Leeds Castle opens a new obstacle course to keep the little ones busy this summer

The Great British Summer is now well and truly underway and Leeds Castle is launching an activity to entertain children.

The Castle Kids Obstacle course will open on July 25 and run through August 31 for energetic children between the ages of eight and 12.

Kids will need to be up for a challenge by crawling under nets, climbing log piles, swinging from monkey bar to monkey bar, and balancing on a wobbly log.

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There is also a climbing section and a rope trail on the course which should be a real hit this summer.

For the more competitive friends and siblings, there’s a QR code to scan at the start and end to track your time and see who really is the king or queen of the obstacle course.

There is also good news for parents as pre-booking is not required and the activity is included in the standard price of admission to Leeds Castle.

Helen Bonser-Wilton, Managing Director of Leeds Castle, said: “This summer the castle is bringing the fun back to the outdoors.

Leeds Castle is perfect for a day out with the family

“After the closures and spending so much time at home, we want to encourage children and families to spend the holidays exploring and having adventures in the great outdoors and the fresh air of our beautiful, safe country property! “

Leeds Castle and its surprising royal connections

Leeds Castle is considered one of the most romantic castles in the country

Leeds Castle near Maidstone has a rich and fascinating history.

Known as the Chateau des Reines, accounts of its stone walls date back over 900 years.

While King Henry VIII may have left his mark more noticeably, he is by no means the only royal link.

There is a maze in the gardens to explore and get out of
There is a maze in the gardens to explore and get out of

Initially used as a military post during the Norman Conquest, Leeds Castle passed from one royal hand to another.

In 1139, the castle was besieged by Stephen Blois, who was King of England until 1154.

From that point on, the castle was shaped by some of history’s most infamous rulers, including Stephen Blois, King of England until 1154, and King Edward I – thus, of course, that Henry VIII.

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