By Gail McKay

FRIDAY 19th May was a very special day for Ninja Arena. 6,500 square foot of their new inflatable course was launched.

I spoke to Andy Finch, the manager of the Ninja Arena, who has overseen the whole new installation. “We were looking to upgrade our experience, so we went to the very best. The company we used also supply Disney.” It is very special, and the team should be very proud, the atmosphere is out of this world, it feels like running around a spaceship.”

Bournefree had a sneak peak before it was opened to the public, along with a few other lucky guests. The resident Ninja showed everyone how it was done and challenged anyone to a time trial. Josh Babarinde, the Liberal Democrat candidate, was keen to give it a go. Spoiler, the Ninja beat him, just!

Even bigger, even better Expect more obstacles, slides, jumping, swinging, ducking, propelling, falling, and balancing. It’s bigger, better and more thrilling. The course is on the edge of the inflatable, and there are more activities in the centre, which is the main area of activity. Relax Guests can refuel after a thrilling work out, or simply relax while the ninjas burn off excess energy. The café serves refreshments, pizzas, burgers, chips and more. It’s a huge area with 100 seats, so there’s plenty of room. Grown ups too Have fun without the kids every Thursday, when its’ adults only. 6:00–8:00pm. £16 for 2 hours. The company has recently been awarded their disability awareness badge for inclusiveness to people of all abilities. SEN sessions are the first Sunday of the month, 5:15–6:15pm

Ninja Challenge Check Facebook and the website for the Ninja’s online times on a GoPro, and see if you can beat it. We dare you! Family fun This is a terrific venue for families in school holidays. It’s supervised family fun. Your ninjas can burn off a load of energy while having the best time on the only course of its kind in the South. Conveniently located in the Beacon with lots of parking. If you haven’t tried it yet, take the family, and if you have been before, try out the new course, it’s out of this world. 01273 054949 www.ninjaeastbourne.co.uk Unit 20b, The Beacon Eastbourne BN21 3NW