Margo’s Mini Travels: Zorbing Adventures

Zorbing – It sounds like something out of Futurama but it’s actually a common adventure activity across the globe. It involves strapping yourself into a big bouncy ball then being pushed down the side of a hill. It’s probably not everyone’s cup of tea but great fun for anyone willing to take the plunge! Be advised, however, that there are few things they don’t warn you about…

Hannah, her friend and I made our way to Corkagh Park on a drizzly Sunday afternoon and prepared ourselves to roll down a hill in an over-sized hamster ball.

I didn’t meet the minimum height restriction so Hannah snuck me in

Here’s what they don’t tell you about zorbing:

  1. You have to dive head-first into the ball to get in. This can result in your trousers falling down and consequently mooning an entire queue of people (thankfully that wasn’t either of us). It can also result in smacking your face off the inside of the ball (that was us).
  2. You may queue for an hour and a half but the actual roll lasts no longer than 20 seconds.
  3. It gets pretty violent inside there.

That said, we did make it out alive, albeit without much dignity left to speak of.

Until next time,



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1 Response

  1. Sarah says:

    Hahahah brilliant. Thanks for the advice Margo, I’ll remember that when I get round to going zorbing!

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