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Tobogganing

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    Blast down our floodlit, toboggan slope on our colourful Zibob toboggans. Pick the session type that suits you!

    Tobogganing is very nearly sold out for 2022. There may be some occasional cancellations for Christmas or Twilight Tobogganing.

    Individual Spaces: 30 minute slots available to buy for as few or as many children as you like. There are 16 spaces per slot and everyone must be aged 4 to 12. Adults cannot take part in these sessions.

    Exclusive Half Slope: 30 minute slots for exclusive use of half the slope for up to 8 tobogganers. Suitable for ages 4+ with no upper age limit. This is the only option suitable for tobogganers over the age of 12.

    Exclusive Full Slope: Whole hour exclusive use of the entire slope for up to 24 tobogganers. Everyone must be aged 4 to 12.

    Important information:

    - Safety brief included prior to going on the slope
    - Gloves, long sleeves and full length trousers must be worn
    - At least one adult present for all session types
    - Slope operates in all-weather

    Once an individual space has sold on a session, that slot will no longer be available for any exclusive bookings. If half the slope is booked, the exclusive full slope will no longer be available for that time slot.

    To book this activity as a Birthday Party Package, please click here

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    Tobogganing


    Tobogganing is available in three different session types: 


    Individual Spaces: 30 minute slots available to buy for as few or as many children as you like. There are 16 spaces per slot and everyone must be aged 4 to 12.  Adults cannot take part in these sessions. 

    Exclusive Half Slope: 30 minute slots for exclusive use of half the slope for up to 8 tobogganers. Suitable for ages 4+ with no upper age limit. This is the only option suitable for tobogganers over the age of 12. 

    Exclusive Full Slope:
     Whole hour exclusive use of the entire slope for up to 24 tobogganers. Everyone must be aged 4 to 12. 


    Tobogganing is available 7 days a week. During term times, sessions begin from 3.30pm on weekdays. 


    Book tobogganing online here. 




    Tobogganers must wear full length sleeves, full length trousers, covered footwear (no flip flops or crocs) and a pair of full fingered gloves whilst on the slope.

    There is a light sprinkler system on the slope so you could get a little damp even if its not raining.

    We will go ahead in all weather conditions so dress for the weather and consider layers in case you get too hot.

    Please aim to arrive at least 10 minutes before your booked time. 

     

    Your time on the slope (30 minutes or 1 hour, dependent on booking type) will begin at your booked time. 


    If you arrive late, we will try to get you onto the toboggan slope as soon as possible however we will have to complete a safety brief and you may have to wait for a member of staff to become free. Unfortunately, we will not be able to carry your time into the next slot so please arrive in plenty of time to avoid disappointment. 

    Yes, you can book tobogganing as a birthday party online here - www.mendip.me/party/


    Tobogganing is available in 3 different session types: 


    Individual toboggan spaces are available for ages 4 - 12. 

    Hour long, exclusive slope bookings is for ages 4 - 12. 

    30 minute, exclusive half slope sessions are for everyone aged 4+. 


    All tobogganers must be at least 4 years old for all session types. 


    By popular demand, we have kept the option for 12's to join in with tobogganing. Due to safety reasons, this is only available with exclusive, 30 minute, half slope bookings.  


    You can use your Toboggan voucher against individual toboggan spaces on standard tobogganing sessions. All vouchers that were valid as of the first lockdown in March 2020, have been extended for 18 months past their original 18 month expiry date. 


    If your voucher is for Tobogganing, chips and a drink, please double check the cafe opening times as it is currently operating on reduced hours. If the cafe is not available when you visit for your toboggan session, you will be issued with a voucher that can be redeemed on a future visit for chips and a drink. 


    If you would rather use toboggan vouchers towards an exclusive session or a different activity, you can use the value of your voucher towards any activity. Simply enter your voucher codes during checkout and your basket total will be discounted by the amount originally paid for your voucher(s). 


    Toboggan vouchers are not valid on Twilight Tobogganing. 

    Tobogganing goes ahead, whatever the weather! It can be even more fun in the rain. 

    There is a covered area for spectators at the top of the slope. The slope itself is not covered and we have sprinklers for when the slope is too dry, so rain just means that everyone slides faster and has more fun! 

    We always recommend dressing for the weather and bringing waterproofs or a change of clothes if it's particularly wet on the day of your tobogganing session.

    We now offer tobogganing in 3 different ways: 


    Individual Spaces 

    - 30 minute slots

    - 16 spaces per slot

    - Ages 4 - 12 only

    - Prices from £3pp per 30 minutes 

    Exclusive Half Slope- 30 minute slots
    - Exclusive use of half the slope for up to 8 people
    - Ages 4+, no upper age limit! 
    - Prices from £32 per 30 minutes
    Exclusive Full Slope- 1 hour slots
    - Exclusive use of the whole slope for up to 24 children 
    - Ages 4 - 12 only
    - Prices from £96 per hour


    Once an individual space has sold on a session that slot will no longer be available for any exclusive bookings. If half the slope is booked the exclusive full slope will no longer be available for that time slot.


    Individual toboggan vouchers and 'Toboggan, chips and a drink' vouchers can be redeemed for individual space bookings. Alternatively, the value of what was paid for toboggan vouchers, can be used against any type of booking or any of our activities.

    Throughout the year, we offer special seasonal tobogganing sessions. We currently have the following on offer: 


    Halloween tobogganing - Every toboggan session in October is a Halloween toboggan session! These are available as individual spaces, half slope exclusive hire and whole slope exclusive hire. Halloween tobogganing includes trick or treat sweets and a hot chocolate for every tobogganer! 


    Christmas tobogganing - Every toboggan session in November and December, before 4pm is a Christmas tobogganing session! (Not including Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve). These are available as individual spaces, half slope exclusive hire and whole slope exclusive hire. Christmas tobogganing includes a toboggan license, a santa hat, a candy cane and a hot chocolate for every tobogganer! 


    Twilight Tobogganing - These sessions take place every day in November and December, after 4pm and all day on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Twilight Tobogganing is a festive, family experience and is only available as exclusive hire of half the slope for up to 8 people. Following 30 minutes of tobogganing, everyone will be invited to our secluded, woodland campfires. Each group will have their own campfire where they can roast marshmallows, light sparklers and drink hot chocolates together whilst sitting around the fire, all included in the cost. A friendly instructor will be on hand to oversee the campfire and help you get the perfect roasted marshmallow. Everyone will receive a Santa Hat, a toboggan license and the group will receive a voucher that entitles them to a half price round of family frisbee golf. The whole experience lasts around one hour.

    General FAQ's

    This ranges depending on the activity...


    Tobogganing is available for ages 4+

    Skiing is available for ages 5+

    Snowboarding is for ages 8+ (but must also have at least a size 2 feet and be 1.2m tall)

    Frisbee Golf does not have an age restriction and under 6's play for free


    Our outdoor activity sessions can be run in two ways, with different minimum ages:


    If you are booking individual spaces on an activity session, the minimum age for most activities is 8. 


    You are also able to book a session privately just for your group. If you book the session exclusively we can relax the age restriction to include children aged 6 or 7. At least one adult must take part and be included in the group if there is anyone taking part under the age of 8.  

    As an outdoor activity centre we go ahead whatever the weather! The only exception to this rule is lightning directly over the centre, which we monitor very closely. Make sure you bring a change of clothes if it's raining, wrap up warm if it's windy, and drink plenty of fluids if it's hot. Make an adventure of it!!!

    All of our activity sites have plenty of parking onsite. Parking is free of charge.

    We are very fortunate to be situated in such a stunning location set in the Mendip hills. Unfortunately, this does come with its limitations. We have recently installed a lift in our main centre which allows disabled access to our cafe-bar. 


    The paths leading to our onsite activities can be fairly muddy and uneven. Pushchairs/wheelchairs/mobility scooters may struggle depending on what part of the site they are trying to access. 


    Please view our full accessibility statement here: www.mendip.co.uk/accessibility

    You will receive a confirmation email from us once your booking has been made. Sometimes this email can end up in your junk folder, so please check there first if you can't find it. 


    If you can't find a confirmation email, your online booking may not have been fully completed - please check whether the session you were trying to book is still available online. If it is, please try to make the booking again. If it's not, please contact us so that we can check what's happened.

    The Alpine Lounge is open!


    Check out our website https://www.alpinelounge.co.uk/ for the current opening times and to view the menu.


    We do no accept bookings for the cafe, it is walk in only. 


    Mendip Activity Centre, Mendip Lodge and Mendip Basecamp are all cashless. 


    We accept all major credit and debit cards (excluding American express).

    Yes! We have a bunkhouse right on site that is available year round and, during the Summer months, we have 2 canvas villages onsite also. 


    For full information, pricing and options please see our Education webpage here - https://www.mendip.co.uk/education

    Yes! Whatever your size, scale or budget, we offer bespoke team away days. 

    Take a look here for more info -https://www.mendip.co.uk/corporate 

    Yes we do! To book a Birthday party click here - www.mendip.me/party/ 


    You are able to book any of our onsite activities as a Birthday Party package including use of our party room and food for all participants. 


    You are also able to book any of our activities as an exclusive session just for your group and use this as a birthday party if you are looking for just an activity with no catering option. 


    Our public opening times are kept up to date here: 

    https://www.mendip.co.uk/about-mendip


    If in doubt, all activities can be booked in advance at www.mendip.co.uk/familiesandindividuals 


    We are open to private education groups, corporate groups, youth groups outside of this time. 

    Education enquiries here: www.mendip.co.uk/education

    Corporate enquiries here: www.mendip.co.uk/corporate

    Youth group enquiries here: www.mendip.co.uk/youthgroups






    Tobogganing
    Christmas and Twilight tobogganing is sold out so we are unable to rearrange your session outside of your booked times.


    Frisbee golf or recreational snowsports

    We are likely to be able to change your start time at arrival as long as it is within our opening hours and on the same day.


    Private session
    We will start whenever you arrive but we are unlikely to be able to overrun.


    Individual spaces on a session

    We will do our best to fit you into the session at a point that does not disrupt it too much for other participants. If you are more than 10 minutes late, we're sorry but it is very unlikely we will be able to fit you into the session due to missing the safety and equipment briefing and kit up.


    Let us know you cannot make your session, or request an amendment: 

    Please email hello@mendip.me



    Our cancellation and amendment terms can be viewed here: https://www.mendip.co.uk/termsandconditions

    Yes, well behaved friendly dogs are welcome to visit the Alpine Lounge!