May 092016
 
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As a former Jordan’s Furniture employee, I can personally attest to the fact that they truly enjoy keeping their customers happy.  The owners, Barry & Eliot had a vision of making visiting the stores more than just furniture shopping – they wanted to make it an experience for the whole family. Now that Barry has retired from the family business, Eliot has kept the family fun aspect of the stores going strong.  I worked at the Avon, MA store, which is the home of MOM (the Motion Odyssey Movie Ride), Enchanted Ice (an indoor skating rink) and the Boston classic, The Enchanted Village.  Families come out in droves for those attractions, but if you are a local you know that each store boasts at least one fun family attraction. In the Reading store, they have the BeanStalk™ Adventure Ropes Course and I was able to head there to check it out with my family last weekend.

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Disclosure: My family received complimentary tickets for the course in order to provide an honest review of our experience.  All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way.

The BeanStalk™ Adventure Ropes Course is a 32-foot tall, 2 level ropes course (12 feet or 24 feet up) complete with 30 exciting activities including zig-zag beams, cargo nets, angled rope ladders, crisscross walks and more. Participants choose their own path through the elements and go at their own pace. No two obstacles are the same! The ropes course is also equipped with a Sky Rail zip line connection measuring 69′ long. which costs $2 more to ride.

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My boys have done rope courses before, so they already knew to empty their pockets before the employees helped them put their safety harnesses on, but for those of you who have never done a course like this – you do need to empty your pockets so nothing falls out on the people on levels below you.  And no, cameras are not allowed on the course, either.

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Once you are harnessed up, you are good to go. The harness is attached to a rope above you and as you move around, you have to push and/or pull your own rope to the next obstacle.  You will need to be able to work your rope around other people on the platforms if someone needs to get by you in either direction. Since you can go in any direction you want on the course, you are bound to run into someone coming the other way at some point.

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My husband and I didn’t do the course this time, so only the boys went.  It takes a lot of balance to move your way through some of the sections of the course, and quite frankly I am balance challenged so I thought it was best to stay on the ground and take pictures.  Both of guys got a great workout on the course and slept really well that night.  In addition to needing great balance, it takes a good amount of upper body strength to move your way through the course.  My guys were sweaty when they were finished on the course.

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Admission Prices:

BeanStalk Adventure Ropes Course (with Zip Line) – $12.50
BeanStalk Adventure Ropes Course (without Zip Line) – $10.50
*Must be at least 48″ tall or 42″ if accompanied by a chaperone.

Don’t worry if you have little ones under 48″ because there is BeanSprout™, a specially designed course for children ages 2-7. BeanSprout Adventure Ropes Course is $6.25 per person and kids must be less than 48″ tall to do the course.

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There is a 30 minute time limit for the course and even though they both complained that 30 minutes wasn’t going to be enough time – they were both very tired and ready to exit the course by the time they hit the 30 minute mark.

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The BeanStalk™ Adventure Ropes Course is located inside Jordan’s Furniture Reading.  The store address is 50 Walkers Brook Dr, Reading, MA 01867 and you can click here for store hours or call 781.942.9816 for more information.

The BeanStalk™ Adventure Ropes Course is an awesome way to have some fun with the family. My two boys, ages 8 & 11 loved every minute of it.

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  94 Responses to “BeanStalk™ Adventure Ropes Course – Reading, MA”

  1. Wow, looks like a fun time and will have to keep this in mind if we are up in your neck of the woods.

  2. Wow this looks SUPER fun! What a great activity to keep in mind for summer break too! Wish we lived closer and could join you.

  3. I’ve seen so many kids just sighing when their parents shop for furniture. What a great idea to make it for for the whole family.

  4. Now that does look like a gob of fun! It’s a great way to challenge yourself and stay fit too!

  5. How fun! I wish we had cool attractions like these in our stores here in Maine!

  6. This would be so much fun to take my kids to!! What a fun place to take your kids to!

  7. We have something like that here and I thought for sure I would love to do it (I am not afraid of heights) apparently ropes courses are the exception to the rule! I could not make myself do it! LOL I need to try again.

  8. How cool is that? I don’t think we have anything like this near me, which is a bummer, I’d totally try!

  9. Oh my I would love to do this myself. They need to make an adult course like this so us parents can play to. Though i’m short I could pass for a kid right. This place really does look amazing.

  10. That looks like a lot of fun! I don’t think I would do it but my husband would love it!

  11. That is so cool! I wish we had something like that out here.

  12. This ropes course looks like a blast! I love that they have one for smaller kids, too.

  13. I saw something exactly like this in a mall in Florida recently. It was amazing!

  14. Seriously? I had no idea just how awesome this place was! This is on my family’s to-do list now!!

  15. Wow, my daughter would love this. She is the dare devil in the family.

  16. Wow! What an amazing place… Would be a great summer adventure!

  17. I haven’t done a ropes course in ages but they are always so fun! This place seems really col!

  18. Your boys have the most fun! This looks fantastic, I would love to do something like this and I know my kids would too!

  19. This looks so freaking cool! My kids are still a bit young, but I would love to take them on a ropes course like this!

  20. That looks like so much fun. I bet my girls would have a blast there. Even I would enjoy something like that.

  21. My Son would love the BeanStalk Adventure Ropes Course. This would be so much fun to do and it would tire them out.

  22. This is a great way for kids to get some fun exercise. I will have to see if there is a place like the BeanStalk Adventure Ropes Course

  23. Ooh what a fun experience! This is such a great activity for summer!

  24. I think that this is something that my own boys would enjoy doing as well. They are all about adventure so this is right up their alley.

  25. How cool is this? I love that it’s so unique and it’s indoors. I’d love to have one of these near home.

  26. wow this is so amazing and fun activity to do with kids.Thanx for this great idea

  27. This seems really unique and different. I don’t think there is anything like this near me!

  28. This is a fun and challenging adventure for the whole family. Your boys looked like they had a wonderful time.

  29. That looks like so much fun. Very creative on the part of the furniture store.

  30. What a fun place! My younger daughter loves the Jack & the Beanstalk story, so I think she would love to visit this place. This looks like a lot of fun.

  31. Okay, this has to be one of the coolest things ever. We have something like this here, but it is outdoors, which means we can’t go on rainy days or really hot ones. I love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

  32. That looks like a lot of fun. I have always wanted to do a ropes course like that. There was one at a hotel we stayed at once, but we didn’t have time to do it.

  33. oh wow cool. i love that is keeps you fit while you are having fun. this is such a great idea

  34. I’ve been in that store many of times. My kids gave the rope course a go before. It was super fun for them.

  35. This looks like so much fun! This would be a great day/weekend trip for families with active kids. What a fun idea. Great post

  36. That looks so exciting! My kids would have a blast 🙂

  37. This looks like great fun. I would love to do this with some smaller family members – I will share it with them 🙂

  38. What a great way to get some exercise. My boys would beg to visit this place.

  39. How nice that they incorporated customer activities to make a better experience

  40. I love companies that really care for their customers. It’s rare nowadays. Most just want to make money.

  41. My kids would love to have chance to do this course… just looking at the photos made my knees a little shaky but I am terrified of heights. 30 minutes wouldn’t be long enough for me…I would get up there, freeze and have to wait for a fireman to coax me back down. LOL!!

  42. I wish they had these courses when i was kid. I would have loved to try them out since they look like so much fun.

  43. It looks like a lot of fun. I like that there are courses for both big and small kids alike!

  44. This looks like a great spot to take your boys to burn off some energy! I don’t think there is anything like that her in Chicago. I know during the holidays, they have this at navy Pier, but I’m not sure about year round. You are lucky

  45. This is so brave! I am not one to go on rope things like this, but totally think my sons would have a blast here. A long drive for us from NH, but not impossible. I am thinking Summer Vacation trip 😉

  46. OH wow, your sons are brave. This looks like a great place to visit in MA, sadly I am in the UK but I can see how this would be fun for my US friends!

  47. This looks so cool. I bet my girls would love to try it. I had no idea anything like was available. What an adventure.

  48. Oooo how fun!!!!! I think any kid would have a blast doing this. Heck even I would lol….

  49. They should have something like that here! What a fun and adventurous store! I want to visit already!
    I might…since my SIL lives there 🙂

  50. hahaha such a fun mom you are!!! My parents didn’t take me anywhere near as cool as this when I was a kid. Awesomeness.

  51. That looks like a fun event. I want to cross that bridge.

  52. Love this kind of adventure! My boys would surely ask to join too.

  53. I’m not sure if I’ve been to a place like this, at least not one that’s indoors. It’s really cool and affordable. I’m sure the kids had a lot of fun. It’s a great place to go to during the summer!

  54. Looks like a really fun time! Definitely would love to take my nephews there!

  55. This looks like a fun place! I’ll have to check it out!

  56. This is such a fun way for the family to spend some quality time together. My boys would love having an obstacle course like this one.

  57. Oh I want to do that! It almost reminds me of the game Plants vs Zombies, I kept looking for those pesky zombies to be chasing your kids

  58. Man I wish I was close to this! That looks like a blast!

  59. This looks SUPER fun! My son would love that! Wish we had something like that around here!

  60. That was fun for sure! Your kids looks enjoying their climb activity.

  61. How much fun. I love doing stuff like this and letting my children experience it as well.

  62. Wow! That looks like such an adventure! What a fun time for the family!

  63. What a fun day! The kids must have loved it! I’m sure they’ll never forget it!

  64. That place certainly looks like the definition of adventure. I’m usually afraid of heights but I don’t even feel anything remotely bad about this. Nice one!

  65. That was cool and a fun day with the kids, I hope had there so I can Bring my kids

  66. This sounds like an awesome store to visit indeed for the whole family. It looks like the kids had a blast on the Beanstalk Adventure Ropes Course. This would make for a great family adventure. Thanks for sharing this awesome store.

  67. Wow, would you look at that. I love it. And it’s not just the baby stuff either. My two grew out of those a long time ago and I’ve found it hard to find something else.

  68. Wow, what a super cool place! My kids would totally love that!

  69. This place really looks so much fun! I’d like to try this for myself and my kids too. So cool!

  70. This looks like it was such a fun place. Kids would have a blast and burn off energy!

  71. looks like they had a blast. i’m going to have to check this out and see if we have something like it in the area. my kids would love it.

  72. Oh this looks great fun. I wish we had something like this locally. My girls would love it when they are a bit older.

  73. This looks so incredible! Your boys have the best smiles on their faces and look like they had an amazing time indeed!

  74. This looks like so much fun! I think my niece and son would go nuts over this place. I would love to try zip lining myself lol.

  75. how cool is this indoor ropes course. This would be so fun

  76. My kids would love this! Heck, I think my hubby would enjoy it!

  77. I like adventure places. It gives an Adrenalin rush and quality time with your family

  78. what a great experience! I would love to try this (with the zip line) : ) when my kids get older we’ll have to visit there.

  79. What a fun time for boys! My grandsons would love it! I think I would pull a page from your book and take the pictures!

  80. That looks like so much fun. My daughter would love this!

  81. How long did you work there as an employee and the obstacle course looks like so much fun. We have something similar in the UK called GO Ape.

  82. Boy this looks totally fun! My kids would so love to do a ropes course like this one.

  83. That looks like a whole lot of fun. This would a blast for the whole family for sure!

  84. Wow! Looks fun and exciting! I want to try that for myself someday 🙂

  85. This is really a fun place to take my kids, I bet they would be fun.

  86. My son would love this! The prices are very reasonable and I like that it’s indoors, so weather is never a factor.

  87. This looks fun for the kids. My kids will enjoy this adventure.

  88. Sounds like a very fun adventure! I think my kids will love this place

  89. How fun! I saw some pictures you posted on Insta and was curious about it lol Looks like the boys had a really great time!

  90. Looks like a fun adventure and makes me want to bring my boys there, love the photos.

  91. Wow, that looks like so much fun. I would love to see something like that here in West palm Beach. My youngest is 17 years old and he loves stuff like this.

  92. What an amazing course it is! I do not see any other fun activity than this for kids. I have never heard about rope course before. However, after reading this blog I am well aware about it. I am going to try it out as soon as possible. I am pretty sure that it is going to be adventurous experience for kids.

  93. This looks like so much fun! I am definitely going to check it out for my girls!