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It is with great regret that we have had to make the very difficult decision to close the High Ropes Course at Markeaton Park for the foreseeable future following a number of attacks by malicious vandals. These attacks have continued despite additional security measures being put in place. Apart from making some parts of the course inoperable, the damage inflicted on the course has undermined our confidence that we can assure the safety of our instructors and customers.

We are extremely sorry for disappointing everyone, especially during our busiest time of year, but customer safety has to be our priority and unfortunately this situation is out of our control. 

We are very grateful to Markeaton Park staff and the Derby City Council Parks Department for their support with security, but unfortunately the extensive security measures they have put in place are not deterring these determined individuals from causing damage and tampering with the site.

If you would like to find an alternative venue for an Aerial Ropes Experience then please try our Baggeridge Country Park Adventure Hub near Wolverhampton, DY3 4HB.


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Online Packages

View our packages.


Ideal for less confident and younger adventurers.

Choose 3 activities from the following:
- Explorer Course
- Climbing Wall
- Powerfan Descender

You can repeat and replace activities e.g. 2 sessions on the Explorer Course instead of the Powerfan.


Ideal for daredevils and more experienced adventurers.

Choose 4 activities from the following:
- Explorer Course
- Climbing Wall
- Powerfan Descender
- Adventurer Course (min. age 7)

You can repeat and replace activities e.g. 2 Adventurer Course circuits instead of the Explorer Course.


Ideal for anyone who yearns for more adventure.

Choose 4 activities from the following:
- Explorer Course
- Climbing Wall
- Powerfan Descender
- Adventurer Course (min. age 7)

Repeat as many times as you want in 90 minutes. Add the Zip-wire at checkout for an extra rush!



Min of 10 People. 1hr 30 minutes of action appropriate to the group. Free invites.
Doesn't include Zip



Min of 10 People. 2 hours of action appropriate to the group. Free invites.
Includes Zip


Add the 100m zipwire to any of the packages - online or on the day.

What is there to do?

Team Activities

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'.

Terra Firma

Terra Firma is a product available to 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.

Adventure Trails

There are challenge trails, our own innovative orienteering courses and plenty more adventures available to groups during our multi-activity days.


We can provide hot or cold food to eat indoors or outdoors. Speak to us if you would like to add this to your package and we will sort it for you.

Woodland Challenge

Woodland and survival skills can be delivered as part of your team building experience. We will set you off on the right track with outdoor skills that are fun for you to try. You never know when they might come in handy!

Aerial Ropes Adventure

Individual challenge and team climbing activities plus an aerial obstacle course on 2 levels, a climb wall, a powerfan and a zip-wire. Below is a brief description and "walk down" pricing. For best value pre-book a 'Pack".


Imagine standing at the aircraft door prior to your first parachute jump.  Muster the trust and confidence then make the 35 foot descent and land on your feet! Minimum age 5 – Walk Down price £6pp – (climb/fan combo) – Maximum weight 120kg

Climbing Wall

Soar the heights of this amazing wall while attached to our safety system.  Race against your friends or let our instructors set you a personal challenge. Minimum age 5 – Walk Down price £6pp – (climb/fan combo) – Maximum weight 120kg

Explorer Course

This 3 metre high course is perfect for youngsters and those who want to build up some confidence.  You are always clipped-on and safe. Traverse 13 different obstacles. Minimum age 5 – Walk Down price £6pp

Adventurer Course

For those who are ready to rise to the challenge our 10 metre high aerial course has 20 elements to negotiate! The obstacles are more extreme but you are always attached to our safety system. Minimum age 7 – Walk Down price £7pp


100 metres long and 10 metres high, this fast slide provides an extremely exciting addition to your experience. Minimum age 5 – Walk Down price £5pp – Maximum weight 120kg

Who Can Do It?

There are numerous packages available so we can accommodate schools, corporate customers, individuals, groups, and families.
High Ropes adventure is for all abilities and we pride ourselves on challenging customers' nerve in a fun and secure environment where you can learn a lot about yourself. Plus we have lots of ground-based activities using our 'Terra Firma' product - an enhancement to any team development endeavour.

How to get here

Markeaton Adventure Hub
Markeaton Park
Mundy Play Centre
Markeaton Park
DE22 4NH (for car park)
Tel: 0800 756 9697
Call Us Mon - Fri: 08:30 - 17:00

Challenges For All


Challenge Academy offers a wide range of activities to ensure that your team, class or year group has an exceptional experience - whatever the age and ability. We deliver activities to promote learning. Our programmes are designed and led by ex-teachers.


Build your own Team Building Day. Something for everyone, no matter what your abilities. Delivered by our high level facilitators - we ensure that the day is fun and experience is positive for everyone. Food and refreshments provided.

Other Groups

'A superb location for your scouts, guides, church group, knitting circle etc. We can offer a fun, meaningful and memorable experience for 2 hours, half a day, or full day. Call us to discuss - you can pick and mix so that your experience suits everyone.


'Parties to suit your budget and ability. If you can get a group of 10 or more (age 5+) then our Adventure Parties and Ultimate Parties offer great value. Book online to secure the exclusive slot (10am - 12pm) or call us to book a different session.

pay and play

Pay & Play is available for booking online if you want to guarantee your place and time on our courses. You could also take your chance and visit without booking. Details & opening times are on our website - we advise that you check online before visiting.

mobile outreach

Don't forget we can also bring our innovative team challenges to you. At your conference, at your school, at your club... Our senior facilitators are able to bring our resource (Terra Firma) and our expertise to deliver an engaging, fun-filled, learning experience.