Axe & Knife Throwing

(18 customer reviews)


Warning… This Target Sport is Extremely Addictive!

The Anglo-Saxons would use a specially designed throwing axe (a francisca) before the initial clash with the enemy, throwing them to create damage & havoc. During these session, you’ll not only learn how to safely & responsibly throw an axe, but to make it stick in specially prepared wooden targets, rather than an enemy!

Run as a Pop up event at High Lodge, Thetford Forest, IP27 0AF, for Axe (Angel & Tomahawk) & Knife Throwing next to the main field off the drive – for dates see below!!!


Hour Long pop up event, the sessions are run hourly across the day

  • £20 per person per session
  • In each session, there can be up to 5 throwers at a time
  • You will get a 10 minute brief followed by 50 minutes of throwing time
  • Includes Training axes, Tomahawk & even Knives depending on competency demonstrated
  • £20pp for the hour – (Pre-booking recommended).
Private Bespoke Sessions
  1. Sessions can be completely tailored for your needs from 1 hour to a day
  2. Flexibility with numbers for larger groups if need be.
  3. We can even come to you if you have a suitable space.
  4. Contact us for a quotation.
  • Suitable for adults and juniors 10yrs+ (children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult)
  • No open-toed footwear permitted
  • Pricing includes professional tuition & all equipment (only equipment provided may be used)
  • Site Access is not included to High Lodge
  • Advanced booking recommended, Card payments possible on-site, but cash preferred due to intermittent connectivity!
  • Cancellations on the day will not be refunded. If you have a need to contact us to cancel or reschedule, please provide as much notice as possible & call in the first instance and leave a voice mail if no answer, then send a text or email to request. Due to the nature of where we operate, reception is not always possible, but we will endeavour to respond as soon as we can. Where-ever possible and where notice has been provided, we will do our best to reschedule to you to alternative dates where we can for you.
Come along to say hello or get in contact to find out more!!!

Holders of a valid BLC will be able to acquire a discount – Check the BLC App or contact me for further details, terms and conditions apply.

Very Important – ** Please read **
  • Only equipment provided by Back to Wilderness may be used on the range.
  • Do Not bring your own knives or axes to these events, unless previously agreed with Back to Wilderness for one of our courses or events.
  • Back to Wilderness accepts no liability for any knives, axes or other such prohibited objects carried by participants to or from any of our courses or events.
  • UK Knife Laws must be obeyed at all times – see here for full details – failure to do so may result in you being arrested, charged, sentenced and or fined.

Criminal Justice Act, 1988. Section 139(1).

Offence: It is an offence for any person, without lawful authority or good reason, to have with him in a public place, any article which has a blade or is sharply pointed except for a folding pocket-knife which has a cutting edge to its blade not exceeding 3 inches.  The burden of proving the lawful authority lies with the defendant.
Defences Good reason, lawful authority, it was for use at work,(caretaker), religious reasons and it was part of a national costume.

The THIS list

  • Has THIS person got permission
  • To use THIS article
  • For THIS use
  • On THIS land
  • By THIS land owner.

If “No” applies to any of the above an arrest will be imminent.



Pop-up Dates – (Subject to suitable weather conditions)


Saturday – 6th February 2021 – Cancelled
10:00am 16:00
High Lodge
Saturday – 13th March 2021 – Cancelled
10:00am 16:00 High Lodge
Saturday – 10th April 2021 – Running
10:00am 17:15 High Lodge
Saturday – 8th May 2021 – Running 10:00am 18:30 High Lodge
Bank Holiday Monday – 31/05/2021 – Running
High Lodge
Saturday – 5th June 2021 – Running – Axe & Knife Throwing
10:00am 18:30 High Lodge
Saturday – 10th July 2021 – Running – Axe Throwing Only
10:00am 18:30 High Lodge
Saturday – 7th August 2021 – Running – Axe Throwing Only 10:00am 18:30 High Lodge
Saturday – 28th August 2021 – TBC
10:00am 18:30 Location to be confirmed
Saturday – 25th September 2021 – TBC 10:00am 18:30 Location to be confirmed
Saturday – 9th October 2021 – TBC 10:00am 16:00 Location to be confirmed
Saturday – 6th November 2021 – TBC
Location to be confirmed


Additional information

Axe Throwing Dates

10/04/2021, 10/07/2021, 13/03/2021, 25/09/2021, 28/08/2021, 31/05/2021, 5/06/2021, 6/11/2021, 7/08/2021, 8/05/2021, 9/10/2021

Type of Session

1 hour session

Session Times

Session 1 – 10:00-11:00, Session 2 – 11:15-12:15, Session 3 – 12:30-13:30, Session 4 – 13:45-14:45, Session 5 – 15:00-16:00, Session 6 – 16:15-17:15

18 reviews for Axe & Knife Throwing

  1. Suzy C

    Had a fantastic time this morning, thank you so much, a great way to indulge in a slice of crazy! My whole family loved it, will definitely be coming again! You guys rock!

  2. Edward B

    Fantastic set up with all safety in place. I really enjoyed my session of axe and knife throwing (and not just because I hit the bulls eye!) I highly recommend attending an event when you get the chance and I will definitely be returning for another go!

  3. Lynette W

    Very attentive and patient. Loved every minute and if a 58 year old lady with a dodgy knee can do it then anyone can!

  4. Tracy Felton (verified owner)

    We have had an amazing time today! Even with thunderstorms and ☔️ what an brilliant experience, we have spent time throwing angel knifes, knifes and tomahawks all with excellent tuition . All I can say is please give it a go and become addicted! We have! The Feltons.

  5. David J Parker

    Absolutely fantastic! My boys enjoyed an hours session on Sunday at High Lodge; they absolutely loved every minute, and I was very impressed how the guys were constantly advising them how to improve their technique & encouraging them for the whole session. We will be back at the end of the month where I will definitely be joining in too! Highly recommend – 5 STARS!

  6. Jayne Simmons

    My husband really enjoyed it, and we will definitely be back with some friends soon! Have also recommended this to other people who are planning on booking. The guys are very friendly and approachable, and very safety conscious and knowledgeable. And it’s great fun

  7. Michelle Naomi Parker

    Highly recommend. My boys had a fantastic time doing the axe and knife throwing. The tutors were very friendly, knowledgable and really made sure the boys had a great time. We will be going to the next pop up

  8. Sam Reay

    Excellent, would definitely recommend. Really helpful and patient instructors, they make it so fun. I’ve done axe throwing elsewhere before and failed to get any in the board, but with their help and guidance was able to score plenty and even get a few bullseyes!

  9. Kate Parker

    We had an amazing time with Ray, incredibly supportive and encouraging. All our party managed successful strikes with all the blades thanks to the absolute expertise, quality training & fantastic communication and are desperate to come back again. Highly, highly recommended!

  10. Beth Tousley

    My husband and I were signed up for the Axe Throwing course. Really fun experience! Ray coached us very well. The atmosphere was really encouraging! Highly recommend!

  11. Cliff Tsang

    Impromptu visit plus it was our daughters birthday. Superb patience and customer experience. Highly recommend.

  12. Suzie Russell

    We had a fantastic time. Put at ease by the staff straight away. Something we would love to do again and planning on going back the next time they are there

  13. Kelly E Walford

    I had an amazing time axe throwing yesterday with my friend Suzie, both tutors were fun and friendly and made the experience very enjoyable for us! I am looking forward to coming back again and improving on what I have learnt so far

  14. Bradley Whitehead

    I had a great time today at Thetford, we passed back to wilderness where they were doing safe and secure axe, knife and angel axe throwing!! I highly recommend as the price is good especially for what you get and the people are really helpful, kind and not forceful which I find is helps a lot when your learning. This was my first time ever throwing axes and for a first time I think I done good all thanks to the instructor!!

  15. Lynette Watson

    Very attentive and patient. Loved every minute and if a 58 year old lady with a dodgy knee can do it then anyone can!

  16. Edward E Bensley

    Fantastic set up with all safety in place. I really enjoyed my session of axe and knife throwing (and not just because I hit the bulls eye!) I highly recommend attending an event when you get the chance and I will definitely be returning for another go!

  17. Katy Docherty

    I booked an hour long session for my 13 year old for his birthday and his 10 year old sister. They both absolutely loved it. Well organised with really supportive staff who helped and encouraged them. Very safety conscious. They threw different axes and knives and had a short competition at the end. The kids had a wonderful time and have asked to do it again. My husband and I are going to book soon to have our turn it looked like such fun! 5 stars ⭐️

  18. Oliver Howard

    I spent an hour throwing axes and knives with Ray and now I know who will be my tribal leader in the post apocalyptic wasteland to come.

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