Leap from Spinnaker Tower as it launches brand-new adrenaline experience The Drop

Thrill-seekers will be able to take a leap from Spinnaker Tower - in safety
Thrill-seekers will be able to take a leap from Spinnaker Tower - in safety
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THIS summer brave adrenaline-rush seekers can experience the feeling of freefall, as they leap from a platform 25 metres above sea level.

But, they will be jumping safe in the knowledge that a harness, rigging and a giant crash mat will ensure they have a safe landing.

Spiinaker Tower at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth

Spiinaker Tower at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth

Tony Sammut, general manager of Emirates Spinnaker Tower explained: ‘The Drop is going to be a really exciting addition to the Emirates Spinnaker Tower experience.

‘We are delighted that a part of the tower which was previously inaccessible will be opened to the public for the first time.

‘Thrill seekers will have the opportunity to leap from a specially installed platform which stands about twice the height of an Olympic diving board.

‘Not to be confused with a bungee jump, I would liken it more to the kind of jump that a stunt person might do in a Hollywood movie. ‘The cable attaches to the participant’s harness at their chest.

‘As they leap out from the platform towards the harbour, their jump is guided to a giant crash mat at the base of the tower.

‘Our 100-metre abseils have proved to be incredibly popular over recent years and we’ve been keen to find a way of offering another adrenaline experience that is accessible to a much larger audience.

‘The age range for The Drop is wider, open to children as young as 11 years.’

The Drop will launch on June 21 and bookings will open on June 1. Tickets cost £18 for adults and £15 for children (11-15 years) which includes general admission to Emirates Spinnaker Tower.

In the interest of safety, minimum and maximum weight restrictions apply. Visit spinnakertower.co.uk or call (023) 9285 7520 to book in advance or to find out more.