Explore Telford Town Park

Located at Telford Town Park,  a tree based aerial trek and high ropes course with high and low aerial treks, powerfan descender and a ‘real rock’ climbing wall.

There really is something here for everyone… It is suitable for youngsters age 7+, adults, families, corporate groups, birthday parties, stag and hen parties, community groups, schools, youth organisations and all you adrenaline junkies… EVERYONE!

 

 

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What Can you do?

CTTE provide many adventurous activities for everyone. From age 7 to the full-on adrenaline junky. Our activities are guaranteed to set the heart racing and the knees shaking – in a good way of course! The course can handle up to 25 at a time for weekend and holiday public sessions – 4 sessions per day during British Summertime and many more for group or party sessions (available any time of the week and weekend). Booking in advance is the best way, saving money and ensuring that you have guaranteed your space.

There is a Tree Trek with different obstacles and challenges at 10ft off the ground – our safe-roller system means that participants are always clipped on as they climb, swing, crawl and balance their way through the course.

The High Traverse is 30ft off the ground, you are always secure and clipped on. You will need all of your skill to balance, climb, swing and jump around the obstacles. There is a height limit of 150cm

Our exhilarating Powerfan Descender is 35ft 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!

The Climbing Wall is 35ft high – it has different routes and uses 2 auto-belay systems to ensure that climbers are always safe. The climbing wall looks and feels like 'real rock'.

There are numerous team activities and challenges on the ground – and we can 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.

Who Can Do It?

There are numerous packages available to everyone… schools, corporate, individuals, groups,
families. High Ropes adventure is for all abilities and we pride ourselves on getting our
customers closer to the edge in a fun and secure environment. Don't forget that a lot of our activity is ground-based using our 'Terra Firma' team development activity so there really is something for everyone!

  • There is no upper age limit and we want lots of grown-ups to take part - don't let the kids put you to shame! This is not just for them.
  • If you are over 7 you can do the the climbs, the powerfan descender and the Tree-Trek.
  • The High Traverse is for people 150cm or taller.
  • There’s a weight limit of 19 stone for the powerfan and the high course - if you exceed this weight then don't let it stop you - we can repeat the other activities.
  • There is a weight limit of 18 stone for the zipwire - if you exceed this weight then don't let it stop you - we can repeat the other activities.

To make a business or school booking please call us on
0845 880 2477

Times

We are open to the public from February half term to the end of October Half Term. 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 guarantee your time space. We also offer discounts based on the amount of people attending (online bookings only) - the more you bring the more you save.

You can walk down on the day and have a go (subject to availability), but it is a bit more expensive that way. We will always try our very best to look after your needs.

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’s 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 (March – October subject to daylight hours)

Packages + Pricing

EXPLORER - £8 ONLINE BOOKING

Suitable for all abilities ages 5+.Your experience includes: Powerfan Descender (30ft Vertical Drop) and Climbing Wall (35ft High). The Explorer lasts for about 30 minutes, however this is all dependent on the confidence of the participant and how busy we are. The Zipwire can be added as an option at checkout!

ADVENTURER - £12 ONLINE BOOKING

Suitable for all abilities ages 5+. The package includes: Tree Trek (10ft) where you will negotiate loads of challenges high above the park floor, Powerfan Descender (30ft Vertical Drop), Climbing Wall (35ft high). The Adventurer can last up to 1 hour 10 minutes, however this is all dependent on the confidence of the participant and how busy the course is. The Zipwire can be added as an option at checkout!

CONQUEROR - £12 ONLINE BOOKING

Suitable for all abilities ages 8+. The package includes: High Traverse (30ft) where you will negotiate loads of challenges high above the park floor, Powerfan Descender (30ft Vertical Drop), Climbing Wall (35ft High). The Conqueror can last up to 1 hour and 10 minutes, however this is all dependent on the confidence of the participant and how busy the course is. Minimum height 150cm. The Zipwire can be added as an option at checkout!

Add-ons

If you want a party or something extra then have a look at our add-on packages. These are available to add at the check-out. You can choose from the following:
- Party Bags at £2 each
- Head Cam at £10
- Party Invites £1 for 5 invites

zipwire ADD ON

If you would like to upgrade to add the zipwire onto any our packages then tick the box to upgrade when booking.

Education

Why Visit closer to the edge?

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 £12 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 big numbers 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.

What we do

Our multi-activity days focus on challenge and fun, whilst learning and experiencing the importance of cooperation, communication and teamwork.
At Telford we can accomodate groups of up to 60 participants.

On a typical trip you can expect

The day includes:

  • High Ropes activity, appropriate to the age and ability of the group – our ‘Challenge by Choice’ philosophy means that we ensure that all are involved, even if they decide that height is not for them. We do not include the Zip Wire… it means too much queuing and that’s not good.
  • Ground-based team challenges – these can include problem-solving tasks, puzzle trails… led by our instructors with the assistance of teachers when the groups are very large.

Clubs and Parties

Party Packages

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 that 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.

  • STEP 1. Choose your package – The Explorer, The Adventurer, or The Conqueror.
  • STEP 2. Go through our booking process by clicking ‘book now’, here you will choose your location, date and session time. All of our availability is live and up-to-date.
  • STEP 3. Select or de-select the Zipwire Add-on option.
  • STEP 4. Add some exciting stuff…
    – Party Bags are priced at £2 each and include a Party Invite (sent in advance), Closer to the Edge Keyring, Closer to the Edge Pen, Closer to the Edge Balloon, Closer to the Edge Notepad, Closer to the Edge Sticker and a Closer to the Edge Certificate. (Party Bags will be issued at the time of your event
    Party invites are sent in advance).-Individual Party Invitations are available to order in multiples of 5’s for £1 and will be sent 2nd Class Royal Mail.
    – Add a Helmet Camera to record all of your adventure for just £10 (subject to availability – one camera per session) you can even take the 8gb SD card home with you to upload your videos!

 

Food and Catering

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 Telford Town 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

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Corporate Packages

Corporate Packages

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!

Package 1

£20pp + vat For this we provide a 1 hour 30 min experience on the High Ropes course. This includes – Tree-Trek and High Traverse, Zip Wire, Fan Descender and High Climbs. Minimum number of 10.

Package 2

£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.

Full Day

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.

How to find us

  • 0845 880 2477
  • Closer to the Edge Head Office
  • (Mon - Fri: 08:30 - 17:00)
Telford Town Park
Dark Lane
TF4 3NZ