Whistle Punks was conceived in 2016 as an antidote to the isolation of our modern lives.
The urban axe throwing concept seeks to break down barriers by creating an engaging social environment that people can enjoy in the moment but also talk about with friends and share online.
And after this last year, now is the perfect time to throw yourselves in and try something exciting with your friends. Time to ditch the virtual and once again embrace fun in real life.
Whistle Punks have taken axe throwing out of the woodland and brought it into the heart of Manchester, and they’re open again from 20th May.
Tickets are on sale now and the half-price sessions are selling fast – so make sure to grab yours before they’re gone!
Wrapped in a vibrant venue in The Great Northern Warehouse, the sessions are expertly hosted by kick-ass instructors and backed up with a suitably pumping soundtrack.
Every Whistle Punks session is designed for first timers and provides a level playing field for groups wanting to take part.
Sessions include a safety brief from your instructor and individual training for everyone on the lane.
Once you’re sinking axes like a pro, it’s tournament time.
Everyone on your lane will compete against each other for the ultimate axe throwing glory – don’t worry about keeping score, an axe-pert instructor will take care of it and be on hand at all times to keep your experience fun and safe.
Sessions, which start every 15 minutes, are rounded out with some trickshots. Have you ever fancied throwing two axes at once? Now’s your chance!
If you are part of a small group or a couple you can grab a social lane ticket, you’ll be playing with other small groups and Whistle Punks instructors will have you cheering on your new lane mates in no time.
Larger groups will be better suited grabbing Exclusive Lane packages which fit up to six players and ensure you’re only playing with your group.
Once your session is over the fun doesn’t stop, as Whistle Punks now has a fully licensed bar where you can relive your sessions with your friends and brag about how you beat your competition.
You can even sample their own Whistle Punks lager.
And if you need any more encouragement, I Love MCR readers can get 50% off the ticket price for the first two weeks they’re open. Bargain.
“We love seeing people loosen up and learning a new skill in our venues,” said Jools Whitehorn, co-founder of Whistle Punks.
“One of the things we enjoy most at Whistle Punks is seeing people meeting strangers, finding common ground and relaxing in each other’s company.
“We found that two-thirds of players on our social lanes chatted and cheered on people that hadn’t met before.”
Whistle Punks can be found at The Great Northern Warehouse on Deansgate and are open Thursday – Sunday from 20th May, with advance tickets on sale now. Sessions start from 3pm weekdays and 10am weekends, till late. You can purchase your tickets today by clicking below and use code ILM50 to chop 50% off your booking.