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.
Axe Throwing York Details
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.
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.
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. This makes us 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 axe throwing 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.
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.
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.
Here is a bit more about Axe Throwing in York.
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.
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