North East launch of Ninja Warrior UK will kick off a summer of action

A Ninja activity park inspired by a hit TV show is to open in the North East this summer and is gearing up to cater for everything from family fun to adrenaline-fuelled work-outs.

The Ninja Warrior UK adventure park, set to launch in Teesside Park retail and leisure site, will be a first in the region, with the next nearest being in Leeds. Fans of the ITV obstacle course game show Ninja Warrior UK which inspires it will be able to channel their inner ninja when the venue opens in July, by testing their own abilities with a host of climbing, balancing, bouncing and swinging challenges.

Merging fun and fitness, there will be a mix of adrenalin-fuelled TV show-style courses and inflatable runs to try out. Among the attractions, says the company, will be the 'famous Warped Wall'; two fixed obstacle courses; a giant inflatable course with tunnels and battle towers and an 'ultimate obstacle course'.

There will be a special inflatable course for under-fours too. The venue, which will also have a viewing mezzanine, is set to attract visitors from County Durham and beyond and will have capacity to host 365 people an hour.

Following their efforts on the courses, visitors then will be able to chill out at the adventure park's cafe or check out its gaming zone. It will also offer rooms to host parties, which can be available as part of packages including time spent on course.

Over-18s will be able to take advantage of Ninja Lates too: monthly adult-only events involving 60-minute obstacle courses sessions with no children around.

Dawid Kaminski of Leisure TV Rights Ltd, the company behind the venue, said the opening will be in time for the summer holidays. He added: "We cannot wait to deliver this famous experience to Teesside, which welcomes everyone to enjoy fitness challenges whether with groups of friends and family or solo training.”

Those keen to be among the first to try it out can sign up to its data base for early bird access. This also offers an opportunity to win one of 10 family passes: find out more here.