Launch tomahawks, knives and even nails at the target. Take aim…
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a complete newbie or an old hand, there’s nothing like the buzz of landing a bullseye with a piece of sharp steel. You’ll learn from the experts and practice on the targets, then let the games begin! Slay zombies, smash apples and compete with your friends to see who’ll be crowned winner at these axe throwing experiences in Yorkshire.
TimberJacks is one of the best dedicated axe throwing venues in Yorkshire. They’ve got plenty of lanes, a viewing area for the axe-shy and a place to get snacks. You share a lane at TimberJacks, so prices depend on how long you want to play for — pay £20 per person for 45 minutes, £25 per person for 60 minutes or £30 per person for 75 minutes. The longer the session, the longer your turn throwing steel. Go for in-game extras and you’ll be smashing apples to bits, dunking your mates in cold water or competing for a cool £25 cash prize.
TimberJacks, Flexspace Unit B2, Burley Hill Trading Estate, Burley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2PU.
Yorkshire Paintball & Outdoor Activity Centre
Ever wondered if you’d survive if the world was overrun by zombies? Of course you have! For £20 per person, you and seven of your mates can find out at the YPOAC’s Zombieland activity. Not only can you have a go at throwing axes here, you can also learn how to throw knives at the undead horde. Take aim at the blood-thirsty zombie target and do your best to dispatch it back to where it came from. Once the scores are counted up, you’ll find out who made it through the end of the world.
Yorkshire Paintball, Airsoft and Outdoor Activity Centre, Escrick Park Estate, Skipwith, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 5SW.
BattleAxe is a viking-themed axe throwing range where you can channel your ancestral rage and bury the hatchet. Your lane will be hosted by a norseman, practiced in the art of throwing axes. They’ll help you hone your skills, so you don’t just lob it and hope for the best. BattleAxe also has an on-site shop, where you can buy all sorts of viking merchandise, including swords, tomahawks and axes. Their 70-minute sessions costs £20 per person from Monday to Thursday or £25 per person from Friday to Sunday.
BattleAxe Urban Axe Throwing, The Paint Factory, 163 Rutland Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 9PT.
Monster Adventure is one of the cheapest places to go axe throwing in Yorkshire. For just £15 per person, you’ll get a whole hour of fun in gorgeous woodland surrounds. The instructor will make sure you know what you’re doing, then let you loose on the targets. You can throw tomahawks as well as flying angel axes. Fancy a challenge? There are plenty of games to help you hone your skills (and beat your mates). And for another tenner, you can feel like a regular Robin Hood with an hour of archery too.
Monster Adventure, Rawson Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 3SH.
If there’s anywhere that was made for hurling an axe through the air, it’s York. With their rich Viking history, it’s no wonder they have an axe throwing range. And they’ve combined it with great food too, because you can get bevs and bites from the restaurant next door, Odin’s Plate. Once you’ve worked up an appetite throwing axes like a Viking or Viqueen, you can tuck into a plate of Ragnarok – fries loaded with sliced chilli sausage, cheese sauce, buffalo sauce and jalapeños. A throwing session costs £25 per person for 75 minutes.
The Hilt, 57 Goodramgate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7FX.
Bawtry Paintball Fields
If slinging axes through the air surrounded by trees sounds like the way you want to spend an afternoon, then the Bawtry Paintball Fields are waiting for you. Set in a specially designed enclosed area, you can throw knives, flying angel axes and tomahawk axes to your heart’s content. They even do kids’ parties (as long as they’re 11 or over) where they stick to throwing flying angels. It costs £20 per person for 60 minutes, and you can add on archery for £10 (that’s half price) to make it a proper day out.
Bawtry Paintball & Laser Fields, Bawtry Forest, Great North Road, Bawtry, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN10 6DG.
Yorkshire Activity Centre
Nervous about throwing axes? Yorkshire Activity Centre is the perfect place for beginners. Start with the throwing angels activity, at only £10 per person, where you’ll throw axes with lots of sticking angles to improve your odds. Feeling confident? Graduate to the cold steel tomahawks, sharpened daily, at £20 per person for 60 minutes. You can bring all your mates too, as there’s enough space for up to eight people to throw all at the same time. No more patiently waiting your turn, oh no.
Yorkshire Activity Centre and Clay Target Centre, Tinker Lane, Harwood Whin, Rufforth, York, North Yorkshire,YO23 3RR.
Live for Today
Live for Today has a couple of centres in Yorkshire where you can do a whole range of different activities, including axe throwing. Whether you’re a complete newbie or a bit of a dab hand, every session will start with a thorough safety briefing, so you know exactly what to do – and what not to. You can have a go at a whole range of throwing techniques, from one and two-handed throws to double axe throws and even backwards! They also have games to play to keep it interesting and competitive.
Live For Today, Ripley Castle, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3AY and Hazlewood Castle, Paradise Ln, Leeds, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, LS24 9NJ.
You’ll need to embrace your inner viking when you visit Whistle Punks in Leeds for a bit of urban axe throwing. It starts from £25 per person for a 70-minute session. They’ve got several lanes, a bar serving on-theme cocktails (though it’s worth noting that you can’t be under the influence when you throw) and a kitchen serving pizzas. After a safety briefing, a few throws to get your technique down (with a little help from the instructor should you need it), it’s time for the competition. Got a bullseye? Ring that bell loud and proud!
Whistle Punks, Millennium Square, D, The Electric Press 4, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 3AD.
Rugged Outdoors is a place where you can connect to nature and learn skills that your ancestors might have known. They offer loads of different activities, from den building to knife skills. When it comes to axe throwing, they’ve got three different types of axe, including plastic ones that can be used by children as young as five, making this a great choice for families. You can book a 60-minute slot for £15 per person for a minimum of four people, or for 120 minutes of axe-slinging joy, book a pizza party for 10 adults for £200.
Rugged Outdoors, Rye House Farm, Acres Lane, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5JN.
White Wolf Bushcraft School
White Wolf Bushcraft School is Huddersfield’s only knife and axe throwing centre. With five lanes, each with three targets, you can hurl axes for just £18 per person for 90 minutes (which is one of the longest axe throwing sessions in Yorkshire). You’ll get the chance to throw knives, axes and even nails! If you get the bug, consider joining their throwing club, The Rusty Knifers. Membership is £15 a year, plus £15 per session, and you get to use the range at any time. You don’t have to be a pro, you just have to love throwing.
White Wolf Bushcraft School, Colne Valley Business Park Unit 52, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 5QG.