Suitable for kids over six and brave adults
Plans have been unveiled for a new family-friendly treetop adventure course in Battersea Park.
The council has signed an agreement with leading international outdoor leisure company Go Ape, for a new treetop adventure course that’s suitable for children aged six and above - as well as brave mums and dads.
The new facility could open later this year subject to planning permission, and would be based in the park’s adventure playground and complement the £250,000 of modern play equipment that was unveiled there last summer.
The high wire course, which would incorporate some of the playground’s taller trees, would offer families a thrilling and challenging two to three hour long treetop experience.
The course would incorporate state-of-the-art safety features and participants would be under close supervision by fully-trained members of staff.
And although Go Ape operates at 29 sites in the UK, with more planned overseas and six in the USA, this would be the first facility of its kind to open in central London.
The council has already carried out an informal consultation with local amenity groups like the Friends of Battersea Park and Go Ape will shortly submit a planning application, which will lead to formal consultation with local residents.
Go Ape’s business development manager Ben Davies said: “We’re excited to be working with Wandsworth Council to launch Go Ape’s first central London adventure course.
“Battersea Park is an iconic location with a great family atmosphere and we look forward to developing a high quality outdoors attraction for residents and visitors to the capital. We shall be consulting with park users, local residents and other interested parties ahead of a planning application.”
As well as a new attraction in the park Go Ape estimate that the venture would provide up to 20 full time and part time jobs for local people.
For more information about the company and the activities it provides visit www.goape.co.uk/