Will you be Axe Throwing in Yorkshire this weekend? Will you be doing something that will get your adrenaline pumping? If the answer is no, then you should rethink your options!!
Axe throwing has become increasingly popular in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a thrilling experience for individuals, couples or groups looking for a fun and exciting day out. In this article, we’ll look at what makes axe throwing such an exciting activity and why it’s a must try, for anyone visiting York.
What is axe throwing?
Axe throwing is an event participants throw axes at a target in an attempt to hit a bullseye and score the most points. The targets are made of wood and have multiple concentric circles, with a red bullseye at the centre.
Our axes are specially designed for the event, with a sharp, pointed head and a long, straight handle. Our axes are heavier than a typical hatchet, which makes them easier to throw accurately.
A bit of History
Axe throwing has its roots in lumberjack competitions which were popular in Canada and the United States in the 19th and early 20th centuries. These competitions featured various events, including log rolling, cross-cut sawing and of course, axe throwing. Of all the events though, Axe Throwing was the most popular, maybe because it was the easiest to replicate in a back garden.
Recently, axe throwing has experienced a huge rise in popularity, with axe-throwing centres popping up all over the UK. Axe throwing is a fun, safe and unique activity perfect for people of all ages and skill levels. If you have never thrown an axe, we will teach you the correct method. If you have thrown before, our competition will have you on the edge of your seat.
Why should you try axe throwing in York?
York is the perfect place to try axe throwing. One of the main reasons for this is because of the Yorkshire Outdoor Activity Park. Our facilities are the best in Yorkshire. Our unique range gives the illusion of being a woodland range, but it’s semi indoor so the weather can’t spoil things.
Here’s why you should try axe throwing:
You’ll learn a new skill and challenge yourself in a new way.
It’s a great way to bond with friends, family, or work colleagues
It’s the perfect activity for anyone looking for a unique and memorable day out.
If you are on a stag or hen party, it’s the best thing ever.
How to get started with axe throwing
This is the really easy part. Call us on 01757 289322 or use our online booking system by clicking – HERE.
Once you have booked, we will send you all the relevant information including a FAQ sheet, location maps, what to expect, what to wear etc.
During your event, our fully qualified instructor will give you tips on how to throw an axe, then how to improve your technique and hone your skills before starting the main part of the event, the competition. This usually comprises 20 rounds of axe throwing with 5 axes per round. So after the initial practice, you will throw around 100 axes in the competition.
Axe Throwing Tips and Tricks
To become the best at axe throwing, you must practice regularly and develop your technique. Here are some tips to help you improve your axe-throwing skills:
Keep your eye on the target.
Maintain a consistent grip on the handle.
Focus on your follow-through.
Keep your body balanced throughout the throw.
Safety tips for axe throwing
Always wear closed-toe shoes and avoid loose-fitting clothing that could get caught on the axe. Also, remove long earrings.
Always stay within your cage bay and never take an axe out of the bay.
Strictly no alcohol when throwing axes.
Always hold the axe pointing down range. When removing an axe, gently lift and lower it until it easily emerges from the wood. Do not pull the axe or move from side to side.
Listen carefully to the instructor’s safety briefing and follow their instructions. Safety is the key
Frequently asked questions about axe throwing
Here are some frequently asked questions about axe throwing:
Is axe throwing safe?
Yes, if you follow proper safety rules which are explained at the start of the session. We have found that the more dangerous an event is perceived to be, the safer it actually is.
Do I need any special equipment to try axe throwing?
No, nothing at all, there is no special equipment needed.
Is axe throwing difficult to master?
Absolutely not. Whilst the only thing some people may have thrown is a tantrum, after only a few minutes our instructor will have you hitting the board and sticking in the axe each time. That’s not necessarily near the bullseyes, but that will come. Over the course of the event, you will get better and better.
Axe throwing in Yorkshire, is just great fun!
Axe throwing in Yorkshire is a great event that you really won’t want to miss! It’s the perfect activity for anyone looking for a fun and unique day out, and it’s a great way to challenge yourself and learn a new skill. So why not unleash your inner lumberjack and try axe throwing in York today? You won’t be disappointed!
Axe Throwing York (Min 4 Players)
Axe Throwing York Details
Axe Throwing York Price: £20 per participant.
Start Times: 10:00AM, 12:00PM or 14:00PM.
Age: 12 Years +
Minimum Group Size: 4+ People
If you have less than 4 participants we may still be able to book you in. Just give us a call on 01757 289322.