The proposed new high ropes course – Enchanted Village Tree Top Quest – has been given the go ahead to swing into Alton Towers Resort by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.

Located on the site of the former Nicklin’s Farm to the north of the Alton Towers Hotel overflow car park, the new attraction will be available all year round. Designed in conjunction with J M Adventure, it will feature two courses – one for juniors, and a more challenging course aimed at adults. Amongst the obstacles to negotiate will be rope bridges, tyre swings and nets, culminating in a zip wire finish.

As with the majority of planning applications submitted by the resort, permission has been granted subject to a number of conditions. Full details of all the features to be included across the course will be required to be submitted to the council to ensure the visual appearance is in-keeping with the surroundings. Details will also be required to be submitted of the equipment to be installed in the play area. The council will also require the resort to submit a fully detailed scheme of the repairs to Nicklin’s Farm and boundary walls. Alongside these are also a number of environmental conditions, including conservation measures to preserve woodland species, including birds, bats, and badgers, and to ensure that the biodiversity of the site – including any planting – is maintained.

The plans submitted state that tickets will be available either separately, or in conjunction with theme park tickets. It is anticipated that the facility will attract 250-300 people per day, operating during daylight hours (no additional lighting has been planned due to the existing farmhouse being home to a colony of bats). It is not yet known for certain when the course will be open to the public.

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