Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Barcelona Urban Playground

This month has seen the opening of the new Barcelona Urban Forest which is a kind of adults playground on what appears to be a building site. Part of an initiative of the council, the urban forest bills itself as the first adventure park within the city centre - obviously regarding Tibidabo's amusement park as "outside" the city centre!

BarcelonaSight Blog - Urban Forest. Image from official site

The Urban park looks to be a kind of climbing, abseiling, hanging from concrete type experience, and from the images on the website, looks like good fun. There are three different circuits; Orange, Blue and Red. Orange is for kids from 4 to 10 years old, or people below 130cm in height, and consists of 14 platforms joined together in different ways, at a height of 150cm. The Blue circuit is 4 metres high and is designed for over 8 year olds, families, and adults. Finally the red circuit is the most difficult, aimed at adults, and looks like a good old fashioned Krypton Factor-style assault course, complete with skateboards fixed to ropes and heights of up to 30 metres.

Prices range from individual and group prices, but are around the 20 Euros region (you can buy combination tickets, too). The Urban park is located close to the beach in the Forum Park complex, and is served well enough by public transport, too. I think it would be a great thing to do with a group of friends, and I'm sure it'll catch on quickly. Let me know if you've been yet, and if it's any good?!

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