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Friday, 17 July 2020 18:47

Benefits of Climbing for Children

Climbing is great for kids. Here is why.

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There’s a joke among parents that today’s kids are born with a smartphone. And as much as we don’t like it, it is true to many. Still, children are children and no matter how far digitalization goes, they need to play more time in the real world than sit in front of a screen.

According to research by the World Health Organization, to stay healthy and fit children need to exercise at least twice a day for not less than 30 minutes. Something more, the benefits of balanced physical activity positively affect all aspects of a child's physical, psychological, personal, and social development. And just like all of these are interrelated, there aren’t many sports that can develop all of them at once. But rock climbing can.

Physical benefits of climbing

Rock climbing challenges and strengthens every part of the body. When climbing, kids have to breathe deeply and this oxidizes the blood flow. Stretching hands upwards to grab a climbing hold increases cardiac output and blood pressure, while using your legs to step on a hold can strengthen the leg muscles.

Other physical benefits include:

  • Strengthens musculoskeletal tissue and make bones, muscles and joints stronger;
  • Provides cardiovascular exercise for the heart and the lungs;
  • Improves balance, coordination, and flexibility that can reduce falls and potential injuries;
  • Helps maintain a healthy weight, thereby producing more energy and fewer health risks.

Psychological benefits of climbing

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Children’s cognitive development goes hand in hand with their motor skills so it’s safe to say that exercise is an essential element of brain development. Some of rock climbing psychological benefits are:

  • Improved learning and memory;
  • Improved focus and attention;
  • Better problem-solving skills;
  • Lower risk of anxiety and depression.

Rock climbing social development benefits

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In addition to regular exercise, children also need opportunities to build self-confidence, which is necessary for self-expression and positive social interaction. Rock climbing does not only build muscles, but also helps children develop the social skills necessary for a balanced, happy life.

To name a few of those skills:

  • Setting and achieving goals;
  • Overcoming fears;
  • Trust and team building;
  • Building confidence and leadership skills.

Although modern technology has improved our lives in many ways, it has also drastically reduced physical activity. Parents are facing unprecedented challenges to help their children overcome tech addiction and ensure they get enough fresh air and exercise.

For 22 years now Walltopia has been committed to design and produce climbing walls for training and recreation, that invite children to play (and climb) in a safe and fun environment.

We’d love to tell you more about kids climbing and why we believe in its bright future. Give us a sign of your interest at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Thursday, 02 July 2020 06:08

The Thirst for Outdoor Family Activities

Not long ago children used to spend most of their days outdoors - whether playing in the backyard or on the streets with the neighboring kids. Then the world suddenly got too busy and too dangerous for that and a great part of the activities for kids transferred indoors - it’s more convenient and it does not depend on the weather. True.

Outdoor activities though have their own unique advantages - fresh air, sunshine, surrounding nature, more space for unstructured play. Still, looking at our portfolio of completed projects, indoor wins.

Will Covid-19 change that? We believe so.

Since the beginning of the crisis, we see a rise in inquiries for outdoor facilities that can be fun for the whole family. It’s still early to say but the pandemic can contribute to a better balance of indoor vs. outdoor offerings of Active Entertainment. The reasoning behind that is simple - spending time outdoors can have a positive boost on our immune system and can ease the social distancing guidelines, giving us a higher sense of safety & protection.

See below a few of our signature outdoor projects and if you are planning on opening an outdoor center or expanding your existing one, let us know. We have much to offer.

Slagharen Attraction Park, Netherlands (2019)

Slagharen Attraction Park - Ropes Course, Climbing Walls, Rollglider

Rowdy Bear Mountain, USA (2018)

Rowdy Bear Mountain - Rollglider, Amusement Ride

Angry Birds World, Qatar (2018)

Angry Birds World, Rollglider, Ropes Course

Big Bird, France (2017)

Big Bird, Ropes Course

The Excitement Tower, Tehran (2017)

The Excitement Tower Adventure Park, Rollglider

Markeaton Park, UK (2015)

Markeaton Park - Ropes Course, Climbing Walls, Obstacle course

The Adventure Islands, Ireland (2013)

The Adventure Islands, Ropes Course, Zipline

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Wednesday, 29 April 2020 14:50

The Factory Gulf Shores

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Tuesday, 24 March 2020 10:47

Introducing the new Fit-In Fun Walls

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Introducing the new Fit-in Fun Walls

No matter what type of sport or entertainment facility you operate, be it a climbing gym, Family Entertainment Center, mall, etc. the way to grow your profit is to keep visitors coming back again and again. Ensuring the repeatability of visits is the key to a sustainable business plan. But we live in times when every business is trying to provide experiences, instead of just products, and you compete with so many players on the market. So how do you stand out from the rest and have a fresh proposition to keep your customers returning often?

Simply put, by offering more diversified activities.

With that in mind, we developed Fun Walls – kids' climbing walls that merge sport and fun to create varied, exciting and memorable experiences. What they offer is more than just entertainment, as their interactive games and challenges improve kids’ social, cognitive and physical skills.

However, adding new attractions or replacing old ones can be complicated. And the investment is not the issue – it quickly pays off. What’s difficult is finding enough space to fit something new and exciting, and using it optimally to gain more profits.

This is what inspired us to create the Fit-in Fun Walls series. With the width of only 1.2 m (versus 1.5 m for the regular Fun Walls), the models' small footprint allows you to fit more of them in limited space, and consequentially, have a bigger capacity.

 

Fit-In Fun Walls models

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Bubbles

Cactus

Crazy Climb

Equalizer

Jaws

Kite Sky

Snake

Stars

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Bubbles is a perfect match for young kids and beginners. Just like air bubbles flow up in the ocean, climbers quickly reach the top of this Fun Wall with a fulfilling sense of accomplishment.

Cactus takes climbers on a desert adventure and challenges them to a competition – who will conquer the highest flower blossom?

As the name suggests, Crazy Climb is a bigger challenge for climbers. The handle-like holds are easy to grab, but their positions get people to stretch and leap for a jump, which boosts their adrenaline.

Climbing the Equalizer surely is a party – it’s designed for simple, easy to remember movements, which automatically pump up climbers to race their way to the top.

Jaws introduces climbers to the thrill of the savanna. They have to get to the top by trusting the jaws of their favorite animals, luckily, without the fear of getting bitten.

The beauty of Kite sky brings back memories of peaceful summer days. But climbing it is more of a challenge – jumping from cloud to cloud to get to the top gets the climbers’ blood pumping.

The Snake is a sneaky one – it has smaller holds, but they are placed in a manner that allows climbers to move up swiftly, just like a reptile.

Stars is one of the most exciting walls. Climbers can try to follow the constellations or make up their own path, just like a mighty space traveler would.

Want to learn more about Fit-In Fun Walls?

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The theming in the cave was the best and most realistic from any companies that we tendered, we even have an LED lava entrance which is always a big hit with everyone! The cave is very easy to operate, we have safety hatches in the event that someone becomes claustrophobic and needs to get out quickly, although we have never had to use them for that purpose - just for maintenance.

Karen Harris, The Harbour, Dunmore East, Ireland, Owner of Dunmore East Adventure Centre

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We, the staff, at the family entertainment center “Focus-Mokus” East Point Mall in Tbilisi, Georgia, would like to express our sincere gratitude for the high quality product that you produce.

Aram Gabrielian, Head of Technical Department at Family Entertainment Center “Focus-Mokus”, East Point Mall in Tbilisi, Georgia

A very easy and fluid process

As our concept of Go Bananas began to come into reality, working with Yassen and the team at Walltopia was a very easy and fluid process. From original concept through the design process and finally the installation was all done as we had envisioned.

Mike Cieplak, Go Bananas Adventure Climbing

A terrific addition to the venue

Sky Climb has been performing very well and has been a terrific addition to the venue.

Sam Milionis, Sky Zone Macgregor

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I was planning for over a week to send an email to say wow.....I cant believe the difference between the Knox walls (1 year before) and the new walls...wow! The way these techs build vs the way the techs at Knox build is like they are a different company...wow!

Leo Neophytou, Director, Funtopia Australia

[...] I could only recommend you!

Thank you so much for your quick help here in Helsinki! I am amazed. Another client from Portugal just called a couple of days ago about my experience with Walltopia and Ropetopia and I could only recommend you! Dimitar did all that we expected and more! He was a very nice guy and also speaks very good english, which made it very easy.

Kimmo Stude, Huimala FEC, Helsinki, Finland

This really mixes things up

Of all the indoor play places Nicholas Laskaris has visited in his life, the 7-year-old Winfield boy described Funtopia as "the best one so far." "This has a lot of different obstacle courses and other stuff I've never seen." - Nicholas, 7 yrs old

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A brilliant addition to our centre!

We have had a great time opening our ropes course and find it to be a brilliant addition to our centre.

Bowling Buddies, Kerry, Ireland

Funwalls has proven to be a fantastic ad …

As the owner of more than one climbing gym, Funwalls have provided quick cash flow for the start up & assisted in filling a marketing gap we didn't know existed. The elements have also been an effective way to broaden our market segment that can seamlessly transition into our climbing gym business.

Walson Tai, The Hanger, Calgary, AB, Canada

The true definition of curious play

This place is fantastic," said Jacquie Starzyk of Chicago, who brought her 5-and-a-half-year-old son here for the first time. "Kids are curious. 'Can I do this? Am I big enough? Am I strong enough? Can I make it to the next level?' This place is the true definition of curious play."

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Not even the promise of ice cream convin …

If you need evidence for how much my crew loved Funtopia, I offer this: Not even the promise of ice cream convinced the boys to abandon their climbing"

Chicago Parent

Your walls are definitely one of the hig …

The FEC has been doing well since our opening and attendance has been steadily increasing. Your walls are definitely one of the highlights of the playground and the kids and even parents love them."

Jeffrey Liu, Tamufun, China

We would like to pass on our gratitude t …

We would like to pass on our gratitude to your project team, and Australian Agent, who performed an outstanding job in designing, manufacturing and installing the Rocktopia Caving System and Walltopia Climbing Walls at our venues. Both products continue to receive excellent reviews from our clients.

Adrian Antonello, Senior Program Coordinator | Queensland Venues

...appreciate the good work of Walltopia …

Herewith, I would like to point out the project Rollglider has been successfully operated in Iran-Tehran. It is worth to take a chance and appreciate the good work of Walltopia Company team,

S. Y. Taghavi, Member of the Board and Commercial Director, The Excitement Tower, Chitgar Artificial Lake, Chitgar Park, Tehran, Iran

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