Located at Sandwell Valley Country Park, a huge green space in the centre of the West Midlands this is an impressive high ropes course with high and low aerial treks, zipwires, powerfan descender, climbs and some amazing team challenges.
There is something here for everyone – the serious adventurer and those who have never experienced the thrill of jumping, swinging and balancing at height. We provide a high level of supervision and all of the equipment to ensure that you are safe and that your experience is amazing.Download the Venue leaflet
CTTE provide many adventurous activities for everyone. From age 5+ to the full-on adrenalin junky. Our activities are guaranteed to set the heart racing and the knees shaking (but in a good way of course!) The course can handle large numbers for weekend and holiday public sessions and many more for group or party sessions (booked by phone and available any time of the week and weekend). If you are a member of the public then ‘Online Booking’ in advance is the best way, saving money and ensuring that you are booked on to the session.
There is a Low Traverse with different obstacles and challenges at 10ft off the ground – our safety rail means that participants are always clipped on as they climb, swing, crawl and balance.
The High Traverse is 30ft off the ground, and 100m long – it uses a saferoller system meaning that participants do not need to unclip. You will need all of your skill to balance, zip, climb, swing and jump around the obstacles.
An exhilarating Powerfan Descender is 40ft high - it really tests your nerve as you step off the platform. Your descent is slowed at the last minute - a real leap of faith!
A 70 metre-long fast and steep Zipwire provides a fantastic finale to your experience. It starts at 40 feet above the ground.
The Climbing Wall is 35ft high – it has many routes and uses 2 auto-belay systems to ensure that climbers are always safe.
Our Team Climbing Challenges are great fun, very safe and get the group working together - 30' off the ground. Jacobs ladders, high all-aboards, crate stacks! All of these are excellent for 'team building' and we use them for group sessions.
There are numerous team activities and challenges on the ground – and we use these for schools, clubs, corporate groups, premium parties and for those who like to keep their feet firmly on 'Terra Firma'.
There are challenge trails and our own innovative orienteering courses, available to groups during our multi-activity days.
Terra Firma is a product available for everyone - we will be running facilitator training courses for this product on location - please take the time to have a look at this innovative team development resource.
We are open to the public from February half term to the end of October. During school holidays and weekends we have session times, please aim to arrive 10-15 mins before your desired session time.
Remember to book online, to save money and ensure your time slot. You can walk down on the day and take your chance, we will try our very best to look after your needs. We also offer discounts based on the amount of people attending. The more you bring the more you save.
For schools, clubs, corporate and party bookings we are open all year round. Please see the relevant pages to provide more detail about the event that is right for you.
OPEN WEEKENDS AND SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 13th Feb – 30th Oct
Session 1 – 11.00
Session 2 – 12:30
Session 3 – 14:30
Session 4 – 16:00 (subject to daylight hours)
Early Zone – 11:00 – 12:00 – no bookings for this – ideal if you are on a budget or want a taster session. Please arrive for an 11.00 start.
At Closer to the Edge we want to provide a meaningful and educational experience for you and your students all year round. We have a growing number of centres with excellent high ropes facilities (and lots more…) and our highly trained staff are dedicated to making your experience memorable and safe. Best of all is the price from £10 for a half day and £17.50 for a full day – we firmly believe that making this fantastic experience affordable for all is of huge importance. We can also handle up to 180 for a school multi-activity day. CTTE holds ‘Adventuremark’ and the ‘Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC)’ Quality Badge. These kite-marks are there to ensure the highest standards of safety and educational provision.
Our courses are designed to fit with your learning outcomes or outline objectives. We will help you with this, taking into account your group abilities and dynamics to create an experience which is educational, engaging, inclusive and above all…fun. We hold a bank of pre-prepared resources, made available online to clients once they have booked. These include Risk Assessments, copies of our Insurance Certificates, Child-Protection Policy, Licenses and Quality Badges, all intended to inform and help minimise bureaucracy for the trip organiser.
Please click here to be redirected to our specific Educational page for more information and prices.
Our multi-activity days focus on challenge and fun, whilst learning and experiencing the importance of cooperation, communication and teamwork.
Whatever the occasion, whatever your age, we have something for you! At Closer to the Edge we offer the most unique and exciting party package to ensure your get-together is an unforgettable one. Our parties are aimed at getting everyone involved and experiencing the sheer excitement of climbing, swinging, jumping, balancing and sliding together – we will deliver you with an experience to last a lifetime.
Bring a group of 5 or more and automatically save 10% at the checkout.
Bring a group of 10 or more and automatically save 15% at the checkout.
Bring a group of 15 or more and automatically save 25% at the checkout.
Unfortunately, we do not have the facilities on site to offer food for our guests. We would suggest that you contact the catering facilities/ cafe’s at Sandwell Valley Park to see what they can offer. Alternatively, there is an abundance of open green space and many benches, making it the perfect set up for picnics.
Fantastic party yesterday – thanks so much Natalie for the expert staff and the support they played, even getting the cautious children to do the activities – I particularly remember Joseph who needed to be helped round by the member of staff. He then realised what he’d achieved, big smiles – and went round to do it again! The support and care was second to none and I know a number of parents who’d not been before will be back, particularly because they were very impressed with the staff care. Kerry B
Please consider us to provide an exceptional team experience for your staff involving learning, challenge and laughter - you decide what takes priority!
Corporate days include choice of: Woodland Challenge, Team Development and Aerial Ropes Adventure challenges. Don’t forget we also do food!
£20pp + vat For this we provide a 1 hour 30 min experience on the High Ropes course. This includes – Low and High Traverse, Zip Wire, Fan Descender and High Climbs. Minimum number of 10.
£30pp + vat Should you want to do something more, then package 2 is well worth the extra. For this you do 2hrs and 30 minutes and get much more in terms of the Team Challenges, enabling your people to do some of that ‘bonding’ that is so important. Minimum number of 8
If you would like a full day event then we recommend that you look at our Baggeridge site. At this venue we specialise in specific outcome events.
Please click here to be redirected to our Baggeridge venue page.