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REVIEW: Eat, sleep, axe, repeat.
With a mixture of excitement and trepidation, I headed off on Monday night to throw some axes.
The attraction, which is based within Escape Rooms Cheltenham’s new venue in Winchcombe Street, has been open just 6 weeks.
Pete, owner and director, welcomed us and gave the group a detailed safety brief, which included a demonstration of throwing techniques and how to keep safe.
Confidence and power is the name of the game (easier said than done!)
With this in mind, I decided to be the first to volunteer (mainly thinking I was less at risk throwing than watching!)
The axe was much lighter than it looked, which meant I could easily lift it to level I was comfortable with.
With Pete and the rest of the team cheering me on from a safe distance, I threw my first attempt.
It collided with the board with a loud bang and landed on the floor. Feeling pleased with myself for causing no harm, and having now accomplished letting go of a flying axe, I was ready for my second attempt.
Raising the axe back and above my head, I steadied myself, aimed and threw the axe. It landed in the board!
Wow, what a sense of achievement. Over the next half hour I was able to tweak my technique and focus on scoring points!
The axe throwing room is based upstairs in the main building and is bright, and able to host up to 12 people at a time.
There are three separate throwing areas for you to chose from, each with a variety of target boards and axes.
Downstairs are the themed escape rooms. These are expertly designed and created by the talented team of puzzle makers.
Each room has a different theme and difficulty level. With each space having a strong link to Cheltenham, you can experience code-cracking in the GCHQ room, or unlock the clues in the Hesters Craft room, a mystical room based on an old Cheltenham myth.
A throughly enjoyable and highly recommended day or evening activity for the whole family. Pop along to Escape Rooms Cheltenham to find out more.
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