Ac­tiv­ity

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - GIVE IT A GO -

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

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