Giant Swing


The Giant Swing can be taken to a variety of heights to suit you and your partner’s confidence. Your team must work together pulling the hoist rope so the chosen height can be achieved. All participants take an active role to support and encourage each other to reach their goals.

Maximum group size: 15
Minimum age: 7

Core Values


Taking on a challenge, Facing fears, Kit up without an adult doing it for you.

Team Work

Support and encourage each other, Guide and advise each other, Perform and contribute to your team.


Self-belief, Listening to and following instructions, Put on own safety equipment.

National Curriculum Links:

Physical Education

Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities in a team. Physically active for sustained periods of time Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. Lead a healthy, active lifestyle.


Identify the effects of air resistance, friction and the act between moving surfaces.  Explain that unsupported objects fall due to gravity.  Experience forces that make things begin to move faster or slow down.


Compass direction and build knowledge of location in United Kingdom.


Geometry – recognise angles, where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertical.  

We help children to:

  • Learn from mistakes, bounce back and try again
  • Try new things with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Believe that the harder they work, the better they will get at the things that they do
  • Never give up!
  • Love learning!
  • Concentrate
  • Keep on trying when challenges occur
  • Think their way through problems
  • Ask questions and think about our world
  • Make links and notice patterns in their experiences


Karabiner, harness, helmet, c-shape, safety, bridle, belaying, pulleys, purchase, forces,
resistance, platform.

Activity Passport Links:

You can complete 3 achievements with this activity.

Climb something taller than you

Learn something about your local area

Watch a sunset

National Trust Links:

Go cloud watching