Region: East of England

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Vertigo Adventures Stanborough Park, North Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL8 6DF

Contact: 01707 328594

Website: http://www.vertigoadventures.co.uk/

Description

Vertigo Adventures is located in the beautiful surroundings of Stanborough Park North. As one of the largest and most challenging courses of its kind, this is outdoor entertainment at its very best – do you have the head for heights to take on the 30ft “Hawks View” high ropes course? Or perhaps the “Monkey Trail” at just 10ft high will bring the ape out in you. Don’t forget to try the zip, climbing wall or take a leap of faith on the powerfan descender.

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Why you are you a great place for educational visits?
Go learn! From KS1 – KS4 and beyond into further and higher education, you can have an excellent learning outside of the classroom experience at Vertigo Adventures. We offer great rates for educational groups, along with a free teacher ratio of 1 free per 10 students.

Go explore some more! For additional learning experiences, why not consider a team building workshop? With the aid of a dedicated instructor, each session lasts approximately 1.5 hours, costs £15.00 per student – with a maximum of 12 students per session. These workshops are most suited for students aged 8+. Activities include:

Jacobs Ladder
A classic team exercise that uses a giant ladder suspended 40ft in the air. This is a true test of co-operation, balance, co-ordination and a degree of strength.

High All Aboard
A real balancing act! Climb the 40ft pole to access a small platform, balance precariously whilst making room for a further 3 people. Encourages teamwork and communication.

Crate Stack
This is a test of balance and co-ordination. Stack as many milk crates as possible to build the highest tower. An enjoyable, rewarding and satisfying challenge.

Gladiator Challenge
Compete with team mates to ascend the poles, tyres and nets to the top of the gladiator challenge that hangs from a 40ft steel bar. Designed to increase comradeship, patience and control.

Tarzan Jump
First climb a 40ft pole to a tiny platform, then pluck up the courage to leap across to grab the trapeze bar hanging several feet away. A challenge that requires courage and determination, that ultimately becomes a fantastic confidence booster.

What does a typical educational visit include?
Each visit is tailored to the individual schools needs, but the majority of visits will include a session on the High or Low ropes.
Monkey Trail Low Ropes £8.00 per student
At just 10ft tall is perfect to test your nerve, and is suitable for those aged 5 and over. With 9 elements to complete from Sky Islands to Twin Tube Tunnels, there is a variety of challenges for all monkeys to conquer!
Hawks View High Ropes £12.00 per student
Enjoy wonderful views across Stanborough Park from your 30ft viewpoint. With over 20 challenging elements to master, there’s something for everyone. This course is set to challenge the brave.

Add one of the following activities for an additional £5.00 per student
The Flying Fox
Let the zip put the wind in your adventure as you fly down our 165ft zip wire.
The Plummet
At over 30ft, all you have to do is take the leap of faith on the powerfan descender, enjoy the sense of a free-fall ride down before coming to a controlled stop.
The Crazy Climb
The challenge is to see how far you can climb up the tower. When you reach the top, you can relax as you come back down to earth.

What group sizes do you cater for?
From 10-60, although happy to discuss other numbers.

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio?
Yes

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
We supply a risk assessment, but teachers are welcome to carry out their own by arrangement. Call 01707 328594 to arrange.

Does your venue have an education officer?
Ask for Vikki, General Manager.

What is the cost of the visit?
Monkey Trail Low Ropes: £8.00 per student.
Hawks View High Ropes: £12.00 per student.
Additional activities (The Plummet, Zip Wire, Climbing Wall): £5.00 per student (in conjunction with ropes).
Workshops/Teambuilds: £15.00 per student.
One free adult in 10 students.

Is specific clothing required for the trip?
Closed toes, sturdy footwear. Dress appropriately for the weather, but please, no strappy tops. No jewellery. Long hair must be tied completely back.

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?
Yes.

Please list facilities available.
2 x Vending Machines and Ice Cream. There is a large public park adjacent for packed lunches.

What are your disabled facilities?
There are limitations, to ensure we give you the correct and necessary information, please call 01707 328594. Access to the course itself is not accessible for wheelchairs. Disabled parking is available.

What are your opening days and hours?
April-August: Daily from 10am, last session at 5pm
September – November: Daily from 10am, last session at 3pm
December-January: Winter Closure
February-March: Open weekends from 10am, last session at 3pm. Open daily throughout the February Half Term.

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?
The course operates in all weather conditions including rain, so dress appropriately! We will not participate in extreme cases of lightning or very high winds, and should we not run, you will receive a full refund.

Minimum age of 5 years for all activities, except the Hawks View High Ropes. Minimum age of 8 years for the Hawks View (8-10 years must be accompanied on the course by a competent adult). Anyone under the age 0f 18 years must have an adult onsite at all times.
Minimum height of 1.4m for Hawks View & Flying Fox. Minimum height of 1m for Monkey Trail, Crazy Climb and Powerfan.
Minimum weight of 20kg for Powerfan. Maximum weight of 120kg on all activities (subject to harness and helmet fit).

 


Age of Children / Pupils: 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: High Ropes Outdoor Education Outdoor Pursuits Sports Team Building

Curriculum Topics Covered: PE

Months Open: February March April May June July August September October November


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