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World's largest bouncy castle, The Beast,returns to Betteshanger Park near Deal in May

The world’s largest inflatable obstacle course, known at The Beast, will be returning to Kent for the second year in May.

What has been dubbed "the ultimate bouncy castle experience for adults" made a huge impression last year when it visited Betteshanger Country Park near Deal, and now it's set to return from Saturday, May 26 to Monday, May 28.

At 384m long, it will be a world-first, making it 100 metres longer - a length that has never before been attempted.

The world's largest inflatable obstacle course The Beast
The world's largest inflatable obstacle course The Beast

Since making Betteshanger, a former colliery spoil tip, it's UK debut last year, Belgian owner, HOLD MY SHOES, has since taken The Beast on a European tour, stopping at venues such as Alexandra Palace, London, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham and National Basket Ball Arena, Dublin.

It will be the first time HOLD MY SHOES has constructed The Beast course beyond the standard 272m length.

Keith Lee, head of programme at Betteshanger Park, said: “The Beast was one of Betteshanger’s most popular events for 2017 so we knew we had to bring it back for a second year.

"We’ve been working with HOLD MY SHOES over the last couple of months to
create a bigger, more elaborate course and we are thrilled that, at 384m, it will be the longest Beast ever constructed.

"We hope that our visitors are as excited as we are to welcome The Beast back to
Betteshanger this May.”

Early booking is advised because a strong demand is anticipated.

Johan Bommerez, HOLD MY SHOES Project Manager, said: “We’re excited to be working with Betteshanger again after the enormous success of The Beast last year. We’re also proud to be presenting this setup to the public, offering an even bigger and
more awesome challenge to all visitors."

Tickets will be on general sale from 9am on Friday, March 23.

Betteshanger Members and newsletter subscribers will benefit from a special 24-hour pre-sale.

To gain access to priority tickets, sign up to the newsletter at

It is suitable for everyone aged 10 and over.

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