Preview of exciting £200,000 Fun Farm High Ropes at Weston

It's a thumbs up for the Fun Farm High Ropes at Sunday's preview for friends and family. SG120317-157TW
It's a thumbs up for the Fun Farm High Ropes at Sunday's preview for friends and family. SG120317-157TW
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A big new attraction for the Spalding area, the Fun Farm High Ropes, opens to the public on Saturday, March 25.

Youth teams from Holbeach United and friends and family of staff at the Fun Farm at Weston were among those trying out the £200,000 attraction on Sunday.

The course consists of a 12-pole, 24 element adventure over two levels – 3m and 8m off the ground – and people with a taste for heights can also take time out to chill or party in a new tree house, which has room for 14 people.

Fun Farm boss Albert Slator said the high ropes have been 18 months in the planning and everyone at the centre is thrilled with the way the project has turned out.

He said: “The course was constructed by J M Adventure, who construct for Center Parcs and other large companies, so we are happy with the quality and the professional job they have done. They started in November and it was finished at the beginning of March.”

Mr Slator believes the high ropes will attract a lot of visitors to Spalding because the nearest similar attractions are at Rutland Water, Thetford and Market Rasen.

Adventure on the Fun Farm High Ropes. SG120317-151TW

Adventure on the Fun Farm High Ropes. SG120317-151TW

Staff have been trained to use a safety system called “rope roller”, and adventurers remain connected to that throughout their time on the course.

The course has been designed to be fun and challenging for children and adults alike.

For safety reasons, the course is open to children aged seven upwards and they must be a minimum of 1.1m tall.

The high ropes will open at weekends and during the summer holidays, although time on the attraction can be booked by groups at other times.

Participants are connected to a safety system throughout the course. SG120317-150TW

Participants are connected to a safety system throughout the course. SG120317-150TW

It is anticipated the high ropes will open March-October.

Follow Fun Farm High Ropes on Facebook and book time on the course by visiting www.funfarm.co.uk/highropes/information/52/about-us/
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