Our cousins from Germany came to visit us for 3 weeks during the summer. We needed something entertaining, unique, and different for them to do as a family with us. Our ages range from 7 to 50. After searching around I found something none of us had ever seen or done before….ZIP LINING at Adventure Park in West Bloomfield.
Adventure Park features 5+ acres of 10 fun-filled ropes courses and zip lines high in the trees!
- Fun in the great outdoors — There’s nothing like a day at The Adventure Park at West Bloomfield! Located in the trees adjacent to the JCC you will find our amazing “aerial forest park.” This is THE Michigan Adventure Park to experience “adventure in the trees” on your own or with friends, family and parties. Ages five to adult.
- Look up — You’ll see a series of platforms in the trees connected by cable, wood, rope and zip lines to form bridges. Each bridge presents a different challenge of how to get to the next platform. A series of bridges form “aerial trails” throughout the forest.
- Relax — You don’t have to be a circus acrobat or Tarzan! Choose from ten different color-coded trails, from “beginner” (easier and lower to the ground) to intermediate, to advanced (the most challenging).
- Climb with Confidence — You will receive a complete safety orientation before your climb. Our double-connected, “always-locked-on” climbing system helps keep your climbing harness securely attached to the safety line at all times. The trails are intentionally designed for your self-discovery, making lessons unnecessary. Our Park Guides are available to assist throughout your visit.
Each and everyone of us had an amazing, memorable time! My daughter, who is 7 surprised us! As I was listening to the orientation, I was nervous, thinking she would never understand these concepts. I was completely wrong! She understood and basically was free to go off on her own, NO we did not let her! However, she felt great about herself because she was able to do it on her own! There are some important things I think you should be aware of before planning an outing with your family or friends.
- I would strongly suggest adults being prepared to be patient with their children. The kids will catch on, but sometimes they forget or get confused. I can tell you, we did call staff 1 time, and they were VERY helpful and patient with our daughter. I greatly appreciated that.
- Make reservations!
- Wear clothing & shoes that is comfortable and appropriate for the weather. Capri/work out pants are strongly suggested for ladies & children. The harnesses are wrapped securely around you & you don’t want to be uncomfortable.
- Do not bring bags or cameras if you are participating. There is no way to carry it all and climb/zip. I was lucky enough that AT&T provided me with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to use to capture these fabulous moments. The phone not only snapped the pictures, but filmed the videos too. It was thin enough to be hidden while climbing and zipping, but strong enough to not fail me to show off these moments! I am so thankful to AT&T for allowing me to utilize their reliable technology!
Facts about Adventure Park:
- Outdoor fun in nature’s beauty
- For kids, teens and adults—ages five and up
- Great for group events
- Challenge at your pace and level
- Environmentally friendly – No motors, No electricity
- Builds self-confidence
- “Feel-good exercise”
- Surprise yourself at what you can do
- Tree-friendly—Designed to keep trees and forest healthy
- Family/friends togetherness
- Many trails keep it fresh for return visits
Now, for the awesome news! Detroit Mommy Bloggers is giving away 4 FREE tickets to try out Adventure Park – which is up to $176 value to one lucky winner.
To Enter: Please leave a comment below describing something you did well, that you thought you couldn’t do at all! The giveaway starts today Thursday, August 14, 2014 and will end Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 9pm est.
Winner will be contacting by email!!
THE WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN FROM RANDOM.ORG!
Out of 19 total entries, lucky #13 was chosen!
John who said, ” Biggest fear was jumping off high platform. Took a while to get the courage, but eventually conquered the fear.”
CONGRATS and PLEASE remember to tell us all about your adventures in the trees!
Disclosure: I received tickets to Adventure Park as an incentive to share this with Detroit Mommies readers.
Skiing. I was terrified as my husband and daughter can ski black diamonds all day long. I finally had the courage to get lessons and now over the last 4 years I have learned to ski and went down my 1st black diamond hill this past winter and swished back and forth quite well.
Parasailing over the Atlantic Ocean only to look down and see a turtle the size of my car and thousands of jelly fish waiting for my feet to touch the water.
When I was in high school I took a photography class as an elective class. I knew nothing about taking pictures and thought that I would fail miserably at it. As it turned out, I ended up winning the best black and white photo contest they had at the end of the semester. Turned out I was pretty good at it and now to this day I have a side job as a wedding photographer.
I conquered my fear of going on roller coaster rides with my daughter and husband at amusement parks and Disney World. As a parent, we have to challenge ourselves so that our children will not be fearful to try new things.
I went cliff diving in Jamaica. It took me almost 30 minutes to get the courage to jump off, but once I finally did it was awesome.
Took my family white water rafting.
Biggest fear was jumping off high platform. Took a while to get the courage, but eventually conquered the fear.
Getting over my fear of public speaking!
I never knew what kind of dad I would be. My father died when I was kind of young. But, I turned out to be an excellent father and taking my daughter to the adventure park would prove it again!
I climbed Castlerock in St. Ignace, MI. I didn’t think I’d be able to do it 9 months after knee surgery.
Conquered my fear of flying!
I was surprised that I tried stand-up paddle-boarding and was able to do it fairly well right from the start. I really enjoy it now (although rarely get to do it as I don’t have a board or anywhere to do it around here)
Being able to run
Painting – we went to the one of the wine and painting classes and was so much fun
Raising chickens! Farm animals scared me as a kid but once I started caring for them, they become pets that I love!
Give blood. I was always scared because I hate needles. I was so proud of myself that I was able to give the gift of love.
I went to one of those painting classes thinking I would never be able to paint something that I would actually be able to put up. When I got home my daughter didn’t even believe that I had painted it and started crying telling me they were “tears of joy” and we need to put it up right then!
Did similar to this place in Mackinaw in Mill Creek and walked in the trees with zip line with my kids . I hate heights but did it for them and heck it was a blast.
Paint my daughters toes!!!! I can never do my own, but hers look fabulous