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Outdoor High Ropes & Activity Centre


The Essex original and best, we are an outdoor activity centre set in woodlands in the heart of Essex on a site shared with The Secret Nuclear Bunker.  Our pole based ropes course offers you 6 courses over 3 different levels, with zip lines, climbing wall, & fan descender.  Our standard ropes course session lasts a whopping two and a half hours and there are no hidden extras.

Minimum age 6. Children under 1.20m in height must be accompanied by a paying, participating adult. One adult can assist two children.

We offer lots of extra activities from Half & Full day multi activity days, archery, air rifles, paintball target shooting, team building, tunnels, orienteering, bushcraft, water zorbing, assault course and archery assault.  We also offer birthday parties, corporate events, school packages, club events, stag & hen parties.

Also on site is The Secret Nuclear Bunker: come and learn about its three lives, from an RAF rotor station to home to regional government in the event of a Nuclear War.

Clue HQ are based on site too – live escape games - have you got nerves of steel?

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult High Ropes£28.00 per ticket
Child High Ropes£20.00 per ticket
Full Multi Activity Day from:£35.00 per ticket
Half Day Activity£18.00 per ticket
Parties from:£249.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Wheelchair user accessible - Some limitations - please ring and check first 01277 364470


  • Cafe
  • Catering for groups
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Facilities

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs admitted on a lead
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Groups welcome
  • Marquee Space Available
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open all year round
  • Open New Year
  • Prior Booking Recommended
  • Special Opening for Groups by Arrangement
  • Stag and hen parties welcome
  • Team / Corporate Activities

Leisure Facilities

  • Themed Nights

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • On Site Car Parking

Provider Preferences

  • Based on a Working Farm
  • Countryside Setting
  • No Smoking Attraction - Smoking area available.
  • Smoking Areas Available

Specialist Features

  • Cyclists welcome
  • Educational Groups

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From M11/ A414: Take A128 off A414 to Ongar High Street and then follow A128 towards Brentwood. Follow the brown tourist signs for to The Secret Nuclear Bunker.

From M25/A12:  Follow A128 towards Ongar. (Watch out for width restrictions if following sat nav from M25).

Public Transport Directions

Rail: Nearest stations: Shenfield or Brentwood.  By Underground:  To Debden, Theydon Bois or Epping.

Taxis are available from the stations to our site in Kelvedon Hatch.

Bus: from Ongar or Brentwood.  Ensign Bus Company number 21 bus service.

Nuclear High Ropes

Type:Leisure & Activity Centres

The Secret Nuclear Bunker, Ongar Road, Kelvedon Hatch, Essex, CM15 0LA

Tel: 01277 364470

Opening Times

* Opening times vary according to the time of year. Please call us on 01277 364470 or check the website for more information.

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