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Rich's Roving Reports: Tree Top Quest at Alton Towers


Test yourself mentally and physically on Tree Top Quest, pictured here

I wasn’t particularly looking forward to taking on the Tree Top Quest high ropes course at Alton Towers if I’m honest.

There are three things I lack: balance, hand-eye co-ordination, and a head for heights.

Sadly all of those things are needed for this challenge!

Click for more info on the attractions at Alton Towers, pictured here

I considered taking on the low ropes course instead, as it’s only 3.5-5m off the ground, but my pride wouldn’t allow me to do something designed for six to ten year olds!

So, having backed myself into a corner, I headed out on the high ropes one, which is more like 8m up.

It took me a while to get going, and I found it more of a mental challenge than a physical one.

I had a few wobbles but I was determined to get through it, so I just took it one step at a time and before I knew it I was back on terra firma.

I’m so glad I chose the high ropes course! It really gets the adrenaline pumping, and in terms of the sense of achievement when you’ve finished, I don’t think there are many things that can beat it.

But don’t just take my word for it! Hear from Neil Smith, from First Grade Sports, who did the course as part of a team-building exercise.

The high ropes course, designed for thrill-seekers aged 11 and above, is £25 – or £20 if you book online.

The low ropes one, for 6 to 10 year olds, is £20, or £15 online.

The Tree Top Quest just one of the adrenaline adventures on offer in Staffordshire!

Book one of our short break packages and you can combine a day at Alton Towers* with an exhilarating day on the slides at Waterworld and try snowboarding on real snow at Tamworth Snowdome!

Enjoy three top attractions and an overnight hotel stay for as little as £250 for a family of four! Click here to find out more!

*Tree Top Quest not included

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