The minimum age requirement for hatchet and axe throwing is 13+. However, Friday and Saturdays after 7pm are reserved for adults 18+ only. PLEASE NOTE: We have a zero-tolerance policy for underage drinking!
After about 5-15 minutes of training, most guests are hitting the target and honing in on the bullseye. When the group feels ready, it is encouraged to try a variety of hatchet and axe throwing target games. Instructions are in the pit, or you can ask a throwing coach. Want a head start on things? Check out the games here!
Yes! We sell light snacks such as chips, pretzels, etc. We also have soft drinks, water, and Red Bull available for sale. At Stumpy’s Manchester we have a bar stocked with local beer as well as domestic favorites, hard seltzers and more!
Please contact us if you are planning an event for a group of 21 or more, and we will discuss all your options. 860-432-0029
Though we will try to accommodate walk-ins whenever possible, it is not something we recommend. We’d hate for you to drive here just to be turned away! Due to the popularity of our hatchet and axe throwing bars, we are normally pretty booked with reservations, especially on the weekends! Our reservation system lists all available times for each day. If no times are listed, we will not have space for you on that date. (Sorry!) However, if we do have slots of open availability, we’d be happy to bring you in! You can also call the location nearest you to ask if it can accommodate you and your group.
Of course! Non-throwers are allowed to come join the social throwdown, though we will ask them to pay $15 plus tax. With that being said, the rule still applies that all Stumpy’s guests must still meet the minimum age requirements of that location, whether they are throwing or not!
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We sell light snacks like chips, pretzels, etc as well as soft drinks, water, Gatorade, and Red Bull. We have a bar stocked with local beer as well as domestic favorites, hard seltzers and more!
Hosting a private party with us? We also have local caterers we often work with and can set your group up with them as well.
We are open 5 Days a week, Wednesday-Sunday.
- WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY: 5PM-10PM
- FRIDAY: 5PM-MIDNIGHT
- SATURDAY: 12PM-MIDNIGHT
- SUNDAY: 12PM-8PM
**We will open for Private Parties of 6 people or more any day of the week by request. Give us a call to schedule.
For a group of 1-6 people
1 hour session the price is $25 per person plus tax.
For groups of 4 or more people
2 hour session is $40 per person plus tax.
For session of 3 hours or more
Call us at 860-432-0029 or email email@example.com
$15 per person plus tax
Stumpy’s has plenty of parking in the front of the building.
Non-throwers (Debbie Downers) are allowed to come join the social throwdown. The cost is $15 plus tax. All Stumpy’s guests must be 21 or over, whether they are throwing or not.
If you are interested, get on the list here
Be comfortable — it’s a sporting event! The throwing pit area is air-conditioned so please dress in loose, cool clothing when the weather is warm. During the fall and winter, we do keep it cool, so a flannel, sweater, or sweatshirt is a good idea. For safety purposes, no open-toe shoes or sandals. SANDALS OR FLIP FLOPS ARE NOT PERMITTED.
Training takes about 5-15 minutes. This includes completing the waiver (if you haven’t done so prior to arriving), reviewing safety rules and procedures, and instruction on how to throw a hatchet. Some of the training can be done early so make sure you arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled time!
Wanna get ahead of the game? Sign the waiver HERE before you come!
After about 15-30 minutes, most guests are hitting the target and honing in on the bullseye. When the group feels ready, they can try a variety of hatchet throwing games. Instructions are in the pit or you can axe a throwing coach. Want a head start on things? Check out the games HERE!
Safety is our highest priority at Stumpy’s. This is a very controlled environment and each person who enters must go through a brief training session before they are allowed to begin their time in the throwing pits.
If any participants in the throwing pit area are not following the rules, we reserve the right to terminate that participant from the area with no refund.
Just yourself, closed toe footwear, and and AXEcellent attitude! We have everything you need here for your hatchet-throwing experience! We have a bar stocked with local beer as well as domestic favorites, hard seltzers and more! We also have light snacks for purchase. Guests are also welcome to bring in their own snacks and/or order food delivery. We have menus from all the local spots that deliver.
Stumpy’s is the perfect place for a private party. We have hosted many fundraisers, team building events, and other corporate events in the past. If you would like to have an event with 21 people or more at Stumpy’s Manchester , please give us a call at 860-432-0029 or send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org with the type of event you wish to host in the subject of the email.
Cost varies based on the size of your group. We also host events during any day of the week per request.
We allow ages 13+ any day except on Friday and Saturday after 7pm when we are 18+.
We ask that you bring your own plates and utensils, but if you run short or forget something, just axe!
We recommend booking as far in advance as possible. Fridays and Saturdays typically fill up first, so be prepared to wait a few weeks if you want to come on a weekend night.
Walk ins are not recommended on the weekend. We’d hate for you to drive far and be turned away. If we have availability, we’d be happy to bring you in. Our reservation system lists all available times for the date. If no times are listed, we don’t have any space. (Sorry!)
We understand things come up and you may have to change your reservation. We just ask for you to notify us as soon as possible when you know you have to cancel or reschedule. If you give us at least 24 hours, we can reschedule you and transfer your deposit. We can refund or transfer your deposit if you cancel 48 hours or more in advance.
Please call us if you are running late. We run a tight schedule that usually doesn’t give us much flexibility. Typically we are unable to make up the time you lost, but if we can, we will. Keep in mind that there will be no price adjustments if you lose time from your reservation due to being late.
The perfect size for a social throwdown is 8-10 people, however we accommodate smaller and larger groups based on availability.
ALL GUESTS MUST BE 13 OR OLDER TO ENTER AT STUMPY’S!
Except Fridays and Saturdays after 7pm where we are Adults only 18+!
Safety at Stumpy’s is our highest priority. This is a very controlled environment and each person entering must go through a brief training session. Throwing coaches will instruct you on how to throw safely and will monitor the game. By following our rules and procedures and exercising common sense, you will enjoy a safe and fun activity at Stumpy’s!
For safety purposes, no open-toe shoes or sandals are permitted in the throwing pit area at Stumpy’s. Again– NO SANDALS OR FLIP FLOPS ARE PERMITTED. Otherwise, Be comfortable– it’s a sporting event! The throwing pit is not air conditioned, though, so please dress in loose, cool clothing in the summer, and a sweatshirt is recommended for the winter.
Sorry, you cannot bring your own hatchet. Our insurance policy requires all of the hatchets to be supplied by us.
If you are not following the rules it presents a hazard to everyone, and we reserve the right to TERMINATE YOUR EXPERIENCE for any reason, at any time, without reimbursement!
Each Stumpy’s Location has different regulations and information, please be sure to check each location page before visiting.
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