The world’s largest inflatable obstacle course, known as The Beast, will be returning to Betteshanger Park, near Deal, for the second year this May.
The formidable inflatable obstacle course will be at the popular park from Saturday, May 26 to Monday, May 28. And it will be a world-first, 384m long course – making it over 100 metres longer and a length that has never before been attempted.
The ultimate bouncy castle experience for adults first visited Betteshanger in 2017 as one of its first UK outings. Belgian owner, HOLD MY SHOES, has since taken The Beast on a European tour, stopping at venues such as Alexandra Palace, London, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham and National Basket Ball Arena, Dublin.
The planned 384m course will be a world-first. It will be the first time Hold My Shoes has constructed The Beast course beyond the standard 272m length.
Keith Lee, Head of Programme, Betteshanger Park said: “The Beast was one of Betteshanger’s most popular events for 2017 so knew we had to bring it back for a second year. We’ve been working with HOLD MY SHOES over the last couple of months to create a bigger, more elaborate course and we are thrilled that, at 384m, it will be the longest Beast ever constructed. We hope that our visitors are as excited as we are to welcome The Beast back to Betteshanger this May.”
He continued: “We urge people to book tickets sooner rather than later as we anticipate a high demand for tickets.”
Johan Bommerez, Project Manager, HOLD MY SHOES, said: “We’re excited to be working with Betteshanger again after the enormous success of The Beast last year. We’re also proud to be presenting this setup to the public, offering an even bigger and more awesome challenge to all visitors. HOLD MY SHOES promotes an active and healthy lifestyle, and what better way of doing this than by providing endless fun on World’s Biggest Inflatable in such a beautiful surrounding?”
Tickets will be on general sale from 9am on Friday, March 23. Betteshanger Members and newsletter subscribers will benefit from a special 24-hour pre-sale.
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The Beast will be suitable for everyone aged 10 and over.
Image captions: The Beast © HOLD MY SHOES
For further media information on Betteshanger Sustainable Parks, please contact Lynnette Crisp at Lynnette.Crisp@betteshangerparks.co.uk or call 01304 619227.
About Betteshanger Sustainable Parks:
- Betteshanger Park, formerly Fowlmead Country Park, is operated as part of the Betteshanger Sustainable Parks scheme and is integral to the regeneration of the former mining community in East Kent. Facilities include a 3.5km road cycling track, 10km of mountain bike trails, leisure paths and established woodlands, wetlands and reed beds full of wildlife.
- Betteshanger Sustainable Parks is part of the Hadlow Group, which includes Hadlow College, a premier UK land-based college, ranked Ofsted Outstanding.
- The £40 million Betteshanger Sustainable Parks scheme, near Deal, in East Kent, will drive regeneration of the site and the area, combining sustainable business and commerce, education, sustainable energy and tourism.
- Located on the site of the former Betteshanger colliery, the scheme will see the 121-hectare site transformed into a much-enhanced Country Park, with new Visitor Centre encompassing the Kent Mining Museum (due to open late 2018) and Betteshanger Business Park.