Zorbing

Includes: Globe-riding, sphering, harness zorbing, hydro zorbing, water walking, body zorbing Outdoors, Adventure, Sports

Activity time:
1 meeting

Age:
5+

Cost:
Medium
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Zorbs allow you to roll, bounce, flip or float across water or land. Give your girls a high-energy experience with zorbing!

Overview

Zorbing is an activity where girls move around inside a large, transparent ball. There are several different kinds of zorbing. The following types can be undertaken by girls aged 5 and above: 

  • Body zorbing - involves a harness which leaves your legs outside the zorb so you can run, walk, jump, flip and bounce into other body zorbers.
  • Zorbing on the flat - involves rolling on the flat without a harness. 
  • Water walking - involves being zipped into an inflated ball and floated on a body of water. 

More energetic forms of zorbing have higher age restrictions: 

  • Hydro zorbing - involves one to three participants sitting, without a harness, inside the ball with a small amount of water while the ball rotates around them. You must be aged 7+ for this activity.
  • Harness zorbing - involves one or two people being harnessed inside the ball. You must be aged 10+ for this activity.

To take your girls zorbing, you will need to find an activity provider to run a session at a local venue.

Please note that some providers may have their own height and weight restrictions.

Planning checklist

Safety notes

Check safety regulations for the type of zorbing you are doing below.

If water walking, a suitably qualified lifeguard must be present. Please see our guidance on swimming for further information.

Check weather forecasts as zorbing could become unsafe if there are extreme weather conditions or wind speeds exceeding 20mph. Consult the instructor if you have any concerns.

For harness zorbing, ensure each participant brings a spare pair of socks and wears clothes suitable for the outdoors.

For hydro zorbing and water walking, ensure each participant brings a change of clothes and a towel. It is unlikely you will get wet when water walking, but this cannot be guaranteed.

Section Number of girls per adult
Rainbows 5
Brownies 8
Guides 12

How many adults are needed?

Use this calculator to find out the ratio of girls to adults that is required for this activity

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2 adults needed