For some people, sitting at home with a book just isn’t enough. They want thrills, they want spills and they want excitement. They’re the kind of people who find it hard to sit still, because they’re constantly occupied with the next big adventure. If you know somebody who fits this description, why not think about treating them to an adrenaline junkie thrill?
There are hundreds of different experiences to choose from. In fact, you’d be surprised at how many crazy activities you can get involved with in Britain. There’s zorbing, go karting, ice climbing, bungee jumping, skiing, segway racing and so much more. It doesn’t matter what you have in mind, you are sure to find something that gets your pulse racing, says The50List.co.uk.
If you’re looking for an adventure that won’t put you out of pocket, we’ve got the perfect thing for you. At Airkix, there are three fully functioning indoor wind tunnels. There’s one in Manchester, one in Basingstoke and one in Milton Keynes. It is the perfect adrenaline fuelled experience, says Erik Trinidad from DiscoveryNews.com. You get to experience all of the sensations of a skydive, without the fear of – well, death and dismemberment. You’ll find the prices are something to write home about, too. The basic indoor skydive package is always under £50, no matter how old you are. There are no heavy tariffs, because they aim to give you the ultimate hair raising experience, and that means NO hair raising prices.
You might not have heard of zorbing before, but you’re guaranteed to love it. Thrill seekers all over the country have been slithering into huge inflatable spheres, and throwing themselves down steep hillsides. It sounds strange, because it is strange. It’s one hell of an adventure, though. One of the big advantages of outdoor zorbing is that you don’t have to have much instruction. After you’ve learned the safety procedures, you’re good to go. It’s an inexpensive type of thrill seeking, because it can be done almost anywhere that there’s a hill. This means that lots of adventure companies offer chances to get involved with outdoor zorbing.
At the Magna Science Centre, in Rochdale, there’s a state of the art parachute simulator. It is a true one off – there’s no other system like it in the country. Once again, if you can’t quite afford to go on a full parachute adventure or skydive, this is a superb alternative. It’s great value for money, too. The bods at Magna are consummate professionals, so you don’t have to worry about being a bit nervous as you make your way to the top of the 150ft platform, say the experts at UKBungee.co.uk. If you are looking for a chance for thrill seeking with a budget kick – the parachute simulator is a real heart stopper, that’s for sure. The facility has a sophisticated Powerfan system that guides all jumpers through the sensations of a real life parachute landing.
The bungee catapult is a brand new way to get your heartbeat racing. Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to take to the air like a bird? Well, wonder no more – get yourself over to Liverpool, Manchester or Birmingham and experience a unique kind of thrill. The bungee catapult is an exciting, inexpensive way to get involved in bungee jumping. The difference is that you don’t have to face the prospect of an almighty leap. You start off from the ground, and you are then propelled upwards at a rather incredible speed – its bungee jumping, but in reverse. For those too afraid to fling themselves off a bridge, the bungee catapult is a more than satisfying alternative.
Janes Bridges is an serial thrill seeker and recommends trying out the indoor skydiving at Airkix if you want to practice falling with grace. Jane can be found online blogging about a large variety of extreme sports.