The Best Zip Wires in the UK for families

Here are twelve of the best zip wires in the UK that are suitable for families with older children, including their location and why they made the list.

These twelve zip wires have made the list because they offer a great range of experiences for families, from thrilling rides to stunning views of the countryside.

They’re also located in some of the most beautiful parts of the UK, making them perfect for a family day out or a weekend away.

  1. Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, North Wales

    World’s Fastest Zip Wire

    In the UK, North Wales is the zip wire capital. Zip World has 3 locations here and at their Bethesda venue you’ll find their Velocity 2 zip line.

    This is the fastest zip wire in the world, with riders reaching speeds of over 100mph. It’s located in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, and the ride takes you over Penrhyn Quarry, offering stunning views of the Welsh landscape.

    WebZip World Penrhyn Quarry
    Location – Zip World Penrhyn Quarry Bethesda, LL57 4YG

  2. Zip World Llechwedd, North Wales

    Europe’s first four-person zip line

    At Zip World Titan in Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales you can experience Europe’s first four-person zip line. Located in a disused slate quarry, the four parallel zip lines span 1.5 kilometres and reach speeds of over 100mph as you fly over the beautiful blue water in Penrhyn Quarry lake below.

    Zip World Llechwedd
    Location : Zip World Llechwedd Blaenau Ffestiniog, LL41 3NB

  3. Zip World Tower, Hirwaun, South Wales

    Fastest seated zip line in the world

    At their Tower site in South Wales, you’ll experience their Phoenix zip line.  This is the world’s fastest seated zip line, with 4 parallel lines in 2 separate zip zones. This zip line will see you flying across the Welsh countryside on the edge of the Brecon Beacons Phoenix is a record-breaker, being the fastest seated zip line in the world, and Zip World’s steepest, travelling at speeds of up to 70 mph.

    WebZip World Tower
    Location : Zip World Tower Hirwaun, CF44 9UF

  4. Go Ape Zip Line Experience, Aberfoyle, Scotland

    Location of two of Britain’s longest zip wires

    Go Ape offers a range of treetop adventures, including zip wires, at their 34 locations across England, Scotland, and Wales. Their zip wires range are set in some of the most beautiful woodland settings across the UK and range from 50m in length to 450m
    However at four of their locations they have really spectacular zip wires to experience.  Our favourite is at Aberfoyle set in the glorious Loch Lomond, home to two of Britain’s longest zip wires, each stretching over 400m.

    On one of these zips you’ll also fly over a 90-foot waterfall – how cool is that!  The other one that is a really special zip line experience at Grizedale in Cumbria. This is a unique zip wire experience which will have you whizzing through the heart of the UK’s Lake District, flying across seven forest zip lines totalling a whopping 3km.

    Another two Go Ape locations that have zip wires that are well worth checking out are at Glentress Forest in Peebles, Scotland and Haldon Forest Park in Dartmoor.

    WebGo Ape
    Location : Go Ape Aberfoyle, The Lodge – Forest Visitor Centre, Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, Aberfoyle, Stirling. FK8 3SX

  5. Eden Project SkyWire, Cornwall, South West England

    Located in one of the most famous gardens in the UK

    This zip wire is located at the famous Eden Project and is the fastest zip wire in England. What makes this special, is its unique location and takes riders over the tropical biomes and gardens. The ride is 660 metres long and reaches speeds of up to 60mph.

    Web Hangloose Adventure, Eden Project
    Location – Eden Project, Bodelva, Par PL24 2SG

  6. TreeZone at Loch Lomond, Scotland

    Zip wire on the shores of the beautiful Loch Lomond

    This zip wire is great for families and is part of a really fun adventure course, providing stunning views over Loch Lomond. The zip wire here zooms you back down to earth on their 65m zip wire.

    Web Hangloose Adventure, Eden Project
    Location – Eden Project, Bodelva, Par PL24 2SG

  7. Zip World Fforest, Betws-y-Coed, North Wales

    Family friendly safari zip line

    Their Zip Safari zip line is a family-friendly zip wire that takes riders over the beautiful Conwy Valley.

    The zip wire takes place right up in the tree canopy, up to 60 feet above the ground and is 565 metres long. There are also other activities available at the park, such as Fforest Coaster and Treetop nets.

    Web Zip World Fforest
    Location – Zip World Fforest Betws-y-Coed, LL24 0HX

  8. Hangloose Adventure, Bluewater, South East England

    Home to England’s longest and fastest zip wire

    This adventure park is just outside London and is home to their Skywire zip wire. This is England’s longest and fastest zip wire,  this ride is 720m long, fly over a lake and reaches speeds of up to 60mph.
    over the lake below.

    Web Hangloose Bluewater
    Location – The Domes Bluewater Parkway Bluewater, Greenhithe, Kent, DA9 9SW

  9. Zip Trek Adventure Park Aviemore, Scotland

    Home to a 14 zip wire trek course

    There are two zip wires to choose from at this amazing adventure park.  Zip Adventure sees you fly high over the trees, zip over spectacular waterfalls and swoop alongside rocky cliffs on this 90 minute adventure.

    Their  Zip Trek course covers 14 zip wires which are 2km flying high above the Alvie Gorge through the Caledonian pine forest, which makes this their highest, fastest and longest course.

    WebZip Trek Adventure Park
    Location – Delfour Hatchery, Alvie Estate, Aviemore PH21 1NE

  10. Killiecrankie Zip Park, Perthshire, Scotland

    A tree lined 9 course zip line

    This zip wire takes riders through the trees and across the River Garry, offering stunning views of the valley of Killiecrankie.

    It’s a series of 9 zip lines which takes you in a large circuit from tree to tree at heights of up to 30 metres.

    WebKilliecrankie Zip Park
    Location – Killiecrankie Visitor Centre, Killiecrankie, Perthshire, PH16 5LG

  11. Adventure Parc Snowdonia, North Wales:

    Zip over the world’s  first inland surf lagoon

    This adventure park offers a range of activities, including their Zip Line, which takes riders over the worlds first inland surf lagoon. The ride is 400 metres long and reaches speeds of up to 30mph.

    WebAdventure Park Snowdonia

  12. Zip at Adrenalin Quarry, Cornwall, England

    A 490m long zip line reaching speeds of 40mph

    The Zip at Adrenalin Quarry, in South East Cornwall, is one of the most intense on this list.

    Featuring two parallel zip wires, which are 490m long, 50m high and reaching speeds of 40mph this is a excilarting experience especially as you cross the flooded quarry below with sheer cliffs on either side.

    WebAdrenalin Quarry Cornwall
    Location – Lower Clicker Road, Menheniot, Near Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 3PJ





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