Pentagon Play Take On Playfest 2018

pentagon play at playfest 2018

A Day Of Play For Pentagon Play

Employees from Pentagon Play’s North Office spent the day at Active Cheshire’s Play Feast 2018 in Tatton Park, Knutsford!

For a company that continuously promotes active and healthy lifestyles in schools, we thought it was time to lead by example and take on this challenging and fun inflatable assault course (the longest in the world).

All of the money raised from ticket sales went towards one of the countries most-loved charities, the British Red Cross, which was another fantastic reason for participating in this amazing event.

We entered two teams:

  • Pentathlon (below left)
  • Pentagon Pirates (below right)

After meeting in central Knutsford, we walked 2.5 miles through the wonderful grounds of Tatton Park to warm up and stretch the legs before taking on the World's Longest Inflatable Course. 

‘Pentathlon’, turned up in rather strange, coordinated fancy dress; getting into the spirit of the event!

pentagon play at playfest

Before the event, Active Cheshire instructed all the teams who had entered that the winner of Playfest would be the team with the most 'Fit Coins'.

Each team had their own time slot to take on the inflatable assault course while their were opportunities to gain more 'Fit Coins' at other challenges stationed around the event. 

pentagon play playfest

Our teams competed in a number of inflatable activities including:

  • 1000ft Inflatable Assault Course ‘The Labyrinth’
  • The Speed Cage
  • Inflatable Table Top Football
  • Throw Ball
  • Sumo Wrestling
  • Inflatable Gladiator Podium

The main event, The Labyrinth Challenge, was a huge 1000ft inflatable assault course with over 30 unique and challenging obstacles testing agility, stamina, upper and lower body strength, coordination, balance, core stability and gross motor skills.

pentagon play tackling the labyrinth challenge

The entire day was excellent for team building as both of our teams took on each challenge with enthusiasm and determination.

When the results at the end of the day came in, 'Pentagon Pirates' finished 4th out of a total of 60 teams who had entered the competition. ‘Pentathlon finished 9th meaning both of our teams finished in the top 10 which is an excellent effort by all involved.

pentagon plays team come 4th at playfest

‘Pentagon Pirates’ completed the world's longest inflatable assault in an amazing 6 minutes and 28 seconds while ‘Pentathlon’ weren’t too far behind with a fantastic time of 7 minutes and 15 seconds!

One of the side challenges for ‘Fit Coins’ was Throw Ball. Our teams had 1 minute to throw as many balls as possible into different targets which varied in distance; a true test of our hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills. ‘Pentagon Pirates’ did particularly well on the throw ball with a massive score of 70 points; the highest score of the entire day!

pentagon play at active cheshire playfest

The second side challenge for ‘Fit Coins’ was the Inflatable Speed Cage where each of our teams had to hit different targets with either footballs, rugby balls and tennis balls.

While waiting for the scores, everyone had plenty of fun on the Inflatable Gladiator Podium which resembled the classic Gladiator challenge from the famous programme.  This fun-filled activity was a true test of our balance, core stability and overall strength.

pentagon attempt the gladiator podium at playfest

Finally, the Inflatable Table Top Football was a team favourite! Both of our teams, ‘Pentathlon’ and ‘Pentagon Pirates’, went head to head on the inflatable pitch with both teams winning a game each.

inflatable table top football

Overall, every single one of our employees who took part enjoyed a fun filled day of play and physical activity. We are already looking forward to going back next year!

At Pentagon Play, Our Team actively promotes physical activity in the workplace and encourage each other to lead a healthy lifestyle. We participate in football tournaments and host in-house badminton to name but a few. Next year, we hope our teams bring the trophy home.

pentagon play take on playfest 2018