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Bungee Jumping & Bunjee Jump Experience Days

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Bungee Jumping: Everything you need to know

So you’ve finally decided to do it! You’re going to jump off a crane and bounce around. Yes!

At Wish.co.uk, you can choose between a whole range of bungee jumping experiences depending on where you want to jump, how scared you want to be and who you want to be strapped to. Choose a jump from the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge, or chuck yourself off a platform on the O2 Arena complex. It’s only 160ft from the ground, which is quite small as bungee jumps go.

If that sounds a little bit too easy, visit our bungee jumping venues in Windsor or Manchester and go for the full 300ft with a jump from quite a big crane. Jumps can be booked for most adults who are in good health - it obviously helps if you have an appetite for heights and fresh air.

Teens may jump at some venues, but remember to check the T&Cs before you book if you’re under 18. You might need to take a responsible adult with you, and there really is nothing less cool than a responsible adult. Although they’ll probably have a hanky to mop the sweat off your brow, and that may come in handy.

FAQs

Q: Wait, you want me to jump on that bear from kids’ show Rainbow?
A: No, that’s Bungle Jumping. This is bungee jumping, where you leap off a very high platform, attached to a bouncy rope.
Q: Why in the name of Kevin Rowland would I want to do that?
A: For the exhilaration! This extreme sport has taken the entire globe of Earth by storm. People bungee off bridges and canyons and famous monuments.
Q: Will I be bungeeing off a bridge, canyon or famous monument?
A: More likely off a crane or a platform. We have leaping sites all over the UK.
Q: How high up will I be?
A: Depends on where you go, but anywhere from 150 to 300 feet off the ground.
Q: Can I use this insane activity to try and save my relationship?
A: Of course, we have a two person ‘lovers leap’ bungee jump, where the pair of you will fall and bounce as a couple.
Q: How will they know how long the rope should be?
A: You will be weighed at the bungee centre, so they’ll know exactly all the requirements specific to you and your jump. Obviously safety is paramount with an activity like this and we take every precaution. We have the most experienced staff and the most stringent safety guidelines.
Q: Should I bring along my fancy signing pen?
A: There will be a few forms to fill out, but pens will be provided.
Q: What can stop me taking the plunge?
A: There are weight and age restrictions with this sort of activity, so take a close look at the small print on the bungee adventure you decide to embark on. There are also a variety of medical conditions that may stop you taking part. If you have any concerns, just ask us or the supplier.
Q: I just remembered, I’ve already bungee jumped several hundred times. Got anything similar but different?
A: We’ve got a great big catapult to fling you through the air – that’s pretty neat. Or off a bridge in Middlesbrough, that’s probably something you haven’t done yet. Have a browse through our full range to find something perfect for you.

Fun Facts

  • 1. The first modern bungee jumps were made on April 1st 1979 from the 250-foot Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, by members of the Oxford University Dangerous Sports Club. Students? Doing something stupid and dangerous? That doesn’t sound right.
  • 2. Organised commercial bungee jumping began with the New Zealander AJ Hackett, who made his first jump from Auckland's Greenhithe Bridge in 1986. Wow, he must have been as nervous as... well, a person making the first commercial bungee jump I suppose.
  • 3. The world's first permanent commercial bungee site was the Kawarau Bridge Bungee near Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand. What is it about New Zealand that makes everyone want to leap off bridges? Does it smell or something?
  • 4. The Bloukrans River Bridge was the first African site to be bungee jumped in 1990. You’d get a completely different breed of bugs flying into your mouth with that experience.
  • 5. In April 2008, Carl Mosca Dionisio, made bungee jumping history when he jumped off a 100ft tower attached to a cord made entirely of 18,500 condoms. Well, protection should always be your priority when bungee jumping.
  • 6. The word ‘bungee’ originates from West Country dialect, meaning anything ‘thick and squat’. Which explains why I’m called ‘Mr. Bungee’ when visiting Frome.
  • 7. Land diving is a ritual performed by the men of the southern part of Pentecost Island, Vanuatu. The precursor to bungee jumping, men jumped off wooden towers around 66 to 98 ft high, with tree vines wrapped around their ankles. Can somebody please buy the men of Pentecost Island a Wii or something? It sounds like they need something to do.
  • 8. In the opening scene of the film GoldenEye James Bond bungee jumps from the top of the Verzasca Dam, though the leap was actually performed by stuntman Wayne Michaels. Who was both shaken and stirred.