Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set up to 120 feet above the forest floor.
The Go Ape tree-top adventures are growing UK-wide. The Go Ape result is spectacular. The experience gets the adrenalin pumping, gets people out of their comfort zones and above all (no pun intended), it’s just great fun.
Why not come and enjoy the views from the forest canopy?
Established 2002,Go Ape offers up to three hours of tree top fun. It’s a great way to get outdoors and have some fun. We take one lush, green forest and a healthy dollop of breathtaking scenery; blend with a smattering of tree-top high wires, tricky crossings (using ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels made of wood, rope and super-strong wire) and wind-in-your-face zip wires; and finish off with a liberal dose of people in search of their inner Tarzan.
Every year, nearly half a million people Go Ape in the most awe-inspiring locations across the British Isles. So whatever your confidence and ability, if you love the outdoors and fancy taking on zip wires, Tarzan swings, rope ladders, high wire crossings and more, grab your tribe and head to your nearest course for up to three hours of tree top fun. No two Go Ape experiences are the same.
Go Ape is for anyone who likes to live life adventurously - you don’t have to be a seasoned explorer to have a Go Ape experience! Whilst we do have a few practical conditions we think everyone has the Go Ape spirit just waiting to be unleashed! There’s no greater rush than the great outdoors, so whether your tribe is a stag do, birthday party, corporate event or simply a day out with the kids, we make our courses as fun and as accessible as possible.
Nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year at The National Business Awards, 2008, Tristram Mayhew, Chief Gorilla says. "Creating adventures: encouraging others to live life more adventurously is the ethos behind Go Ape. It's very much about introducing people, young and old, to the forest and being able to explore the forest from a different perspective."
Each of the Go Ape courses is split into 5 or 6 separate zones. Up in the canopy, there is an assortment of spectacular rope bridges and Tarzan swings. An exhilarating zip slide bringing you back down to the forest floor at the end of every section. Set against the stunning forest backdrop this unique family activity provides approximately three hours of adrenalin-fuelled fun and adventure.
Go Ape Locations
- David Marshall Lodge, Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, nr Aberfoyle, Stirling
Go Ape Aberfoyle opened on the 26thMay 2007 and is situated in southeast Perthshire on the upper reaches of the River Forth. It is a key centre in both The Trossachs and the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park and as such has become a tourism centre. Go Ape in Aberfoyle has the UK's longest zip slide, 426m, that flies above a 90ft waterfall!
- Alice Holt Woodland Park, Surrey
Go Ape is set within the ancient forest of Alice Holt, famous for its oak trees which once supplied timber for navy ships. Recently Alice Holt oak has been used to build a replica of Shakespeare's Globe theatre in London. Whether you have come to walk, cycle, picnic, or see the wildlife, there is something at Alice Holt for everyone who loves the countryside.
- Bedgebury Forest, Kent
Bedgebury is located in Kent and is incredibly popular with people of all ages. Walkers, runners and cyclists all enjoy this tranquil forest and kids of all abilities can spend time having fun in the adventure play area. Bedgebury's National Pinetum allows for scenic views throughout the whole year.
- Go Ape! Black Park
Black Park Country Park, Black Park Road, Wexham, Buckinghamshire,
- Swinley Forest, Bracknell, Berkshire
Set in Swinley Forest, Bracknell, a great place to let off steam in the great outdoors. Take in a variety of plants and animals and explore a fabulous science discovery centre and free adventure play area. Popular for mountain biking and a hit with corporate teams.
- Poole's Cavern, Buxton, Derbyshire
Buxton is a spa town at the heart of the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire. Buxton has been a popular holiday resort for centuries and blessed with stunning scenery.
- Cannock Forest, Staffordshire
A short drive from Birmingham, Cannock Forest sits on Cannock Chase, the smallest area of outstanding natural beauty on mainland Britain.
- Go Ape! Coed-Y-Brenin
Coed-Y-Brenin, Dolgellau, Gwyrew, Wales, LL40 2HZ
- Tree Top Adventure at Crathes Castle
Crathes Castle is yet another new edition to the Go Ape! tribe.
- Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire
Dalby Forest is situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park. The southern part of the forest is divided by a number of valleys creating a "Rigg and Dale" landscape whilst to the north the forest sits on the upland plateau. Enjoy great walks around Staindale Lake and Haygate with views over the valley. A network of forest roads including the 9-mile Dalby Forest Drive provides access to this outstanding landscape. Dalby is very much a forest worth visiting.
- Delamere Forest, Cheshire
The course in Delamere has the second longest zip wire of any Go Ape site, stretching 200m. The facility is located adjacent to the Linmere Bridge with views of Blakemere Lake.
- Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Set in one of the most distinctive forest settings in Britain with a seductive charm all of its own, this new Go Ape adventure course is one of the most exciting of the seven sites around the UK. The circuit boasts crisscrossing zip wires in a forest that covers some 35 square miles with picturesque views of the lakes.
- Glentrees Forest, Peebles
Built on the hillside within the beautiful Glentress Forest, the Peebles adventure makes good use of the valley for some jaw dropping exposure, and features the highest Go Ape! zip wire over the reservoirs in the valley
- Grizedale Forest, Cumbria
Newest obstacles are the Parrot Ladder and the Victoria Falls Crossing. Grizedale is a stunning location particularly great for families - take in the wash of bluebells in June!
- Haldon Forest Park, Devon
Go Ape's first foray in the South West! Just 15 minutes from Exeter, Go Ape at Haldon and experience two incredible Zip slides flying you from hilltop to hilltop!
- Tree Top Adventure in Itchen Valley
- Leeds Castle, Kent
Take to the trees and speed down zip slides high above the Kentish hilltops. Featuring zip slides up to 100 feet above the forest floor and 250 metres in length adrenalin is guaranteed! Take in the stunning views of Leeds Castle and its grounds - representing over 900 years of history, beauty and change. For a great day out in Kent, make a day of it by Going Ape and exploring the castle.
- Margam Country Park, South Wales
In the springtime we'll be opening our very first Welsh course, located in Margam Country Park (near Port Talbot), which boasts splendid landscapes and the largest deer herd in Wales.
- Tree Top Adventure at Matfen Hall Hotel
- Moors Valley Country Park, Dorset, Hampshire
A challenging trail with some 35 hanging bridges, scramble nets and zip wires at heights of up to 30 feet off the forest floor. Enjoy the meadows, small woodlands and Crane Lake. An adventure play area is perfect for younger children and a special castle and sand area ideal for toddlers. Witness the picturesque Moors Lake or take a ride on the narrow-gauge steam railway - the perfect end to a Go Ape day out.
- Rivington, Lancashire
With its rugged hills, picturesque reservoirs and woodland Rivington is hailed as Chorley's mini Lake District... the perfect location for our latest Go Ape course. The course is currently being built and will open in the springtime.
- Sherwood Pines Forest Park, Nottinghamshire
Set within Sherwood Pines Forest Park, changes for 2006 include an expanded course of seven sites. New additions include Stepping Stones, a new Balance Beam and a great new cabin. Sherwood is famed as the only Go Ape location in the UK with treetop-to-treetop zip wires! Set deep in the heart of the Nottinghamshire countryside, Sherwood Forest boasts beautiful woodland and is probably the most famous forest in the world. The forest is a great place to walk, cycle, or horse ride (Keep your eyes open for the merry men!)
- Thetford Forest, Suffolk
Newest obstacles are the Tank Trap crossing and Turtle Crossing, the first of their kind to be developed on any Go Ape course. Two sites have been merged to form a new supersite now compromising of 16 obstacles. All zip wires have been extended by 50%.
- Tree Top Adventure at Trent Park, Near Cockfosters in London
At last, you can take to the trees in London. If you want to know where there is a Go Ape in London, go to Trent Park.
- Wendover Woods, Buckinghamshire
Set high up on the crest of the Chiltern Hills; enjoy the spectacular views and wild landscape across Aylesbury Vale from high up in the trees. Jon & Amy run a great café in the woods; pop in and indulge in one of their homemade cakes.
- Whinlatter Forest Park, Cumbria
Set in the North of the picturesque Lake District; the home of outdoor adventure. Whinlatter will be our highest course above sea level, (rising to 790 metres), making it a real high altitude experience. Soak up the spectacular views across the Lake District and into Scotland.
- Woburn Safari Park, Bedfordshire
In March 2009 we're opening a brand new course at Woburn Safari Park... we can't wait! So why not join us, and combine the excitement and thrill of Go Ape with the fun of Britain's largest drive through and Foot Safari...
- Wyre Forest, Worcestershire
Wyre Forest, home to some of the most ecologically significant woodlands in England. So why not Go Ape in one of Britain's largest remaining ancient woodlands...
We’re open daily from April to October (and weekends in February and November!) so come and enjoy the tree-top adventure that everyone’s talking about. It’s best to check our website for details (or call our booking line on 0845 643 9215, please note there will be a £1.50 booking fee.)
Gorillas (18yrs+) - From £30.00 *
Baboons (10-17yrs) - From £20.00 *
Minimum age 10 years, minimum height 1.4m (4ft 7in) and maximum weight of 20.5 stone. Under 18yr olds must be supervised by a participating adult. One participating adult can supervise EITHER two under 18 year olds (where one or both children are 10-15 years old) OR up to five 16-17 year olds.
Get in touch with our Go Ape Events Team to get your tribe in the trees - from Aberdeen to Wyre, 10 to 280 people, for adults and children - We can tailor a day that you and your gang will never forget.
Team Building Groups and Events at Go Ape!
Forest Segway With Go Ape!
You can enjoy our forest segway experience in the most beautiful forests in the UK located at our Bracknell, Moors Valley, Thetford sites. Get off-road and explore the great outdoors on the latest all-terrain segways. From two legs to two wheels – for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a totally unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.
Find out more about riding a Segway at Go Ape.
Tree Top Junior
A fun filled hour of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You'll take on 20 crossings over 3 trails and finish with one awesome zip wire. Our outdoor adventure at Moors Valley, near Bournemouth is for all abilities so explorers can uncover the forest canopy from 4 years (over 1m) to 104 years!
Find out more about Junior Treetops at Go Ape.
Find Out More About Go Ape
If you are interested in this fantastic treetop experience, you can find out more at the Go Ape website. Even Tom Daley has been!
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