Is Peterborough ready for axe throwing?
Peterborough fun seekers will get a chance to try axe throwing when a new venture opens in the city.
Angle Axe Throwing is the second venture for Adam McCarthy and Tiffany Collyer - who launched Angle Escape Rooms in Walton last year.
They are currently fitting out a unit at the PE1 Retail Park - creating six large throwing ranges (where you hurl a specialized throwing axe towards a timber target and amaze everyone - think darts, but bigger) and a social space.
The aim is to open at the end of this month or early June, Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 10pm.
Adam said: “We get a lot of people worrying about the safety and accessibility of axe throwing, but its a remarkably safe and rapidly growing industry in the UK.
“It’s also a big business in the US - the UK tends to follow US leisure trends after a few years so we’re very confident in axe throwing sticking around.
“In terms of accessibility, we allow anyone aged 12+ to throw and professional leagues have children as young as seven competing professionally. With specific guidelines in place for disabled competitors, such as wheelchair users, axe throwing is a lot more accessible than it might first seem.
“At the moment, we’re looking to be the first range in Peterborough too, which should be fun as we get to introduce people who likely haven’t considered axe throwing something they’d find themselves doing.”
Opening will be with a promotional price of £40 per private lane hire for up to six throwers.