How do sessions work?
Our sessions are instructor-led and 70 minutes long, designed for first-timers. However, we welcome you to return to Whistle Punks for repeat visits!
Each lane consists of 2 targets and up to 10 players. An instructor will be on the lane throughout to ensure you’re having a blast.
During the session, you’ll receive a safety brief, learn how to throw an axe, take part in a tournament and learn some trick shots. Ever fancied throwing two axes at once?
Find your local Whistle Punks venue and book tickets here.
Whistle Punks Oxford Circus, 53 Eastcastle St, London W1W 8DN
Whistle Punks Manchester, 275 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EL
Whistle Punks Leeds, Millennium Square, The Electric Press 4, Leeds, LS2 3AD
Whistle Punks Bristol, Unit B The Programme, All Saints’ St, Bristol, BS1 2LZ
What is a single ticket for a social lane?
1 ticket = 1 player on a shared lane of up to 10 players. Great for smaller groups or couples. Our instructors are great at getting everyone involved, and soon enough, you’ll be cheering on everybody on your lane.
What is a lane package?
Lane packages provide a more private experience for larger groups.
What’s your capacity?
Each lane can fit up to 10 players.
Our London venue can accommodate 90 players per session.
Our Manchester can accommodate 50 players per session.
Our Bristol can accommodate 60 players per session.
Our Leeds can accommodate 40 players per session.
My group is too large for one lane, can we still play?
Yes, we can split you across multiple exclusive or shared lanes.
Can we book a session outside of the times listed online?
Yes, please drop us an email, and we will work with you to get you on the lanes.
You can reach us by clicking the help icon in the bottom right or emailing us at [email protected]
Can I book tickets for today?
Absolutely, if there’s availability, you can book for the same day. However, we do always recommend booking well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Do you sell tickets on the door?
Yes, but only if our online tickets haven’t sold out. We strongly recommend booking in advance online here.
Can I place a deposit or reserve a booking?
No, we only ever take payment in full upon booking a session.
To make payment for a corporate booking, please email [email protected]
My Discount code isn’t working
Please ensure you’re entering your code in the correct place.
When selecting your session date, you’ll see a box marked ‘Apply Promo or voucher’ – enter your code here!
If you are having trouble, please reach out at [email protected]
I need to add someone to my booking
Great, simply book another ticket for the same session and fill out the box marked ‘Joining another group?’
I can’t make the session, can I get a refund or reschedule my session?
Bookings without Ticket Protection are ineligible for refunds or rescheduling.
Bookings made within 24 hours of the session date are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Bookings with Ticket Protection will be eligible for a refund or reschedule up to 24 hours ahead of the session. (10 days notice required for bookings taking place between 27th Nov & 31st Dec).
Do I need to arrive on time?
Yes, you won’t be able to join your session if you are more than 10 minutes late. We ask all players to arrive at least 10 minutes before your session’s start time.
On the Day & Safety
What should I wear?
Players must wear closed-toe shoes (no flip flops).
Pro tip: flat shoes are best for throwing in.
Can I bring my own axe?
No – We only throw Whistle Punks axes on our lanes, as we want to keep the playing field fair for everyone!
Is the venue pet-friendly?
Sadly, all of our venues are strictly for humans only. No matter how heckin’ cute your doggo is!
Can we wear fancy dress?
Fancy dress is permitted. However, we ask you to keep in-mind our other guests, and if your costume is offensive or causes distress to other players, you’ll be asked to remove it.
Remember, there will be an axe throwing tournament on the day, so we are sure you won’t want your fancy dress hindering your performance!
Do you have parking?
None of our venues have on-site parking, however, all are within walking distance of public car parks, with the below available:
Bristol – We are right next to the NCP Nelson Street, it’s literally an axe throw away.
Leeds – We’re just a 5 minute walk from either Q-Park Albion Street or CitiPark Merrion Centre.
Manchester – Our home in Great Northern Warehouse is also home to an NCP.
London – Q Park Soho and Q Park Oxford Street are both under 5 minute walk away.
Is it OK for someone to spectate?
Yes – if you don’t want to play, you can just cheer on your friends, no ticket needed.
Can we get food and drink at the venue?
All our venues serve a selection of sourdough pizzas plus a well-stocked bar of craft beers, ciders, wines, and soft drinks. We also offer a Bottomless Bruch session on Sundays, so if you are after a bite to eat, this is the perfect package for you!
Is axe throwing safe?
Our sessions take place under highly controlled (but still fun) conditions. Axes are only ever thrown down empty, enclosed lanes under the watchful eye of an experienced instructor.
As a result of rigorous testing, our axes and flooring have both been designed to reduce any unwanted bounces. Safety is our highest priority, and we are continually reviewing and updating our practices to prevent any dangerous situations before they occur.
If you would like to read more about our commitment to safety, click here.
Can we drink alcohol beforehand?
We strongly advise against drinking alcohol beforehand, and should our instructors believe you’re behaving in an unsafe manner, you’ll be relegated to a spectator role for the remainder of the session.
However, our venues are equipped with well-stocked bars for a celebratory pint after your session ends.
Is this for 18’s and over only?
We do not allow anyone under the age of 18 years old to enter any of our venues, and we also operate a Challenge 25 policy, so please bring ID.
If you are under the age of 18 or do not have an ID to confirm you are 18 years old or above, you will not be permitted entry to any of our facilities.
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 postpartum, we strongly suggest speaking with your midwife or doctor before booking.
How do I redeem my gift voucher?
At the final payment page, select ‘Have a gift voucher?’
Enter your Gift voucher code (begins with a G) and hit apply to redeem the certificate balance against the invoice total. If there is any balance remaining, it can be redeemed at a later date.
If the gift certificate balance isn’t enough to cover the whole transaction amount, you can make a payment via credit card for the rest. You are able to use more than one gift voucher to clear the balance of a booking.
My voucher is in date but says ‘INVALID’ when entered.
Please make sure you’re entering your code on the final payment page and not the box marked ‘Apply promo or voucher’.
My gift voucher expires today, can I book a session for tomorrow?
You totally can, the expiry date only refers to when the booking must be placed by.
How do I get a gift voucher?
Can we book the whole venue?
Of course, reach out to us so we can help you out with that.
Our team is pretty nifty and will get back to you within 24 hrs. Hit the help icon in the bottom right or email us at [email protected]
More info about corporate hire can be found here.
Got a Question?
Reach out by hitting the help icon in the bottom right. Our team are friendly, helpful and will respond within 24 hours. You can also reach us by email, include the venue your enquiry relates to for a speedy response [email protected]