Come and experience the exhilaration of recreational tree climbing


When was the last time you climbed a tree just for fun?

The Great Big Tree Climbing Company believe that recreational tree climbing is not just for kids, it’s for people of all ages (3 – 100) and fitness levels. We want to create adventure for kids parties, team building exercises, corporate events, youth groups, hen or stag do’s or just for good old fashioned family fun.

Do you want to make sure that your childs party is different, fun and stress free?

Then you need to book one of our “Squirrel” parties. We’ll arrange everything for you including the location, food and entertainment. All you have to do is send out the invitations and watch your children and their friends have the time of their lives and grow in confidence…

See The Great Big Tree Climbing Company on the BBC News website. Click here…

Recreational tree climbing – We’re passionate about trees


The Great Big Tree Climbing Company was started two years ago by Mark Hawes and Nick Cranston who are tree surgeons. With a passion for trees and adventure, they recognised an opportunity to start a business which would motivate themselves and others.

The Great Big Tree Climbing Company are urging parents to encourage their children to get outdoors and experience an activity day. Working with the National Trust, Center Parcs, Bowood House, Chippenham and local councils we are able to offer participants a challenge of a lifetime.

  • Climb a huge 200 year old Cedar Tree or English Oak which could be up to 100ft high. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and the majesty of the tree using a rope and harness for climbing and safety
  • Experience the exhilarating zip-wire ride – a high wire ride from the top of a tree to the ground in a safety harness
  • Take the leap of faith – jump from the top of a tree and swing Tarzan style between the trees

Climb trees safely, for fun

Tree Climbing is a fantastic outdoor activity for any type of group, large or small. It’s a fun pursuit, however it’s also a huge challenge meaning participants will experience a great sense of achievement after the climb.

We’re not just fixed at one location, our operation is UK wide.   So if you want to make the most of your nearby trees, give us a call to discuss.

Tree climbing: branching out for a new high

This exciting, calorie-burning activity takes social climbing to new heights, says Annabel Freyberg of the Telegraph. See the article here…

Solent Radio Interview

Nadine Dukeson of Solent radio recently met up with Mark at some ancient woodlands in West Grimstead near Salisbury.

Hear how she got on climbing a 60 foot tree and then zip-wiring down over a stream.

Listen to the interview here…

The Great Big Tree Climbing Co

Click the image to see the great big Dunster Zip line trial