Aerial adventure park Gripped has opened in west London, taking students out of their comfort zone to zip, slide, jump and climb across 126 acres.

Gripped, London

Pupils can test their nerve and take on a range of adrenaline-fuelled activities.

The attraction in Hounslow is said to be the largest leisure development in London since the Olympics and the first of its kind in the UK. 

Geared towards secondary school students, teachers can opt for a dedicated activity day which will see their group take on a variety of hands-on outdoor activities, designed to enhance teamwork, independence, problem-solving and fear-conquering.

Teenagers can explore the treetops and enjoy sky-high views of the area on one of the two high ropes courses, bounce across the net adventure park to navigate the series of tunnels, jumps and slides or take a leap of faith from a raised platform onto huge inflatable bags. 

Other activities include base jumping without a parachute from a 24-metre tower attached to a Power Fan restraint system, or a dual zip line trekking course, which is said to be the longest in London. 

Richard Farley, co-founder of Gripped said: “Gripped fuses adrenaline with towering treetops, daring heights and exhilarating speeds, and is our unique take on an extreme aerial adventure attraction suitable for children.”  

You can catch a glimpse of what other pupils thought in this video:

All visitors must attend the safety briefing for their activity, and follow team members’ instructions at all times for their own safety. All guests must be able to walk unaided in order to experience the park. Otherwise, disabled guests must have a minimum of one helper and a maximum of three helpers with them.

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