Axe Throwing at HaliMac in Kentville is Family Fun
**Disclosure: Our family received a session of axe throwing at HaliMac in Kentville in exchange for this blog post. All opinions are our own.**
“That was the best night ever!”
Our whole family agreed. Best. Night. Ever.
HaliMac Axe throwing just opened this fall in the Cornwallis Inn, in Kentville. I drove by almost on a daily basis, and wondered what it was all about.
Do you just drop in? or, do you have to book?
Is it ok for kids to go, too?
If I had these questions, I knew others would, too. I decided to do some investigative journalism and find out just how HaliMac worked.
Here, Daniel takes you on a first-hand tour through his YouTube video!
Book a Session
Yes, you do have to book a session. It’s so easy.
Go to their website and choose your date, time, and number of people going with you.
When you arrive, you will need to sign a waiver. These are in the entrance way. Or, you can fill it out online.
It’s a great setup from there. If you are +19, you can head straight through the bar area to pay and order a drink.
Or, if you are a minor, there is a separate hallway to avoid the bar area, to take you right to the axe throwing area.
Before you start, a staff member will go over the safety rules with you, and teach you how to throw the axes.
“I had no idea it would be so easy to throw, and so safe!” Thomas, 9.
There are lines on the floor to show you where to throw from, but younger children are encouraged to go closer.
The aim is for them to feel confident and have them sink axes, rather than be frustrated, explained the staff.
We were provided with one lane, which had 2 throwing stations.
Then, we started to throw – trying with two hands, then one hand, and finally with the bigger axe. The kids and I stuck with the 2-handed smaller axe throwing.
I have to admit… I KICKED everyone’s BUTT!!
I have found my new cathartic activity! There is something about clearing your mind, and focusing only on the task at hand, and perhaps releasing some pent up frustrations!
This was an amazingly fun family night. It was great because we were all at an equal skill level. Although we did keep score near the end, we had fun just throwing the axes.
“Are you having fun?” I asked Daniel (11). “No,” he said. “Because I know we have to leave eventually!”
There are so many safety precautions set up, and staff are there to guide and monitor you the whole time.
We were lucky to have Steven who gave us pointers, and showed us some amazing trick shots, too!
Children as young as 5 or 6 have come to throw axes. It’s probably best for ages 8+ though.
You know your children best.
This booking is for those awesome axe-throwing families! You can book this so long as there is at least one parent and three siblings (brothers, sisters, half-siblings, all of whom are between 8-16). Of course, 2 parents and 2 kids are welcome as well! Throwing axes is a ton of fun! We recommend children be over 8 years of age.
Family price of $39.95 plus tax for a Sunday afternoon from 2:00-6:00 pm, for a one hour booking.Did you know? Sunday from 2-6 there is a $40 family rate at HaliMac Axe Throwing in Kentville? MUST check it out! @halimac_axes Click To Tweet
YES! HaliMac does birthday parties! What could be more fun than a kids getting together to throw axes? Best birthday party ever!
Children under 13 are $12.95 each (stc) for a one-hour session. They will set up tables and a food area for you. You can bring all your snacks and drinks with you.
They are also hosting staff parties, bachelorette parties (although I think divorce parties might be fun, too!) You name it, they can host it.Birthday parties at HaliMac in Kentville! You bet! @halimac_axes Click To Tweet
Our Tips for going with Kids (and maybe adults, too!)
Go. Don’t knock it until you try it. It’s achievable, safe, and a heck of a lot of fun!
Start by booking in with a small group. The boys had a hard time wanting anyone else to have a turn! They were having too much fun. With more people, you would have fewer turns. (Or, book a large group with 2 lanes and 4 throwing spots)
Track the time. Track the number of throws, or use a timer on the phone to let people know when to switch turns if you are not playing an actual game. This reduces a lot of argument!
Bring snacks. There is beer, wine and pop at the bar. You have to drink it in the bar area, but you can bring your own snacks with you. There is not a kitchen on site. Munchies are allowed.
Hours, Location and Prices
HaliMac is located in the mezzanine area of the Cornwallis Inn in Kentville.
For more fun than you can shake a
Stick AXE at, head to HaliMac in Kentville for some amazing family fun.
We will be back to HaliMac
for some more axe-throwing-family fun!