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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!)

Eat, sleep, axe, repeat 1

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!

Eat, sleep, axe, repeat 2
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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