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Children can reach new heights at city nature park

On the climbing ropes at Brockholes nature reserve

On the climbing ropes at Brockholes nature reserve

Intrepid explorers have taken to the high ropes to enjoy the view across a Lancashire nature reserve.

A new Climbing Forest has opened at Brockholes Nature Reserve in Preston just in time for the Easter break.

The low level feature is aide at children aged seven and above, and sits alongside the popular play area at the reserve.

Funded by The Greenbank Trust and made up of hefty timbers and interconnecting beams, ropes and walkways, the climbing forest is aimed at inspiring youngsters to embark on a real adventure.

The climbing kit includes a lofty crow’s nest where children can the views before they plot their way from one end to the other, emerging triumphantly down the waved slide.

Brockholes general manager Kath Knight said: “We’re thrilled to open the new climbing forest ready for the summer months, the staff all tried it out last week and it’s quite a challenge.”

She added: “It’s great to be able to offer our visitors something new to discover, especially when it’s included in the car park charge and makes Brockholes even better value for a family day out.”

The new play area is the latest addition to a host of family attractions at Brockholes.

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