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Top 5 activities for adrenalin junkies in Brentwood

PUBLISHED: 14:30 11 January 2019

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In a peaceful suburbia, typically known for its bustling high street, thriving community and fine-dining, few would expect another side to the borough which is a little bit more fast-paced.

Yet, Brentwood is actually the perfect place for adrenalin junkies just as much as it is for shoppers, so why not find out about the alternative activities that are on offer.

Picture: Brentwood Park Ski & Snowboard CentrePicture: Brentwood Park Ski & Snowboard Centre

Skiing and snowboarding

If I said that I spent the afternoon skiing and snowboarding, I’m sure I would get a few weird looks. But I kid you not, you can actually do both of these without to stray too far from home.

The Brentwood Park Ski and Snowboard Centre in Warley which overlooks more than 54 acres of beautiful scenic woodland, is the ideal place to strap on a pair of snow boots and prepare for a winter holiday. And even if you’re not going somewhere snowy anytime soon, this will definitely get your heart racing and with 40 years of experience under its belt, there is no better and safer way to learn.

Rope Runners

Rope Runners.Rope Runners.

Hidden away next door to The Secret Nuclear Bunker, Rope Runners is the award-winning High Ropes Park and Adventure Centre.

With five courses on three levels plus a big zip wire, climbing wall and a 13m free fall, there is plenty to challenge yourself with here.

The founders say they want to provide people with an opportunity to grow and develop whatever their age or stage of development, giving them the confidence that they need to reach new heights (literally).

To find more information about Rope Runners, visit roperunners.co.uk

Laser WarfareLaser Warfare

Laser Warfare

Dress head-to-toe in camouflage and test your combat skills in the woods with Laser Warfare, located in the Brentwood Leisure Park.

Once you’re kitted up with the latest lasertag guns, commanders will lead you through a variety of exciting lasertag game scenarios. For parents’ peace of mind, all the lasertag guns are completely harmless therefore, no pain and no bruises.

The large woodland arena is made up of a mix of natural and man-made made places to hide which can help you remain in “stealth mode” as you move around the terrain. Great fun for children and adults alike!

Brentwood KartingBrentwood Karting

Go-karting

If you have a need for speed then perhaps racing around Brentwood Karting, in Warley, is the thing for you.

While the circuit, which was expanded in 2008, is perfectly suited to first-timers, it is definitely still a challenge to get a good lap time and there are plenty of opportunities to overtake your competitors.

And as members of the National Karting Association, the track has an annual inspection and random spot checks throughout the year, so it has proven to have an excellent safety record.

If you want to find out more, visit brentwood-karting.com

Mayhem Essex Paintball.Mayhem Essex Paintball.

Mayhem Essex Paintball

Ever wondered how you would react under fire? Well this is a chance for you to find out – well, sort of.

Mayhem Essex Paintball has been up and running for almost three decades, testing players with its 16 authentic, heart-stopping and thrilling battlegrounds.

Genuine battle tanks, aeroplanes troop carriers and helicopters have even been used to make your paintballing day out one to remember.

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