Children should prepare for many fun and active days ahead as an inflatable obstacle course travels across Erewash this summer.

Erewash Borough Council is touring an inflatable obstacle course across the borough throughout July and August. The course is a huge 42 feet long and 12 feet high boasting all manner of fun obstacles including a tunnel, hurdles, and a slide to finish. 

It is completely free and open for all children under 13 with written parental consent. No booking is required and children will be allowed on the course on a first come first serve basis.


The locations, dates and times are as follows:

• Ockbrook and Borrowash Parish Council, Dean’s Drive Play Area, Borrowash
Thursday 28 July, Friday 12 August, Thursday 25 August
11am – 2pm for all dates

• Petersham, Petersham Green, Grasmere Road
Wednesday 3 August
1 – 4pm

• Cotmanhay, The Pod, Summerfield Way, Ilkeston
Monday 15 August
11am – 2pm

• Kirk Hallam, Windsor Crescent Playing Field, Kirk Hallam
Monday 22 August (rescheduled from Thursday 18 August due to adverse weather)
1 – 4pm

The course visits Petersham, Cotmanhay and Kirk Hallam as part of Erewash Borough Council’s Sports and Health Development team’s summer outreach program to get the local community outside and active. The team will also set up the course in Ockbrook as part of a free Ockbrook and Borrowash Parish Council event. Across the 6 dates and 4 locations, all residents will hopefully have the opportunity to experience the challenging fun of the obstacle course.

Councillor Paul Maginnis, Lead Member for Health and Wellbeing at Erewash Borough Council, says:

“Exercise is incredibly important for everybody’s physical and mental health, children included. The inflatable obstacle course is a brilliant way for younger members of the community to get active and have lots of fun this summer. It is also a perfect opportunity for residents to get outside and enjoy the benefits of fresh air. The tour is set to be a very active and entertaining six days!”

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