An unusual, fun and unique team building activity, Axe Throwing is a great talking point that will encourage motivation as well as teaching participants a brand new skill.
The ancient skill of Axe Throwing involves throwing a hand axe at a wooden target that is similar to those used other target-based activities such as Archery. Traditionally the sport of lumberjacks, the aim is to get as close to the bull’s-eye as possible with the emphasis being on technique, rhythm and accuracy, not strength.
Axe Throwing is suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness, making this activity a very accessible choice for events such as corporate team building, staff away days and hen and stag parties. The activity is great fun for those who participate, but it is fascinating for spectators as well.
Our Axe Throwing team building activity is fantastic as a standalone activity but it is also available as part of our ‘Ancient Pursuits’ Multi Activity Day along with Traditional Longbows, Falconry and Segway Jousting.
Axe Throwing rounds can be scored to add a competitive edge and, if part of a multi-activity day, we can add up all the scores for each activity so that the winning team can be announced at the end of the session.
> Improves Concentration and Focus
> Enhances Communication
> Inspires and Motivates Staff
> Boosts Morale
> Builds Confidence and Self-Belief
> Highlights Natural Leadership Skills
Benefits Of Axe Throwing
TYPICAL DURATION: 1.5 - 2 hours
MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 6 people
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: 15 people*
REQUIREMENTS: A suitable flat outdoor area with short grass
WHAT'S INCLUDED? Expert instructor, wooden targets, axes and all necessary safety equipment
OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Professional photographer or videographer to capture the event
WORKS WELL WITH: Any other Country Sports Activities or outdoor team building activities but is effective as a standalone event
AVAILABILITY: Across the UK - Need a Venue? Try or FREE Venue Finding Service
*Additional team building activities are recommended for groups larger than 15 delegates. Axe Throwing equipment can be multiplied up for larger groups.
14:00 - ACTIVITY START
The event facilitator will give a short briefing at the beginning of the activity. Delegates will be taught how to safely throw axes and guidance on how to hit the targets successfully.
Once participants have mastered the technique of throwing an axe, the group can be split up into teams. Teams will then compete against each other and points will be awarded for the most accurate throwers!
Any bystanders must stand in the designated safety area when axes are being thrown.
15:00 - OPTIONAL REFRESHMENT BREAK
After an optional break, there will be another opportunity for the delegates to try and hit the targets. The winning team will be announced at the end of the activity.
16:15 - ACTIVITY END
*Example format only. Timings based on a 1.5-2 hour activity duration for 15 people Format subject to change on the event day depending on conditions that may be beyond the control of our facilitator. Refreshments usually provided by your chosen venue as part of your delegate package.
Multi-Activity Option: 'Ancient Pursuits'
Looking for a Multi Activity Day to incorporate an Axe Throwing team building event? The below team building activities work really well together so we have created 'Ancient Pursuits' option for clients who want to keep all participants busy for the whole duration of the event. This option is ideal for larger groups as they can rotate around each zone and experience each activity. Activities can be run with a competitive element culminating with an awards ceremony, or just for fun. Simply choose a combination of 2, 3 or 4 activities to build the package that is right for you. Drop us an email, submit a form submission or call us with your requirements and we'll get back to you with a quotation.