Gentlemen, it’s time to get off the couch, put down that beer (it’s only for the afternoon, we promise), and embrace your inner ‘kidult’. If you’re in Cape Town then be.Up indoor fun park is the ultimate place to have fun and break a sweet indoors this winter. So, get ready to climb, jump, and battle it out with your mates this weekend – and the best bit? You don’t even need a bachelor party as an excuse to go!
With everything from indoor trampolining to climbing walls, and an elevated obstacle course, be.Up offers hours of fun for anyone looking for a place to blow off some steam. I went to check out the new adventure spot in Pinelands and I have to admit, I was impressed – super impressed! There really is no place like this in Cape Town and I couldn’t help but feel like a kid again when exploring the many different activities inside the massive be.Up complex. We arrived on a rainy Monday morning and started at the Clip ‘n Climb area which allows you to scramble your way up to the top of 11 different themed climbing walls up to 8 metres high. Each climbing wall is fitted with an automatic belay system which is there to catch you when you fall and guide you safely to the bottom of the wall. From a timed scramble that challenges you to beat the fastest time to a wall of giant stacked lego blocks, and even a wall adorned with disco lights, the Clip ‘n Climb area offers plenty of fun ways to feel the burn this winter.
Visitors to the climbing section are fitted with special shoes and a harness to keep you safe while you climb and once you’re in the climbing area you are guided by well-trained staff who are there to clip you in and out of of the auto-belay system at each climbing wall. I must admit, the climbing was a serious upper body and core workout, and I’m considering going back each week just for the exercise. You can enjoy the Clip ‘n Climb area for 30-minutes at a time before moving onto other areas of the park. Climbers can either pay R75 for a once off climbing session with equipment (R60 for the second 30-minutes on the same day) or invest in a be.Climbing multivisit card at R300 for five 30-minute sessions.
Once we were done with the climbing we decided to ignore the fact that our forearms were burning and explore the aerial AltiGame area. Before we headed up the padded runway to tackle the various obstacles in the aerial play area, 5 meters from the ground, we were given a helmet and a safety briefing. Once inside the netted area we tried our best to maintain our balance and composure while walking on rotating tubes, jumping from one wooden swing to another, zipping across the arena on a zip-line, and even riding a floating skateboard. And the best bit? If you fall, there’s a net to break your fall! This area is great for bachelor parties, birthdays, and even team building.
And then there’s the trampoline zone. Once you’re done sweating it out on the climbing walls and in the air, you can jump into action in the trampoline zone. This area allows you to bounce around while enjoying the various trampoline areas including the be.UP Wall (equipped with two performance tramps and walls at varying heights to do tricks off of) and the Big-Bag (which allows you to launch yourself through the air and into a massive bag for a soft landing). And, if space permits, be.Up then staff will run casual dodgeball games in the trampoline dodgeball court so those looking for a little friendly competition can break a sweat. In the coming months the indoor arena will also add dodgeball to the activities with an official dodgeball league.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite you can head upstairs to the be.Up cafe area for a cup of coffee, an ice cold drink, and a bit to eat. Hungry visitors can choose from a selection of freshly made paninis, waffles, popcorn, and more. The large area offers panoramic views of the park sand is a great place to host a birthday party, bachelor party, or any other special event. The cafe also offers guests WiFi, plug points and a flat-screen TV so you won’t miss out on work or that all-important rugby game!
Every be.Upper entering the park is required to buy a pair of be.Up socks at R20 (once-off cost, and you can re-use them every time you visit). In addition to that you will pay R115 for an hour of play exploring the trampolines, and AltiGame area (R100 for the second session) or R458 for 5 hour-long sessions with the be.In multivisit card. The park also offers loads of other special entry offers for schools, groups of 10 or more, and students.
For more information on be.Up Indoor Family Fun Park and to book your first session with them (booking is advised as this place is popular!) visit their website here. You can also say Hi to be.Up on Facebook here.