High-flying activities latest addition to 'fun experience' at Mills Water

The ribbon is cut to signify the opening of Adventures at Mills Water - a gathering of children and councillors at the attraction
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A number of new 'high-flying' activities have been added to a popular attraction at King's Mill Reservoir in Sutton-in-Ashfield. Visitors will be able to scale the heights at Mills Water with the addition of Adventures, offering an "affordable and fun experience".

The attractions include:

  • High Treks course, where visitors will be able to navigate suspended obstacles high above the ground;

  • Net Park, which is a sprawling network of interconnected nets for adventurous visitors to explore;

  • 100-metre Zip Wire, for adrenaline junkies who’ll be able to soar through the air at speed.

The site is operated and managed by Nottinghamshire County Council ’s outdoor environmental education service, Notts Outdoors and it has invested in the attraction with Arc Partnership – a joint venture between the council and SCAPE.

As well as Adventures, Mill Waters is already home to one of the country’s leading outdoor education centres for schools and young people – the Mill Adventure Base – as well as a café, boating house and other attractions.

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The launch of the new Adventures project forms part of the county council's commitment to improving health and wellbeing in Nottinghamshire’s communities, growing the economy, improving living standards and its tourism offer.

Councillor Tracey Taylor, the county council’s cabinet member for children and families, said: “This new venue is hugely exciting for Nottinghamshire, and I was delighted to see for myself the fantastic facilities it has to offer when I and colleagues from the county council visited it recently.

“It offers an affordable and fun experience to our communities, as well as to those visitors coming to our wonderful county from outside of the area.

“Getting outdoors is great for our health and wellbeing and this venue offers young people and families the opportunity to experience action-packed adventures in the great outdoors.”

Activity sessions start from £12 and bookings are now open. For more information click here.