Prepare to swing into action when a huge 36 hole indoor golf course opens at intu Metrocentre on Monday 14 October.
A world first, the 18,000 sq ft site will stretch across the upper and lower mall levels at the Gateshead shopping centre and will be reached through the dining quarter in the Qube zone.
Visitors will enter at Upper Mall level, which will house reception and the first two holes, where golfers tee off into either Bird Island or Pig City. Then prepare to be be sling shot downstairs to play the remaining 17 holes. There's the opportunity to satisfy your appetite or quench your thirst on either level, with offers such as Costa Coffee and Angry Bird inspired food.
This will be the first Angry Birds Adventure Golf experience of its kind in the world, coming 10 years after the Angry Birds app first burst into the gaming scene, pitting a cast of battling birds led by Red against their enemies, the pigs. And now players will be able to take them on through Adventure Golf form!
The Angry Birds Adventure Golf Course is being delivered by the UK’s leading Designer and builder of such venues, HM Adventure Golf.
In the last 6 years, HM Adventure Golf have completed more than 50 courses across the UK & Europe. Their designers, builders and artists have worked together to create wonderful environments for entertaining children and adults alike and use expertise gained across The Retail & Leisure sector including Film/TV and Theme Park installations. Their team who have been together for a number of years have invested over 25,000 hours to produce this absorbing experience and make this mini golf course just like being in the movie and putting around with Red and his gang!
To quote one of the HM Adventure Golf artists:
“Every course offers unique challenges but this has been the most fun we’ve had building an adventure golf course!
“We’re very proud of the results which we think are truly spectacular. We can’t wait to see how the North East public react when it’s open!”
Metrocentre operators intu have signed up the new golf adventure in a deal with NAMCO UK Ltd who have a license agreement with Rovio Entertainment, hot on the heels of thrilling new Clip n Climb [operated by NUK] attraction at intu Metrocentre.
With an investment from NUK of £1.5M, Angry Birds Adventure Golf has a capacity of up to 180 at any one time, and will create up to 35 new jobs.
Philip Milward, commercial director at Namco, said:
“This will be the UK’s first Angry Birds Adventure Golf and there’s no better place to launch such a fun and entertaining experience than at one of the country’s most successful shopping centres.”
Kate Grant, regional managing director at intu said:
“Angry Birds Adventure Golf is going to provide a thoroughly entertaining and completely new leisure experience for the centre’s 20 million annual footfall alongside its great mix of retail and dining.
“intu Metrocentre is one of the largest and most popular retail destinations in the UK so we know that an attraction like this will thrive here.”
Namco UK Ltd have plans for a series of similar sites based on the globally popular Angry Birds franchise over the next three years.
Ticket prices start at £8.95 per person for 18 holes of golf, with special deals and discounts available for families and groups