Adventure Starts Here
A day that pleases everyone in the family – is it possible? Yes, with Zipit Forest Adventures, children from 7 upwards can participate in an unforgettable family day, guaranteed full of adventure. Brimming with fun and excitement, there’s something for the whole family so come and experience the most breathtaking outdoor activity in Ireland in a fun and safe environment.
All 8 of us (8 to 40 yrs) had a ball.... The instructors put us all at ease and the harness design ensured that we could enjoy the experience without worry.
I’ve 2 teenage boys and they cannot get enough of Zipit..very hard to find an activity to suit whole family but this is it. Can’t wait for our next visit already.
Had two boys aged 8 and 11 who had in their words "the best day of their life".
And don’t worry if your mates are busy or the kids have other plans – come on your own!
Don’t forget to pre-book online, to avoid sad faces on the day. We hate disappointing your spontaneous ideas but we only have a limited number of harnesses and in peak season, spaces can fill up a couple of days in advance.
All children under 18 must be supervised by an adult, either participating or on the ground. We do ask that all supervisors attend and listen to the safety briefing / initiation. Adults supervising more than one child must keep all children within their view, and on the same circuit. Unsupervised children will be taken down from the circuit, without refund.
Take a look at the Pricing Tab to check what circuits everyone can do. Remember that age is the priority with no exception made for ability. Whilst an adult can do the lower circuits, children who are below the age shown, cannot complete the higher circuits, even with a parent. We do have a strict policy on this, so please don’t ask us to make an exception.
Bear in mind that if you have children on different circuits, and only one parent/guardian supervising, you will need to take down one of the children whilst an older child continues on, or maybe ask a grandparent or friend to supervise the little one.
Just to let you know that if you are a parent visiting with a 7-8 year old, you are able to walk around on the ground and reach the child for re-assurance, so it isn’t always necessary to participate. Unless, of course, you wish to complete the other circuits, once your child has finished a few laps of the green circuit!
- Minimum age is 7 years.
- Minimum Height is 1m.
- Maximum Weight is 120kg (leg strap dimensions can also limit fitting of harness)
Our park in Farran Woods, Cork, uses a different safety system to our other two parks, and involves the use of magnets. Magnets may interfere with the operation of pacemakers and ICD’s.
We recommend that you check with your doctor, before booking Zipit at Farran.
Unfortunately, due to safety risks anyone who is pregnant is unable to participate.
Dress appropriately for physical exercise in an outdoors environment. We recommend layers, with a light rain jacket, even in the summer! Padded jackets should not be worn. Runners are ideal, no open toed shoes or sandals. Little hands can get very cold in winter, so bring a pair of woolen gloves for extra warmth.
For further information on food and toilet facilities, select a location from one of the 3 courses below.
If you need to know more, visit our FAQ section for further information.
10% discount for groups of 10 or more when booked online.
Ready to Book
We recommend pre-booking online to avoid disappointment. Supervisors that do not wish to participate do not have to be booked in.
If you are coming as a group which exceeds 15 people, give us a call on 051 858008 or complete our Group Booking Form and we will check availability for you.
Please note: when making a booking over the phone for 1 – 15 people, a €5 charge will apply.
Arrival time is 15 minutes prior to your allocated start time and late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entry, especially during peak season.
Our French construction crew have built more than 90 courses worldwide, including parks in Europe, the West Indies and South Korea. The platforms are built around trees at various heights (ranging from 1 metre to 20 metres off the ground) and connected with a range of activities to allow the participant move from one tree to another. the construction company adheres to EN 15567-1 Sports and recreational facilities - Ropes courses - Part 1: Construction and Safety Requirements
Zipit Forest Adventures is a member of the European Ropes Course Association (ERCA) and adheres to EN 15567-2 Sports and recreational facilities - Ropes courses - Part 2: Operation Requirements
This European Standard applies to the operation of ropes courses and specifies the operational requirements to ensure an appropriate level of safety and service when used for either recreation, training, education or therapeutic purposes.
Our harness design protects you from accidentaly unclipping from the circuit, ensuring that your safety is paramount.
All of our Instructors are European Rope Course Association (ERCA) trained with the following certifications:
- ERCA Instructor Training.
- ERCA Site Specific Rescue Training.
ERCA Training is undertaken by either our own staff who have been trained as a Trainer or an external UK specialist company. All final assessments and certifications are undertaken by the external company.
- First Aid with CPR.
- Manual Handling.
- Maintenance Training.
Working with Children
All our staff have undertaken an on-line child protection course and are garda vetted.
We have a policy of informing participants of the nature of risk associated with our activities through our Disclaimer and safety rules.
Our Initiation/Safety Briefing (approx. 45 minutes) is carried out by our qualified instructors and is mandatory for all customers wishing to participate on our courses. Our instructors monitor customers completing the Initiation circuit and are patrolling throughout the park should any assistance be needed during your visit.
Our minimum age requirement is strictly enforced. All children under 18 must be supervised by an adult, either participating or on the ground.
Through strict adherence to the ERCA requirements and continual investment in the most current Personal Protective Equipment we are confident that all risks are minimised. Our advanced safety harnesses ensure that customers are always connected to our safety system whilst traversing the treetop activities.
- Instructors navigate each circuit every morning before opening, as if they were a customer. They digitally sign a spreadsheet to confirm the circuit has been checked and this is then digitally signed by the Duty Manager who notes and addresses any issues.
- Completed at end of day by the instructors whose names are logged and checked by the Duty Manager who signs off. Any harnesses which do not pass the highest standard safety checks are put out of service. An annual inspection is also carried out in accordance with EN15567-2.
- All equipment inside our Rescue Bags are regularly checked and devices function tested.
- Our Instructors check the course equipment thoroughly to identify and address any issues. These checks are in addition to the daily checks.
- Performed as required, primarily during peak season. This is a general assessment of the site by the Operations Manager including safety checks and instructor performance.
- Completed annually or as required, checking the health and suitability of the trees on the course by a European specialist company.
- A European Specialist company annually checks the structural elements of the course.
Course Safety Equipment
- Fallstops and Base Jumps are serviced by the manufacturer or a service provider trained by the manufacturer.