"So often we hear somewhere described as a "family shoot" but its either too formal, too commercial or too disorganised to qualify for the accolade" says Jonathan Young, Editor of The Field.
"A proper family shoot provides excellent sport and never forgets that the day is meant to be enjojable for everyone - and when it comes to that combination of challenging shooting
and fun, Tidgrove has it by the bucketload.
Admirably run by Raleigh Place and his team, Tidgrove shows birds to encourage the young and inexperienced and others that will have you
shaking your cartidges to check they actually contain shot. The beaters and pickers up are always friendly, adding to the family flavour, and the countryside is varied and beautiful.
I've never left without regretting that
second slice of delicious cake at tea and that wonderful feeling of a happy day spent with charming people."