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Soar across the flooded quarry at speeds that'll get your heart pumping. There’s nothing like it in the UK and it’s suitable for all ages. Turn up and jump, or: >>Buy your tickets.



Go from max G to pure freefall on our super-
sized swing. Our 1st customer was 5 years old. If he can do it... >>Buy your tickets.



No-holds-barred wild swimming, climbing & tombstoning for ages 10+. Now with The Blob! >>Buy your tickets.



Book a session & get busy hurling axes at tree stumps. Mud, sweat & cheers for savages 12 years & up.


You can watch them anywhere. See yourself on our screens, on your phone and when you get home Get your video pass here or at reception.


Refuel in the cafe: pasties & cakes from local bakers, luxury lollies & ice cream. Order a BBQ: pick it up when you get here. Freshly prepared & ready to go. Order here.



Straight after opening in 2009 we topped the national press lists of things to do, family days out & activities in Cornwall. The Times, The Guardian and The Gadget Show all agree: if you’re looking for things to do in Cornwall, start here. And in 2010, we became an approved venue for Cornwall Council’s school holiday activity programme...1001 kids and counting can’t be wrong. Press reviews below:, July 2011, Jan, 2011 Guardian Travel, Oct 2010 Times Online Jan 2010, The Gadget Show, August 2009


Try Freshwater Coasteering in Cornwall’s most beautiful quarry. Coasteering in our quarry is an adventure unlike any coasteering you’ve tried before – in Cornwall or anywhere else for that matter.

Visiting Adrenalin Quarry is like finding yourself on the set of Jurassic Park. Dramatic cliffs loom over a deep lake, birds scatter as you smack the surface of the water. As with all our adrenalin activities, we’ve pushed the boundaries of the sport but made it as accessible as possible. So, our coasteering sessions involve wild swimming, tombstoning, an encounter with The Blob and climbing your way across our beautiful Cornish quarry in a truly exhilarating coasteering experience.

The emphasis is always on adrenalin and creating an adventure to remember, whether you’re 10 or 100, timid beginner or fearless adrenalin junkie.
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Fly down The UK’s Maddest Zip Wire. It’s been highlighted as the top adrenalin attraction in Cornwall for good reason. It’s nearly half a kilometre long, 50 metres high and you reach speeds up to 40mph! Best of all, this adrenalin activity is suitable for all ages – so far we’ve had people as young as 4 and as old as 93 jump off our cliff. So, families and thrill-seekers all welcome…
>>More on Cornwall's Zip Wire


There’s more to Adrenalin Quarry than getting thrown off a cliff. The park is safe and fun for families, thrilling for adrenalin junkies. That’s why we’re often featured in ‘best things to do in Cornwall’ lists in the national press.

In 2010, we built a play park & picnic area with views of the lake. In 2011 came The Giant Swing & more viewing decks. 2012 saw The Blob & new toilet blocks. We want to keep you comfortable before (and after) we get your nerves jangling. In 2013, we added a pontoon, a cafe & a video system. New for this year? Order picnics & BBQs online here.

Things to do in Cornwall at Adrenalin Quarry Facilities
  • Multiple attractions on site
  • Jump off The Zip - UK’s Maddest Zip Wire
  • Conquer The Widowmaker (Coasteering)
  • Ride The Giant Swing
  • Replay you rides in Slo-Mo (Video Pass)
  • Get fresh picnics & BBQs made to order
  • Relax on the lawn & dive off the pontoon
  • Try deep water wild swimming
  • Go karting at Kartworld
  • Enjoy stunning views & amazing wildlife
  • Picnic area overlooking the lake
  • Viewing platforms: see the cliff jumpers
  • FREE entry, parking & kids playpark
"Adrenalin Quarry made me Adrenalin Junkie!!!!"
I visited Adrenalin Quarry on a whim while staying in Plymouth. The swing and the zip wire was so enjoyable, but the swing was a highlight. The view is absolutely incredible and the terror that grips you is a great feeling (to look back on)! After the swing, and feeling as though I could conquer anything, we went on the zip wire. We also got a nice video and photos of the zip wire which are priceless.
RATING: * * * * *
Backpackingjetsetter, TripAdvisor, Nov 2013
Such a great day coasteering and experiencing the blob!! I booked this for my partners 30th and we both thoroughly enjoyed the experience!! Great value for money and fantastic instructors. Thanks so much. So good to be able to view all the pictures on Facebook too! :-)) HappyLas_83, TripAdvisor, Oct 2013
TOTALLY AMAZING! The zip wire was so good we did it 3 times, the people running it were brilliant they were friendly and good fun but so safety consious if you want a great day out this is the place to go i will be going again and trying out the coasteering and the blob as well as the zip wire again. Thanks guys me and my friend shiela had a blast :) Nicki1918, TripAdvisor, Sept 2013
"Throw your kids off a cliff with a big smile on their faces !:)"
We visited this venue and were very impressed, four of us rode from my 40 yr old 6ft 4 husband to our tiny 5 year old son, staff were very professional and informative, brilliant with very excitable children with lots of what if questions :)!!!
The views are lovely and we even enjoyed a swim in the quarry afterwards the kids are still telling the James Bond style stories to their friends! It was a very worthwhile experience and yes it's over quickly but it is a more memorable experience than any boring theme park ride, it is exactly that an experience and one our children will remember for a long time and isn't that what holiday memories are made of? It is well built, picturesque, clearly priced and run by educated and conscientious staff we made a full afternoon of it with the swim and picnic,well worth the visit thank you. Booty123, TripAdvisor, Aug 2013

Simon and I visited (at last!!!) to 'Zip' and 'Swing' at the Quarry....spectacular surroundings, well organised and fun experience. The staff were really helpful and very well informed, and the weather was stunning. A great event

Kate, Trip Advisor, July 2013
‘What a day. Just pure magic.’

‘Had a brilliant afternoon. We only managed to do the Zip Line but this was a brilliant experience and I hope to return to soon for the coasteering. I would recommend you spend time on the lawn at bottom of quarry swimming or lazy around as its an excellent place to relax. We watched some 15 people enjoy the coasteering and they all said they had a brill experience. They are also dog friendly.The staff would score 10\10, could not have been more helpful. Best day of our holiday so far.’

Tom, Caroline & Takara the dog from Scotland Trip Advisor, July 2013

I never dreamed I would summon up the courage to go on the zip wre. But my son (25yrs) wanted to go, so I thought ' well you only live once!' so me, his mum, went too. Amazing, absolutely fabulous - what an adrenalin rush. Would love to do it again. Staff were great and the location and facilities clean and friendly - highly recommend a visit!

JanetteIsleofMan, Trip Advisor, July 2013
Rating: * * * * *
Visited last friday (12th) to do the swing, zip and coasteering! staff were awesome had lots of fun and have already recommended to friends. Cant wait to see the coasteering pics!!! C Christina Faulkner, Facebook, July 2013
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I took my daughter zip wiring for her 12th bday with 8 friends on sat 8th june, she is a wheelchair user and so is one of her friends. The staff who helped us were fantastic, they managed to get both the girls onto the zip and they loved it. I really want to thank them for their positive, friendly and enthusiastic approach. Will def go again and would recommend it. Dawn Cook, Facebook, June 2013
Rating: * * * * *
Awesome experience!! Highly recommended to everyone! Massive thanks to Joe and Bryany for a brilliant family memory Jack Rosie Steve and Cathy!! Cathy Stores, Facebook, May 2013
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What a fantastic day! Staff are SO helpful, nothing is too much trouble. 10/10, recommend to everyone! Sarah Mummy Hughes, Facebook, May 2013 Awesome!!!!!! massive adrenalin hit. Biggest rush I've had in UK.......Do the zip wire then the quarry jumping coasteering session. Cornwall rules Perran, Bude, 2010 I went down last year. Flying down the ZIP is one of the best things to do in Cornwall if your on holiday there. SarahH66, YouTube, May 2010
I did surfing and zorbing and coasteering and loads of other stuff when I was on holiday in Cornwall. Loads of people told me though, one of the best things to do was jumping off the zipwire. Didn't get round to it, but it looks amazing. deffo next time Haha I live right near here. I've been on it and this zipwire is awesome!! NuttyFruitcake14, YouTube, Feb 2010 My brother did this with his wife and LOVED it. I haven't had chance to do this, so anyone who does have the chance do it for me! Thanks... I will be jealous. Rachel7670, YouTube, Nov 2009
Do I have to pay to enter Adrenalin Quarry? No. Entry is FREE. Many people drive up just to take a look around and watch the jumpers and the coasteering from our spectacular viewing platform on the cliff’s edge. I have small children. Is Adrenalin Quarry suitable? Absolutely. Children are our most fearless customers! They dive off The Zip and ride The Giant Swing everyday and love it. Last year, our youngest jumper was only five years old. However, if you prefer driving to diving, right next door is Kartworld,
Cornwall’s top go karting centre. We also have a picnic area where families can sit down, take in the views over the lake and watch the jumpers and now there's a play area for the kids, too. Do you provide food? Yes. We’ll make you a freshly made picnic or BBQ which you can pick up when you get here. In the cafe, we do hot homemade soups with a roll in the colder months and tea, coffee, cold drinks and cakes all year round. You can also bring your own picnic and spread out on the lawn. If you’ve got a big group coming, let us know your requirements and we’ll get you fed on the day.
Is it safe? Yes - it’s big thrills, no spills. We’ve gone out of our way to provide a genuinely thrilling experience that gets your heart pumping without compromising on safety. There are regular safety checks across the site, daily equipment checks and replacement well within the recommended time limits. We only use state of the art gear: Petzl pulleys, tri-lock karibeners, 13mm climbing and caving rope lanyards, DMM harnesses, and Kenwood handheld radios. When better equipment becomes available, we’ll use it. This is why families AND adrenalin junkies alike keep coming back to us.
I’m thinking of coming, but I’m concerned some of my family/group will be too scared to go down. How do you deal with this? We welcome all types of people, from the truly nervous to the gung-ho. Our instructors are friendly and reassuring and are really good at calming the jitters. So much so, that we often find that the people who start off gulping at the start are soon rushing back for more. If you really don’t fancy it, you can relax with a coffee in hand and watch the jumpers on our nice, solid viewing platform overlooking the quarry lake.
I have a disability. Can I fly down The Zip/The Giant Swing? Yes. Every year, we have many wheelchair users and people with disabilities fly down The Zip & ride The Giant Swing. Please call in advance to Buy your tickets and discuss your needs. Are there disabled toilets? Yes. HOW DEEP IS THE QUARRY LAKE? It's 22 metres at its deepest point. For imperialists, that comes in at 72 foot and 2 inches.
CAN WE GET PHOTOGRAPHS OF OUR ZIP & GIANT SWING RIDES? Sure - we've fitted a new video system that captures your zip and swing rides, replays them in our video gallery and posts them straight to your facebook. See yourself in Slo-Mo on AQ’s big screens, share with friends and download stills of your favourite bit. There’s no escape. Get your video pass here.

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