Acorns Eastnor Castle Abseil (Bookings Closed)

**Bookings have now closed for this particular event.**

Have you got a head for heights? 

Are you brave enough to scale Eastnor Castle? 

This September, we’re challenging you to abseil 100ft in support of your local children’s hospice. 

Get your adrenaline pumping

Imagine standing at the top of the north turret of an enchanting 19th century castle surrounded by breathtaking panoramic countryside views.

Now imagine leaning backward over the edge of 100ft drop as you pluck up the courage to slowly lower yourself down this jaw-dropping descent on a rope!

There is no need to imagine, this can become a reality for you! Sign up today to secure your place on our exhilarating charity abseil and raise vital funds for Acorns while having one of the most unforgettable and thrilling experiences of your life!

Eastnor Castle is set in parkland at the foot of the Malvern Hills, just a few miles from the medieval market town of Ledbury in Herefordshire. Start your challenge with a ladder climb to ascend to the top of the castle’s north tower, before daring to go over the edge in this exhilarating abseil! As you brave the drop and start to rappel your way down, you’ll take in stunning views of this picturesque setting including the surrounding deer park, arboretum and lake.

This really is a unique experience, not to be missed!

Registration fee: £30 per person. Min. sponsorship £120.

Registration: Open from 10.00am

Abseils to begin: From 10.30am

In advance of the day, you will be allocated a time slot between 10.30am – 6.00pm and will be placed into a group of 6. Your abseil should take no longer than an hour per group. Outside of your allocated time slot, you are welcome to explore and enjoy the castle grounds at your leisure.

Abseil information

Availability – Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Age restrictions –  You must be at least 10 years old/ 1.52 metres (4ft 9”) to take part in this event and anyone taking part who is under 18 years old must have signed consent from their parent/guardian. Please note that access to the turret will require your child to climb a ladder and go through a small hatch. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact events@acorns.org.uk before signing up for the event.
Weight restrictions – The maximum weight capacity per person is 101kg (16 stone).
Experience – No previous experience is necessary as training will be given on the day.

Your event registration includes:

• Free onsite car parking for the day.
• A complimentary Grounds Pass to Eastnor Castle, to be used on the day, with an exclusive 50% entrance discount for up to two spectators1..
• A safety briefing/training and all abseil equipment provided by Dolomite Training.
• An event medal.

1. Please note; parents and guardians will be classed as guests if their child is abseiling.

Please read the full terms and conditions before signing up. If you have any questions about the event or sign up process, please contact us before booking at events@acorns.org.uk

Access to the turret
The ascent to the top of the 100ft north turret of Eastnor Castle contains two ladder climbs and participants will need to squeeze through a small hatch to access the roof. If you have any concerns about this or would like more information about the accessibility of this area, please contact us at events@acorns.org.uk before signing up to this event.

Covid-19 Safety Measures

This event has been organised with Covid-19 safety measures in mind. The event is fully outdoors and numbers have been limited to ensure safety and compliance with any social distancing regulations. Should these regulations change or in the unlikely event of another national lockdown, the event will be rescheduled. If you have any concerns about this event please do not hesitate to contact us before signing up so that we can help and answer your questions.

Make a day out of it with family and friends

By signing up for this event, you will receive a complimentary Grounds Pass to Eastnor Castle2., to be used on the day, and we will also email you an exclusive 50% entrance discount code that you can redeem online for up to two spectators.

You’re taking part in an amazing challenge, at a stunning, award-winning tourist attraction, so why not make a day of it with family and friends? Your discounted tickets, and any additional general entry tickets you might want, can be purchased from the Eastnor Castle website.

Nestled in the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Eastnor Castle is set in parkland, just a few miles from the medieval market town of Ledbury in Herefordshire.

In the beautiful grounds, you’ll find a deer park, arboretum and lake with many spectacular walks, trails and views.  And the historic house itself is home to an impressive collection of medieval armour and fine art. 

If you want to bring refreshments, you’re welcome to picnic in the grounds or alternatively, the Castle Tea Room serves a delicious range of seasonal and locally-sourced produce and has indoor and outdoor seating, with tea, coffee and soft drinks available for takeaway.  To find out more about what you can do during your visit, please go to the Eastnor Castle website.

2. Access to the castle grounds only, will be included as part of your event sign-up.  Access to the estate for family and friends will be dependant on the type of tickets purchased through the Eastnor Castle website.

The difference your support makes

Your registration fee only covers the cost of putting on the event.  It’s your fundraising that makes the real difference and your sponsorship will go directly to supporting Acorns Children’s Hospice.

In the past year, we have supported over 820 children and more than 1,070 families across the West Midlands, including those who have been bereaved.  We rely on the generosity and support of people like you to help continue to fund our vital services so we can be there for every child and their family who needs us, now and in the future.

Help us keep being there for children like Jack

£120 will pay for a child like Jack and his family to have a hydrotherapy session with a Physiotherapist

“We are extremely fortunate to be able to access the hydrotherapy pool at Acorns for the Three Counties. The hydro pool helps Jack’s muscles relax. He has spastic legs which cause him a lot of discomfort so being in the pool really helps with pain relief. It’s just like a giant bath – Jack loves it.

“We don’t know what we’d do without this facility. It’s beneficial for the whole family, not just Jack. Jack has two younger siblings who are just starting to learn to swim and the hydro pool has really helped bring them on. As a mum of three children, Jack’s condition means I am unable to take all of my children swimming at the same time. But we can with the hydrotherapy pool and the help of staff at Acorns.

“This is valuable family time and a great activity which all three children love.”

Kick start your fundraising

We’re here to support you all the way! By signing up for this exciting challenge you will receive support from our Events team to help with your fundraising and the amazing feeling you’ll get from knowing you’re making a real difference!

To get started with your fundraising, click on the button below and set up your fundraising page today!  Alternatively, you can download a sponsorship form by clicking the link below.  If you need more support or have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch at events@acorns,org.uk

This event is being organised in partnership with Eastnor Castle and Dolomite Training.

Details
Starts
5 September 2021 10:00 am
Ends
5 September 2021 6:00 pm
Category
Events
Venue
Eastnor Castle
Eastnor Castle,
Hereford,
HR8 1RL
Organiser
Acorns Events Team
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