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Published August 8th 2017
Thanks to the introduction of Ninja Warriors, my daughters (Miss Six and Miss Eight) have taken a real liking to obstacle course activities including climbing monkey bars, climbing walls (yes, they now spider-climb my hallway walls thanks to the show!) and using the kitchen stools lined up as the Quintuple Steps. And in case you are wondering, I don't allow this. Usually, I catch them doing it then promptly stop it. So, when my friend told me about the Sky Climb section of SkyZone, I had to check it out.
As you enter the Sky Climb zone, the first thing you notice is the variety of climbing walls. Aside from your typical climbing walls, you also have a 'Jack and the Beanstalk' climb and one that resembles a punching bag. For an extra challenge, one of the many people working there may shake the punching bag to 'check' that you are holding on tightly. Don't worry, everyone must wear a harness as safety must come first. Each climbing wall has a little plaque at the base that tells you how difficult it is using five different criteria (fear being one of them).
Each session starts with a harness fitting and a rundown of all the safety rules. This runs for 15 minutes and everyone must have their harnesses checked prior to entry. As you enter the area, the first thing that surprises you is the soft floor. We were told that the floor has 33cm of foam for impact in case you do fall. It's not that soft like a trampoline but still enough that you notice it straight away.
My girls were challenged the whole hour session (in a good way to keep them going for an hour). I only wish that I had tried it with them as it looked like so much fun. Oh well, lucky for my girls that there will most definitely be a next time as I can't let my girls have all the fun.
You do need to know that to climb you must be 110cm or 5 years. And of course, there is no upper age limit, so Mums, show your kids that you can do it too. I would highly recommend making an online booking to avoid getting there and being turned away as it is very popular.