Rope courses are a trendy kid-friendly family vacation activity that offers plenty of hands-on physical fun with swinging bridges, ropes, and plenty of fresh air.
Kids and their families will find all that and more with the 77 obstacle-like elements at Wild Blue Ropes, on James Island just 10 minutes from downtown Charleston, S.C.
Four Levels of Difficulty Designed to Thrill
Wild Blue Ropes is a large aerial course that has something for every adventurer. It offers four different levels of difficulty so whether you are 5 or 50, you’ll enjoy the challenge. Prices range from $19 for the one- to two-hour course to $49 for an advanced four-hour course.
- Explorer Gateway: Designed for ages 5 and older. This level is the perfect choice for kids of all ages who want to find out exactly how the whole adventure works. This entry level course navigates through the 15-foot high course comprised of 7 elements with a continuous belay which allows you to climb without worrying about how to switch or where to climb next.
- Big Sky Challenge: This is a moderate challenge which takes place on the first-level course and makes an excellent choice as a step up from the Explorer’s Gateway.
- Holy City Heights: For those ready to be a little more adventurous, the Holy City Heights course takes participants a story higher. This second-story level challenges your balance and mind as you navigate through nets, tight wires, over and under obstacles, and along swinging bridges. This is great fun and challenges kids to strategize the best course to follow.
- Wild Blue Yonder: The Wild Blue Yonder course is for the fearless. Thirty-five feet high, this course offers swinging, climbing, and strategic maneuvering as climbers move from one feature to the next.
If your kids, or you for that matter, like getting a little scared, the thrill of Wild Blue Ropes offers that along with a sense of accomplishment. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Buy tickets online or over the phone at 843-502-4066. If you choose to just show up, that’s fine, too, but there may be a wait.
Photo credits: Mike Wallace