Things to do for Active Kids
Sandy Spring Adventure Park Sandy Spring
Where is it at?
Sandy Spring Adventure Park
16701 Norwood Road
Tel: 240 389-4386
Where are we going today?
Are you ready for a challenge? Yes? How about taking on the LARGEST man-made outdoor climbing adventure in the entire WORLD!
That's right - Sandy Spring Adventure Park is forest challenges for those family members over 5 years who want to test their skills, balance, coordination, and determination!
The Adventure Forest is made up of 13 trails, which cover 6 levels of difficulty. These trails between them have 29 zip lines, and nearly 200 challenge bridges that link the platforms!
At the centre of Sandy Spring Adventure Park is the main platform. This is like the peak of a ski mountain. Once you make your way up the ladder onto this platform, there are 13 different trails which head off into the tree tops.
Each of these trails are color coded by it's difficulty level, so you can make sure you are on the right trail for your level of experience.
If you are a natural, you might be able to complete 2 to 4 trails in your three hour climbing session.
The Monkey Grove is a new way to climb a tree with 10 trees each with their own climbing challenge, and The Labyrinth is an amazing structure made up of over 40 elements of mixed difficulty to keep you on your toes!
Kids over 7 years are allowed to tackle the trails, but those little adventurers over 5 years can climb The Labyrinth with an adult.
The trails at Sandy Spring Adventure Park are a great way for kids to stay active, build confidence, develop skills and really see themselves improving with every challenge completed.
Are you ready for the challenge!?
How much does it cost?
- Adults$53 (Over 12s)
- Children$39 - $48. Labyrinth/Monkey Grove $19
- Free Under: 6 years.
When can we go?
Times vary on the season so check before you go
March to November
Give them a call about group rates so you can give your kids a new type of sports lesson!.
There are snacks and drinks on site, so you can re-fuel yourselves there..
Feel free to bring your own food and drink to ensure you keep that energy up!.
Any Top Tips?
The park is open rain or shine, so dress for the weather! The courses may close in high winds. .
Doing our bit
They are all about safety, which is why you get a harness and gloves with your admission, and they give you a safety run-through before you start .
Need a little extra help?
You do need to be physically fit to take on the course.
Parking is free!.
What people are saying?
by Ryan Johnston
This is a great, fun place to go for all ages, especially when it's a very nice day out.
by Madhuri Perera
A magical place on a rain-free day. We took our 9 year old boy here and he was in heaven. It was too difficult for our 5 year old girl, but I'm not sure tree climbing is her thing anyway. Staff were lovely and refunded 1 ticket without fuss when my daughter decided suddenly she wouldn't/couldn't do any of the activities. Whoever thought of this place was a genius and deserves a medal for services to humanity. Or at least a medal for making the world a cheerier place. Seeing adults and kids high in the trees reminded me of the Ewok party scene...Read More
by Heather Jovenal
So much fun and good exercise too!
by Justine Kendall
Went here with the fam - age ranges from 6 to 60. I'm talking one star off for crazy expensive but, it was super fun for all, the staff was great, and it's a much needed physical adventure option for families in the area.
by Leemasters Milford
If you go on a day when there are not many people climbing, it is a truly amazing experience. We are lucky to have this place so close.
Unfortunately, if you are a good climber and visit when they are at or near capacity, you will probably be frustrated and disappointed. If you are a beginning climber, you will probably have fun whether the place is crowded or not.
MAKE SURE YOU DON'T GET CAUGHT BEHIND AN UNSKILLED CLIMBER ATTEMPTING TO COMPLETE A BLUE OR BLACK COURSE. YOU WILL SPEND MOST OR ALL OF YOUR VISIT STUCK BEHIND THEM!!!
by Madhuri Perera
A magical place on a rain-free day. We took our 9 year old boy here and he was in heaven. It was too difficult for our 5 year old girl, but I'm not sure tree climbing is her thing anyway. Staff were lovely and refunded 1 ticket without fuss when my daughter decided suddenly she wouldn't/couldn't do any of the activities. Whoever thought of this place was a genius and deserves a medal for services to humanity. Or at least a medal for making the world a cheerier place. Seeing adults and kids high in the trees reminded me of the Ewok party scene from Return of the Jedi. A good place. Worth going to.