Days out

En­joy an ac­tion-packed day out to get your blood pump­ing

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Cel­e­brate health, hap­pi­ness and friend­ship at the Color Run in Brighton on 23 Septem­ber. Dubbed ‘The Hap­pi­est 5k on the Planet’, this fun run will see you and the fam­ily hav­ing the time of your lives! Run­ners start the day in a spe­cial edi­tion white t-shirt, and get cov­ered from head to toe in a rain­bow of colours at four Color Zones along the way. Not a run­ner? You can choose to walk, skip, or even dance your way to­wards the fin­ish line – it’s all about the fun and what gives you the big­gest smile! • Tick­ets from £28; £10 for chil­dren • www.the­col­or­


Ad­ven­tur­ous fam­i­lies get the chance to ex­pe­ri­ence ur­ban moun­taineer­ing with an ex­hil­a­rat­ing 90-minute climb up one of Lon­don’s most iconic land­marks. Up at the O2 lets climbers as young as nine jour­ney to the peak of this fa­mous venue, with an ex­pe­ri­enced guide on hand to talk them through every step across the 350 me­tre walk­way. Soak up the sights of the city when you reach the sum­mit – 52 me­tres above ground! Tick­ets from £30


Pre­pare to make a splash at Aqua Park Rut­land, the UK’S largest water sports park. Open un­til 23 Septem­ber, the park of­fers a great way to en­joy the out­doors, fea­tur­ing more than 36 fun and chal­leng­ing ob­sta­cles to climb, jump, crawl, launch, slide, and splash through. Have a go on The Beast – the coun­try’s tallest in­flat­able climb­ing wall, or test your strength on the Ac­tion Tower and Ice Tower. Pre­pare to get soaked! • Tick­ets from £20 • www.aqua­parkrut­


Get ready to be blown away – lit­er­ally! At IFLY In­door Sky­div­ing, ex­pe­ri­ence the sen­sa­tion of true freefall con­di­tions in a ver­ti­cal wind tun­nel. There’s no parachute, no jump­ing, and noth­ing at­tach­ing you to planet Earth. Choose from cen­tres in Mil­ton Keynes, Bas­ingstoke, or Manch­ester for a fun day out for the whole fam­ily – whether you’re a first-time flyer or an ex­pe­ri­enced sky­diver. • Tick­ets from £29.99 • www.ifly­


Get ready to bounce! Kids and grownups alike can spend the day at Jump360, a new tram­po­line park in Hartle­pool that prom­ises bouncy fun for all ages. In ad­di­tion to over 100 tram­po­lines, you can en­joy climb­ing walls, tum­ble tracks, giant foam pits, and bas­ket­ball dunk lanes. Other ex­cit­ing fea­tures in­clude foam pit slides, rope lad­ders, log rolls, and Aero Ball (think vol­ley­ball on the tram­po­line!) as well as a des­ig­nated area where un­der 5s can bounce safely. It’s dif­fi­cult to be sad when you bounce! • Tick­ets from £10 on­line •


Im­merse your­self in ad­ven­ture at FREEDOME – an aerial freestyle park of­fer­ing plenty of next gen­er­a­tion ac­tive en­ter­tain­ment. Based in the Cheshire Oaks Shop­ping Park in Ellesmere Port, FREEDOME will def­i­nitely get you mov­ing. Feel the ben­e­fits of bounc­ing around, or prac­tice your flips and tricks on the tram­po­lines at the Free­jump and Freeform ar­eas. You can also test your men­tal strength and aerial skills on the War­rior Course. Tick­ets from £11­


Prac­tice your back­swing at Top­golf, the world’s first in­ter­ac­tive golf game. Play­ers of all ages can score points by hit­ting mi­cro-chipped golf balls at giant dart-board like tar­gets. The closer you get your ball to the cen­tre, the more points you earn. With cen­tres in Wat­ford, Chig­well, and Sur­rey, Top­golf is a great way to keep the fam­ily en­ter­tained this sum­mer – and no golf­ing abil­ity is re­quired! • Tick­ets £10 for chil­dren, £16 for adults •­ Swing of it

Reach new heights Fun run Check out the beast 60 mil­lion peo­ple have vis­ited the dome

Bo­ing! Squeeze in the fun Test your strength No parachute! Such a buzz

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