New Gung Ho “Star” coming to Kent
New Gung Ho “Star” coming to Kent

Another exciting new obstacle has been announced for the return of the world’s biggest inflatable obstacle course – Gung-Ho! – to Kent in June.

The team behind Gung-Ho!, who visit Brands Hatch on Saturday 3rd June, have spent months designing and building the brand new, until-now unseen ‘Rock n Roll Star’ inflatable.

After testing the obstacle, which has an area of almost 1000 SQ METRES and contains enough air to fill 12 MILLION footballs, organisers can’t wait to unleash it on Kent.

Brains behind the event Alex Winters said the 8m wide, 30m long Rock n Roll Star will live up to its billing as one of the new stars of the event, alongside iconic obstacles including Europe’s tallest inflatable slide – the 22m high and 60m long ‘Thriller’.

Cbeebies presenter Alex said: “Rock n’ Roll Star is now my absolute favourite obstacle. It is like nothing else on the Gung-Ho! course and I’m sure it’ll also become a firm favourite with Gung-Hoers this year and in future.

“It’s huge, tricky and above all a whole load of fun to get over. We’ve tried it out at two events and the feedback has been amazing. Some people have spent more than fifteen minutes just bouncing and sliding around on it!

“After our 2016 UK tour we knew we wanted to give everyone something a little different for 2017 and we’ve definitely achieved that.

“We racked our brains about what form it would take and came up with a bouncy castle-come-slide that is a whole lot of fun to go on.

“We can’t wait to bring the fun to Kent and see everyone’s reaction to Rock n’ Roll Star. So come on – sign up and pit your wits against the new star of the biggest and best obstacle course around!”

Tickets are currently £20 through Kent Sports Trust with a minimum sponsorship requirement of £20 and are available at

Up to 5,000 runners will take on Gung-Ho!’s ten obstacles, which will be filled with enough air to pump up more than 100 MILLION footballs and include a giant ball pit, climbing wall and labyrinth.

This year runners will fly down the five-storey-high Thriller after WATER was added to the fun-filled inflatable – an act inspired by a wet weekend in Manchester in 2016.

Alex came up with the idea for Gung-Ho! in 2014 while sat in front of the TV watching Ninja Warrior with his three children.

That idea spawned a new craze with more than 100,000 people taking part in Gung-Ho! in the past two years.

This year, Kent is the seventh stop on a fourteen-date tour of the UK.

Many runners will take part for charity, with thousands of pounds expected to be raised for good causes this time around.

Participants can go Gung-Ho! in aid of the Kent Sports Trust, who are offering discounted tickets and a free t-shirt to those who run as part of their team, via

Runners, who must be at least 4ft tall, receive a free bib with race number, Gung-Ho! t-shirt and  headband, while any spectators can attend for free.