We show you the basics of tree climbing using rope and harness techniques.
You will leave armed with knowledge of tree and plant biology and basic tree climbing experience.
Tree Explorers offer school holiday sessions, Saturday sessions, family sessions and can arrange private tree climbing events.
Based primarily in Eastbourne, East Sussex.


About Recreational Tree Climbing


Tree Explorers runs supervised recreational tree climbing activities using specifically designed equipment to give the participants an experience of ascending into the canopy of a tree in a controlled and safe manner and enabling them to see a new perspective of trees and their surroundings.


We do not aim to teach participants how to climb independently; rather to show them the basics of how to access trees using rope and harness techniques and educate them as to how the equipment we use works. All climbing activities will be controlled and supervised by qualified tree climbers on a 4:1 ratio.


Tree climbing for fun is a totally safe activity when done using harnesses and ropes. Your child will always be attached to a rope so will not be able to fall yet the will feel they have the freedom to move around the tree as if they were climbing unaided.


Education is an important part of our business; teaching biological and environmental issues in context with the trees we are climbing is a powerful and relative way of putting the information across.


About our sessions

Tree Climbing Sessions

45 minute sessions for £10 per child. 

(approx. 30 minutes on the ropes)

These sessions are for children who love to climb or complete beginners. They will have time up in the tree to explore.
Age 7 -12


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Private Tree Climbing

We offer private events for birthday parties and organisations.


Please contact us for more information on private events. We tailor them to your requirements and location.

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Saturday Sessions

Starting in September.

45 minute sessions for £10 per child/ adult. (approx. 30 minutes on the ropes)

These sessions are for children or adults who love to climb or complete beginners. You will have time up in the tree to explore.


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Family Tree Climbing Sessions

We offer family sessions where you can climb and explore the tree as a family.

With a maximum of two adults per session and total of four family members.

45 minute session for £50 per family. (approx. 30 minutes on the ropes).

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Consent Form

Before you climb with us you will need to sign a consent form.

Our insurance requires that all climbers sign this and sadly you cannot climb with us unless you have done so.

Please see the below link to the form.

Consent For Climbing - Tree Explorers

Get Me In A Tree

What does my child need for tree climbing? To be between the ages of 7 and 12 and to have booked a place on an event. Children should wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing. They may prefer to wear long sleeves/ trousers to protect them from any rough tree bark they may encounter. Long hair must be tied back and children must wear a pair of sturdy shoes that won’t slip off.

Book Onto A Session With Us

Book on to one of our fantastically fun tree climbing sessions here. Whether you are looking for you, your child or for family tree climbing all our current sessions are listed on our events page.


Health and Safety

of you and your children is our priority.

As parents ourselves we are extremely conscious of our responsibility to you and your children.

The Important information


    We use only branded outdoor climbing equipment such as DMM and Petzl. We ensure all our equipment is checked before each use from helmets, harnesses to ropes and carabinas. LOLER inspections are carried out by a qualified assessor on a 6 monthly basis.


    We have Public Liability insurance for up to 2 million and would be happy to provide you with a certificate on request.


    Before each climb a safety inspection of the tree is carried out to ensure the tree is safe and any deadwood or other dangers are removed. There is a safety line in the tree each climb to ensure that if the need arises to get someone out of a tree quickly we have the capability to do so.


    Currently we only take children age 7 and above. This is because we have found children of this age and above are able to listen and follow instructions more carefully. Our knowledgeable knots sessions on the ground are also aimed with this age in mind.


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About Us

Tree Explorers is run by Ben and Abby Conolly. We have combined our skills and passion for nature to create a unique and fun experience of tree climbing for children.

Ben Conolly

Ben, our instructor, has been climbing trees professionally for over 17 years. He has also attended courses specifically designed for tree canopy access.
Ben is First Aid at Work qualified and alongside this he has qualifications in Tree Aerial rescue and Tree First Aid at Work.

Abby Conolly

Abby is a trained teacher. Abby has lots of experience working with children and is DBS checked.

Get in Touch

We always love to hear from our customers. Feel free to drop in or contact us during our business hours.


Monday – Friday 3:30pm – 6pm

Saturday 10am – 4pm


Address 1 The Chestnuts, 51 Decoy Drive, Eastbourne,BN22 0AD

Phone 07880 730446 / 01323 392482


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