Sky Ropes

Your family adventure starts here! Swing, swoop and soar on our specially designed Kid’s Play and Sky Ropes.

At a glance

Opening times

Currently closed due to Covid-19.

Find & contact

Great Notley Country Park, Essex, Braintree, Essex, England, CM77 7FS
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0345 603 7624

skyropes@essex.gov.uk

Parking & prices

Parking charges apply at Great Notley Country Park:

Up to 30 mins £1
Up to 1 hour £2.20
Up to 2 hours £3.50
Up to 3 hours £5
Over 3 hours £6.50

Visit the MiPermit portal page.

How to pay

Sky Ropes Adventure is £10 per person.
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Sky Ropes Junior is £4 per child.
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Don’t forget to collect your loyalty card and get your 4th visit free!

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Gift Vouchers

Give a gift with a difference with £10 vouchers for Sky Ropes Adventure and Sky Ropes Junior. You can buy these at Sky Ropes reception at Great Notley Country Park.

Sky Ropes is set within Great Notley Country Park including a children's play trail and Café.

Introduction

Get your heart racing and explore high in the sky in a quest to conquer Sky Ropes at Great Notley Country Park.

With high ropes adventure courses to suit the whole family, from tiny tots of two years to big kids and adults, Sky Ropes offers great, safe family fun.

Read our Sky Ropes Adventure and Sky Ropes Junior rules here.

Read our Terms and Conditions here.

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Sky Ropes Adventure

Sky Ropes Adventure for adults and children from 1 meter tall. Perfect for the whole family!

Our two-level high ropes course is a great adventure for adults and children starting from 1m tall.

Sky Ropes Adventure is a two-level family friendly high ropes course. Adventurers can explore by navigating their way around bridges and beams high in the sky. With two levels you decide how high you dare to go.

Your Sky Ropes adventure lasts 75 minutes which includes being harnessed by our specially trained staff and a safety briefing.

Height Restrictions

You must be over 1.22m (4ft) to go on unaccompanied. You may also go on if measuring between 1m – 1.22m (4ft) but must have an adult chaperone to accompany you. One adult per child, chaperones require a separate ticket.

Sky Ropes Junior

For Toddlers and younger adventurers

Young thrill seekers from 2 years old can take part and test their balance across our beams and bridges.

Sky Ropes Junior is an exciting way for young thrill seekers to explore rope bridges, conquer beams and develop new skills. It offers a wonderful day out where you can test their balance and agility and create a memorable experience.

Our specially trained staff will harness young explorers to a super safe tracking system, so they can discover the course independently or with someone alongside.

The adventure lasts around 30 minutes and there is always an instructor onsite to offer any help and answer questions.

Height Restrictions

Minimum age: 2 years

Maximum height: 1.22m (4ft)

All children must have an adult chaperone each. One adult per child, chaperoning adult does not require a separate ticket.

Parties and Group Bookings

Are you looking for something a little bit different for your child's birthday party?

Sky Ropes offers a selection of party packages for Sky Ropes Adventure and Junior, including the following:

  • 75 minutes on Sky Ropes
  • 1.5 hours room hire
  • A fantastic party menu
  • Party invitations
  • Certificates

Tailor the packages to create your child's dream birthday party.

Group and School Bookings

Sky Ropes is also available for group and school bookings. Find out more here.

Know before you go

Know before you go

  • Wear closed toe, flat shoes. (Flip flops, crocs and sandals are not permitted on the course)
  • Wear suitable clothes for harness/wet weather.
  • Bring change or card for the car park.
  • You will need to go to reception to book on or check in if pre-booked.

Make sure you read our rules and terms and conditions before you visit to avoid disappointment on the day.

FAQs

What’s the difference between Sky Ropes and Sky Ropes Junior?
They are two separate courses. Sky Ropes is our Main Course suitable for children over 1.22m (4ft). You may also go on if measuring over 1m but must have an adult chaperone to accompany them. Sky Ropes Junior is suitable for children at least 2 years old and less than 1.22m (4ft). All children on the Junior Course must have an adult chaperone each.

What happens if it rains?
Your session will still go ahead in rainy weather. Sky Ropes is an all-weather activity, so please dress appropriately. We will only close the course during high winds or thunder and lightning.

Do I need to pre-book?
We always advise pre-booking your session so you have the time slot best suited for you. It is also possible to walk in on the day and book in however we cannot guarantee availability and there could be a waiting time.

Can I chaperone more than one child?
If your child requires a chaperone it must be one adult per child. This applies for the Sky Ropes and Sky Ropes Junior.

My child needs a chaperone; do I need to pay as well?
If your child is going on the Junior Course you do not need to pay for a ticket, however if you are chaperoning on the Sky Ropes course you will need to pay for a ticket which is £10 per person.

How long does a session last?
Your Sky Ropes session will last 75 minutes and the Junior Course session will last 30 minutes.

Do I have to stay with my children whilst they take part on the course?
If your children are tall enough to go on the course unaccompanied you do not have to stay at the course with them. You are welcome to watch from underneath the course, or feel free to grab a coffee from Skylark Café! Sky Ropes customers receive 10% off when spending over £5. Present your wristband to receive the discount.

Can I bring my dog?
Sure! Dogs are more than welcome within the Sky Ropes area, we do ask that they are kept on their leads at all times and any mess cleaned up.

Are adults allowed to go on too?
Of Course! Our Sky Ropes course is suitable for children and adults; you wouldn’t be able to go on the Junior Course though.

Is parking included in the price?
Unfortunately parking is not included in your ticket price so please bring change or your debit/credit card to pay for parking after you have finished your visit.

Do you have to clip on and clip off yourself?
Not at all, our course is different from others. Our instructors will load you onto the course at the beginning and you will remain on until a instructor takes you off at the end of your session. There is no way you are able to unclip yourself during your adventure.

Can I spectate?
You are more than welcome to watch from underneath the course. They is also some seating dotted around the enclosure.

Are there any weight restrictions?
The maximum weight is 136kg (21.5 stone).

What’s the maximum height?
For the Junior Course you must be less than 1.22m (4ft). On the Sky Ropes course the maximum height is 6ft 8.

Am I able to change/amend my booking?
Call us on 0333 013 2901 and we will do what we can to assist with your booking.

Can I get drinks/food?
Skylark Café is located in the building near the Sky Ropes Course; they offer a variety of drinks, sandwiches, cooked food, snacks and ice cream. Sky Ropes customers receive 10% off when spending over £5. Present your wristband when paying to receive your discount.

I’m running late to my booking what can I do?
If possible, please call us on 0333 013 2901 to let us know if you think you’ll be late. We will always do what we can to accommodate for late arrivals however this is not always possible.

If I go on the course and decide I don’t like it can I get my money back?
Unfortunately, no, we do not offer refunds. Once you are connected onto the course you are no longer eligible for a refund should you decide you would not like to continue.

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