Last weekend my husband and I went to Haydock Park Racecourse for The Labyrinth Challenge*. There are 7 more events this year, from Edinburgh to Windsor, so make sure you have a look on the thelabyrinthchallenge website if you fancy taking the challenge.
The Labyrinth Challenge is the world’s longest, continuous inflatable obstacle course. There are five themed zones: Lava Zone, Jungle Zone, Toxic Zone, Combat Zone and Ocean Zone. You can choose the speed you go through the obstacles.
This is us, after finishing the challenge. It was amazing, I had so much fun.
It was very busy, but the start is a bit delayed, so it’s not very busy inside the labyrinth.
The labyrinth starts with a 6m high jump. I have Acrophobia, irrational fear of heights. I mentioned that before on my blog, when I went on the Treetop walkway at Kew and at Imperial War Museum, Manchester. I thought I’ll not be able to jump. Waiting in the queue made me relax because I saw others that were scared and did a small jump, from sitting down. Well, the most important thing for me was when a lady decided she is not going to jump and she climbed down and skipped that part of the labyrinth. She got support from the staff and this made me comfortable with the idea that I can either jump in the crash bag below or climb back.
I jumped! I’m so proud of myself. It was hard, but I did it!
We went through the labyrinth, there are many obstacles.
This is the side door, there are plenty of those during the course, so anything that it’s too hard can be skipped. I actually skipped one, as my husband went through and he couldn’t help me and I was sliding down. I did help a lady go through after she helped her daughter. I tried a few times, I was almost on top, but I didn’t manage to get over it, as my feet were sliding down. It was fun and I skipped only that; very easy to do and there are a lot of staff there to help.
Besides the first jump, there was another jump. This one, on a bouncy pillow. That was so difficult, even thought it wasn’t a high jump.
A few more obstacles.
The last obstacle is to climb this wall and slide down on the other side. It was scary, for me, the climb was scary and going down the slide was scary too. I slide down screaming with my eyes closed, but I managed to do it.
Not only the labyrinth was great and we had so much fun, but I pushed my limits too. I would recommend doing it even if you are scared.
On the labyrinth only socks are permitted, so I would suggest having a spare pair to use after the challenge. The day before we went to the labyrinth it rained, so it was a bit wet and the socks were wet. I also suggest having long sleeves and long jogging capris, as they are more comfortable.
Besides the Labyrinth Challenge there are some games for the whole family. There is a mini labyrinth for children too.
We both had an amazing time and I would love to take the challenge again.
*Collaboration. All opinions are my own.