Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city? In dire need of a corona proof social activity with family, friends or co-workers? At Fun Forest, you get to go on an adventure between the trees in Rotterdam's Kralingse Bos.
More than a climbing park
From climbing over meter-high obstacles and zip lining between the trees: Fun Forest is sure to bring out your inner child. Swinging between the trees you will encounter new challenges everywhere. At Fun Forest Rotterdam you can not only go into the forest, but also give stand up paddleboarding (sup boarding) a try on the water. Make your way along the sailing boats and sup over the glistening water to the other side of the Kralingse Plas (Kralingen Lake).
Challenges for young and old
Klimbos Fun Forest is a good idea for a company outing, group activity, children's party or family day. There are various challenging courses for young and old. For the smallest climbers there is the Monkey Trail with balance beams, rope nets, wobble bridges, climbing frames and vines. But there are also courses for adult daredevils at a height of 15 metres with a bungee jump and a free jump.
An afternoon of climbing is not only fun with friends or family, it is also the perfect team outing at the moment. "In times of working from home and online meetings, many employees miss personal contact with their colleagues," says 'Forest Chief' David Balhuizen, responsible for the ins and outs of the four climbing forests. "At Fun Forest you can meet each other in the fresh air and with sufficient distance. Perfect for teambuilding!"
Fun Forest has been around since 2016, operating from deep within the forests of Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Almere and Venlo. I guess, if you love it at one location, you might want to travel and try it at another?
In 2019, Fun Forest welcomed more than 100,000 sports enthusiasts to its parks throughout the Netherlands. Moreover, in addition to experiencing a unique afternoon in nature, visitors also contribute to the social mission of Fun Forest. The organization offers apprenticeship programmes for young people who have difficulty finding work.
David Balhuizen: "Youth unemployment is a big problem, especially in corona time. We are extremely proud that 25% of our jobs in the climbing park are filled by young people who are distanced from the labour market. In this way, we can do our bit and make a real difference in society".
Fun Forest Rotterdam
For more information on Fun Forest in Rotterdam, check out the Fun Forest website or take a look on their social media pages (Facebook / Instagram).