Britain’s biggest collection of inflatable games and challenges is set to take the North East by storm before it is rolled out across the country.

Inflatable Planet, created by the team behind the world’s biggest inflatable 5k run – Gung-Ho!, offers thrill-seekers of all ages the chance to enjoy SIXTEEN huge inflatables containing enough air to fill more than 70 MILLION footballs.

Doors open for families at Walker Activity Dome on Monday 28th May, while separate evening sessions for teenagers and adults mean people of all ages have the chance to get their bounce on!

The inflatables, which include a sticky wall, bungee run, gladiator joust, climbing tower, disco dome and huge ball games amongst others, will fill every inch of the Dome’s huge sports hall every weekend and during school holidays.

TV presenter Alex Winters, one of the team behind Inflatable Planet and Gung-Ho!, said: “We have absolutely loved bringing huge inflatables to people all around the country, including the North East, with Gung-Ho!, but wanted to provide a more permanent option for families.

“We have spent a full year imagining, designing and producing Inflatable Planet and we are beyond thrilled that Newcastle is our premier location, the first in the UK. Geordies have proved they know how to have fun so Newcastle is the ideal spot for us to launch!

“These obstacles are SO much fun to use, and will offer a day out like no other venue in the region. The feedback we have received so far proves we are on to a winner!

“We are so excited to offer this amazing experience to young people, but also to give adults the chance to roll back the years and feel like kids again!”

The father-of-three added: “We’ve all seen shows like Ninja Warrior, Total Wipeout, Fun House and Gladiators, and now Inflatable Planet will give us all the chance to play for real, with people encouraged to take on their friends on the inflatables.”

As well as offering discounts for toddlers, free adult entry with their kids and sessions specifically for older people, Inflatable Planet at Walker Dome will also be putting on a ‘Community Hour’ after school every Friday with a reduced entry fee.

Mum Lyn Brown, from Fenham, who trialled Inflatable Planet at one of three taster sessions in Walker, said: “With three children to entertain and hundreds of birthday parties I’ve been to I think I’ve seen just about every activity and party going.

“This beats them all, we have spent hours here and don’t want to leave! Every inflatable is such great fun and I’ve loved being able to be involved although it took a few attempts for them to convince me to leap off Cliff Jump!”

Walker Activity Dome manager Steven Duke said: “We think long and hard before entering any new relationships but with Inflatable Planet we have found the perfect partner.

“They are experts in the field of inflatables and as soon as we looked through the plans they had for our sports centre we knew we were onto a winner.

“We are proud of the facilities we offer to the local community and with Inflatable Planet we know we are offering something unique. We couldn’t wait to be the first centre in the UK.”

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