• Welcome introduction and safety briefing
• Tackle the assault course incorporating a selection of poles, nets, tyres walls and water obstacles
• You can choose to take the time trial challenges at the end of the course
• Minimum group size is 6
• Maximum group size is 24
• The experience lasts around an hour depending on group activities and size
What Can I Expect
Forget Maximus and Commodus in their packed-out Roman amphitheatres, this is the Gladiator Assault Course in Devon! Take on all manner of noble challenges at this picturesque outdoor adventure centre near Dawlish and see if you've got the strength and will of a fighting fit Russell Crowe!
Admittedly, when you turn into the rather idyllic tree-lined driveway at the entrance to this Devonshire venue, there's little sign of the gnarliness that is to come. In fact, it all seems rather green and lovely as the trees gently sway in the breeze and the birds sing…
All that is soon forgotten when you find yourselves going up, over, under and along a myriad of physical challenges worthy of a Roman fighter. As you scamper along sawn off tree stumps trying not to fall off into the mud, scrabble up sheer wood walls as though your life depended on it and struggle through the swampy water, you'll be feeling incredibly motivated as your team mates cheer and encourage you on.
The organisers here in Devon say it's quite an achievement just to make it in one piece to the end of the course, as it really is an assault on every muscle in your body. As Maximus said it's all about 'strength and honour'. The next day you might well ache in parts you never knew existed and you'll have a whole pile of muddy, damp clothes to deal with, but it is so worth it for the euphoria of crossing the finish line.
Just when you think you and your buddies have busted some serious moves to complete the course as a team, it's time to do it all over again! This time, if you're willing, it's all about setting a personal best time, as you go head to head with all your comrades. If you make it around the course again with as few penalties as possible, you might just make it onto the assault course leader board that takes pride of place in base camp.
Facilities here are excellent, You'll be pleased to hear that after giving your all on the assault course, this Devon venue does a nice line in hot showers and changing facilities. There's even the aptly named Stagger Inn on site where you can enjoy a refreshing beverage fit for a victorious gladiator.
• Mondays to Saturdays from 9:00 - 16:00, subject to availability
• Minimum age 14
• Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult on site
• Minimum height 4'6"
• A good general level of fitness is required
Anything Else I Need To Know?
• Near Dawlish, Devon