Monkeying around Mommy-style! #WildPlay #YMCCommunity

When was the last time you acted like a kid?

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Photo: Grown Ups the movie

I mean…not attitude-wise, but actually had fun and let loose?

Rode your bike and took your feet off the pedals? Danced or sang out loud to a favourite song that came on over the speaker system at the grocery store? Ran through the Spray Park laughing out loud? Or climbed a tree?

Last weekend, a bunch of fellow Moms and I decided to climb some trees!

It's a long way down!

It’s a long way down!

It was AMAZING!

We threw on our big girl panties and tested our strength and courage as we navigated our way through a series of climbing skills, precarious bridges, ziplines, and nets. The harnesses that we doned, helped provide some more courage by adding extra security as we ascended higher at each level.

Getting warmed up.

Getting warmed up.

The great thing was, that if your inner chicken appeared, you could make your escape route at the end of the level that you were doing.

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The course took us about 2 hours to complete and by the end if it, our hands and upper bodies were certainly feeling that they had been abused. A few of us even kissed the ground once touching down.

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Here’s the 411 on Monkido at WildPlay Elements Park:

On the Kids, Buddy, or Classic series of games, guests navigate through the trees from two to eighteen metres above ground in “monkey-see, monkey-do” style. The experience involves climbing, zip-lining, jumping, and swinging across sections of log ladders, cargo nets, rope swings, tightropes, swinging logs, wobbly bridges, and more aerial surprises. As the course progresses, the obstacles gradually become higher and more difficult, testing physical and mental limits, before winding up with a huge smile and sense of accomplishment.

WildPlay Elements Park

The Monkido® Aerial Adventure is an independent activity, appropriate for people ages seven to seventy-plus. No previous experience required. Equipment, demonstration, course monitoring, and encouragement are provided by qualified Element Guides.
Every Monkido® Classic, Buddy, and Kids adventure includes:
Harness equipment designed to work specifically with all our course games.
Risk management training on a demo course to teach independent navigation though games and zip lines.
Sixty (or more) suspended games and zip lines; grouped by height and difficulty into colour-coded course sections (with exit points at each transition to the next level).
Self-guided pacing that provides natural and comfortable movement regardless of experience.
Trained and certified Element Guides who monitor the course and provide helpful obstacle tips (and encouragement) – from the ground (Private guides are available with advance notice, call a Guest Service Agent at any Park for details).
Healthy outdoor playtime for individuals and groups.
Unleash healthy outdoor playtime for individuals and groups!

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If you’re looking for a challenging, yet fun experience, be sure to visit Wild Play Elements Park and find your inner monkey.

WildPlay Elements Park

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One thought on “Monkeying around Mommy-style! #WildPlay #YMCCommunity

  1. Thanks for organizing this kelly! not for the faint of heart! Even though i cried in a tree, I felt a real accomplishment finishing and not giving up!
    So much harder than it looks

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