There is a treat in store for active youngsters next week when the awesome family climbing venue Clip ‘n Climb opens at Wicksteed Park in Kettering - offering an array of fun activities for people of all ages.
The £700,000 indoor attraction will offer 28 different, quirky, and exciting challenges and climbing walls, from November 17, including an 8m-high Leap of Faith, as part of the park’s move towards providing yearround fun and enjoyment. It has been designed to provide fun for all members of the family, from four years old upwards, and encourage them to stay fit and healthy.
The park’s activities team is also launching a programme containing a wide variety of climbing challenges catering for all kinds of skill levels. The new Clip ‘n Climb climbing attractions include:
Stairway to Heaven (6.5m) – Walk to the top of the big, green Mario pillars before taking the jump at the top (easy/medium level).
Astroball (9.5m) – Large climbing balls placed on top of each other in a funky way. Figure out the route around them to the top (easy/medium level).
Speed Climb (7.2m) – The fastest wins! Press the start button and you are off and the button at the top stops the clock. On the way down you can see your time and claim your victory (easy/medium level).
Twister (9.8m) – Every colour you can think of, the wall twists as you climb to make it a bit harder and the holds on one side are upside down too! (easy/ medium level).
Leap of Faith (8.4m). Jump off the platform and aim for the punch bag hold on if you can (medium level), additional cost applies.
The Clip ‘n Climb clipper system means people can climb any challenge on their own and still be safe. As part of Wicksteed Park’s policy of making fun accessible to all, the attraction will also feature a special adaptation to the TruBlue auto belay climber support device for use by people with disabilities.
It costs £12 for a 55-minute session, which includes a briefing on how to use the equipment.
For further information on all the Clip ‘n Climb climbing walls and attractions go to wicksteedpark.org/ clipnclimb