Do you like the idea of a bungee jump but need that little something a bit more extreme? These outrageously high jumps takes place near Windsor in Berkshire and at Tatton Park near Manchester and both venues are perfect if you like your experiences XXL in size.
A special crane will winch you up to the dizzying height of 300ft (the highest available jump in the UK) before you leap "Into the Blue" and experience over four seconds of freefall. This is a unique experience in bungee jumping in the UK that you won't be forgetting easily.
We guess after reading that you’ll be asking yourself if you have got the bottle? It’s the ultimate adrenaline rush, but you don’t have to be Tarzan to enjoy swinging on the end of a rope! Many thousands of people, young and not-so-young, big and small, have made jumps during the last few years, some to raise money for charity, but the fact remains that you will be throwing yourself off a crane at 300ft above the ground!
Bungee jumping is definitely an extreme sport - but it’s safer than appearances suggest. The sport is carefully regulated using experience built up since the first jumps recorded in the UK in 1979. That year, in an April Fools’ Day prank, four students made a safe simultaneous plunge from Bristol’s Clifton Suspension Bridge - and a worldwide activity was born!
The bungee jumping venue near Maidenhead is five minutes from the M4, has great facilities for spectators with ample car parking and a lakeside cafe serving tea, coffee and hot snacks. Over in Manchester, you will be jumping right at the water’s edge of this lovely park area near Knutsford that's signposted from junction 7 of the M56.