An obstacle course set up by Ninja Warrior UK contestant Ali Hay is set to open its doors to thrill seekers in Leith as soon as the Scottish Government guidance allows them .
Ali Hay, known on the show as The Bearded Ninja, has been working alongside ITV to bring Scotland’s first Ninja Warrior UK Adventure park to Edinburgh and is expected to open the former General George Carpet warehouse at the beginning of August, provided the guidelines for coming out of lockdown allow.
He has been completing challenges and overcoming obstacles on the show for the last three years, and has competed in Ninja Warrior competitions across the world.
The adventure park is designed for families in mind and suitable for all ages and abilities. Inside there are ninja courses, designed the same way as the ones on the popular TV show including the Warped Wall and Chimney Climb for adventurers to try out.
There are also inflatable courses and participants will be able to complete the courses at their own pace and in the order that they choose.
In addition to the Ninja Warrior courses, hungry adventurers will be able to dine in a cafe which has pizza ovens or those who may have missed a birthday party during lockdown will be able to book out a party room for their own Ninja Warrior party.
Ali said: “I’ve been so looking forward to bringing it to Edinburgh a lot of work has gone into it. We got the keys at the beginning of March and were working on it as a team of eight, but then lockdown happened.
“Inside it looks like the show, it feels like the show, it’s supposed to give people that sense of excitement. I’ll be there a lot of the time to be able to encourage people along as they try out the Ninja courses.”