Adventure Starts Here
What better way to celebrate the impending responsibility of marriage, than with your friends, whizzing down a zipline and swinging across a cargo net. Enjoy the buzz of the challenge, live a little! And feel free to dress up with a theme, but remember that skirts cause a problem with a harness! (this note is for the stags….). We guarantee you will be talking about your day at Zipit for years to come, with amazing photos to match!
Brilliant day, excellent staff, so well run, couldn't fault it!
Adrenaline rush! Great day out!
We recommend staying for 4 hours, but we know that schedules can be tight. However, we would say that 2 hours just isn’t enough to get the full experience, as a 30-45 minutes instruction session is required. Circuits range from only 1 metre – 20 metres high, suitable for all levels of fitness, so there's no excuse to leave the in-laws behind.
Picnic areas are scattered throughout the forest and we have an outdoor seating area, for those who fancy a rest in between challenges. Any spectators who decide not to participate can be chief photographer, with access to everywhere the group is, following from the ground. But remember there is no age barrier, so parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents have no excuse for sitting this one out.
On the Day
We would love to bump some customers off the next Safety Briefing to accommodate you if you arrive late, but feel that it’s just not fair…..so PLEASE arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time to get the paperwork out of the way.
There are no refunds for no-shows or those refused entry, so remember to save your drinking until after. Alcohol and Zipit don’t mix – no exceptions. We have a zero tolerance policy. If you are having lunch beforehand, please resist alcohol and wait until after your Zipit experience. Anyone under the influence of drink or drugs will be turned away, without refund.
- 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 risk anyone who is pregnant is unable to participate.
Dress appropriately for physical exercise in an outdoors environment. We recommend layers, with a light rainjacket, 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. You may need to bring insect repellant and sun cream during certain months.
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 know it is an almost impossible task getting people to commit to a date and time, but we do need numbers to reserve the harnesses.
Group is Under 15 people
If your group is below 15 people, you book online. We recommend booking for your maximum numbers and payment must be made in full. But you can reduce these numbers up to 48 hours before the date of your visit and get a full refund.
And check the weather too, because we go ahead in the rain!
Have a group of more than 15?
Call us on 051 858008 or complete our Group Contact Form and we will check availability for you.
We require a €100 booking deposit at time of booking.
Confirmation of numbers must be made 48 hours in advance, and payment made in full. Please understand that harnesses have been reserved for every person booked, and cannot be re-sold last-minute. We also roster staff in accordance with number of people on the course. If you book for your highest numbers and there is a large drop in the meantime, please let us know as early as possible, so we can re-sell the reserved harnesses.
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 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 Safety Briefing 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.