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/3rd March 2000
You can sleep in tents 20 metres above
Spend all day hanging from the trees!
Live up in the
It's a wierd experience, but it is possible at Olhain Park
to live like Tarzan, high up in the branches of the
Your feet don't touch the ground for
hours, but it's perfectly safe. You swing fom the trees in
secure rope harnesses, travelling from tree to tree - even
eating picnic meals high up above ground.
You can be an arbronaut for a couple of hours,
or for a short 2-day break. The leaders use adapted
mountaineering techniques to make it safe, whilst feeling
adventurous. Your life in the trees is in the beautiful
setting of the Olhain Park forest near Béthune - more
sites are planned, including one in Guînes forest in
On a hot summer day, local families flock to Olhain Park
outdoor swimming pool
Olhain's departmental Nature & Leisure Park offers you
the opportunity to escape in 450 hectares of forest. You can
choose from many sports and leisure activities - swimming
golf, tennis, mini-golf. The park has refreshment facilities
and a 2* campsite; also walking and mountain-bike trails.
Away from organised facilities, there is space to enjoy the
outdoors and the wildlife - you can visit nearby
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Location: Parc Depatremental
de Nature et Loisirs OLHAIN, 62150 HOUDAIN
Bruay-Bethune exit from A26 autoroute, then the D301 from
Rough guide to
Park open all
Tel: 00 33 (0)3 21 27 91 79 (Arbronauts: 00 33 3 21 27 91
Fax: 00 33 3 21 64 17 95
places to visit:
medieval moated castle