TREE CLIMBING FOR KIDS

We show children the basics of tree climbing using rope and harness techniques.
The children will leave armed with knowledge of tree and plant biology and basic tree climbing experience.
Tree Explorers also offer specialised knot tying sessions, we teach the basic knots needed in tree climbing.
Based primarily in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

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About Recreational Tree Climbing

safety

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.


supervision

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.

fun

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

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.

Get Me In A Tree

What does my child need?

To be between the ages of 8 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 Your Child Onto An Event With Us

Book on to one of our fantastically fun tree events here.

Whether you are looking for weekend explorers or school holiday explorers all our current courses are listed on our events page.

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Health and Safety

of your children is our priority.

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

The Important information


  • EQUIPMENT

    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.

  • INSURANCE

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

  • HEALTH & SAFETY

    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.

  • CHILDREN

    Currently we only take children age 8 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 15 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 Primary School Teacher. Abby has lots of experience working with children and is DBS checked and first aid trained.

Get in Touch


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

Hours


Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm

Saturday 9am – 6pm


Contact


Address 25 Greenfield Road, Eastbourne,BN21 1JJ

Phone 07880 730446 / 01323 726073

Email info@treeexplorers.co.uk

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