Inflatable obstacle courses have, you might say, blown up this year. In March, Brixton's Brockwell Park hosted Gung-Ho! Serious Fun challenge, which saw 5,000 Londoners take on 10 adult-sized inflatable obstacles including ball pits, a climbing wall and a "gauntlet". At the time, it was billed as the "world's biggest inflatable obstacle course", but now, this weekend, Ally Pally is set to dwarf Brockwell as they pump up The Beast.
At over 272 metres long, the Beast will boast 32 obstacles and will be accompanied by a DJ, light displays, street food vendors including Saucy Chip and Taco Revolution, as well as pop-up bars serving prosecco, craft beer and cocktails. Due to our unreliable summer weather, the Beast will be caged - or, at least, it'll be pumped up indoors, in the Palace's Great Hall.
The Beast opens on Friday August 25 and will be open across the Bank Holiday weekend, including Monday, from 10am each morning until 11pm each evening. Each day will be split between sessions for 11- 15-year-olds only, from 10am - 10.45pm, followed by a 16+ only sessions from 11am until closing. Tickets cost £20 plus a £2 booking fee and each session last 15 minutes. Ticket holders are advised to turn up 30 minutes before their session starts. One could do the course in top hat and tails, organisers advise sportswear or t-shirts and shorts.
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