A – Axe Throwing

Axe Throwing at Harry Hatchet's, Glasgow

Axe Throwing is one of the fastest growing activities with venues opening up across most cities in Scotland. Living in Dundee, I know there’s one here, although the day I had planned to do this they were fully booked, so instead I headed through to Glasgow to make a trip out of it. 


I booked at Harry Hatchet’s through their online booking system which was really easy. Anyone can go that’s over 8 years old, although under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult. 

When we arrived in the venue the staff were very chilled out and easy going – they had everyone relaxed within minutes, making jokes but ensuring we knew what we needed to, and it was fun! We were competitive not only within ourselves, but within the wider group. It’s a workout and a half, but so much fun!

There was a short safety briefing, and then you were assigned to your area. The staff were great at setting little challenges, and showing different techniques to hit the targets!

Our session was an hour and a half long, and cost £26 per person – although it may seem slightly expensive for what it is, with the safety measures in place, and the knowledge of the staff it was worth every penny – and I bagged a bullseye! Highly recommend for a bit of frustration relief!

I’ve researched a few FAQ’s before heading to Axe Throwing:

Is Axe throwing difficult?

Bizarrely I found this easier to do when the camera was on me rather than off me – there dfefinitely is a knack to it, but I went with the “hit and hope” style which worked quite well for me. The instructors there talked us through different techniques and ways to throw, and it was basically pick the one that worked for you. 

Is Axe Throwing a good first date?

Axe Throwing is a great first date idea. It’s a place to be interactive with one another, where you can actually speak and get to know one another while learning a cool/new skill.
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