Hi my name is Star and I have been lucky enough to call Gran Alacant my home for over 10 years now. My 9 year old daughter Ashlee and I are often “Out & About” enjoying the local attractions and culture in this part of Spain. Over the next few months I will be sharing some of our experiences with you to encourage you to go “Out & About” yourselves and maybe learn a little bit about this beautiful place we call home.
This month we wanted to share the fun that Ashlee and her friends had last December at Ashlee´s 9th Birthday Party in Multiaventura Elche. Ashlee had already been here on a couple of school trips and you may have heard of it, or seen the adverts and wondered what it was like. It is fairly easy to find, well signposted and only took around 20 minutes by car.
As this was my first visit, I really wasn´t sure what to expect and was pleasantly surprised at the amount of palm trees. Throughout them and at different heights you can see various “bridges” that use hanging sections of tree trunks, ropes, planks and various other obstacles that need to be navigated to move from one section to another. There are 6 different “circuits” that are tailored to different age/height/weight groups and increase in both difficulty and distance from the ground. The Childrens circuit is for
ages 4+, the Junior circuit is for ages 6+, the Cadet circuit is for ages 10+ and the Senior circuits (medium, advanced and extreme) are for 12+. To traverse them takes between 40 and 90 minutes.
Once everyone had arrived, the monitors took the kids outside the equipment room where all the necessary personal safety equipment they needed was laid out individually on the ground. They were shown how to put it all on and had a laugh as they pulled on their hair nets, helmets and harnesses. NOTE I was advised in advance that the children would need “gardening” style gloves, that can be bought in advance at the Chinese shops or they are available there for €2.50 a pair. Once the monitors were happy that all the kids had their equipment on correctly, they went off to start the Junior Circuit.
The monitors explained how they needed to clip their harnesses onto the safety lines above each activity and how they needed to move one clip at a time from one line to the next in between each of the different bridge sections. The kids really enjoyed trying to
traverse the different obstacles and bridges and were laughing, helping and encouraging each other. The final part of the circuit had them flying down a short, low zip line which they all loved.
The next activity that Ashlee had chosen was the boating lake, after removing their safety equipment, the monitors took them to the lake, explaned the rules and showed them how to paddle the boats. As there were 10 children, the monitors asked them to split into 2 groups so there were 5 children in each boat. They had a lot of fun paddling themselves around the islands trying to spot fish and figuring out how to make the boats go the way they wanted!!
Lunch was well organised as each of Ashlee´s friends had chosen what they wanted at the beginning of the day, from the menu we had previously selected and the monitiors made sure that they all had the correct meals. After that it was onto the Electric buggies, as there are only 4 buggies, the kids went in two groups of 3 and one of 4 and those that weren´t driving got to play on the bouncy castle.
Additional activities include archery, small electric cars and a 2,500 sq. metre laser gun camp. The impressive 22 metre high Triaction Tower has 3 different ways to climb up and 2 different ways down …… a 220 metre long giant zip line through the trees or a 20 metre free fall!!!
Multiaventura is open all year round, their website is available in English or Spanish www.multiaventuraelche.com and you can contact them on 965 995 012.
Until next time
Star and Ashlee xxx