One of the disappointing things about getting older (although I don’t look it) is that adventure playgrounds become a place where you can’t really go. Indoor play areas, too. Unless you’re taking a child there it looks slightly suspicious even though you just want to go down the vertical slide.
Enter PlayZone, the play centre with enough ballpits, slides and rope-climbing areas for adults. Not throughout the whole day, of course, that’d be weird, but on Tuesday nights it’s open to adults and students.
It’s great fun to run around through the main climbing frame like you’re 5 years old (although it does get slightly repetitive) and makes exercise actually enjoyable, but I am left with two thoughts.
Firstly, some areas just appear to be… dark boxes. They’re kind of like mazes, but… with just one path and pretty much entirely in the dark. This doesn’t seem like a particularly fun game compared to making your way through the netted platforms and should also be seen as a very bad idea when you’ve got large amount of 16 year-olds and over having free reign of the place.
Particularly when you see the people there, and that’s my second thought. My god, there was so much orange, fake jewellery, Primark and high levels of douche you’d have thought you had accidentally stumbled in to the auditions room for that ITV show Take Me Out.
Forgetting about them, it’s great fun to regress to acting so young, running around and having fun for an evening. Not that I act much older the rest of the time anyway.