Ex-tree-me Heights: 13 UK Tree Top Adventures and High Ropes Courses To Do With Kids
Your kids love heights, challenges and thrills? Well, then it's time for a tree top adventure! We looked high and low (mostly high) to find the best family attractions where you and your little ones can experience the best and most exciting tree top adventures the UK.
So, whether you want to face the soaring heights of a treetop trek or you decide to put your skills to the test on a high ropes course, we've got just what you need!
Go Ape Battersea Park - London, Greater London
Home to one of the longest and highest tree top courses that Go Ape has to offer, Go Ape Battersea Park is one of the most popular high ropes attractions in the country. Kids and parents from all over the UK love the Treetop Adventure. It has everything from a Fisherman's Net to a 34.5m zip wire, to tricky Stepping Stones AND you can do it all side by side with your tiny adventurers (min 1m tall)! Got more time? Whether you only have time for the 90-minute Treetop Challenge Express, or you want to push yourself to the limit on the mammoth 2-3 hour Treetop Challenge, there's a perfect experience to suit your family day out plans.
London's too far from home for you? Don't worry - Go Ape has over 34 locations across the UK, so you won't have any trouble finding a tree top adventure near you. In fact, how many do you think you and the kids can conquer together? There's only one way to find out!
Heatherton World of Activities - Tenby, Pembrokeshire
Heatherton World of Activities is home to lots of activities ranging from go-karting and adventure golf to archery and water zorbing, but high ropes are what you're after, head straight to the Tree Tops Trail. With zips, climbs and nets that put you up to 40 feet in the air, this tree top adventure isn't for the faint-hearted!
Beamish Wild Adventure Park - Stanley, County Durham
If your kids are over 10, this one is perfect for you! Featuring rope bridges, swinging tires, 4 zip wires and more, the High Ropes Course at Beamish Wild Adventure Park is one of the most exciting attraction of its kind in the North East. What makes it so special? There's an epic powerfan free-fall experience right at the end!
Treetop Trek Windermere - Windermere, Cumbria
Located in the beautiful Lake District, Treetop Trek Windermere offers a range of exciting tree top adventures in a stunning woodland location. The best activity for your tiny climbers is the Treetop Nets - a bouncy adventure in the heights of the tree canopy for all ages. It features super fast slides, aerial walkways and a giant ball zone!
Zip World Fforest - Betws-Y-Coed, Conwy
We just love Zip World Fforest - it may be most famous for its heart-racing zips, but it also has a whole world of tree top adventures! From hopping across 12 zip lines on the Tree Hoppers (5-12) to exploring 250 metres of aerial walkways on the Treetop Nets, your little ones will have plenty to come back for.
Wild Wood Adventure - Guildford, SurreyWild Wood Adventure has a special Wild Kids section where children over 6 can have fun tackling tricky challenges, such as bridges, logs, zip wires, climbing wall traverse and lots more. For bigger kids (11+), there's something a little more daring - Extreme Wild, a thrilling tree top adventure, located up to 15 metres above ground.
The SFEAR - Milton Keynes, BuckinghamshireFancy something a little different? Try The SFEAR! This unique high ropes course invites young daredevils (min 1.2m tall) into a giant dome with 15 thrilling challenges to complete. Best part is, since the whole course is indoors, you can have fun there no matter the weather!
Jungle Parc Liverpool - Liverpool, Merseyside
If you've got mini daredevils at home, head out to Jungle Parc Liverpool - it's great for the youngest explorers. The site offers over 50 different challenges on the Adventurer Course, all suitable for kids as young as 3. Don't miss out on the heart-racing Xplorer Course either! It also boasts over 50 features but it's designed to offer high ropes thrills for older kids (10+).
ALTITUDE High Ropes Adventure - Bournemouth, Dorset
Not sure if you're ready for an extreme high ropes challenge just yet? ALTITUDE High Ropes Adventure in Bournemouth allows you to choose from two heights, with low ropes at 5 metres and high ropes at 10 metres, so you can start closer to the ground and work your way up whenever you feel ready.
Wild Pines Park - Market Rasen, Lincolnshire
Discover 640 metres of high tree fun for all the family at Wild Pines Park! With 3 legendary tree top adventures to choose from, you'll experience the beautiful woodland of Linwood Warren in an entirely new way. Now wonder, it's considered one of the best high ropes courses in the UK...
Raven Tree Top Adventure - Skipton, North Yorkshire
If you're planning a family day out in North Yorkshire and you're looking for a high ropes course near you, Raven Tree Top Adventure would be our pick. The course covers a circular route around the woods and consists of 26 platforms, so there's plenty for you to explore!
Craggan Outdoors - Grantown-on-Spey, The Highlands
Craggan Outdoors offers lots of outdoor fun for the whole family, including paintballing, archery and rafting, but their high ropes course will bring the whole family together. Sharing laughs with the kids while trying to make it through the obstacles will turn into a wonderful memory to keep. Plus, the Leap of Faith will definitely get your blood pumping!
Challenge Academy - Sedgley, West MidlandsChallenge Academy invites you and your little ones on a tree top adventure designed for all ages and abilities. There are lots of challenges and obstacles to get you excited, including a 70-metre zip wire, climbing and a powerfan descent. The question is: can you beat the kids?
We hope you enjoyed our list of epic high ropes courses and we wish you lots of fun and thrills on your next big tree top adventure with the kids!