If there’s ever a time that the kids are bouncing off the walls, it’s during the long summer holidays. One thing that’s bound to tire them out is a trip to Tree Top Trek, on the Lightwater Valley site in Ripon. Bouncy walkways, trampolines, slides and tunnels have been threaded through the trees to create a fun trail for all but the very young to enjoy.
We took our three kids along (9, 6 and 4) and, after a brief safety briefing, set them loose to clamber and jump to their heart’s content. We grown-ups got involved too, rolling around among the exercise balls, joining them on the slides and chasing them about. It feels completely safe and even our youngest, who can be a bit nervous of heights, soon got her confidence. It’s a case of the more the merrier: our three enjoyed a big game of hide-and-seek, and it was good to see other groups of kids enjoying themselves without a screen in sight.
While you’re there – If you’re feeling generous and can’t resist the lure of the Lightwater Valley rides, you could always combine the two for a fun – if pricey – day out.
Food & Drink – A small cafe serving hot and cold drinks and snacks
Parking – Free