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Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens at Horsham in West Sussex has announced the return of the Labyrinth Challenge, an exhilarating four-day festival of summer fun from 8th to 11th August 2024. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever, featuring one of the UK’s largest inflatable obstacle courses, spanning 1,000 feet in length.

The Labyrinth Challenge is divided into five action-packed zones: Lava, Jungle, Toxic, Combat, and Ocean. Thrill-seekers of all ages can conquer over 34 unique challenges and obstacles, including jump-offs, hurdles, biff n’ bash sections, slides, giant balls, corkscrews, and more. Participants dodge swinging blades, leapfrog over hurdles, and sprint to the finish line in this adrenaline-pumping adventure.

“We are delighted to host The Labyrinth Challenge at Leonardslee once again and invite visitors to experience the thrills of the largest inflatable obstacle course in the UK,” says Adam Streeter, estate general manager. “It’s going to be a summer to remember, and we can’t wait to see families, friends, and adventure-seekers of all ages taking on this incredible challenge.”

In addition to the main Labyrinth Challenge, which is suitable for those over 1.2m in height, there is also a Mini Labyrinth Challenge designed specifically for younger children. This 200ft inflatable obstacle course brings storybook and video game adventures to life, creating a fantastical world of bouncy fun with four themed zones: Arctic, Jurassic, Egyptian, and Jungle.

New for 2024, adult-only (18+) timeslots will be available from 9th to 11th August, allowing grown-ups to unleash their inner child and take on the challenge in a more competitive atmosphere. The event also offers quiet sessions on 8th August for those who prefer a more relaxed experience.

Gardens Entertainment

Leonardslee offers an ideal setting for this exciting event, with its 240 acres of Grade I Listed woodland gardens. Visitors can explore the estate, where wallabies and deer roam free, visit the ‘magical world in miniature’ dolls’ house museum, and the play park.

The newly opened play park is designed to blend recreational play with the natural beauty of the Grade I Listed woodland gardens. This 2,500 square metre park offers immersive installations for children of all ages. Highlights include a 5m multi-level champion tree tower with two slides, a St Leonard’s Dragon play structure with climbing nets, a 32.5m zipline ride, and various other play elements such as swings, balance beams, and a crawling tunnel.

The Little Explorers junior area caters to toddlers and preschoolers with age-appropriate attractions, ensuring that every member of the family can enjoy an unforgettable day out.

Art enthusiasts and inquisitive older children can enjoy the Surrey Sculpture Society’s open-air sculpture exhibition, the Art Walk, which showcases monumental contemporary sculptures throughout the gardens. Featuring over 100 sculptures by local artists from Sussex and Surrey, admission to the Art Walk is included in the entrance price to Leonardslee, making it an ideal addition to the Labyrinth Challenge experience.

The gardens also feature on-site restaurants and shops to buy fresh produce for a picnic, and a selection of local food vendors will be available during the Labyrinth Challenge to keep everyone energised.

“Whether you’re looking for an unforgettable family day out, a unique birthday celebration, or an exciting activity for the school holidays, the Labyrinth Challenge at Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens is a great choice. Book your tickets now and prepare to embark on the ultimate summer adventure!” says Adam Streeter.

For more information and to book tickets, visit www.leonardsleegardens.co.uk/all-events/labyrinth-challenge-leonardslee-2024

  • The Labyrinth Challenge takes place from 8th to 11th August 2024 at Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens, Horsham, West Sussex.
  • Tickets for the main Labyrinth Challenge are priced at £22.50 per adult and £12.50 per child for non-members. Leonardslee Members receive a 50% discount on ticket prices.
  • Tickets for the Mini Labyrinth Challenge are priced at £12.50 per child, which includes one free accompanying adult. Additional adult spectators can join for £7.25 each.
  • All Labyrinth Challenge ticket holders receive all-day entry to Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens, allowing them to explore the estate’s beauty and attractions.

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