Hmm...to us a zorbing experience is one of the craziest things you'd ever want to do in your life, but if you know someone that is ALWAYS up for a dare, zorbing is a good one. We have zorb venues around the UK and they all vary in terms of terrain, but in essence it’s the same experience - you rolling down some form of hill in a plastic ball. And these things can reach speeds of up to 30mph!
We've two types of zorb experiences to choose from. Harness sphering is where you're bundled into a plastic ball (similar to a hamster in a treadmill) and then rolled down a hill. Water zorbing is where the same thing happens, only you're not attached to anything inside the orb and they throw in some water for good measure...probably cold water. See, we told you it's all a bit crazy! Read more...
What can we say, this sphereing lark is pretty madcap stuff. In fact, we can't imagine anyone actually wanting to pay to be rolled down a hill in a ball, but plenty of you out there do, as a zorbing experience is one of our best sellers.
Maybe a ball rolling, sphere-bouncing gift voucher is your way of getting your own back on someone? Or perhaps tumbling down a slope is something to be done as a dare between the two of you (as you are harnessed as a pair inside the spinning sphere)? We've even had globe riding making it to the top of many a stag and hen night 'must do' list.
Two types of zorbing experience
Our sphereing day packages offer the full range of spin options, where you can be strapped in fully, slosh around with a load of water, or spin on the snow. In each case the actual zorb is the same - a large 10ft or so diameter plastic sphere that will be rolling, with you inside it, downhill. We think it's bit like experiencing life in a bubble, albeit from every which way and angle as you go tumbling down the track. And if you go for the acqua zorb experience it’s more like being in a washing machine on a cold rinse cycle!
As you might suspect from our descriptions, you will need to be fairly game for it to enjoy these zorb runs. Just getting inside the thing through the small entry hole can be quick tricky and might require a push or a pull. And once you are in there, expect to be seriously spun and turned as you tumble, so much so that you might not know which way up you are when you finally come to a stop!
To give you a better idea of what it's like on a sphereing experience, take a look at this sphereing video made by a zorber at one of our suppliers - including footage from inside the ball! The actual ride starts from02:40 in - and it's been watched over 9million times.
Sphereing venues around the UK
Sphereing centres are set up year round at venues around the UK, so you are never very far away from the chance to go for a exhilarating rollin' ride! Make sure you invite plenty of friends and family to witness your thrilling orbing adventure, as it's much comedy watching sphering virgins pop their zorb cherry!
Don't forget, our zorbing experience is suitable for all ages from seven years to 65 - but you will get thrown around!