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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Indoor Axe Throwing at Hatchet Harry's (Review)

Advert - we were guests of Hatchet Harrys, they did not ask us to write this post and have no editorial control. 

 Indoor Axe Throwing in Newcastle at Hatchet Harry's  (Review)



Did you know,  you can throw axes in Newcastle City Centre? You will find Hatchet Harry's behind LIFE in the arches on Forth Bank. We parked at Times Square Car Park (postcode NE1 4AD)  at the cost of £2.50 for 90 minutes and it was a super easy 3 minute walk.


 Indoor Axe Throwing in Newcastle at Hatchet Harry's  (Review) - Map from Times Square Car Park



 Indoor Axe Throwing in Newcastle at Hatchet Harry's  (Review) - exteriror

Hatchet Harry's is very easy to get to via public transport with Central Station being just an 11 minute walk away ( I personally think it is less than this and google must be measuring with slow walkers). Central Station is accessible by train, metro and bus.

 Indoor Axe Throwing in Newcastle at Hatchet Harry's  (Review) - map from central station

Hatchet Harrys is an indoor axe throwing experience. There are 3 pods and if you are booking a regular session, you can expect the experience to last around 90 minutes. Each pod holds up to 12 people so if you do not book for exclusive use, you may be with other people.

Hatchet Harry's is suitable for children aged 8+ and grown-ups. If you have any health complaints (especially shoulder/arm/hand injuries), consult a doctor before taking part. I have issues with my left shoulder and they were able to adapt the session for me.

We visited Hatchet Harry's on a Thursday at 4:30pm and it was packed! I could not believe how busy it was. It seems to be super popular as an option for a work night out / team building and my pal Nomipalony booked a session as part of her hen do.

The cost is expensive but I imagine their insurance must be through the roof! 90-minute sessions complete with an instructor and axe hire is generally £20-£25. We wouldn't pay this every week but it is something we would do as a birthday treat / celebration.

If you are looking for something a little cheaper, you could try a club night which run every Monday evening - there is no instructor and you can bring your own axe (or hire one for a small fee). These sessions are just £12.50 which feels like really good value. I would probably recommend booking a standard session first and having a bit of tuition before jumping into a club night.

 Indoor Axe Throwing in Newcastle at Hatchet Harry's  (Review) - sign waiver

On arrival, you will be asked to sign a waiver. You can buy snacks/drinks at this point too. You are then given a quick safety briefing by the instructor and are then taken to your lane for a few practice shots.

 Indoor Axe Throwing in Newcastle at Hatchet Harry's  (Review) - snacks and drinks menu


Two people from your group throw at once while the others stand behind the cage / sit on the benches. Each duo is given a few turns before switching places with someone else. It feels pretty fast moving and there isn't really any time to get bored.


The instructor stays inside of the cage the whole time and really spends a lot of time giving everyone pointers and trying to help you improve your technique. I have to say, our instructor was super patient with Jack!








It wasn't long before we had our first bullseye.  Axe throwing is a fab stress reliever and it was a great feeling when you hit the board.

I was RUBBISH at first and I am really not a natural at throwing but after a little coaching from our instructor, I got it! Super chuffed.


 Indoor Axe Throwing in Newcastle at Hatchet Harry's  (Review) - bullseye

Heidi (10) and Jack (9) did enjoy axe throwing but personally I think they were perhaps a little young to get the best out of it. Harry (13) was a real pro and hit the board first time! He loved it. I would recommend for ages 11+ I think but if you are a family with teens and tweens, the 8/9/10 year olds will still enjoy it - they just might not have the same strength / skill as older children/adults which may frustrate them.


 Indoor Axe Throwing in Newcastle at Hatchet Harry's  (Review) - girls who throw


 Indoor Axe Throwing in Newcastle at Hatchet Harry's  (Review) - watching from behind the cage

Your 90 minute session is split into three parts:

1 - Practice throwing with coaching
2 - Double axe throwing
3 - Tournament





 Indoor Axe Throwing in Newcastle at Hatchet Harry's  (Review) - kids throwing


The tournament is great fun and can get competitive. For the record, Steve won and I was a close second.

 Indoor Axe Throwing in Newcastle at Hatchet Harry's  (Review) - tournament

 Indoor Axe Throwing in Newcastle at Hatchet Harry's  (Review) - throwing 2 axes

Look at how chuffed I am to hit the board with two axes thrown from one hand!


We had a blast axe throwing and there are already plans in the pipeline for a second visit. I would definitely recommend as a group night out - it is around the same cost of 2 cocktails but way more fun!


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2 comments

  1. I always think Google must be walking to places SO slow, I can usually half their time!

    Something tells me I wouldn't be very good at axe throwing, but I definitely think Simon would enjoy it, I need to get him booked in!

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  2. I really fancy this, although I think I'd be rubbish! Would be excellent for team building to let out some work stress. Melis x

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