Discovering Parkour In Stockholm

Nydalsparken lies in Tensta, on the outskirts of Stockholm, and for locals with older children, it’s well worth a visit!
Leon tells us he’s been wanting to go for sometime now – pictures he’s seen of the climbing rope set up inspired him – and didn’t disappoint…

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The unusual climbing wall was fun too..

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…as were the physical electronic games….

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…but the absolute best thing, was the parkour training course!

‘Parkour’ is, according to Wikipedia, ‘a holistic training discipline using movement that developed out of military obstacle course training’.

Leon has been interested in this for a while, and tells me that he and a friend often make up their own parkour courses at school – plus recently he’s been practising his forward flips on the trampoline, as an added bonus!

So imagine how pleased he was to find a whole parkour course….

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Ted tried a little ‘baby parkour’…

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Alfie took it easy….

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…and we ALL enjoyed watching the ‘professionals’….

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…amazing young guys walking along the top bars, jumping from one high wall to another, and turning graceful somersaults over the highest bars….
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