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Zip World Tower announces huge 30m four storey obstacle course

Written by on 20th May 2022

Zip World has announced it will open the world’s biggest four storey obstacle course in Rhigos. The popular activity and adventure brand revealed the huge plans for the brand-new Tower Climber, which is set to open on July 11, 2022.

At 30 metres high, the new attraction will be the biggest of its kind in the world and will feature a four-storey obstacle course experience, with 69 different coal-mining themed elements to tackle. From suspended stepping-stones, to floating platforms and tightropes, adventurers will be harnessed into the system, ensuring they’re safe at all times while taking on the hour-long activity, a Zip World spokeswoman said.

The new experience is set to be suitable for all the family, with a dedicated lower level for mini adventurers for children aged three and over. The Tower Climber will be the fourth instalment at Zip World Tower which has welcomed over 100,000 visitors since it opened last spring.

The Phoenix zip line is the fastest seated zip line in the world and boasts four parallel zip lines across two zones, including Llyn Fawr.

For smaller children, the Tower Flyer is a smaller zip line, much closer to the ground, for those who are dipping their toe into the world of adventure. Meanwhile, the Tower Coaster sits near the former colliery bath-houses and is the only two seater coaster of its kind in the UK, the spokeswoman said. Guests can also enjoy a bite to eat in the Cegin Glo Bar and Bistro to satisfy their appetites after a busy day of adventuring.

Zip World Managing Director David Stacey said:

“The launch of Tower Climber brings another world-class adventure attraction to Wales thanks to its size and wide selection of obstacles that are sure to keep the whole family busy. We’ve been overwhelmed by the public support since we opened at Zip World Tower last spring, with more than 100,000 visitors coming through our doors. Recognising and celebrating the site’s mining past has been a priority for us so it’s great to be able to create another themed experience that nods to its heritage.”