Adventure Team unveils new 42ft Climbing Centre


Nottingham City Council’s Adventure Team launches its brand new facility on the 21st November 2011.

Funded by the Youth Bank of Nottingham, the new challenge at Colwick Park Adventure Centre is a breathtaking 42ft high and people of all ages are dared to put their bravery to the test on a variety of unique high challenges.

Children and adults from across Greater Nottingham are invited to try new outdoor activities including the postman’s walk, gladiator challenge, crate stack, all aboard, two climbing towers and the leap of faith!

The show-stopping leap of faith involves a 42ft solo climb up a wooden totem pole, balancing on a tiny platform at the summit and throwing yourself into mid air…..The bravest will find a stationery trapeze bar awaiting their grasp!

Colwick Park Adventure Centre is the flagship of the Adventure Team; with activities, open to all, including:

  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • 42ft High Ropes Course (New for 2011/12 including the Leap of Faith!)
  • Power Boating
  • Narrow Boat Residential Mooring Provision.
  • Mountain Biking
  • Camp Crafts & Shelter Building
  • Team Building for Groups and Corporate Enterprises
  • Orienteering
  • Environmental Education & Wildlife Studies
  • Renewable Energy Workshops
  • Pond Dipping & Bug Hunts Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
  • Bird Spotting
  • Nature Walks
  • Environmental Art


Many of the above can also be accommodated at The Arches Adventure Base at Lady Bay, including evening floodlit sessions.

Nottingham City Council’s Adventure Team is also home to the Narrow Boat Adventure, which consists of two 70ft narrow boats available for educational groups or private hire. These can be hired per morning/afternoon, full day or for overnight trips.

In addition, the Transformer Project, is the Adventure Teams mobile climbing wall, ideal for open days, educational bookings or team building activities. Available for two-hour sessions, this is a great way to give a new activity a try!

All of our activities include safety briefings, equipment hire and expert tuition. For more information all of the above, go to

For information regarding bookings, please contact the Lyndon or Gareth (Sport, Outdoor Learning and Sustainability Team) at College Street on 0115 947 6202 or email

Posted on 17 November 2011
Featured author: Dale Web Marketing Officer

A Mansfield lad who likes reading, running and red wine.

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  • I have my 2 half spanish grandchildren coming to stay at the end of August – can one just come to Colwick park and take part in activites or do they have to be booked beforehand ? They are aged 11 and 13 yrs of age.

    Posted by Mrs J Higley

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