Visiting Gripped, London

Disclosure - We we invited to Gripped for the purpose of this post. All thoughts, opinions and photographs are our own. 

Gripped is a new attraction based in Hounslow. Gripped is designed to thrill you with its line up of exciting Aerial activities. Each activity can be booked separately or as a bundle to help save money and can be combined with a visit to its neighbour, Hobbledown Heath. 

gripped slides

What To Expect At Gripped London, Hounslow, TW14 0HH
Zip, slide, jump or climb... prepare for the thrill of a lifetime! Whether you are 4 or 84, Gripped London have a range of aerial adventures guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping. Choose from High Ropes, Zip Lines, NetPark, Speed Slides, Power Fan Descender and Bag Jump.

We chose to complete three activities. The High Ropes, Dual Line Zip Trek and the Net Adventure Park.  

On arrival at Gripped you will be given coloured wristbands for each of the activities you book and the booked time will be written on each wristband. 

net park at gripped

net park at gripped

The Net Adventure Park was a good activity to start with to get our adrenaline pumping. You are allowed 45 minutes from your start time to get climbing, bouncing and sliding, although the staff member did say we could stay a little longer if we wanted. I think this will depend on how busy the net park is. 

We really enjoyed this experience as we hadn’t really done anything like this before, you could climb up, bounce on the individual areas, fight with huge bouncy balls up high and slide back to the ground in special net slides that where really fun to use.  We also played a game of hide and seek, although the net park isn’t huge it was big enough to hide in and chase each other round. 

If the Net Park isn't for you then there are benches and tables surrounding so you can watch from below. 

speed slides at gripped

The other available Gripped activities are located further inside Hobbledown Heath and are accessible through their own entrance. Upon arrival you show your wristband for your chosen activity and a member of staff will take you to the safety briefing area for that activity. 

man and boy waiting for zip line
zip line at Gripped
The Dual Line Zip Trek was a highlight for us. Before we began we were told a little about the course. The course is a mixture go zip lines and high rope obstacles and you are able to go at your own pace. If you are happy you are then moved to an area to be equipped with everything you need to proceed. You will be fitted with a harness and helmet and then shown to the training area. Here you will complete a trainer course first to check you can move your harness around and connect and disconnect to the zips correctly which is really thorough. Our trainer asked little J to do the course again before she would let him proceed. She wanted to make sure he was confident and the second time around he was able to do it with ease so was able to go on the main course. 

boy on zip line

There is one course to complete which we thought was the perfect length. The obstacles consist of rope bridges, wooden bridges and nets and all require good concentration to get across. These are separated by zip lines of varying length. 

The course took us about an hour and a half but could be done quicker by those more experienced. We loved the fact that once you are on the course it’s up to you to get around. Help would be there if really needed but the freedom to get around on your own was really refreshing. We did not feel pressured to get around quickly and it was brilliant for confidence building for Little J. 

high ropes course at Gripped

We had a break before heading onto the high ropes adventure. There are two difficulties to pick from and we chose the easier of the two. This adventure was similar to the zip trekking experience without the zip wires. Instead you have more challenging obstacles high among the trees. There are rope bridges, swinging ropes, challenging bridges with large gaps between each step and much more to work through. Little J loved the experience and was quicker through this one as he had practiced the movement of the harness on the zip trek. 

Overall he preferred the zip trek as he really enjoyed the zip wire sections. 

The other activities available looked really good too and we have already promised little J that we will be back to try them out.

Each activity has it's own minimum age and other requirements so I would advise to check out Gripped website for more information. 


Have you heard of Gripped London or are you planning a visit? Leave us a comment below and let us know.  

For more fun you can head to Hobbledown Heath which is the perfect outdoor adventure play area for the kids. Read our review of Hobbledown Heath for further information. 


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