Thousands ploughed into children’s play area

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A PLAY area near Washington has invested thousands to keep kids happy.

Mister Twisters, in Follingsby Park, now boasts the region’s first indoor high ropes course.

The swinging system, brought in from the US and costing more than £100,000, combines 12 activities, can accommodate 15 kids or adventurous adults at a time and is perched around 20 feet above the ground.

Mister Twister was opened 10 years ago by Deborah and David Taviner, a couple from South Shields.

She said: “The high ropes course gives children a massive confidence boost when they complete an activity.

“It also helps to provide some really innovative learning outcomes and builds self-esteem too.

“We believe that learning activities outside of the classroom should be encouraged as the benefits are massive.”

Children of all ages are encouraged to use the facility – including big kids.

“We’ve already had businesses who want to do something different, book the whole centre for their team days and party nights,” added Deborah.