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'Tough Mudder for kids' is coming to a site between Dorking and Leatherhead

By TomVKlaveren  |  Posted: April 07, 2017

The foam pit is a popular obstacle

The foam pit is a popular obstacle

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The UK's biggest children's obstacle course is returning to Mole Valley this year with organisers promising it will be "bigger, better and muddier than ever before".

Fresh from its first successful event last year Little Welly "Goes Wild" is returning to Surrey Wildlife Trust's Norbury Park between Dorking and Leatherhead on May 13 and 14.

Featuring 30 obstacles this "Tough Mudder for kids" will allow children from four upwards to have the chance to run, jump, climb, swing, slide and crawl their way around a 3km course.

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Parents and carers are also invited to join in the fun to help and encourage the younger children around the course.

Obstacles will include the towering "big slide", a tyre mangle, mud and water pits, the brand new Spider's Web, a foam pit, a climbing wall and the Three Jumped Dragon.

Alongside the course, Surrey Wildlife Trust will be hosting a festival, including the chance to meet real life animals such as reptiles and hedgehogs, a "mud kitchen", fire lighting lessons, bush tucker style challenges and a quiz area for the adults.

There will also be the opportunity to roast marshmallows over camp fires.

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The festival village running alongside will feature laser tag, Parkour demonstrations and workshops, Bertie Slippers on stilts, pony rides, den building, football darts, a toddler course, bungee trampolining, a huge stage with live music and entertainment as well as food and drink.

Organisers are expecting between 15,000 and 20,000 people at the event and Sophie Coad, of Surrey Wildlife Trust, says the festival will offer something for everyone.

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She said: "Surrey Wildlife Trust believes that all children should be able to explore their wild side and The Little Welly offers just such an opportunity.

"Set in the beautiful surroundings of Norbury Park, children will be able to get active, have fun and be more connected with nature."

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Course tickets are £16 for children and £7.50 for assisting adults. General Admission is £5. Car admission is free and every child who takes on the course will receive a medal.

For more information or to book tickets for individuals, groups or birthday parties visit www.thelittlewelly.co.uk

More information is also available on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheLittleWelly

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