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Welcome to High Ropes Oxford

Oxfordshire’s Only Tree Top Adventure!

High Ropes Oxford Re-opens for the 2016 season on Sat 20th Feb 2016

 If you would like to register for the 2016 season opening offers please email enquiries@highropesoxford.com

Swing through the trees Tarzan style  with our Fantastic new Tree-Top Forest Adventure

Suitable for monkey’s of all sizes from 10+

Kids, Adults, Corporate Days out, Birthday Parties, Stag and Hen Do’s, great fun for all the family!

£24.50 for Under 18′s and £29.50 for Over 18′s including the Powerfan simulator jump

 

 

With 40+ Obstacles including Zip Slides, Tarzan Swings, Wobbly Bridges, Balance Beams, Cargo Nets, Mid Air Leaps, 42ft Drop Zone Parachute Descender and much more, this really is a day of outdoor fun and adventure for all the family.

 

The Course Details

  • How High: Up to 13metres high
  • How Many Obstacles: 40+
  • Different Levels of Difficulty: Yes
  • How Long does it take: We recommend you allow 2-3hrs.
  • Longest Zip: 110 Metres
  • Height of Parachute Simulator: 13 metres/42ft
  • Adult : Children Supervision ratio’s apply: Yes – see below
  • Number of participants in each session: up to 14+

Participant Restrictions

  • Minimum Age 10 years* and
  • Minimum Height Restriction: 140cm*/4ft 7Inches Please note we can allow children under age and height to participate, please see below.
  • Maximum Weight Restriction: 19 Stone/120kg
  • Be reasonably fit and healthy and be able to climb a ladder
  • Be free from Injury
  • Must Sign a Medical Disclaimer to certify Fitness
  • We like to be as inclusive as possible and can allow children aged 9.5 years and over and under a minimum height of 135cm on our course and children who are 10 years and under height (minimum 135cm) on to our course with additional adult support up in the trees.  1 adult would have to be up in the trees with the child on a ratio of 1 adult to 1 child to ensure they are using the safety equipment correctly and assist them attaching themselves to the belay lines and zip lines, offering additional support and supervision due to the nature of the activities.  Any children under the recommending guidelines would not be able to negotiate and access the black elements throughout the course.  Please note this is only available in recreational sessions not instructor led sessions.  The adult assisting under age/height participants can only supervise 1 child up in the trees even if other members of the group are over the age/height recommendations.  If you would like to check suitability please email us at enquiries@highropesoxford.com or call us on 01865 410074

Existing Injury or medical conditions

Safety is our highest priority.  We are not medically qualified to assess your suitability on our tree top aerial assault course and whether it is safe for you to participate in or not but we do have a duty of care to all our customers.  We do not recommend participating if you have a existing injury or serious medical condition without medical approval and recommendations. You will be unable to climb if you have anything fractured, sprained, broken or in a cast.   If you have not notified us before the session, then our instructors reserve the right to refuse entry to the course on the day if they feel it is not safe to participate or the safe management of the whole session will be compromised.   Further medical advice will need to be obtained by the climber from a qualified medical professional in terms of suitability and the climber with the medical issue/injury will be given a credit to come back at another time.  We regret we can not offer a whole group a change of session should one member be unable to climb due to a existing medical condition or injury .   Our course is a high ropes tree top adventure at height, includes impact zip landings from 13 metre drops and has elements that are unstable and difficult to negotiate.  If you are seeking medical advice from a medical professional regarding taking part, please give them a copy of the disclaimer form so they can see the risks involved in participating so they can give advise you correctly.  We ask that we are informed as soon as possible if you have any medical conditions or existing injuries prior to your session, so we can safely manage the session on the day,  please call us on 01865 410074 to discuss further prior to your session.

If you are Asthmatic, you MUST have your inhaler with you at all times and it must be securely attached.  We can not allow any climbers who are asthmatic on our course without the correct medication to treat them, up in the trees regardless of whether it is occasional/slight Asthma, no attack for many years or the inhaler is hardly used.  There are many different allergens and irritants in the tree tops, and the tree top adventure is a aerial assault course so is very physically demanding.  We regret any climbers with Asthma that do not have the correct medication to treat them will be unable to climb on the day.

Options;

We offer 2 types of High Ropes Sessions,

  • Recreational High Ropes – Our most popular tickets! Great for Individuals, family & friends, Birthday parties for Adults & kids, Groups, Hen & Stag celebrations and corporate get togethers.  With our recreational high ropes course option, you can enjoy the course in your own time at your own pace.  If you are bringing along any under 18′s they will need to be supervised by an Adult over 18 who is supervising from the ground OR up in the trees.  1 Adult can supervise up to 4 under 18′s from the ground OR in the trees.  This option is perfect for celebrating a birthday with adults and kids, stag and hen events, corporate events and social events.  If you have any voucher codes they can only be used for Recreational high ropes only.

Prices for Recreational High Ropes

  • Children 10+ – 17 years: £24.50 per person
  • Adults 18 years+: £29.50 per person
  • Adults can supervise under 18′s in the trees or from the ground*.
  • Prices valid from 1st December 2015
*Please note if you are supervising from the ground, any under 18 climbers will not be able to negotiate black elements as it is likely adult supervision in the trees or intervention would be needed which cannot be given from the ground.  Also Adults must be free from distraction (caring for other children, off mobile phones and tablets) to enable the correct level of supervision needed.

  • Instructor Led High Ropes Session – This session is our Exclusive Private Birthday parties, or for groups with a minimum group size of 8 participants that do not want to have responsibility of supervising any under 18′s on the ground or in the trees, and would prefer the participants to be guided by one of our instructors.

    This is a timed 3hr session and is Instructor led which means that No Adults are required supervising in the trees or from the ground!  Our instructor will guide the climbers around the course and offer support and encouragement.  This option is slightly more expensive than the recreational high ropes and involves an additional instructor fee and is subject to availability. Click here for more information (Instructor led sessions are always excluded from any offers we may be running.)

Instructor Led Session – based on a minimum of 8, Maximum of 10 climbers

  • £33.00 for Under 18′s
  • £30 Instructor Fee for every 10 participants
  • Please note prices are due to increase on 1st December 2015

You can book online. Please note that all telephone bookings incur a £1.50 booking fee.

Supervision Ratio’s for Adults:Children

  • Participants 10+ with a minimum height of 140cm that are under 18 must be supervised by a responsible adult over 18 years at all times, either from the ground OR in the trees*.
  • 1 Participating Adult over 18 years can supervise up to 4 under 18′s on the course at any one time.  If you have 15-16 year old’s please contact us for more information.
  • *Please note if you are supervising from the ground, any under 18 climbers will not be able to negotiate black elements as it is likely adult supervision in the trees or intervention would be needed which cannot be given from the ground.
  • We can provide instructor led sessions/parties where adult supervision is not required – please call for more details.
  • We like to be as inclusive as possible and can allow children aged 9.5 years and over and/or under a minimum height of 135cm on our course and children who are 10 years and under height (minimum 135cm) on to our course with additional adult support up in the trees.  1 adult would have to be up in the trees with the child on a ratio of 1 adult to 1 child to ensure they are using the safety equipment correctly and assist them attaching themselves to the belay lines and zip lines, offering additional support and supervision due to the nature of the activities.  Any children under the recommending guidelines would not be able to negotiate and access the black elements throughout the course.  Please note this is only available in recreational sessions not instructor led sessions.  The adult assisting under age/height participants can only supervise 1 child up in the trees even if other members of the group are over the age/height recommendations.  If you would like to check suitability please email us at enquiries@highropesoxford.com

Fitness

  • To take part in the tree top adventure course does require an element of fitness. The course can be physically and emotionally challenging If you can climb a ladder unassisted, you should be fine. If you are unsure about the suitability of the course, we recommend you visit us prior to booking to take a look.
  • You will be required to fill in a declaration form before taking part in our activities. This declaration form requires you to certify you are fit and healthy and do not suffer from any medical conditions or have any current or previous injuries that would make an incident or injury more likely if you were to take part in the course. If you are unsure, please call us on 01865 410074
  • Our course elements are graded similar to the Ski Run grading system, so there is something for everyone whether you want to take it easy on your first visit to us, or your an adrenalin adventure thrill seeker!  Our course is split into 3 Zones, each one starts with a ladder and each one ends with a zip line. Throughout the tree top journey there are opportunities for the thrill seekers to challenge themselves by trying a Black element.  Where there is a black element there is always an easier alternative.  We do not have separate zones for level of difficulty, we have a tree top route you follow and you can veer off and try something challenging if you wish and then rejoin the route.
  • Blue – Indicates Easy elements
  • Red – Intermediate/slightly more challenging elements
  • Black – Hard Route/Difficult elements – Only under 18′s that are supervised in the trees by an adult can under take black elements due to the difficulty of them and the likelihood of them needing some help to complete them!

Dress Code

  • All jewellery must be removed
  • Hair must be tied back
  • No bear Midriffs
  • We recommend insect repellent and sunscreen
  • No sandals or slip-off shoes. Ankle supporting boots are best. Some people recommend fingerless gloves. Long hair must be tied back. Body piercings should be removed or taped over and midriffs should not be bare as harnesses may chafe. You may want to bring a change of clothing for the journey home.
  • We recommend Long Trousers and Long T-shirts
  • All Cameras or mobile phones must be secured, no loose items taken on the course.
  • Glasses/spectacles must be secured

Opening Times

  • For 2016 we open our course on Sat 20th February until mid November,

Facilities

  • Seated picnic area in woodland
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Spectators areas for your friends & family to watch all the fun – Bring your camera!
  • Free Car parking – No charges!

Person Belongings

  • We do not have the facilities to store your personal belongings on site, please ensure any keys, cameras or mobile phones are secured to your clothing and tucked away so they can not be caught in any equipment or elements if you are to take them on the course. High Ropes Oxford can not take responsibility for any belongings left, lost or damaged whilst on the course. We recommend lanyards for these items.

How long does the course take and how do you run the session?

The course can take between 2.5-3.5hours on a typical day, but sometimes quicker, sometime longer. You MUST arrive 5 Minutes prior to the start of your session for admin and kit up & Harnessing ready for your safety briefing to start promptly at the session start time. We can not accommodate late arrivals, so arrive in plenty of time.

On Arrival, you will complete all your disclaimer forms and read through our paperwork. We will then kit you up with a harness and smart belay. You will then start the course with a 30 minute kit up and safety briefing which includes demonstration and you completing a mini-course to ensure you know how to use the safety equipment and how to negotiate elements. After completing this, you will start Zone 1, the first of your challenges. Here you will find elements that prepare you for the rest of your course and check your head for heights. You will cross some bridges, change levels of height and element difficulty, climb some ladders, cross balance beams and finish with our Zip Slide! If you have completed Zone 1 comfortably, then you are ready for the rest of the course.

You will then continue on the rest of the challenge course. you will come across multi-level elements where you can choose what grade of element you complete, if you are still finding your feet you can go for the Blue run, nice and easy, or if you are feeling adventurous you may want to try the red route or brave the black route for the thrill seekers!

There are many ways you can challenge yourself whilst on the course, it may be walking across the wobbly bridge with your hands out to the side, not using the handrails or it may be trying different routes. As you continue your journey through the trees, your confidence will grow and you can challenge yourself as little or as much as you like.

When you finish the final Zip, you will return to the climbing cabin, where you can either hand back in your safety equipment or you can finish the day off with our 13m/42ft power-fan parachute descender – our grand finale Black element. Climb your way up the pole, stand on the platform and see if you have the nerves of steel to take the leap of faith.

Fun for all the family – not just the climbers

  • we also welcome your family and friends who are not taking part on the course to our site too. There is a spectators area on ground level and a seated picnic area, great for capturing those moments of swinging and monkeying around in the trees.  Spectators do not pay to watch! Why not send us your favourite pics! All we ask is that all rubbish is taken with you when you leave the site, that you remain in the spectators area and all safety rules are respected and complied with.

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  • If you have any further questions, please call is on 01865 410074 or e-mail enquiries@highropesoxford.com

 

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