and coffee and meeting the other guests.
Then four drives with a break for refreshments mid way and finishing with a superb sit down meal late afternoon, discussing the days events around the table with your fellow guests, lots of fun and laughter throughout, it was just great.
When it was time to leave you wanted to do it all over again, and hoping maybe, you could all meet up again soon… A first class event!

Wow! What a fantastic day! Great shooting, Amazing hospitality and Leaves you wanting more!
Nick A
Highly recommend the Corporate Package day, the whole team were so professional and helpful to our group of ‘first-timers’ making them feel at ease, relaxed and able to enjoy the whole experience, the food was superb, we will certainly be booking again.
Aspiration Facades Limited
A fantastic day both myself and my other half had! Amazing hospitality from the team nothing was too much trouble! Incredible food and most importantly some amazing shooting and challenging targets. Great day out!
Great way to spend a day, hospitality is spot and set in a nice area. As good as any driven game day if not better.
Lewis Erith

Absolutely cracking day from start to finish. Lovely atmosphere, first class hospitality and a really well run simulated day. 5 drives, all very different and testing in different ways. We took 8 guests along and everyone has commented how much they enjoyed the day.

Thank you very much to Jessica and Philip and their team. We will definitely look to make a return at the beginning of the next season.

Mark Hudson

Lovely Ladies Day! Well organised, great hosts, expert ( very!) guidance on hand as required, tasty home made catering, all in some beautiful settings. The clays kept coming! Whilst individually booked, the group gelled and already booking up a date next year! Thank you Jess, Philip and your team.


This is the finest clay shoot I have been too. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere eases any nerves on arrival. The direction throughout the day is excellent. Regular breaks and time to chat and tell stories of the one that was ‘winged’.

Food and beverages were ‘out of this world’.

Friendly and welcome advice given to ensure that each gun is making the most of their day!


Adrian H

My first experience at Quidenham ladies shoot day and I will definitely be booking again . Superbly organised from start to finish No shortage of clays they just kept on coming . Wonderful group of
Like minded ladies and hospitality which was above and beyond . 5 stars on every level

I went on my First Ladies day shoot on Saturday organised by Jess, and have to say I had the most fantastic time laughing all day with amazing Company and great targets can’t wait for the next date Many Thanks xx

What a fantastic day. Expertly run with amazing drives, super friendly and we were so well looked after. Plenty to eat and drink throughout the day and I can highly recommend the Norfolk Nog!
Loved every minute of it. Thank you Jess and your team.

Great day out with some clients and friends. We had experienced guns and complete novices on the team and they all had a great time. Hospitality of Jessica and the team was first class – we’ll be back!!
If you like shooting you will love this shooting experience with fantastic hospitality Jessica Phillip and the catering staff go well beyond which makes for a great day.
First class Sim day hosted by lovely Jess for the country girls UK. So welcoming and made to feel at ease on arrival. Four well designed & challenging drives, lovely high clays and plenty of them amongst beautiful woodland to boot!! The hospitality was a step above the rest, ending the day with a delicious two course hot meal in the shoot lodge. I’ll definitely be returning, thank you Jess x
Amy B
Thank you Phil and Jessica Thorrold for a fabulous day at your Sim shoot. We were given a warm and friendly welcome, and nothing was too much trouble for them to ensure that we had a great experience. The shooting was fun and challenging. The hospitality and facilities were fantastic. Many thanks to you both.
Helen B
We had a fantastic sim day last Saturday jess and her team did a excellent job the food was excellent and the targets were very well thought out I highly recommend this shoot we will be back thanks Jess and your team

We had a fantastic day shooting sim game at Quidenham Estate yesterday. The targets were varied and challenging for all. Jessica and her team were the perfect hosts which made the day run very smooth.
This is a highly recommended day out and never disappoints. We’ll be back again soon.

Phil R
I have enjoyed many day with this shoot lovely people,good food well organized ,great days out 5* Mick Waltham
Pat W
The drives at Quid are pretty unique. I’ve shot a lot of sim days and it was really nice to see the organisers really pushing to make it as similar to a game day as possible. Hospitality was spot on I’ve never been too full to finish from a shoot day before which says a lot!! Can’t wait for our next Country Girls UK day here again in June!

Cannot fault the day from arrival with coffees teas and bacon rolls and you are made to feel welcome from start to finish . Targets are well set out and challenging enough for the top guns and the average shooter can still have a lot of fun and enjoy his day . sure if you wanted the targets to cater for top guns or the average team Jess would sort this so you had the day you enjoyed . The catering is first class and everybody is friendly and up to make the day fun . This is the third day our gang has visited and everybody wants to go back again after Christmas . Well done to all the team have a good Christmas Derek.


What a fantastic experience! Everything thought out to perfection right down to the last little details! Philip and Jessica’s hospitality is second to none! Everyone is catered for exceptionally and Jessica and Philip always strive to meet everyone’s personal needs! An outstanding range of targets that suit everyone’s abilities so there’s something for everyone and your barrels certainly don’t get cold and can easily go away 2 slabs of cartridges light if not more! Beautiful woodlands to shoot in, with a background story to every drive! Couldn’t recommend a simulated day at Quidenham enough! Will certainly be back again soon! Thanks for an exceptional day Jessica and Philip?

Chloe Y
A really good sim shoot. I doubt if you could find a better bespoke shoot anywhere. Everything centres around the client, the clays are challenging and fun, the food delicious and the team are excellent and very professional. Go and see for yourself!
Alison Hosford
Amazing day out!! So well organised and planned out. Top notch hospitality and food!! And of course excellent sim drives in a natural environment
I’ve shot simulated days at Quidenham Estate Shoot a number of times over the last year and my only regret is that I wish I would have found it sooner!! Fantastic shooting tailored to however your team would like, fantastic hospitality and fantastic food ! As close to a real driven day as you could possibly imagine and can’t wait until my next visit !
Daniel Goss
5 out of 5 Stars – I highly recommend Quidenham (As a whole experience). The hospitality is second to none, Jessica & Phillip are so welcoming & helpful, the food is fantastic! The drives are FANTASTIC, a real mix of targets from crossing birds, Duck, partridge & driven pheasants, mixing up every drive with so many targets in the air, you can easily shoot 2 slabs – The drives are also set in woods which make it beautiful scenery. Overall a brilliant day out!
Yasmin Hempstead
One of the best simulated clay shoots I’ve been on! I’ve shot at Quidenham 3 times this year and have always come away happy and wanting to go more! Hospitality is amazing and everyone is so friendly. The variety of clays are fantastic and certainly don’t give your gun a chance to get cold. Every time I’ve been I’ve easily shot through 3 slabs which shows how many clays you get a chance to shoot at. Looking forward to getting back there in 2021!
a perfect day on Saturday Realy good targets and the best hospitality see you again soon
Jason Claxton

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