High Adventure at Castle Dene!
17th June 2015
On Saturday 13th June Castle Dene invited shoppers to enjoy some high adventure during our Climb the Castle Event. An 18ft double-sided climbing wall was erected at the centre allowing children over the age of 5 to scale new heights for FREE and have a high adventure at Castle Dene!
The activity aimed to educate and inspire a new generation of explorers, as well as making climbing accessible to those who otherwise would not get the chance to participate. Everyone who took part in the event was provided with safety equipment before being briefed by qualified instructors.
The associated competition saw those who scaled the climbing wall the fastest win various prizes. The top three fastest climbers were:
- Eleanor O’Reilly – 16.97 seconds
- Jaden Day – 20.81 seconds
- Joe Wakeman – 21.78 seconds
“From craft workshops and star-studded shows to in-store promotions and competitions, we endeavour to provide entertainment, enjoyment and added value to our visitors wherever possible. We were delighted to see an increase in footfall to the centre with so many people taking part in our Climb the Castle event.”
Barry Parnell, Castle Dene’s Centre Manager
Over 150 children took part in the day’s activity and footfall to the centre increased by 6.25%, when compared to the same day in 2014.