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Families, Gardens

The Great Big Tree Climb

Wed 12 & Thur 13 Aug 2020

10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm

Adult £20, Child £20

Booking for this event is via The Great Big Tree Climbing Co – www.bigtreeclimbing.co.uk


Climb trees and reach new heights in the grounds with The Great Big Tree Climbing Co. Use ropes and harnesses to explore the historic tree canopies at Waddesdon.

Two highly skilled and friendly instructors from The Great Big Tree Climbing Co will help all ages reach new heights. Learn how to enter a tree’s canopy using ropes, knots and karabiners, whilst being securely attached in a harness at all times. Once at the top of the tree you’ll gain an experience hanging out in the canopy which can’t be found on the ground. If you’re feeling brave you could try some branch walking before returning safely down again.

We encourage the whole family to participate or feel free to watch and photograph that special moment your child climbs high into the canopy of a tree for the first time.

Each session is run for up to 8 people, creating a unique and intimate experience. Please make sure you wear closed toe shoes and suitable clothing.

Suitable for ages 6 to 100!

Frequently asked questions/important things to know

Answers supplied by The Great Big Tree Climbing Co:

What is the minimum age to enter the event?
Participants must be a minimum of 6 years old.

Is it suitable for adults?
Yes it most definitely is. Furthermore we thoroughly recommend adults participate alongside the children they are accompanying.

How physically demanding are the activities?
Our climbing technique does require you to have a reasonable level of strength in your lower and upper body. The majority of work is done with your legs but participants are required to be active and healthy. We are able to help children who struggle but adults who are unable to carry out the technique will not be pulled up by our instructors.

How long is a session?
One hour

How much does a one hours session cost?

I am accompanying my children, do I buy a ticket for myself?
No, you only need to buy one if you are planning to participate in the climbing. If you plan to just watch you do not need a ticket.

Can I take photos on the day?
Of course you can. We encourage you to share your best ones on our Facebook page too. If you sign our photo permission slip we may take photos of you or your children and put them on Facebook.

What time should I arrive?
Please arrive 15 minutes before the time stated on your ticket.

What if TGBTC cancels the event?
Tree climbing is weather-dependent and all climbing is at the discretion of TGBTC. If there are severe weather conditions that may affect your safety and wellbeing, the session will be postponed or cancelled at no cost to you. In the rare instance that it may be necessary, TGBTC reserve the right to cancel the activity where conditions prevent safe participation or where insufficient bookings or participant cancellation make the activity unworkable. TGBTC reserves the right to refuse any bookings without giving a reason. Occasionally TGBTC has to make changes and/or correct errors on our website and tariff both before and after bookings have been confirmed.