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Where to Go Zorbing in Yorkshire

· Emma Cooke · Culture

Have you tried zorbing before? Now’s your chance.

Zorbing, Live For Today

Roll head over heels, playing games and bumping into all sorts as you go at Yorkshire’s best zorbing venues.

There are loads of different ways to experience zorbing in Yorkshire. You’ll be kitted out in a giant inflatable ball that acts as your protective human shield, so you have the freedom to bump into things and roll upside down as much as you please. Feel weightless as you attempt upside down handstands in the countryside or challenge your mates to a game of zorbing football. It’s best enjoyed in a group, so get a gang together to give it a go.

Red Cactus Events

Football Zorbing lets you play the famous game in a whole new way. There’s no holding back here. The zorbs are your armour, so you can battle it out to the max by crashing into each other as you dodge, weave and kick your way through a normal game of footie. If you’re less of a football fanatic, go for the Bubble MayHEM, where you’ll play throwback games like Dodgeball and Bulldog. They also do kid-friendly sessions, where they can bump around to their heart’s content in a safe setup. You’ll need a squad of a least 10 to play for an hour, but this can extend to over 25 players, where you’ll play for up to two hours.

Football Zorbing Leeds, Wellington Bridge Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS3 1LW & Football Zorbing Leeds, Limewood Approach, Seacroft, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS14 1NH. Each session starts from £25 per person.

Zorb Football UK

Round up your mates for a game of footie that lets you release your inner child at Zorb Football UK in Leeds. They’re best known for Carnage, an extreme version, which isn’t for the faint-hearted. Slip on your zorb for an aggressive take on the game that’s filled with challenges that will have you charging and bouncing all over the place. The cushioning means kids can safely get involved, so no one has to miss out on the fun. You will battle it out for either 60 or 90 minute and you can even throw squad shirts and trophies into the mix to amp up the competitive spirit.

Zorb Football UK, Redcote Lane, Off Kirkstall Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2AW. Each session starts from £15 per person.

Another World Adventure Centre

Another World Adventure Centre is one of the best places in Yorkshire to experience zorbing at a pace that suits you, in a huge open field. The game here is Bumper Balls. The inflatable zorb goes over your head and allows your legs to roam freely, but to get the most fun out of it, simply tuck your legs inside to roll around upside down. Kick off the fun with a race down the hill, bumping into your pals as you go, before you attempt an upside down handstand in your giant padded armour. A minimum of four people need to take part and both kids and adults can play.

Another World Adventure Centre, Moss Farm, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX2 8YB. Each session is £22 for adults and £16 for kids.

Live for Today

Zorbing, Live For Today

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Relive your childhood with a jam-packed hour of playground games like British bulldog, all while wearing an inflatable zorb. Your upper body will be fully covered, giving you plenty of leeway to bump into your pals. The session will be led by a fully qualified instructor, and these guys love to have a laugh, so get ready for a barnstorming few hours. You’ll play in a sectioned off outdoor area that has a cushioned boundary, so it’s safe to go all out. Kids as young as eight can play and you’ll need a minimum of six people.

Live for Today, Ripley Castle, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3AY. Each session £30 for adults and £25 for kids

Evo Events

Challenge your mates to an epic Zorbing Football match with Evo Events. It’s a quality set-up in one of their 5-a-side football pitches that will see you don a 1.5-foot zorb suit, which protects you right down to your knees. You’ll get stuck into a 5-a-side game before you finish off with games like Bulldog and Last Man Standing. Expect your spatial awareness to go out the window, but that’s all part of the fun. It’s open to anyone aged 10 and above, and if you want to make a day out of it, you can even combine it with a game of footgolf and make use of their onsite buffet room.

Evo Events, Woodkirk Valley Country Club, 1172 Dewsbury Road, Dewsbury West Yorkshire, WF12 7JL. Each session is £200 for a minimum of 10 people.

Cover image credit: Live For Today