Can I give you a call?

We don’t have phone lines so we are unable to receive calls. If you click on the ‘help’ button on each of our pages our customer service team will be in contact when we are back in the office.

How do I book?

Just head over to our booking page. Simply put in your number of players and follow the instructions to book and pay for your event online.

Is it good for Stag and Hens?

Throwing an axe in a head-to-head game is fun no matter what the occasion. Think bowling or darts, but with a bit more edge. Just make sure you’re all sober when you turn up or we won’t let you play and you won’t get a refund.

Can I get food and drink at the venue?

No but there are plenty of brilliant food places nearby that would be more than happy to have you.

We do sell non-alcoholic drinks and crisps. These can be purchased from the counter at the venue.

We have a list of food places near the London venue here.

How long is a session & what do we get?

Our sessions are run on 4 lanes, 12 players per lane, 1 instructor per lane and lasts 1.5 hrs.

During this time we:

  1. Give you a safety briefing and if it’s a mixed group we get you out of your shells and into a sociable, urban axe throwing mood.
  2. We teach you how to sling an axe like a boss, giving group instruction then brief individual coaching to hone your technique.
  3. Then once you’re happily smashing targets we’ll throw you straight into a tournament.
  4. We crown the tournament winner and celebrate with everyone else.
  5. At the end of the session there is time to take photos.

Do you have parking at your venues?

We don’t have parking at any of our venues. In Manchester and Birmingham there are NCP parking buildings near by and in London there is plenty of street parking.


Is it safe?

Axes are only ever thrown down empty, enclosed lanes under the watchful eye of anexperienced instructor. As long as you follow the rules and listen to your instructor at all times it is a safe activity.

Is there an age limit?

This is definitely adult fun, so our venue is over 18s only and don’t be offended if we ask for ID.  If you are one of the blessed that look under 25 you will be asked for valid ID to prove your age.

Are we allowed to drink alcohol?

Only after your final throw! Axes and booze aren’t good bedfellows. Same goes for drugs.

If you’re not in a fit state to swing an axe, we’re not letting you on the lane or giving you your money back, so don’t turn up drunk.

What should I wear?

– We love flip flops as much as the next person (or probably more), but they won’t cut it on our throwing lanes so no open-toed shoes. Pro tip: flat shoes are best for throwing in.
– Stay comfy. Wear whatever you like, but if it restricts your arm movement it’s gonna mess with your aim and we’re not giving you pity points for that. We might give you points for fancy dress though…

Can I play if I’m pregnant?

Axe throwing is a relatively low intensity activity so there is no reason why you can not play. If you have any concerns please consult a doctor.
If you are in the third trimester of your pregnancy, or up to 6-months post-partum, we strongly suggest speaking with your midwife or doctor before booking

Can I bring my own axe?

Axes take quite a battering on our lanes so we go with cheap and reliable ones rather than the fine specimens you may have in your collection.

We insist customers use our axes as it means no-one has any extra advantages so the games are all absolutely fair, which is the way we like it.


What do I do if I have not received my confirmation?

Sometimes our booking confirmations will bounce or go to spam. If you don’t receive your confirmation, check your spam folder and then click on the help button on our website to contact our customer service team. They will get back to you during working hours.

My gift voucher isn’t working!

The most common issue we see with gift vouchers are that the code is entered in the wrong area.

This guide will show you where to enter your gift voucher code.

What’s the maximum number of players?

We can take up to 48 in all sessions (London can take up to 60 on request). This means booking out all of our lanes which accommodate 12 players each.

To get a whole lane to yourself you need to book all 12 tickets regardless of the number of players. 1 lane = 12 tickets, 2 lanes = 24 tickets, 3 lanes = 36 tickets.

Can I add another person to my booking later?

Yes, just book another ticket and in the ‘joining another group’ box tell us the booking they’re joining. This only works if there are tickets left!

Can I cancel or change my booking?

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Please make sure you’ve got your ducks vaguely straight-ish before you book as once you’ve bought your tickets we can’t refund or move them to a different date/time.

What if we want to play at a different time to those listed?

We do run private events out of hours for large groups of around 36+. Please contact us at hello@whistlepunks.com

Can we have a lane to ourselves?

Each lane has two targets and takes up to 12 players, so if you want your own lane all you have to do is book 12 tickets. 2 lanes? That’s 24 tickets. And so on…

Can I pay a deposit, or reserve now and pay on the day?

We’re straightforward kinda people, so it’s full payment up front. We don’t hold tickets or reserve spaces.

If you have an absolute emergency and can’t make your event, then drop us a line and we’ll try and move you to another date.