Zip-wire fun as kids become daredevils in Aylesbury town centre

Zip-wire at Aylesbury Thursdays event
Zip-wire at Aylesbury Thursdays event

Aylesbury High Street became a daredevil’s dream for the day as children took to the skies on a free zip-wire.

The first Aylesbury Thursdays event of the Easter holidays saw youngsters brave an eight-metre climb for a bird’s-eye view of the town centre, before whizzing down to the ground.

The zip-wire was free of charge, as were a toddlers’ play area, giant garden games and a ball-rush activity in Market Square, on Thursday, March 31.

The events are funded by Aylesbury Town Centre Partnership, which has appointed a new supplier, Extreme Adventure, to provide all of this year’s activities.

Thanks to contributions from local organisations and businesses, there will be opportunities for children to try something new for free, on every Thursday of the Buckinghamshire school holidays.

Stefan Cork, business owner and member of Aylesbury Town Centre Partnership, said: “Last Thursday, the town was full of people having a great time - both the kids on the zip-wire and the parents watching. As a contributing business, we were given the chance to try the zip-wire too, and my staff and I are now full of admiration for the kids who braved it; it feels like a very long way down!”

Other activities over the holiday included a free nine-hole mini golf course and a scramble net for children aged four and over) both in Kingsbury.

More details can be found on the AVDC website, at the Visit Aylesbury website and in the Town Centre Live Guide for Spring / Summer 2016, or on Twitter with the hashtag #AylesburyThursdays.