Please note: In light of Government advice on COVID-19, we’ve decided to postpone The Big Bristol Abseil, due to take place on Saturday 25 April. The health and safety of our supporters comes first. While the situation is constantly changing what we do know is that Above & Beyond will continue to be there to support Bristol’s city centre hospitals. We are in daily conversations with the Trust about how best to do this. All participants have now been informed and we’ll let you know the date of the new event as soon as possible. Thank you for you patience and support.

The Big Bristol Abseil is now SOLD OUT!

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Do you have a head for heights? Abseil down Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Registration is now open to become part of the first team ever to take on The Big Bristol Abseil!

Whether you’re looking to conquer your fear of heights, wanting to raise money for Bristol's hospitals, or just looking for a fun thing to do with friends in the name of a good cause, this event is for you.

Become a hospital hero on Saturday 25 April 2020, and abseil down Bristol children’s hospital (fancy dress not essential, but allowed!).

No training is needed – our fully qualified events team at Dave Talbot Adventure Events will be on hand on the day to provide full support and coaching.

The Big Bristol AbseilRegistration and Fundraising

By signing up you’ll get support from the Above & Beyond fundraising team to reach the £200 minimum sponsorship target per person

Registration is £25. This covers most of your costs, meaning more of your fundraising goes directly to the hospitals.

You can enter on your own or put together a team and abseil as a group. Sign up as a team of six or more for a £5 discount per person, making it £20 each.The maximum team size is 12.

Please note – if you sign up as a team, we will try our best to group you together for the abseil, but this is not guaranteed and depends on numbers.


How fit do I need to be to take part?

You don’t need to train for this event, but it is suggested you have a reasonable level of mobility. Being able to climb a flight of stairs quickly, jump a foot off the ground and climb over a fence unattended are good examples of the mobility needed for this event. Please read the health disclaimer below for more information. 

Are there any restrictions?

Age – All participants must be aged 18 or over, unless they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (in this case, a minimum age of 14 then applies.) The parent or guardian must complete a Parental Consent Form prior to the event.

Weight – The weight restriction for this event is 20 stone. If this applies to you, get in touch and we will discuss the possibility or participation with the events company.

I’ve never fundraised before, and I don’t know where to start. What do I do?

A dedicated staff member will get in touch with you shortly after signing up to help you plan out your fundraising! Fundraising is fun and exciting once you know what to do. We support you every step of the way to make sure you have the best experience!

What if I don't reach the minimum sponsorship target? 

By registering for this challenge you are pledging to raise the minimum sponsorship of £200 and understand that it is the aim of this challenge to raise as much as possible for your hospitals. If you cannot raise the minimum sponsorship your place will be forfeited unless you make up the balance yourself. 

Don’t worry, our fundraising team is on hand to help you reach the target and make the whole experience fun!


If you’d like to find out more before you sign up, please contact [email protected].

Health disclaimer

If you have a health condition and are curious as to whether you can take part, please read our event provider’s health disclaimer below:

Adventurous activities, by their nature, involve an element of risk which cannot be totally eliminated. Every care is taken by Dave Talbot Ltd to ensure the safety and well being of participants. However, adventurous activities do involve the acceptance of risk and of responsibility for the consequences of one’s actions. Adventurous activities are frequently physically demanding and require a reasonable level of fitness. By presenting on the event you are declaring yourself fit, free from injury, and able to participate in the event booked. All participants on a Dave Talbot Ltd event must be aware of this and accept the risks associated with the chosen activity.

Please contact your doctor for advice if you are unsure and wish to take part.