A NEW aerial adventure course by a luxury hotel and spa not far from Chester officially opens to the public on Monday, May 17.

Carden Park's newest leisure activity, Vertigo, is designed to give families a whole new perspective over the Cheshire countryside as they tackle a range of fun obstacles.

The £350,000 standalone structure, by the Carden Park luxury hotel and spa near Broxton, has been created and designed by JM Adventure. Known for their bespoke designs and top safety, the team is responsible for several successful projects across the UK.

Vertigo at Carden offers two levels of white-knuckle adventure for all abilities. Both courses take guests on a two-hour experience, with the promise of 18 mid-air obstacles for every guest to conquer.

The longer and more difficult course, high up on level two, ends at the top of a 10-metre tower, where true bravery is tested as guests can launch themselves onto a giant stunt pillow. There’s also the option to return to ground level via an exhilarating dual 210m zip line.

For those looking for a more traditional course, rock climbing is also available in half-hour slots, offering unique views over the Carden Park Estate across the on-site vineyard, luxury spa garden and golf courses.

A session at the Vertigo at Carden high ropes course includes a 30-minute safety briefing which includes guests being kitted up by trained professionals before entering the course. Fully qualified instructors are also on hand at all times and a hot or soft drink is included in the package. Guests must be aged six or over and height and weight restrictions apply.

Team building options will also be available for companies looking to bring staff together for a memorable experience after months spent working from home.

Carden Park director and general manager Hamish Ferguson said: “We’ve worked hard throughout lockdown to invest in our facilities to ensure even our most loyal visitors have something completely new to come back to.

"Vertigo at Carden is perfect for our adventurous guests and the high ropes course adds a whole new experience to our already world-class leisure offering.”

James Mittins is the managing director of JM Adventure, who has over 20 years of ropes course building experience, and has been working on site to build the course at Carden Park.

He added: "This course is the first of its kind that we have built in Cheshire and has been specifically designed to meet the needs of Carden Park, with a range of different activities built into it.

"It has two levels of high ropes trekking, climbing and team building activities. The real showstopper for us is the airbag jump, it’s a massive thrill and a real rush.”

Prices for Vertigo start at £40 per person and children’s prices are from £30.

Bookings for the aerial trek course Vertigo are available now here.