The Sky-Trail High Ropes – Holmepierre Pont Country Park

IMG_2891Sky-Trail High Ropes Rule!

Having 3 kids can be an expensive affair, even taking them out for coffee and cake can call upon you to sell a lung. So, during the Summer Holidays, I’m forever looking for activities that don’t break the bank. The Sky-Trail High Ropes at Holmepierre Pont Country Park ticks this box. It’s only £6 and thankfully my youngest is under 120cm which necessitated adult supervision, having to constantly reign in my inner-Gorilla I was only too happy to oblige.

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What Is It?

The Sky-Trail exists on 3 levels, the lower level being for little children under 120cm, although I cant see any child over 3 years old being impressed – it’s really pretty basic and only 2 feet off the floor (stay at home and let him climb on the back of the sofa instead!), in my opinion a bit of a waste of money. However, the next 2 levels are really quite exciting for older kids. My kids are 12, 9 and 6 and there was something for all of them.

The top level is 24 feet above the ground and gets your heart racing at times! You are harnessed in from beginning to end but if you lost your footing, especially on some of the harder rope crossings, you’d find yourself dangling! Actually though, this all added to the fun – I figure a bit of ‘mild peril’ is good for everyone. Note to self; Next time smuggle in a hip flask and enjoy the views of the river whilst swinging on the strategically placed garden swing on the top level.

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I would imagine it could get quite frustrating at busy times as you have to wait for a person to exit a trail before you can enter it. However, it is large and complex enough to hold plenty of people – it was relatively busy when we visited and we never had to wait too long at each cross section. If your children are old enough to go it alone there is a coffee shop below for the parents with the perfect viewing area.

Some Extra Information…

  • Sky-Trail max height : 1m with an adult, 1.2m without
  • No open toe shoes or flip-flops
  • Wear trousers or shorts for your own comfort
  • £6 each (£8 if combined with a Crazy Golf session)
  • Only open weeekends and school holidays in the winter
  • Sky-Trail Website for more information

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Have you been? What did you think? Leave me a comment…

 

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Katie says:

    We went recently & girls loved it. Then we did the crazy golf too afterwards. Had a lovely afternoon.

    1. Alex says:

      We’ll try the crazy golf next time Katie!

  2. My eldest has done Go Ape and also high ropes before. It scared me just watching her! I wouldn’t say I’m scared of heights, but I like to have something to enclose me in, not just ropes. Kids are so brave. This looks great. Sarah #FabFridayPost

  3. This is so awesome! Very similar to GO Ape I went to try out in London. I think it is great that kids can explorer these things. So great for their health and minds. Your kids are fearless! Great post! Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost 🙂

    1. Alex says:

      Great for the adults too 😉

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