We are huge fans of Rockreef and have visited a few times since it first opened back in June. On our first visit Isaac could barely get to the halfway point on the climbing walls then, but can now be found scaling the highest walls proudly hitting the buzzers at the top.
Kian also enjoyed his birthday at Rockreef and got to try out the High Line which he charged around with his friend doing 4 laps of the challenge. He also attempted the vertical slide and the leap of faith which isn’t for the faint hearted!
The one thing we have all been desperate to try is the PierZip though, which finally opened last weekend – it is the first Pier to shore Zip Wire experience in the world with a launch tower towering above the sea at the end of Bournemouth Pier, giving an exhilarating “zip surf” over the waves to the beach. It is also a dual line so you can “fly” with friends or family or race them to the beach?
When you look at it from the beach, the tower doesn’t look that high and it is not until you are stood at the top, out of breath because of all the stairs, that it really hits you how high it is!
Hubby and Kian went first and made it look easy. Firstly you get kitted out in harnesses at the bottom of the tower before climbing to the top where you get hooked onto the line and complete a safety briefing. The gates are then opened and off you go.
Then it was my turn!
I bought tickets for Abbey but she didn’t want to do it, so her boyfriend Paul joined me instead.
Wow – it is really high and I made the mistake of looking down as I was about to go…….safe to say I had a wobble and Paul was gone. It took them a minute to coax me out and I sat back into the harness so it took my weight before shuffling out…………… IT IS AMAZING.
I may have held on all the way down but I loved it and cannot wait to do it all over again, only being a bit braver next time. Even the landing was easy as the wire gently puts the brakes on as you approach the landing zone on the beach and their is a member of staff there to help you unhook.
The PierZip is open all year, although may be closed in adverse weather and anyone over 1.2 metres can have a go. To book simply visit the Rockreef website where you can get a discount for booking online. I do recommend booking a few days before as the slots get snapped up fast.