CARDEN Park Hotel has taken to the trees in its latest bid to provide guests with adventure.
The luxury mansion, near Chester, is preparing to open its new adventure ropes course, including two 250m zip wires and a “leap of faith” treetop challenge.
The course, across five acres of woodland, will take brave customers from low ropes up to the high wire pursuit 12m above the ground.
Hotel bosses believe the new facilities will provide guests and businesses, using the hotel for functions, with something unique to the hospitality industry.
General manager Hamish Ferguson said: “The addition of the ropes course to our already extensive list of outdoor pursuit facilities combined with the recent £5million investment into the property, has really taken Carden Park to the next level in terms of our offerings to both the national corporate market, and our local customers.
“Where else can you be in the meeting room in the morning, and minutes later racing your MD on the two 250m zip wires, and then back in the hotel experiencing the best of British dining. This is what Carden is all about – somewhere to work hard and play harder.”
The new course is the latest high rope assault attraction in rural Cheshire, joining Go Ape, which has 17 locations across the country including Delamere Forest.
The Carden Park facilities will be managed by events management company G3, who also are in charge of all other outdoor pursuit activities at the hotel.
MD of G3 Andrew Greenwell said: “Unlike many other adventure trails where you have a safety briefing and are then left to your own devices, we go the extra mile and send up a safety expert with each group, ensuring 100% safety and of course 100% fun!”
To complement the course, the hotel has invested in an authentic army mess tent which will cater for groups of up to 120 people. Deputy general manager Paul Bayliss MBE will take charge of catering having been signed up by the hotel after spending 24 years as master chef in the armed forces.