VertiGO at Drayton Manor08:00:00
We were recently invited to try out VertiGo, the brand new high rope adventure attraction at Drayton Manor. We had seen it was being constructed the last time we visited and were really excited to try it out. As ambassadors we got to attend on the opening weekend and we all got to have a go to see what we thought.
VertigGo consists of two rope courses, one for Adults and one for Tots. When we arrived it was pouring down with rain but the kids were the first to volunteer to take on VertiGo. Both Gracie and Zach went on together with Andy assisting them as all children on the Tots course need an adult to assist them. We watched a safety video, then they were fitted for their harnesses. The staff were brilliant and tried on three different harnesses on Gracie to ensure she had one that was the perfect fit to keep her safe. The kids were so good on the course. You are only allowed one person on each rope challenge at a time and all of the kids, including other people's children would wait patiently for their turn. The kids get around 20 minutes once they are on the course.
Both Gracie and Zach really enjoyed the course and tried every single rope. I actually think both would give the adult course a good go if they are tall enough!
I hate heights, especially when I can see how high up I am. So I forced myself to go first ,while Andy watched with the kids, and face my VertiGo. I was fitted for my harness and then let loose to climb up to the first level. I decided to stick with the first level and see how I got on. It was quite nerve-racking and it seemed really high when I was up there. I tried a few different kind of ropes and headed towards the zip line in the far corner. You have to make your way across on the ropes to be able to go on the zip line and I was determined to do it. Some were easier than others but I did it and the zip line was awesome! I had a quick look at the second level but it looked more difficult so I quit while I was ahead as although I would have loved to do the higher zip line I was scared I would get stuck half way across the rope course(which would be so embarrassing!).
Andy was up next and he loves this kind of thing so he completed the whole course and really enjoyed himself. He said even for him there were a few difficult ones as well as the easy ones. He really liked the zip lines too.
You can see our video footage of both VertiGo and VertiGo Tots in the video below.
The prices are as follows; VertiGo is separate to the park so you can visit VertiGo exclusively or you can enter the park before or after with park tickets.
Upgrade/ Season Passes
|VertiGo Tots Ticket||£3.00||£4.00||£3.00|
|Family of 3 Ticket||£12.50||£13.00||£12.50|
|Family of 4 Ticket||£17.50||£18.00||£17.50|
|Family of 5 Ticket||£22.50||£23.00||£22.50|
|Groups of 10 or more (priced per person)||£4.00||Not Available||Not Available|