Keeping the entire family entertained isn’t easy; strategically throwing a heavy ball down an alley to hit some skittles doesn’t quite induce the heart palpitating desired-effect. Neither does beating granny at Uno six times in a row. Why not live a little and grab today’s Groupon deal with tobogganing at Cool-Runnings for R96, unless you enjoy being chased with grannies walking stick.
Cool-Runnings is Africa’s first tobogganing track which is quite a feat for a sport usually reserved for bone-chilling snow. This is extreme sport on a family fun level - you’ll get the rush you need without having to take out that extra life insurance policy. At Cool-Runnings you will feel the crisp breeze blowing through your helmet-hair while whizzing down the state-of-the-art 1,25km steel track surrounded by a lush green landscape. Sounds dandy doesn’t it?
Unlike the traditional, and ridiculously dangerous, bobsled made out of a plank of wood and, well nothing else, Cool-Runnings bob-sleds are a high-tech design of light-weight plastic and fitted wheels. You won’t have to say your prayers before climbing onto this baby.
Tobogganing however is not for sissies. You’ll reach speeds of up to 40kmph, which is enough to get your adrenaline pumping and the kid behind you shrieking for his mommy. The sleds are suitable for kids from eight year’s old and up. Children younger than eight years old need to be accompanied by an adult, so if he does scream for his mommy, she’ll be right there.
Cool-Runnings is perfect for special occasions including birthdays, team building, corporate events and slightly timid bachelor parties. Soon you will be looking for something to celebrate just to get on that bob sled and sing “I want to break free” at the top of your lungs.
Unfortunately if it rains, you will literally have to take a rain-check. However, do not despair because Cool-Runnings flexible operating hours will make it easy to diarise another date. Free secure parking is also available so while you’re tobogganing, you won’t have to worry about your other set of wheels.
Toboggan tit-bit: In 1966 a pet store in Ohio sponsored a tobogganing competition where hamsters raced whilst sitting in stiletto heels. The winning hamster won a year’s supply of wood-shavings, safe to say, he was a very happy hamster.