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Retail Thursday 19th April 2018

The Romance of Axe Throwing

The Romance of Axe Throwing

‘Competitive socialising’ is an established trend in the leisure business but games such as table tennis and crazy golf seem rather sedate in comparison to Whistle Punks – the ‘urban axe throwing’ concept.



Whistle Punks owner and founder, Jools Whitehorn, explains: “It’s a night out like most people have never before experienced in a city centre. It combines the best of traditional social sports such as bowling and darts with the thrill of learning a new skill and getting stuck into some fierce – but friendly – competition.

“It’s all about skill not strength and we’ve seen an amazing mix of people coming to throw. We regularly host all sorts of well occasions from corporate events and birthdays to a surprising number of Tinder dates.

It’s a great way to break the ice!” From its original base in London, the business has quickly expanded and added sites in Manchester and Birmingham.

Whitehorn reports: “We’re now expanding further across the UK and beyond, and are looking for enterprising venue partners and landlords who would like to work with an exciting competitive social brand to bring footfall and interest to new or existing developments”.