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July 30, 2014 @ 10:00 am4:30 pm


Please book directly through Forest Holidays. Either phone 01962 774754 or visit the forest retreat


We bring you The Great Big Tree Climbing Company. Two highly skilled and friendly instructors can help all ages reach new heights in a fantastic tree in Blackwood forest They will teach you 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 will gain an experience which can’t be found on the ground and if you’re feeling brave take the zip wire back down! Each session contains a maximum of seven participants, creating a unique and intimate experience.

Minimum age: 6 years old
Maximum age: N/A
Length of session: one hour
Suitable for birthday parties: See FAQ’s
Parking: Available on site. Charges may apply.

Please book directly through Forest Holidays. Either phone 01962 774754 or visit the forest retreat


What time should I arrive?
Please arrive at the Tree Hub 10 minutes before the time stated on your booking. The team at The Forest Retreat can guide you to our location.

What is the minimum age to enter the event?
We recommend participants be six years old or above. The technique taught is slightly complex and younger children are unlikely to grasp the concept. We can permit five year olds to take part. However activities will be heavily modified should they fail to understand the technique.

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

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

How can we book this for a birthday party?
If you wish for your birthday party to be completely private then you should book all seven spaces in the hour slot, regardless of if you have less than seven people participating in that hour.If you wish for the party to last two or three hours book all of the slots in those consecutive hours. Groups should contain a maximum of multiples of seven, depending on the number of consecutive hours they have booked.

How physically demanding are the activities?
Our climbing technique does require you to have a reasonable level of physical fitness. The majority of work is done with you legs but participants are required to be active and healthy.

I or my child has a disability or learning difficulties, are these activities suitable?
We are very keen to be as fully inclusive with our activity as we can.
Please contact us in advance through [email protected] or 0800 0556760 to discuss your situation.

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 if the weather is poor on the day?
We will only postpone the day in the event of high winds, thunder or lightening or extreme weather conditions. In such a case an alternative date will be offered. Those who are unable to make this date will be offered a full refund.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Onsite parking is available (parking charges may apply)

Do I have to pay an entry fee to the site?

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Either email [email protected] or phone on 0800 0556760. Please do not expect an immediate reply. It is likely our event organisers are onsite at your time of calling so please allow some time for them to respond to voicemails or emails.

Can I get a refund once I have purchased my ticket?
Unfortunately once you have bought your ticket we cannot offer refunds unless we have cancelled or postponed the event. If you or your child has decided they no longer wish to do the activities we cannot offer any refund.

Can I change my ticket for another time or date?
This is only possible if a) reasonable notice is given and b) an alternative time is available. We cannot guarantee that an alternative time is available.

What happens if the weather if horrendous?
We will run the event in all weather except high winds, thunder or lightening. In the event of this the event will be rearranged for an alternative date. If you cannot make this date you will be entitled to a refund.


July 30, 2014
10:00 am – 4:30 pm


Blackwood Forest, Forest Holidays

Larkwhistle Farm Rd, Micheldever



SO21 3BG

United Kingdom

01962 774754