Why High Ropes?

Why High Ropes?

Aerial Adventures are becoming increasingly popular… and for good reason!

From navigating challenges on multiple levels of high ropes courses to zooming through the air on a zip wire, the opportunity to optimise visitor experiences are ample. In fact, many more venues are investing in this kind of attraction… and some may surprise you…

For example, award-winning Melco Resorts & Entertainment have created an entire adventure park packed full of aerial adventures in Cyprus as part of their mammoth endeavour to create Europe’s first fully integrated resort. Whilst your typical resorts are focusing on optimising space for restaurants and rooms – it seems that many are steering towards the “resortainment” route (resorts and entertainment). Greenspan worked with Melco Resorts & Entertainment to build this dream which will ultimately create a unique offering for their resort, in keeping with their stunning aesthetic, with an opening date of 10 July 2023.

Likewise, The Holiday Inn Corby, UK have also decided to create something a little different for their popular destination. Having said that… the company wanted to also extend the offering to the local area and wider business community too, thus becoming an attraction destination and not just a place to stay the night (or a few!)

The Valley, Evesham is another prime example. This popular centre already boasts 25 shops, a fabulous garden centre, and four eateries with free parking set in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside… yet it’s now home to one of the biggest adventure attractions in the vicinity with Aztec Adventure’s Lost Valley. This high ropes course surrounds adventure golf on the ground and incorporates fifteen elements, including cargo net, swingy steps, see-saw steps and various wobbly bridges climaxing with a 70-metre zip wire finale. When this attraction opened at Easter, it resulted in a record-breaking weekend for the shopping centre and Aztec Adventure… and it’s looking like the summer holidays will follow suit.

Garden centres are also getting in on the action. Yes, you heard correctly! It may seem like a strange place to host a high ropes course, but the folks at Tingley Garden Centre know how to heighten their visitor’s experience. Mission Out is an adventure park with a difference located at the site, which is home to a two tier high ropes adventure, which allows visitors to complete the mission of manoeuvring through multiple mid-air challenges.

In this article, we’re specifically delving into the benefits of high ropes courses, and why they are becoming increasingly popular for venues great and small…

The Benefits of High Ropes Courses

High Ropes courses are a fantastic way to encourage families to enjoy an epic adventure.

With years of experience within the design and build sphere of high ropes adventures, the Greenspan Projects team can design and create multiple, bespoke, and totally unique elements to enhance the experience. Many have included swinging steps, see-saws, and challenging nets… all suspended in the air!

Here are some of the key benefits of creating a High Ropes course for your venue:

Visually AWESOME!

High ropes courses create a fantastic visual attraction, often drawing curious visitors in from afar. Visual stimulation piques interest and often creates a new challenge to overcome in a potential visitor’s mind. So, if they’re driving past the venue thinking “I could DO that!” then the chances are, they’re coming back sometime soon to accept the challenge…!

Social-tastic

In a world where producing social media content isn’t just for the experts… it’s so tempting to create awesome pictures, videos, reels, slow-motion shots within seconds.  High ropes provide amazing social media opportunities for this… especially when it has a visually stunning theme!

Enhances Existing EXCITEMENT!

High Ropes courses can easily surround another attraction… such as adventure golf! In fact, many of our clients have decided to enhance their existing offering by adding in an extra activity in this way. It ultimately opens up opportunities for more visitor demographics, by attracting adventurous visitors looking for a challenge… as well as those who prefer to stay on the ground and play a spot of golf instead!

Fun and… FITNESS!

Adventurous aerial obstacle courses are utilising all muscles, including the core. By developing these muscles, whilst having plenty of fun, visitors are paving the way for better balance and flexibility, which is important when navigating different obstacles that require both. Working core muscles can also increase muscle stability and prevent muscle injuries…

Oh, and upper body strength is also improving along the way, as well as cardiovascular health. Result!

Feel Good FUN

It’s not just the body that benefits; the mind benefits, too. As visitors master the various challenges presented by high ropes courses, they’ll feel a major jolt of self-esteem, a sense of real achievement and a stronger mindset that allows them to handle all kinds of tough situations. Perfect for team building and boosting morale!

Find out more about our high ropes courses by clicking here.

Interested in talking through options for your venue? Contact: sales@greenspanltd.com 

Latest Project

Foxy’s Adventure Golf

Penrith Golf Hub is now home to Cumbria’s newest mini golf attraction Foxy’s Adventure Golf!  

The venue was looking to enrich its current site with an Adventure golf Course inspired by the stunning, local location within the Lake District. By incorporating natural colours and locally sourced materials with bespoke theming and a standout water feature, we have transformed this space into an unforgettable journey of challenging obstacles and whimsical surprises! 

A moment for the design… 

We took design inspiration from local details such as the stone dry walls and the undulating landscape, including the local landmark of Penrith Castle at the top of the course. We then populated each hole with some of the animals you would find in the Lake district. – Peter Lishman, Creative Designer. 

Penrith Golf Hub is the perfect venue for everyone, with its wide range of golf-based activities from a 14-bay driving range fitted with Toptracer technology to Foot Golf and a 9-hole Golf Course perfect for all abilities! 

Since opening on the 26th of May this incredible adventure golf course has attracted tons of visitors, but don’t just take our word for it… Let’s have a look at what they have had to say via Trustpilot: 

We had the best time!! Our party was aged 17 -75 years old , my mam can’t walk far and is a bit unsteady on her feet, but with a little guidance she absolutely loved it, to the point I’ve never heard her cheer so much and be so competitive 😂 It was really good, a beautiful course, a lot of time and effort has gone into this, very well planned out, awesome sculptures .. would highly recommend for all age groups 👏🏼🌟 we loved it!! – Unknown  

Amazing new attraction which our 2 year old loved! Great staff & lots going on! Highly recommended – Andy  

Wow! What a Fabulous place this is! Just 5 mins off the M6, we live in Morecambe Bay and took us 45 mins. Our Nieces 6 & 11 loved Foxys Adventure Golf! Laughed our way around the very well designed crazy golf! The girls loved it!
Good value for money 👌 We will definitely be back! The ‘Hub’ provides an Amazing driving range for those fancying hitting a bit further! Great set up 👏👏👏 – Angela Love 

What a great day out! Never seen such effort and detail in a mini golf course. Nice cold beverage on hand served by attentive staff. Our family had a great time. We will be back👍🏻 – Carl Hughes 

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