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Active Tameside Adventure Medlock

Adventure Medlock is based at Active Medlock and provides a distinct range of safe, fun and accessible adventure facilities under one roof.

With four great activities available, you’re sure to have fun and test your limits on our exciting range of courses designed to stimulate, challenge and ignite your sense of adventure. Inspiring and seasoned adventurers of all ages are welcome to get involved with our fantastic range of activities.

We also have a café, selling a range of hot and cold food, drinks and snacks, so you can relax and refuel.


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Centre Information


Adventure Medlock (inside Active Medlock)

Gardenfold Way,


M43 7XU



0161 413 8299

If we are just coming to watch, do we have to pay?

No, you can sit in our lovely café area to watch all of our activities.

Can we use the Soft Play Zone if we have paid for another activity?

To use our Soft Play Zone you must pay the additional charge as it is not included within the admission price of our other activities. Age limits also apply

Why do we have to arrive 30 minutes early for our induction?

The induction is important to ensure participants safety. We require you to be in the centre 30 minutes beforehand to give you enough time to get booked in, use the lockers if you choose to and complete your induction before your time slot on the activity begins.

Are Clip ‘n’ Climb, Caving & Bouldering and High Ropes suitable for a 4 year old child?

These activities are suitable for children aged from 4 years upwards (height restrictions also apply). It is important that you book these sessions for your child with consideration of their strength, confidence and bravery as this will vary with each child.

What ages are the activities suitable for?

Our age restrictions are as follows:

Soft Play Zone: baby up to 10 years.
Caving & Bouldering: 4 years upwards*.
Clip ‘n’ Climb: 4 years upwards*.
High Ropes: 4 years upwards*.

*Height restrictions apply.

What are the height restrictions for the activities?

Soft Play Zone: none.
Caving & Bouldering: 1.0m tall.
Clip ‘n’ Climb: 1.0m tall or 1.2m tall for the Vertical Drop Slide and Leap of Faith.
High Ropes: 1.2m tall.

Do we need to book online or can we just turn up?

We advise that for Caving & Bouldering, Clip ‘n’ Climb and High Ropes the activities are booked online here. However, you can turn up and pay for the activities on arrival but waiting times may apply. There is no booking required for the Soft Play Zone.

Attendance Rules

I understand that the activities at the Adventure Medlock facility may be dangerous and may lead to injury. By ticking the box when booking, I am giving my consent for those who I am making this booking on the behalf of to participate. By giving my permission, I consent that I am the responsible adult for any participants aged 18 years or under, or if I am not the responsible adult I am confirming that I have gained the necessary permission from the relevant responsible adult for the children to participate.

  • Participants must be booked in and present within the arena 30 minutes prior to the start of their session for an induction.
  • Participants must respect the direction and instruction of the Adventure Medlock activity instructors.
  • Participants must not enter the following activities without permission of the activity instructor. The activities concerned are: Caving & Bouldering, Clip ‘n’ Climb, High Ropes.
    When using the Bouldering, participants must not climb higher than the bouldering wall.
  • Only our instructors are trained to ensure you are attached to the High Ropes and Clip ‘n’ Climb walls – you must not climb on anything without having had your harness checked by an Adventure Medlock instructor and you have been securely attached by an Adventure Medlock instructor.
  • On the Clip ‘n’ Climb activity participants should refrain from holding or pulling the rope whilst climbing the walls as this may impact upon the automatic belay system.
  • Participants should not walk underneath another climber using an activity.
  • Participants using the Soft Play Zone must be supervised at all times.
  • All jewellery, watches and badges must be removed prior to the activity for safety reasons.
  • Participants must wear closed toe and flat footwear such as trainers to protect their feet during the activity (bare feet, sandals, flip flops, high heels and ‘crocs’ are not suitable).
  • Participants taking part on the Vertical Drop Slide should wear socks to protect their feet on the slide.
  • Footwear should be clean so as not to damage the equipment.
  • The activities at Adventure Medlock are physical – participants should be in a good state of health to carry out the activities. Please note that our belay system can carry a maximum weight of 23 stone.
  • If you are pregnant it is vital that you speak to your midwife before participating in any activity to ensure that you would be safe to do so.
  • Please note that we do not recommend our activities for people who have recently had surgery or have neck, back or heart problems.

Before joining us at Adventure Medlock please check the important information regarding the activity you are coming to try. 

Important online booking information: proof of purchase is required, which can be either in printed paper form, or by showing your email receipt on your phone to the receptionist on arrival. If you have no access to either then please give your email address to the receptionist on arrival, along with the activity and time details.

Clip ‘n’ Climb – 1 hour experience

Junior aged 4 – 16 years – £10.50.

Adult aged 17+ years – £10.50.

Family ticket (2 adults and 2 juniors) – £36.75.

(Leap of Faith or Vertical Drop Slide Experience £2.10 extra per go).

High Ropes – 1 hour experience

Junior aged 4 – 16 years – £5.25.

Adult aged 17 + years – £7.35.

Family ticket (2 adults and 2 juniors) – £21.00.

Caving & Bouldering – 1 hour experience

Junior aged 4 – 16 years – £5.25.

Adult aged 17 + years – £7.35.

Family ticket (2 adults and 2 juniors) – £21.00.

Single Leap of Faith or Vertical Drop experience

Junior aged 4 – 16 years – £2.10.

Adult aged 17 + years – £2.10.

Soft Play Zone

Under 1 year: £1.05.

1 – 3 years: £3.70.

4 – 12 years: £4.75.

Accompanying adult – FREE.

  • Adventure Medlock operates a no refunds policy.
  • Any changes made to a booking due to circumstance will be subject to an admin fee. However, you should be aware that this cannot be guaranteed.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer booking the activity to ensure that the correct day and time has been selected and booked, as changes cannot be made at a later date.
  • When purchasing tickets for Clip ‘n’ Climb, High Ropes or Caving & Bouldering the cost does not include entry into the Soft Play Zone.
  • Clip ‘n’ Climb and High Ropes and Caving & Bouldering all require an induction prior to the session starting.
  • You should arrive within the centre 30 minutes before the slot you have booked in order to complete a full induction.
  • You will not be able to participate in the session if you have not completed a full induction.
  • Children using the Soft Play Zone must be supervised at all times.
  • All participants under the age of 18 years must have a parent/guardian/responsible adult in the building at all times.
  • Adventure Medlock and its employees are not responsible for the general welfare of unaccompanied children. Parents/guardians/responsible adults remain responsible for the welfare of the children in their care at all times.
  • Participants are welcome to store personal belongings in the storage boxes and small lockers (suitable for wallets, mobile phones, jewellery, etc.) located in the briefing room for the duration of the session. However, use of this storage is at the owner’s risk – Adventure Medlock and its employees are not responsible for these belongings.
  • The Leap of Faith and Vertical Drop Slide activities are subject to availability and come as an additional cost, as stated on the price list. Staff will endeavour to ensure that as many people as possible get the opportunity to take part in the Leap of Faith or Vertical Drop Slide. However if this is not possible due to time restrictions, or otherwise, please respect Adventure Medlock staff and other customers in this decision.

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