Comedian Peter Kay checks out new Lake District tree-top attraction

NET WORTH: Comic Peter Kay enjoys a spot of adventure at Brockhole

NET WORTH: Comic Peter Kay enjoys a spot of adventure at Brockhole

First published in News
Last updated

COMEDIAN Peter Kay was seen bouncing around in the Lake District as he and his sons enjoyed a sneak preview of the UK’s first ‘net adventure park’, which opened on Saturday.

The Lancashire-born funny-man became the first official visitor to the exciting new adventure park at Brockhole, near Windermere, when he popped in during a trip to the area on Friday.

Peter and two of his three sons tried out the 1,500 sq metre park which features giant trampolines, walkways, slides and tunnels entirely made of nets and swinging high up in the tree canopy, and all said it was ‘brilliant’.

Completely surrounded by netting means there is no harnesses required – kids (and adults) can run and bounce to their heart’s content.

And it seems that the celebrity soon realised that as well as being great fun, the park was good exercise too.

“I must have lost two stone in ten minutes,” he told staff.

Mike Turner, who owns the nets and neighbouring high ropes course ‘treetop trek’, said: “Peter Kay was absolutely a delight, and we are thrilled he was our first official visitor.

“He was just so funny, it was as if we were constantly in his audience – he never stopped joking. They all had a great time and kept saying how wonderful the new attraction was.”

One of only 16 net parks to open worldwide, ‘treetop nets’ has been constructed by a small group of Frenchman – the only people in the world skilled to install the parks – who spent six weeks at the site.

Comments (5)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

7:08pm Thu 24 Jul 14

PropMeUpWithTeabags says...

Without being rude to Peter Kay I'm pretty sure there is a weight limit of 120kg which is 18stone 9 pounds. Without wanting to make assumptions about people's weight I would probably hazard a guess that he is heavier than the weight limit and so shouldn't have been allowed to participate.
Sorry to be a killjoy but there shouldn't be different rules for celebrities .
Without being rude to Peter Kay I'm pretty sure there is a weight limit of 120kg which is 18stone 9 pounds. Without wanting to make assumptions about people's weight I would probably hazard a guess that he is heavier than the weight limit and so shouldn't have been allowed to participate. Sorry to be a killjoy but there shouldn't be different rules for celebrities . PropMeUpWithTeabags
  • Score: -15

9:31am Fri 25 Jul 14

doodleshire14 says...

PropMeUpWithTeabags wrote:
Without being rude to Peter Kay I'm pretty sure there is a weight limit of 120kg which is 18stone 9 pounds. Without wanting to make assumptions about people's weight I would probably hazard a guess that he is heavier than the weight limit and so shouldn't have been allowed to participate.
Sorry to be a killjoy but there shouldn't be different rules for celebrities .
If you don't want to make an assumption, DON'T MAKE ONE.
[quote][p][bold]PropMeUpWithTeabags[/bold] wrote: Without being rude to Peter Kay I'm pretty sure there is a weight limit of 120kg which is 18stone 9 pounds. Without wanting to make assumptions about people's weight I would probably hazard a guess that he is heavier than the weight limit and so shouldn't have been allowed to participate. Sorry to be a killjoy but there shouldn't be different rules for celebrities .[/p][/quote]If you don't want to make an assumption, DON'T MAKE ONE. doodleshire14
  • Score: 15

4:04pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Kendal lad says...

PropMeUpWithTeabags wrote:
Without being rude to Peter Kay I'm pretty sure there is a weight limit of 120kg which is 18stone 9 pounds. Without wanting to make assumptions about people's weight I would probably hazard a guess that he is heavier than the weight limit and so shouldn't have been allowed to participate.
Sorry to be a killjoy but there shouldn't be different rules for celebrities .
Man alive !!

How outrageous a comment is this ??

It is irrelevant what weight he happens to be, as you have failed to take into account any factor of safety that is built into the system being used. The point behind maximum weight limits is to avoid having LOTS of people on a system at that weight to avoid it being overloaded.

One person at a time, who ever they happen to be or how heavy they are, will not effect the safety of that system.

Take your bigoted attitude elsewhere in future.
[quote][p][bold]PropMeUpWithTeabags[/bold] wrote: Without being rude to Peter Kay I'm pretty sure there is a weight limit of 120kg which is 18stone 9 pounds. Without wanting to make assumptions about people's weight I would probably hazard a guess that he is heavier than the weight limit and so shouldn't have been allowed to participate. Sorry to be a killjoy but there shouldn't be different rules for celebrities .[/p][/quote]Man alive !! How outrageous a comment is this ?? It is irrelevant what weight he happens to be, as you have failed to take into account any factor of safety that is built into the system being used. The point behind maximum weight limits is to avoid having LOTS of people on a system at that weight to avoid it being overloaded. One person at a time, who ever they happen to be or how heavy they are, will not effect the safety of that system. Take your bigoted attitude elsewhere in future. Kendal lad
  • Score: 6

4:23pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Keeping_it_real says...

Meanwhile inside Brockhole, many staff have just been told they are being made redundant.
Meanwhile inside Brockhole, many staff have just been told they are being made redundant. Keeping_it_real
  • Score: 2

4:25pm Sun 27 Jul 14

TwoHat says...

Keeping_it_real wrote:
Meanwhile inside Brockhole, many staff have just been told they are being made redundant.
. . . and how they laughed!
[quote][p][bold]Keeping_it_real[/bold] wrote: Meanwhile inside Brockhole, many staff have just been told they are being made redundant.[/p][/quote]. . . and how they laughed! TwoHat
  • Score: 2

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree