Giant Swing opens at Hangloose Adventure in Bluewater Shopping Centre

Europe's biggest swing – which features a 46-metre drop over chalk cliffs – has opened at Bluewater.

The Giant Swing ride at Hangloose Adventure will take five people at once as they are swung over the edge of the cliffs surrounding the centre.

The Giant Swing opens at Hangloose Adventure Bluewater today. Picture: John Nguyen/PA Wire
The Giant Swing opens at Hangloose Adventure Bluewater today. Picture: John Nguyen/PA Wire

Chris Lane, site manager at Hangloose, said: "The build of the Giant Swing has been a challenging and exciting time for the team, and we are so proud of the finished product.

"We cannot wait to see people enjoying this unique and truly amazing experience, which has launched in time for the summer holidays."

It comes after Skywire – England's longest zip wire – opened in June last year and will be joined by the UK's only outdoor sky dive machine which will be opening later this summer.

Centre director at Bluewater James Waugh added: "Our latest attraction really is something quite special and we are in no doubt that the Giant Swing will be a massive draw, not just to thrill-seekers living locally, but further afield too.

"We have seen from the last 12 months that the zip wire has attracted visitors and tourists from across the UK and internationally and now we have another amazing adrenalin-fuelled attraction it’s even more of a compelling reason to visit.

Riders will be swung from a 46 metre drop. Picture: John Nguyen/PA Wire
Riders will be swung from a 46 metre drop. Picture: John Nguyen/PA Wire

"We are delighted to open for the school holidays and with two fantastic attractions at Hangloose, plus The Beach now open once again, Bluewater is the place to be this summer."

Tickets start from £40.

Skywire has attracted more than 30,000 flyers in its first year with people travelling from all corners of the country and overseas including Europe, Africa and the US.

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