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Axe Throwing in York at the Yorkshire Outdoor Activity Park. We are also very close to Leeds and Selby and provide safe, fun, and exciting axe-throwing experiences for participants aged 12 and up. We have the best axe-throwing facilities in Yorkshire. Our axe-throwing lanes are separated by steel mesh, covered, and floodlit. So you are safe and won’t get wet, we can continue the fun into the evenings. All of our Axe Throwing Instructors are certified by KATTA, so you know you are in safe hands.

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Axe Throwing In York

For just £20 per participant, you get a one-hour session of thrilling axe throwing in York. Our experienced staff will ensure that you have a safe and fun experience. We have a range of axes to choose from, and our purpose-built arena can accommodate all skill levels. Ready to test your aim? Book your event now! The minimum age for axe throwing is 12 years.

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Why choose the Yorkshire Outdoor Activity Park?

To start with, our KATTA Certified instructors will show you the best technique and stance for throwing both axes and angels. They will help you with the basics until you are happy to continue. This gives you the best chance of hitting the target every time. Our facilities are the best in Yorkshire, with individual steel meshed cages for ultimate safety.

After your initial instruction, we start scoring. In each round, you throw five axes, and we have as many rounds as we can fit into the time frame. There are three scoring zones: the bullseye is 5pts, the next ring is 3pts, and the final outer ring is 1pt. So, each round has a possible maximum score of 25 points. But what makes us unique is our certificates. Based on your best three rounds, we give you a likelihood of surviving a zombie apocalypse. This is a bit of fun and always goes down well. Is Axe Throwing Strenuous? Find out by reading our in-depth article.

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What to Expect from Axe Throwing?

Axe Throwing at Yorkshire Outdoor Activity Park is a fantastic choice for beginners, families, friends, and large groups. In this session, you will participate in exciting activities in our purpose-built arena. After slinging axes and hitting a few bullseyes, we will turn things up with various thrilling games and competitions. How fun is axe throwing, read our article.

Our unique venue is completely covered and floodlit, making it the best outdoor axe-throwing range in Yorkshire. Come along and have a look at our facilities before you book. We have been running axe-throwing events since 2009 and were the first venue in Yorkshire.

A word from Karen

I love axe throwing and have created the axe-throwing facilities at the Yorkshire Outdoor Activity Park to maximise fun and safety. We have been running axe throwing since 2012 after I had a go at a local fair and fell in love with the sport. There is something amazing about throwing the perfect axe, hearing it hit with a quiet thud and seeing it in the bullseye. Come along, have a go, I know you will enjoy axe throwing. Find out if we think Axe Throwing is a sport.

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What is Included in the Package?

The £20 per participant includes entry to Yorkshire Outdoor Activity Park and all equipment needed to axe throw, including:

  • Carbon Steel Professional Throwing Angel
  • Norse Throwing Tomahawk
  • Ultra Safe steel Mesh Individual throwing cages

Everyone must arrive at least 15 – 30 minutes before the start time. You must be present for the safety briefing because if this is missed, you will not be allowed to participate on the day. Additionally, being on time means we can start on time, and all games will be full-length.

Our Axe Throwing Arena

Our purpose-built axe-throwing arena is designed to maximise safety and enjoyment for you. The arena is equipped with professional-grade targets and a wide range of axes, allowing you to try your hand at this exciting sport. The arena is fully flood-lit and covered, so dark evenings or wet weather won’t affect the fun.

How to Book Your Axe Throwing Event

Booking your event at Yorkshire Outdoor Activity Park is easy. Book online or call us on 01757 289322. Our friendly team will gladly assist you with booking and answer any questions.

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Questions and Answers

Below are a few frequently asked questions. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please have a look at our article on Axe Throwing in Yorkshire – 30 Questions Answered

Q. Is Axe Throwing safe?
A. Absolutely. Safety is our number one priority. Your instructor will guide you in proper technique, and the purpose-built bays are designed to maximise safety. All instructors at the Yorkshire Outdoor Activity Park and trained and qualified by KATTA, the Knife and Axe Throwing Association UK. We are the ONLY venue in Yorkshire to provide individual steel mesh-sided bays for ultimate safety.

Q. What are the age restrictions?
A. The minimum age is 12 years old. There is no upper age limit.

Q. Are spectators welcome?
A. Yes. The arena has lots of seating and viewing space to watch. Plus, it’s all under cover, so no one gets wet if it rains.

Q. What shall I wear?
A. Closed-toed shoes are required. Loose-fitted clothing is recommended, allowing for a full range of arm motions. We encourage wearing comfortable clothing.

Q. Can we drink alcohol and throw axes?
A. Absolutely not. Axes and Alcohol do not mix… EVER. Anyone who is, or appears to be, under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to participate under any circumstances.

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Here is a bit more about Axe Throwing in York.

Axe Throwing York Final Scores

Axe throwing has a long history in York, with roots stretching back to ancient civilizations. The use of axes for hunting and combat was widespread, and the weapon was considered an essential tool for survival.

One of the most notable cultures associated with axe throwing is the Vikings. Vikings were known for their mastery of the axe, both as a weapon and a tool, and the axe played a significant role in their culture and warfare. Viking warriors were trained in using axes from a young age and were feared for their skill in battle.
In modern times, axe throwing has evolved into a popular leisure activity.

Today, axe throwing is enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels, with competitions, leagues, and dedicated venues popping up worldwide. International organisations govern the sport and have even been featured in major sporting events, attracting a growing following and cementing its place as a beloved activity for years.


Great experience. Refs are very welcoming and know how to have a good laugh. I went for my birthday and in all honesty I didn’t regret it one bit. Highly recommended.” – Tom Brown

I love this site, great advice and a fantastic day. Really well run and friendly staff.” – Paul Dickinson

Tom PickardTom Pickard
15:56 21 Jul 24
Emily was fantastic great fun will come again
Ethan OdziemskiEthan Odziemski
15:13 21 Jul 24
Great place with very relaxed staff. Looking forward to coming on the next walk on!
Leo PickardLeo Pickard
14:46 21 Jul 24
My time paint balling was amazing, Emily the ref was funny and honest with scoring. Great time. Definitely come again.
Oscar ParryOscar Parry
21:34 20 Jul 24
Samuel ThompsonSamuel Thompson
14:55 20 Jul 24
Del Boy not clarky boy made for a good laugh whilst we came for a stag do!
Danny GowrleyDanny Gowrley
14:55 20 Jul 24
Had a great day out. All very friendly. Emily clarky and charlie were brilliant. Never been to one that gives out so many free paintball love it gotta come back
James WelshJames Welsh
13:00 18 Jul 24
Cameron EllisCameron Ellis
13:00 18 Jul 24
Great place lots of fun
Louise JacksonLouise Jackson
23:05 14 Jul 24
My son wanted to do paintballing for his 18th birthday party. after a quick search, Yorkshire activity park came up. Looked into it and booked the 90 minute session for 10 people. WOW. What a day we had. SO much fun was had by all, safety was the first and foremost priority but did not impact the experience at all. Clarky was an absolute hoot, the boss man was great, explained everything clearly and my son and the whole family had a fantastic day. We will definitely be returning for a re match!!!
Laura HumphersonLaura Humpherson
12:50 14 Jul 24
Clarke and the staff are amazing and funny thank U term for making everyone welcome xx 💕
Damon HolmesDamon Holmes
13:37 30 Jun 24
Great day out, had lots of fun. Definitely will come again. 👍👍👍
D SymcoxD Symcox
15:33 26 Jun 24
An excellent day's team building. Loved the chance to try air rifle and archery in a safe setting. Can't wait for the next team event!
Vince DyktaVince Dykta
07:26 25 Jun 24
What a brilliant day. Thank you to the wonderful staff who were really helpful and informative, the young ladies were brilliant on the day especially a young lady called Emily she explained all the rules and safety aspects of each activity. Well done 5 stars
Mike PReDiToRMike PReDiToR
14:47 23 Jun 24
I've been to this site in several decades. Paintball, Air Rifle, Airsoft have all been fun and safe.I'm a regular for the Halo Mill: Proving Grounds event normally on the first Sunday of the month.Always improving, always fun, always a good day out for people of all ages.Food on site, car parking (drive slowly down the lane, this is a woodland area), a safe zone where you can leave your gear and have a drink before getting back into it. HPA for your tank, paint and other consumables ready to buy.I hope to carry on visiting for many years to come.
Staff was amazing and super friendly. We had wonderful time and would definitely come back again.
Joseph DiasJoseph Dias
15:04 22 Jun 24
Excellent service, would 100% recommend to anyone who loves paintball
Jasper MorrisJasper Morris
14:32 22 Jun 24
Amazing place, highly recommend, amazing place
Beth CoombesBeth Coombes
12:58 22 Jun 24
Hannah LendonHannah Lendon
21:48 16 Jun 24
Had a.gel ball 8 year old bday party for my son and it was great! Really well organised. Thank you
James EaglesfieldJames Eaglesfield
05:54 16 Jun 24
Great place with friendly, helpful staff. We took my step-son and his mates here for his 13th birthday and they had a blast. Good value too. The staff were brilliant and helped us to truly embarrass him (he was dressed up as a banana for one game). We'll certainly be back. Highly recommended.
Nahum KlosNahum Klos
16:28 15 Jun 24
Ryan McDowellRyan McDowell
15:18 15 Jun 24
Had a great day paintballing at Yorkshire Activity Park. Such a well ran facility and Clarkey boy and Ange were excellent hosts for our friends stag do, had a great laugh and unlike any other facility, they gave out free paint! Would highly recommend!
julian buckleyjulian buckley
15:15 15 Jun 24
Noah Gwilliam-ChurchNoah Gwilliam-Church
14:13 15 Jun 24
Top day! Clarky & Angie were great, Caron is the office too!! Really fun and clear formats! Will be coming again. Cheers.
Nicole JohnsonNicole Johnson
03:36 14 Jun 24
Came as a group with work a couple of weeks ago and had the best day. Loads of fun, the guys made it a good laugh, really friendly atmosphere and great courses/games. Thanks!
Ash SugdenAsh Sugden
15:41 09 Jun 24
All airsofters need to try this site. You will absolutely love it. Amazing staff and they days are well constructed. And to top it off the photographers there have some amazing talent
vladimirs nemcevsvladimirs nemcevs
14:35 08 Jun 24
Very good activity!!
Jack ReedJack Reed
13:50 08 Jun 24
Brilliant fun ,friendly and helpful staff, highly recommend for all occasions
13:48 08 Jun 24
Thanks was nice
Stefan TutaStefan Tuta
13:47 08 Jun 24
I ate an paintball
Graham ChambersGraham Chambers
13:53 05 Jun 24
On being invited to Y.O.A.P to be part of a family day (we are in our later years) and unsure...The day started with a great welcoming by Andy owner of the activity park. The Marshals Angie and Clarkie introduced us to a rifle shooting, longbow and axe throwing. These events brought back memories of our youth in the 1960's where lots of families had an air rifle. Again the Marshals were brilliant, they had time and patience to lead us through these events introducing a little competition among other family members of all ages.A thoroughly brilliant day which I would highly recommend to all, give it a go....
Rory HirstRory Hirst
20:07 02 Jun 24
Thanks to Andy & Team for sorting us out during Halomil event. Went above and beyond including repairing my RIF with a soldering gun 😂
Natasha MoateNatasha Moate
18:38 02 Jun 24
Wonderful staff great very welcoming 5/5 stars 🌟 on every event definitely would recommend to anyone
Myles LawrenceMyles Lawrence
15:02 02 Jun 24
Great site and very clean. Fully enclosed and the site owners and staff were helpful and friendly
Smf BexySmf Bexy
11:41 02 Jun 24
11:38 02 Jun 24
Great site, great facilities
Becky LockwoodBecky Lockwood
14:32 01 Jun 24
Amazing place! The staff are so fun, playful and generous. Definitely worth the cost. Made for an epic adventure day! Clarky and Angie are superstars and they really created a fantastic experience. Thank you so so much!
chris martinchris martin
14:28 01 Jun 24
Great staff, brilliant fun. Definitely a must go
Phoebe ThomasPhoebe Thomas
14:26 01 Jun 24
Only here for an ice pop
Tessa GillespieTessa Gillespie
14:26 01 Jun 24
Connor HaganConnor Hagan
14:25 01 Jun 24
paul rileypaul riley
17:05 26 May 24
Loved the atmosphere the people the marshells its a great place many thanksBig shout out to angie for looking after us😁
Leanne SpencerLeanne Spencer
10:59 26 May 24
Absolutely amazing super great staff with amazing games and amazing players. Great day out highly recommend as its a great place to be with great people. Just a big family for everyone. Come and give it ago and see for yourself. Angie is so lovely and makes sure everyone is welcome.
Neil WindelerNeil Windeler
10:49 26 May 24
Great spot for all the family funStag daysGreat staff and Karen on reception is one of the bestAnd come and join the 1989 club at the end of the month come and see Angie
16:52 23 May 24
great experience and great staff
Alex HousleyAlex Housley
16:52 23 May 24
Great facilities and amazing staff. Would definitely recommend for parties or team building activities.
Cole WordenCole Worden
16:49 23 May 24
Loads of fun, the staff were really helpful, friendly and engaging! Will hope to come back soon!
Rishi SrinivasanRishi Srinivasan
16:47 23 May 24
Very fun place to go as a big group
garvens colimongarvens colimon
13:03 23 May 24
Thanks for great day of paintball, for sure we’ll be back
Chris MarshChris Marsh
21:13 20 May 24
Came here with my son for his 13th birthday. They had an amazing time and were really well looked after.
Emily StapletonEmily Stapleton
14:54 19 May 24
Brilliant place, staff are super friendly and well trained. Would definitely recommend booking the Zombie Apocalypse Training events
Simon WardSimon Ward
14:34 19 May 24
Came for kids party and played nerf wars. My son had a fantastic time and wants to book a party here himself. Great friendly staff great place. Thanks for fantastic day
Tony HassallTony Hassall
14:33 19 May 24
My son attended a party here. Awesome, all the boys were excited and the day didn't disappoint, amazing party venue, amazing staff who make the day really enjoyable. Thank you, we'll definitely be back.
Chris SmithChris Smith
12:19 19 May 24
An excellent venue. We brought my daughter for a birthday party. Highly recommended!
Dainis ErmansonsDainis Ermansons
10:54 19 May 24
Best place ever
Shem DoranShem Doran
12:49 18 May 24
DeMushKing10 1DeMushKing10 1
12:47 18 May 24
Best first experience ever
Jake HarveyJake Harvey
12:45 18 May 24
Charlie TrevaskissCharlie Trevaskiss
09:32 18 May 24
Angie was phenomenal
Chris KempChris Kemp
09:30 18 May 24
Staff were brilliant, especially Andy
Jimmy SJimmy S
20:45 17 May 24
Brilliant! As always.
_Amalie_ “Amalie”_Amalie_ “Amalie”
06:41 15 May 24
Mike DuddingMike Dudding
22:20 14 May 24
Took some students and this place is one of the best paintballing sites we've used. Reasonably priced, great facilities, professional staff (Emily and Andy) and good/fun games. Safety was 10/10 and didn't affect the playing. Will definitely return! 🙂
21:56 14 May 24
Connor ByrneConnor Byrne
19:09 14 May 24
Brilliant Activity Centre, Came with college on an evening for Paintballing and they did not disappoint, staff were incredibly friendly and also made sure we were all safe. Would come again and highly reccomend.
Shona ClaytonShona Clayton
12:48 11 May 24
First time playing here and what a great experience! The staff are funny and friendly. If you’re down for good laugh definitely get yourself down!
Jay ElvidgeJay Elvidge
18:39 28 Apr 24
Jacob HicksJacob Hicks
13:03 20 Feb 24
Was a great few games. It was mixed teams between our group of 14 with other groups. The first map is a great warm up. And no it’s doesn’t hurt too much if you get shot. The staff are very say and friendly. Though it did really feel like they tried to sell us lots of extras. Tho I was happy about the upgraded gun. Over all I would recommend
shaun bruceshaun bruce
13:43 26 Nov 23
Lucas SherryLucas Sherry
13:42 26 Nov 23
Poppy DevanneyPoppy Devanney
21:24 25 Nov 23
Absolutely amazing experience today!! Can not fault one line of it, Angie and clarky were phenomenal mentors, will definitely be coming again. Thank you to all the team for today it was spectacular
Ducky FeathersDucky Feathers
18:04 23 Nov 23
andrew mckennaandrew mckenna
09:24 07 Nov 23
What an experience had a great day here Andy and the team could not be more welcoming and attentive helped us out through out the day. And it was my sons birthday and they looked after him with giving him a nice suit to wear what a day highly recommended we will definitely be coming back!!! 😀😀😀
Shauni PotterShauni Potter
17:38 28 Oct 23
Absolutely brilliant day!! Had a VIP day with 10 of us for our birthdays. Had a couple of problems with some people that turned up later and the Marshalls sorted it straight away and rewarded us with free upgraded guns and free paint balls and a smoke grenade. Thank you to Emily for everything today. Highly recommend! Thank you so much everyone!
Hayley WilderspinHayley Wilderspin
16:14 28 Oct 23
Absolutely amazing time today (27/10/23) with a group of 10, couldn’t have been looked after better, staff are incredible and set out the rules clearly. We will absolutely be back many many times!! Emily and Clarkey boy were especially attentive, couldn’t do enough for us and we can’t thank them enough!!!
Kian MarioKian Mario
10:57 04 Oct 23
Rachel Fox-AllenRachel Fox-Allen
19:27 26 Sep 23
Really great day out. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Tried paintball and loved it. Went back to try air rifle. Loved how patient they were in helping me work out how to adapt to being right handed but left eyed. Can't wait to go again.
Maxwell BrownMaxwell Brown
13:03 23 Sep 23
It was so fun, 90 minutes three maps for £25. The staff were nice and didn't mind taking our pictures, great location. Andy was ace.
Natasha PageNatasha Page
10:24 22 Sep 23
Thank you for an awesome experience! Everyone had a ball, and our son won't forget his 16th birthday event. Thank you for being a part of his day. Great venue, great event, friendly and awesome staff, highly recommend it! Feel like we made two new friends today, so thanks Karen and Andy for hosting our group. We'll be back ... in my best 'Arnold' accent, well it sounds good in my head anyways😆
Bill SimpsonBill Simpson
16:14 03 Sep 23
Most fun I've had crawling in dirt 😛
04:53 30 Jul 23
Loved paintballing for a mate's stag.Great venue with various courses to battle it out in the groups from the day.Pricing wasn't too bad on paintballs, seen higher prices in different spots. Plus you can upgrade the gun with a package deal.Liked the marshall being attentive through the game, rewarding those being better than the rest. (e.g. risking themselves to grab the flag/active the objective).
Craig FinchCraig Finch
10:09 04 Jul 23
Amazing day out with the lads. The marshalls and all the staff were great and more than happy to deal with the rowdy group I brought with me. Good Times had and great memories made, will definitely be going back.
Phil Stapleton (Phil)Phil Stapleton (Phil)
16:09 06 May 23
Great place and people.
Quick CarsQuick Cars
15:41 29 Mar 23
David agnewDavid agnew
13:06 20 Nov 22
Great well organised place. lots of options. decent little cafe and staging area, great Marshalls . bring plenty of money for paint and smoke grenades. £35 for 500 . smoke grenades £5. gun upgrade £10.the woods field is interesting with some great cover and buildings including a plane and a massive bridge to fight over.sorry I forgot the names of our Marshalls but the man and woman were fantastic with our group of kids even when one of ours got benched for safety issues. and fair play to them for a robust response.
A WatersA Waters
11:16 06 Mar 22
Fantastic venue. Booked and attended for an 11 year olds party with a mix of boys and girls, and 2 younger players aged 6.Game - We opted for Laser which is played in the smaller secure gaming map making it ideal for the younger children. They played team challenged and quests, all kids loved it. The game is supervised by an instructor. Our kids just wore trainers and ordinary day clothing, and that suited despite a weeks worth of rain prior to the party. The lis even took their coats off despite it being chilly as they were hot running around.Venue- the atmosphere is epic. Individually designed party rooms that need no party decor simply because the are fantastic without any. A military theme throughout with fluorescent paint and the odd zombies lurking. Party rooms are undercover which makes it great for wet weather.Facilities- outdoor porter loos, indoor cafe which is well stocked with hot and cold drinks and food. They take cash or card. Food is good value. There is picnic bench seating inside for all, or you can stay in the party room while your kids play. You can go outside to watch and take pictures of the kids playing.Party food- the children get a minimum of 2 pizza slices, 1 hot dog, crisps and chocolate bars with cold fruit drinks or water. They catered for those gluton intoleranant, although this limits the child to two slices of gluton free pizza, so do bring snacks to add to your child's meal. There was enough hotdogs and pizza left for children to either have an extra pizza slice or hotdog in a party of 13 kids. The food room is a 2nd party room your kids have sole use of, and this is decorated differently, so in essence you get the run of two themed rooms.Cost - amazing value. For 12 kids with food playing laser it is £160. If an extra child turns up on the day, you can include them for the game and food for an additional £12.50 per child. The venue can accommodate upto 18 as a child party. This resolves the issue of when someone forgets to rsvp.Other info - there is adequate parking.Staff - eager to help, well organised, engaging and friendly, and that's all the staff. They are a fantastic team - thank you for making the Benson party the best party ever.Closing points- it was epic, best party venue ever. Great atmosphere, lovely surroundings. We will be back. Very safe and secure, very well organised. Id be happy to bring a party of primary year 1s to this venue. Its great for this age and above, and for a parents day out with friends. We are huge fans.

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