Celebrate Tarzan’s centenary with a treetop group break

Date Posted: 12/09/2012

Groups can channel their inner Tarzan or Jane with these adventure ideas inspired by the 100th anniversary of Edgar Rice Burroughs's tree-swinging jungle hero.

Zip wire at the Eden Project, Cornwall

Prepare your vocal chords for the resounding cry of ‘Tarzaaaaan’ as your travel group launch themselves off the Eden Project's new zipwire. Launched in July, it claims to be the longest zipwire in England, and gives visitors an exhilarating ride across the top of the world-famous biomes.

Strapped into a safety harness and suspended from a wire spanning the width of Eden's 35 acre pit, groups can experience a 660-metre-long ride over the rooftop of the Rainforest and the Mediterranean Biome.

SkyWire is the latest installation of adventurous activities at Eden, complementing the Rock Wall and the Bouldering Wall. It costs £5 on top of the Eden entrance price and £10 if visitors are not entering the Eden site also.

Go Ape! nationwide

Groups can navigate the treetops via zip wires, rope bridges and Tarzan swings at one of 28 Go Ape locations around the country, all set in forest locations.

Alternatively, if you'd rather keep both feet on the ground, opt for a Forest Segway safari instead.

Go Ape! is open from February to November and prices are £30 for adults and £20 for ten to 17-year-olds for a two to three-hour experience.

Extreeme Adventure, Norfolk

Extreeme Adventure is a high ropes course built amidst some of the tallest trees in eastern England at New Wood, part of Norfolk's Weasenham Woods.

Providing hours of adrenalin-rushing fun which takes aerial trekking to new extremes, your group can swing, climb and jump at 20 or 40 foot up in the trees, where there are over 20 different elements to conquer.

A tree climbing course has just been constructed and opened in June of this year, adding even more fun to the experience.

Chewton Glen Tree House Suites, Hampshire

New for 2012, the award-winning five-star Chewton Glen has recently opened six Tree House Suites within the grounds of the hotel, which appear to float across a wooded valley and offer excellent eco credentials.

Each tree house sits on stilts and boasts floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the New Forest. They provide a feeling of showering under the stars, with a spa bath and fire pit on the deck and a covered outdoors area.

For further group travel information from national tourist board VisitEngland, visit www.enjoyengland.com.

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