Tee up the fun! Kids dressed as animals get free game at launch of new Hotham Park adventure golf course

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Children are being urged to dress up as animals to get a free game at the launch of Hotham Park’s new 18-hole adventure golf course Wildforest Falls.

The attraction is set to open on Tuesday, February 13, with the official ribbon cutting carried out by Jacky Pendleton, chairman of Arun District Council and Phil Jones, managing director of ISS LIfestyle.

The launch will commence at 11am and children under 12 attending the opening and dressed as an animal will receive a free game of golf between 11am and 1pm.

There will also be a chance to meet, hold and have photographs taken with some of the most amazing owls from Owls About Town, as well as the chance for children to have their faces transformed into a wild animal by face painters.

Adventure Golf

The Hotham Park adventure gold course during its construction

The course is designed to be “both thrilling and educational”, say creators, with a number of life-size props including bears, wolves, stags and wild boars all complete with information boards so both young and old can learn some fun and enlightening facts about each species as they play.

A beaver dam complete with waterfall and fallen log putt-through; tree stump vortex and “Hotham clock tower” putt-through are just a few of the obstacles players will have to negotiate at this Wildforest-themed attraction.

ISS, who has been working in partnership with the council for over two decades, says it is investing heavily in key Arun parks and outdoor recreation facilities, “supporting the ongoing regeneration of Arun’s seaside towns and creating key visitor destinations for years to come”.

And Mr Jones said “ISS has made the commitment to work together with Arun identifying further opportunities for investment, and Wildforest Falls is another example of just that.

“Wildforest Falls is something new and exciting which the whole family can get involved in, it is a great development for the local community and visitors to the town and a real asset to Hotham Park. This is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and partake in some friendly competition with family and friends.”

Councillor Paul Wotherspoon, Arun District Council’s cabinet member for neighbourhood services, said: “This new adventure golf course is great news for Bognor Regis, especially in the unique setting of Hotham Park.

“It will add to the host of activities the park already has to offer and we’re confident it will be a real hit with families and get their competitive spirits going!”

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