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A Romantic Zip for Two!

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January 26, 2016

Back in December we were invited to have a night off by Mamas and Papas and enjoy an evening out on them as part of their #MandPNightOff campaign. We were booked to do the Zip Line on Bournemouth Pier followed by dinner at Aruba, but sadly the weather had other ideas and the Zip Line had to be postponed.
The Pier Zip on Bournemouth Pier is the world’s first pier to shore zip wire experience with a launch tower towering high above the sea, giving an exhilarating “zip surf” over the waves to the beach.
Climb the Launch Tower which reaches a height of 60ft (approx 18 metres) above the sea. From here you take a leap of faith and step off to experience an exhilarating 820ft (250 metres) ‘zip surf’ over the waves and the Dual zip line means you can ride with friends, family or loved ones and challenge them with a race to the beach!
Bournemouth Pier
This weekend the weather was playing ball and although we wanted to do a night zip in the dark, they closed at 5pm so we settled for an afternoon flight.
We booked in and got kitted up with safety harnesses and helmets before climbing the tower, waving to the kids below who were watching with Nanny.
The Launch Tower doesn’t look very high but we were both out of breath by the time we reached the top. The staff member then took us through some safety advice whilst he attached us to the zip line itself. Once we were both ready it was time to launch……..
“Allons Y”
Reaching speeds of around 30mph it is an exhilarating ride over the Pier and sea to the beach and is great fun to do.

Thank you to Mamas and Papas for our PierZip adventure.
Every parent deserves a night off every now and again, so if you are struggling for the perfect present for Mothers Day, Valentines Day or Birthday for a friend or relative with a family, why not get them a Mamas & Papas Babysitting Voucher (plus it’s free). There’s nothing better than knowing the little ones are safe and sound with a loved one, so you are offering them the best present of them all – an evening off where they can go out and relax, have fun, or just get some sleep!

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    Helen @actuallymummy

    January 26, 2016

    Oh goodness I’m not sure I could stomach that! My daughter would love it though! Do they have an age restriction?

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      January 27, 2016

      The minimum age is 6 but they have to be 1.3m tall (poor Isaac is desperate to do it but is too short)

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    January 26, 2016

    This looks brilliant – bet your heart was raising there! I love a good zip slide – will have to try this one next time we are in Bournemouth! I agree that a night out together is definitely needed every now and again and to try something different like this is perfect! Hubbie and I went to go ape a few years ago and I think taking risk together is great fun! x

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    January 26, 2016

    Oh my life!! No thank you very much! LOL! Looks like you had great fun though x

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    Kate Thompson

    January 26, 2016

    Oh wow! On three levels – a night off, what an experience and WHAT a view!! Rather you than me though….

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    Eve Redmond

    January 26, 2016

    Omg I felt sick just watching that video!!! You are so brave!! I would have to be paid millions to do that lol x

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    January 26, 2016

    Oh my goodness, my heart is beating just looking at this!! I agree though, nights out are so good – I wish I could enjoy them a little more often!!

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    Lindsay At Newcastle Family Life

    January 26, 2016

    That looks amazing, I don’t think I could do it though as I am so scared of heights. xx

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    Kerry norris

    January 27, 2016

    Looks like a fantastic view. You’re much braver than me. I couldn’t have done it. The babysitting voucher sounds like a great idea x

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    Zena's Suitcase

    January 27, 2016

    You are a very brave lady. I don’t think I could do that, and I know my husband would freak! It does look fun though. Everyone does need a night off though

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    January 27, 2016

    Wow, it looks amazing. Loved the video. I am not sure I could manage the climb though!

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    Sarah Cantwell

    January 27, 2016

    Wow! It looks so much fun and how wonderful that it’s all on video xx

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    Alice Langley

    January 27, 2016

    What a great date! Fantastic idea.

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    January 27, 2016

    Wow that looks amazing I think I would be far to scared to have a go though.
    It looks like a great experience though.

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    January 27, 2016

    This is a fantastic idea! Every parent does need a night off! So this is a great campaign. Vey brave going on the zip wire! x

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    Ickle Pickle

    January 27, 2016

    Oh wow – you are braver than me! It looks amazing but don’t think I could go through with it! Kaz x

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    VaiChin @RamblingThroughParenthood

    January 27, 2016

    OMG!! You are a brave one. I just about managed the GoApe Junior zip and felt the adrenaline rush 🙂 This looks Amazing!

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    Life as Mum

    January 27, 2016

    Oh wow how amazing is that! The video is fab!

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    Miranda (Anosa)

    January 27, 2016

    OMG I think I am just about to pass out, as much fun as this looks I am very scared of heights.

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    The L's Mum

    January 27, 2016

    What a great date, it sounds like so much fun. I am a bit of a wimp but knowing I could do it with my hubby would make me give it a go. Sounds like a lot of fun. I totally agree we all deserve some couple time or a night off every now and again.

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    Zoe L

    January 27, 2016

    Oh my goodness! That looks scary, well done though!

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    January 28, 2016

    Wow this looks amazing and a little bit scary! Love the idea of being over the pier and the sea.

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    Zoe Forde

    January 28, 2016

    Aaaah that’s so high! I didn’t think I was afraid of heights but your video has scared the beejaysus out of me. Haha. xx

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    Mums do travel

    January 28, 2016

    What brilliant fun! The babysitting vouchers are a great idea for a gift.

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    Pamela | Life With Munchers

    January 28, 2016

    Omg!! You are bonkers! Yay for the adventure though I guess. Bit too scary for me, I must admit!

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    January 28, 2016

    eek! I’d love to do this sort of thing – but sod the romance, I’d have to leave D on the ground as he’s terrified of heights!

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    January 29, 2016

    I’m not sure whether I would have been brave enough to try this although I’d like to think I would be! a pamper evening sounds lovely! x

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    Carolynne @ Mummy Endeavours

    January 30, 2016

    Haha love this! How good it looks… the video is ace! What did you film it with? I’d definitely like to do this, as would my Teen x

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    Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    January 30, 2016

    This looks fab and I bet you get some great views all the way up there!

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    Jess @ Catch A Single Thought

    February 2, 2016

    Oh goodness you are so brave! I think the climb to the top would have been enough to put me off. Looks fab though if you like heights!!

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    February 4, 2016

    oh my goodness, I think that would scare me! what a lovely idea from Mamas and Papas though.

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