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Obstacle course will test your kids’ agility

Leeds Castle's latest attraction will be open throughout August

This summer holiday, a brand new Leeds Castle outdoor attraction will challenge adventurous explorers until the end of the month. The ‘Castle Kids Obstacle Course’ is the ideal activity for energetic kids aged between eight and 12 years. 

Get ready to crawl under nets, climb over log piles, swing across monkey bars and attempt the wobble log! Try not to get caught up in the twisted net or lose your balance on the rolling log. Rock-climb your way across the rock and rope trail before becoming king or queen of the castle and completing the fun course.

Scan the QR code as you begin the course to start your virtual stopwatch and again at the end to find out your time – take up the challenge with your friends and see who is the fastest! Pre-booking is not required for the obstacle course and this attraction is included with the price of admission.

More than 50 summer activities

Until August 31, kids can also explore the castle estate come rain or shine, armed with the ‘Big Book of Leeds Castle-y Challenges’. See how many of the 55 fun summer activities you can tick off the list. Enjoy lots of different family friendly experiences from taking a picture holding the castle in your hand, and getting lost in the maze to playing pooh sticks in the stream at the Pavilion Lawn and taking a selfie with the birds of prey.

“This summer, the castle is putting the playfulness back into being outdoors. After the lockdowns and spending so much time at home, we want to encourage children and families to spend the holidays exploring and having adventures in the open spaces and fresh air of our safe and beautiful country estate!” 

Helen Bonser-Wilton, Leeds Castle chief executive

With a summertime bursting with things to do and activities to keep the kids entertained, Leeds Castle is the perfect family day out. Take a relaxing cruise across the Great Water on the Black Swan Ferry, get lost in the maze and explore the fantastic children’s playgrounds. Don’t miss the chance to challenge yourself to a game of Adventure Golf! Whether you’re head over heels about history or wild about wildlife there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Admission tickets to Leeds Castle offer excellent value for money, as they grant free repeat visits for a whole year from the date of your first visit and include a programme of fun-filled events and activities.

Don’t miss out on a summer to remember at Leeds Castle. Visit www.leeds-castle.com to pre-book your tickets and for more information on any of the above events and activities.

For a brief (just more than two minutes) overview of what’s happening at the castle this summer click here.

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David Buckley

Dave Buckley is a career journalist. “I once went painting girders for a week and discovered I didn’t like heights,” he says. “Apart from that it has always been journalism for me in one form or another.” Past local weekly publications he has worked for include: the South-East London Mercury* covering the Borough of Greenwich as a junior reporter; Orpington-based News Shopper as a sub-editor; and the Kent Messenger when based in Larkfield, Maidstone, as deputy chief sub-editor. He has also worked for the following dailies/nationals: Daily Express, Today*, News of the World* and Hong Kong Star*. All those marked with an asterisk no longer exist (trend emerging?). He owned and edited a Thailand-based property magazine before returning to England and currently works as a production editor on a car fleet magazine. His first foray into property ownership saw him move from London to Rainham (the Gillingham, Kent, variety). He has subsequently lived in Chislehurst, Petts Wood and Orpington in the Borough of Bromley (which he still regards as being in Kent). In more recent years he owned three different properties on the Kings Hill (West Malling) development.

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