The team behind the Lake District-based company, Tree Top Trek Ltd, have 25-years’ experience between them, building many of the most popular family high ropes courses across the UK, and now they will bring their considerable know-how to Heaton park, creating 16 full-time equivalent jobs and two annual apprenticeship opportunities.
The award-winning company – Best Tourism Experience in England for 2015 for their Brockhole National Park Centre in the Lake District – will invest in the park, building the course and managing all running costs of the attraction, where Heaton will be home to their pioneering, brand-new “Treetop Nets”, which are exclusive to Tree Top Trek.
The new attraction at Heaton Park will cater for a broad range of ages, from three years and upwards, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the woodland and explore the park in a new way.
The course will cover just a few acres of woodland within the 640 acre park to the north west of the park, close to amenities such as parking, public toilets and the Stables Cafe.
The proposals include a mini Trek, a High Ropes Course and Zip Safari, alongside the newer Treetop Nets experience.
The proposals are subject to planning permission and local consultation – including further site specific biodiversity studies and assessment of associated visitor service needs.