VertiGO at Drayton Manor

Friday, 22 July 2016


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.

VertiGo Tots


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!

VertiGo

 
 
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.

OnlineOn the
day
Theme Park
Upgrade/ Season Passes
VertiGo Ticket£5.00£6.00£5.00
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)£4.00Not AvailableNot Available

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34 comments

  1. Looks like such a fun day out - and a great chance to be active too!

    Milly | Mini Adventures

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    1. Yes it really is and it is a great thing to enjoy all doing together.

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  2. Well done for facing your fears, I really do not think I could have done it as I hate heights too x

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    1. Thank you, I was quite proud of myself! I must have looked so silly with kids on the higher level but I don't even care haha x

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  3. This just reminds me of go ape a little bit, looks like a lot of fun x

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    1. We haven't been to Go Ape yet but definitely will do when the kids are all a bit bigger x

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  4. That looks so much fun! I bet kids would have a blast!

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    1. There were so many kids there and they were all really enjoying themselves. It really is fun for all ages!

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  5. This looks so much fun and the prices are really reasonable too! Well done you for being brave and completing the course :D

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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    1. Thank you :D and I thought the prices were great too. It makes it justifiable to pay the added costs after ticket entry as family days out are not cheap as it is.

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  6. You are so brave! It looks like a really fun, active day out!

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    1. Thanks it was really fun. So much laughter and happiness which is all I ask for in a day out.

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  7. This sounds so fun - I had no idea about this x

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    1. It is brand new, it only opened a few weeks ago.

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  8. Oh gosh I think id be scared to do this now but as a kid I would have LOVED it!! xxx

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    1. haha yes! as a child I was always climbing even to the tops of trees in the woods. I have no idea why they make me so nervous now. Must be the adult in me thinking of the dangers.

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  9. Wow looks so fun, and it's not even that expensive to do!! Looks great x

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    1. No the price is very reasonable! It was great fun.

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  10. Now this looks like so much fun and well done for giving it a go x

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    1. Thank you, it was really fun. I would definitely do it again!

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  11. OMG that looks fun but also scary. I'm not good with heights x

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    1. I'm not either. It was scary but was so pleased that I had done it.

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  12. Oh what a shame that we missed this!! I have recently been and would TOTALLY have loved to check it out :)

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    1. Oh that's a shame! I am sure it will be a permanent addition to the park so maybe next time?!

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  13. This makes me think of Go Ape! Something I haven't tried as I'm too scared to!

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    1. A few people have said that! I haven't been to Go Ape either but I might now when the kids are a bit bigger to see what the fuss is about.

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  14. It looks like so much fun and well done for giving it a go, my mum is scared of heights so I know how much of a challenge it is. I also would have thought it would have cost a lot more than it does! xx

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    1. I must have been pulling the funniest scared faces whilst doing it. So glad my camera doesn't zoom that far haha and yes it is very fairly priced!

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  15. Looks like such a fun day out, it's good to be active with your children!

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    1. Yes my kids love adventure type things and it is so much fun exploring with them!

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  16. What great prices! I am scared of heights and had a breakdown when I was younger when I was made to go on a high zipline but I'd love to face my fear and conquer something like this

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    1. oh bless you. I is such an empowering feeling to do something that makes you scared!

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  17. This reminded me of Go Ape. Looks like so much fun!

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    1. So many people have said this. Go Ape is now on my list of places to visit!

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