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TripAdvisor York #1 Destination for Fun & Games

If you’re planning an event you need to take some inspiration from the TripAdvisor York top destinations list, the world’s largest travel platform. It collates hundreds of millions of traveller reviews and opinions. So when an attraction reaches the #1 spot, it has to be the best of the best, right?

York has some super-cool things to do involving its fascinating (and often gruesome) history. It’s a vibrant student city in the northeast of England that everyone should have on their bucket list. If you live in York, you have a heap of party venues to choose from - lucky you.

But, getting back to that event planning inspiration, why not check out what happens to be the TripAdvisor #1 attraction in York for fun and games - The Hilt.


Axe Throwing at The Hilt has been Ranked #1 in Fun and Games in York

So what’s so great about axe throwing at The Hilt, York that has elevated it to this coveted #1 spot for fun and games? If you’re curious to know more, you can check out the reviews (there’s 100 of them so far, and counting). What’s amazing about the stats is that 97 of those reviewers give The Hilt a 5 star “excellent” rating. There’s one 4 star (very good) and 2 one star (terrible) but we all know about fake reviews from jealous competitors or a wild Karen, so read into that what you will. The point is, 98 people just like you bothered to write a top review and would recommend it to family and friends.

You can read the TripAdvisor reviews for yourself or mosey through a few of our random selections:

Or how about this one:


Hmm, sounds like it could be a brilliant place for experiencing a totally different event regardless of age, gender or athletic ability! It also makes a great gift idea for that hard-to-please birthday boy or girl who already has everything else.

Booking an Event at York’s Top TripAdvisor Destination

So now you’re sold on the idea of having your next birthday bash, stag do, hen party or corporate team building event at The Hilt, check out what you need to know.

First of all, booking is advisable to avoid embarrassment/disappointment. You will be pitted against your friends so be sure to have a suitably inappropriate and embarrassing name for them or we might have to come up with one for you. Depending on the size of your axe throwing birthday party group, you’ll be allocated one or more lanes and a friendly coach to show you the basics of axe throwing.

The aim of the exercise is simple. You’ll be hurling a wooden handed hatchet with a sharp bladed axe-head at a wooden target with the purpose of a) getting it to stick to the wood and b) scoring points. You get 3 points for nailing the centre bullseye and 2 or 1 point for the outer circles. However, everyone’s a winner if you measure this activity in the amount of laughter, teasing and fun it generates.

You can try one-handed and two-handed deliveries to find your best technique during the warm-up, ably assisted by cheering peers and a fun-loving trainer. Then it’s down to the serious business with 40 minutes of competitive axe-throwing. You can include some personal challenges (such as who gets the most bullseyes in a row), the best overall score, splitting a pencil to see who has to buy the first round,, or whatever you dream up to make the party go with a swing. Win or lose, you’ll have a blast.

You’ll all want to rank your best and worst moments and share some of the photos and videos you took. Remember to smile when you throw so you look your best for your new Facebook/Instagram/Tinder pic, maybe you’ll even make it onto ours.

All-in-all, The Hilt York is a fantastic venue for sharing a celebration, an axe-throwing birthday party or just meeting up for some laughs with mates, but don’t take our word for it. Check out TripAdvisor #1 activity in York and see what people REALLY think!

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