Looking for something a little different?
Now you can unleash your inner lumberjack (or is that Viking?) in Cornwall with a sport that is spreading through the UK, called urban axe throwing. It’s a thrilling test of your nerve and accuracy. A little primal, a tad hunter-gatherer, axe throwing it is also mindfully stress-reducing.
Axeheads is Cornwall’s biggest ‘urban’ axe throwing venue, established in 2018.
Situated just off the A30 at Heartlands, Pool, they offer you a chance to compete for an axe throwing bullseye. A one-hour session costs only £15, which includes expert guidance throughout – each instructor will have their own special style and talent when they show you what to do.
The aim is to throw an axe at a target, ideally getting as close as possible to the bullseye (like darts or archery, with a dramatic twist). Players can even compete in leagues and championships.
The whole idea started in 2006 in a backyard (hence, the ‘urban’ description) and was traditionally a part of lumberjacking competitions, but in Cornwall, this is an indoor activity, perfect for those cooler weather days.
Axe throwing is an amazing team-building event or simply a chance for some fun with family and friends. Suitable for ages 13 plus, it is alternative, exciting and pretty unique.