Climbit, an exciting new climbing sculpture, comes to W5
3 July 2014
This summer, something new, unique and really rather spectacular is coming to W5 at Odyssey and from 5th July it will be taking over W5’s Atrium permanently!
On Saturday 5th July W5 will unveil “Climbit”, a brand new signature exhibit soaring three stories high, where visitors can explore a custom designed climbing structure that is part visually elegant three dimensional sculpture - part climbing frame, where children can stretch their muscles, test their limits, take safe risks, and develop confidence in their physical abilities.
W5’s new exhibit was designed by Luckey Climbers, an American company renowned for one-of-a-kind climbing sculptures and the project has been part-funded by Odyssey Trust Company and the European Regional Development Fund under the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland, administered by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and is supported by Media Partner UTV.
For years, children have been scaling Luckey Climbers in fits of absolute euphoria in children’s museums across the United States, South Korea, Indonesia and recently in Switzerland but this experience has not been available anywhere in the UK or Ireland until now.
“Thirteen years on, W5 is still at the cutting edge of visitor attractions and the best place in Northern Ireland for a family day out” says Judith Harvey, W5’s General Manager. “With Climbit we are introducing a whole new experience to the heart of the building with a truly iconic exhibit; a one-of-a-kind climbing sculpture that seems to float in space and will fascinate young and old visitors alike. This marks a new phase in the ongoing development of W5 as we are committed to ensuring that our visitors will always find something new to see and do every time they visit.”