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Treetop Nets, near Ripon

If you’re a family who loves getting outdoors, then Treetop Nets should be top of your list for a day out this Spring for an unforgettable woodland experience. Treetop Nets is a collection of giant bouncy nets, tunnels and slides, suspended high in the trees, located just outside Ripon.

In these huge treetop trampolines, you can go wild in the tree canopy and explore the high trees via bouncy tunnels and play in giant aerial ball parks.  You can grab a sack and zoom down a super-fast slide or clamber up to the high crow’s nest and enjoy a view usually reserved for squirrels and bats!

Unlike traditional high ropes courses, you will be completely surrounded by high walls of netting, meaning you are safe to explore the treetops without a harness.  Anyone from age 3 upwards can take part.  All you need is to dress for the weather (they are open rain or shine) and wear suitable footwear – please note, they don’t allow open toe shoes. 

Being so high in the trees takes a bit of getting used to and it might take a moment for you to dare to walk across the centre of the wobbly, bouncy nets with the ground far below, but once you venture, there’ll be no stopping you!  And what’s more, it’s an amazing way to be active - walking on the nets really gets the legs working!

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This super woodland attraction combines adventure, play and the great outdoors for a perfect family day out that will be talked about for a long time afterwards. It’s a uniquely fun way to get close to nature and be active outdoors together.  There’s no escaping the smiles from children and adults enjoying the nets, particularly when they get really springy and you struggle to stay upright! 

It’s thirsty work tearing around the high trees, but you there’s a water fountain or you can enjoy a brew and a snack in the new café which is set to open in April.

You can find Treetop Nets nestled in the mature woodland next to Lightwater Valley. For more information and to book, please visit www.treetopnets.co.uk or call 01539 447 186. Open daily and pre-booking is recommended during school holidays. If you visit during the Easter holidays, there’ll be a Treetop Easter Egg trail where children can hunt for eggs hidden in the nets and high trees.