terça-feira, 11 de maio de 2010
Summer tree climbing at National Trust estate
Calling all little squirrels: tree climbing at Kingston Lacy June 2 and 3
2010-05-11 12:23:01 -Families are invited to Kingston Lacy in Wimborne this June for tree climbing events.
Around 200 children took part in tree climbing at Kingston Lacy this spring.
The event, run by The Great Big Tree Climbing Company, has proved so popular that it’s being repeated at the National Trust estate near Wimborne on June 2 and 3.
Mark Hawes from Shaftesbury, said: “We were so overwhelmed with the success of our Easter events that we’ve extended
it into the summer. Most of those taking part were aged five to 12 but teenagers and parents also joined in.
“It was great to see so many children enjoying the great outdoors and trying something new – some enjoyed it so much that they’re planning to book tree-climbing birthday parties.”
The company, which runs tree climbing events for children and team-building exercises for businesses, is run by highly-qualified tree surgeons. Participants can climb a 200 year old Cedar tree using ropes and harnesses, take a zip wire ride and the leap of faith – swinging Tarzan style between trees.
The experience, which includes safety helmets and harnesses, is open to everyone, including children aged three and over and adults of all ages. Families are welcome to bring a picnic along to enjoy as they watch others climb. Admission to Kingston Lacy park and garden is £6 for adults and £3 for children. A climb, zip wire and big leap costs £12.50 or the big leap only costs £6.
Rain or shine, events take place from 10.30am till 4pm on Wednesday June 2 and Thursday June and there’s no need to book ahead.