For children enjoying birthday party celebrations at its award-winning family attractions, Treetop Nets and Treetop Trek at Brockhole on Windermere now offer living gifts from the forest instead of plastic-filled party bags, encouraging children to cultivate tree saplings for many birthdays to come.
In support of the global movement to reduce plastic waste, the Treetop team has sourced a selection of hardy saplings from The Woodland Trust including fruit bearing trees and species designed to attract wildlife. The young trees are being cultivated by the green-fingered team at Treetop for children to plant in their garden, school or community area.
Native saplings are a fitting gift for Treetop birthday parties, as Treetop Nets takes climbing trees to a whole new level. The adventure course features trampolines, tunnels, slides and ball zones all suspended up to 60ft above ground in ancient woodland. Each area is connected by aerial walkways all enclosed by high net walls, giving treetop adventurers the freedom to slide and bounce their way round without harnesses.
The site is also home to Treetop Trek, an exciting treetop adventure through ancient woodlands where participants can weave through the high trees across exhilarating aerial obstacles, including balance bars, swinging logs and Indiana bridges.
Groups can book a table at the Brockhole Café or bring their own food and eat at one of the many pretty picnic areas around the park. In a further bid to reduce waste, Treetop asks party planners to send invitations by email and take all litter home at the end of their visit.
The party bag saplings cost £3 per child and come with guidelines on how to care for them at home. School trips also receive a free sapling to take back to class. The Treetop team is hoping the woodland gifts will contribute to the ‘Northern Forest’ campaign to plant 50 million trees across northern England in the next 25 years.
Parties are available at both Treetop Nets and Treetop Trek. Admission for Treetop Nets parties is £11.50 for up to two hours of birthday bouncing for ages three to four, and £18 for ages five plus, with one free adult pass per three children under seven. The minimum booking is for 10 children and parties must be booked at least 10 days in advance.