Monthly Archives: October 2013

Tiny Tarzans at Black Park

Our Go Ape Mobile Playground  has just landed at Go Ape Black Park, it’s designed for Tiny Tarzans and is just a taster of our Tree Top Adventures & Tree Top Junior.

The mini adventure will be at Go Ape Black Park from the 28th October 2013 – 1st December 2013 and is designed for mini Tarzans (6 – 12 years).

No one loves adventure more than kids.  Now you can treat your little monkeys or tarzans to all the fun of Go Ape on a course designed just for them.

Price: £3.50 per person for 2 laps.  Supervising adults go free.

Opening hours: 10 – 4:00. Open every day over half term.  Weekends in November. There is no booking for the mobile adventure course.

Duration: Monday 28th October – Sunday 1st December 2013.

Age: Aimed at 6-12 year olds, however as long as you’re over 4 years and over 1 metre tall you can have a go (children aged 4-6 need to be accompanied on the course 1:1 ratio).

Height: minimum height 1m

We can’t wait for you to swing by! No need to book; just turn up!  We’re open 10-4 everyday over October ½ term and November Weekends.

NEW Junior Adventure at Cannock

Kids day out at Cannock Chase

Kids day out at Cannock Chase

We’re excited to announce that our latest Junior Adventure lands at Go Ape Cannock, near Rugeley on Saturday 26th October. 

Go Ape Cannock will play host to our seventh Tree Top Junior in the country and is aimed at Tiny Tarzans between 6 and 12 years old. Take a peek at what Tree Top Junior is all about and find out why kids are ‘going ape’ over our latest adventures.

Be one of the first to tackle our latest member of the Go Ape family.
NEW Tree Top Junior Opens on the 26th October for you to enjoy fun filled days out of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles.

We can’t wait to see you in the trees.

Fridays at Go Ape

Go Ape

We open all of our adventures for you to enjoy at the weekends in November. But this year we’ve decided to keep the forest doors of some of our busier adventures open on Fridays!

So you’ll be able to swing by the following adventures on a Friday in November. Just wrap up warm, hunt out those gloves and join us for a final forest fix before winter really sets in.

Our Trent Park adventure near London is nestled in acres of stunning woodland and a stones throw from the capital. The park is perfect for family adventure days out in London. Take in the views from the trees and share some amazing adventure memories with your tribe, taking on Tarzan Swings, high ropes, epic zip wire and Trent Park is home to one of our epic Skateboard Zips.

Thetford Forest is the original and arguably still the best. Set in the heart of Britain’s largest lowland pine forest, our first ever course is centred around 30 miles of bike and walking trails from which to explore 50,000 acres of forest. And the mother of all our courses features our classic Tree Top Adventure, Forest Segways and Tree Top Junior.

Aberfoyle. In Short – it’s Zip Wire Heaven in Loch Lomond. Our first adventure in Scotland and what an impact it’s made. Stunning scenery of the surrounding Queen Elizabeth Forest Park in Aberfoyle (Stirlingshire) gives the course a jaw-dropping backdrop and makes for a great day out in Scotland.

Moors ValleyBest Tourism Attraction Experience 2012 at Bournemouth Tourism Awards. Set in a Great Park with Adventures for Everyone. If you’re looking for days out in Dorset, there’s no doubt you’ll leave Moors Valley Country Park (near Bournemouth) with a monkey sized grin.

Book your next adventure now.

Monkeying Around in the Name of Charity

Monkeying around

Monkeying around

Our instructors at Delamere Forest took on an epic challenge on the 30th September. Ascending the exact distance from the bottom of the ocean to the top of Mount Everest by pulling themselves up a zip line, the team worked together to raise money for Help for Heroes Official and Cancer Research UK. A mere 19,772 metres to climb! The team tell us about their day.

Go Ape Delamere Forest, Monday 30th of September 2013, 08:29. I find myself clipped to the bottom of zip line 5 ready to go. For me this isn’t unusual, over the past 8 years I’ve been in the very same situation an uncountable amount of times. What is odd, however, are the 5 other sleepy instructors stood behind me stifling yawns and shouting encouragement. 08:30 ticks over and I’m off, wind in my hair cable in my hands flying UP zip line 5. I cruised to the top in a respectable time and zip back down again. 212 metres done, 19,560 metres to go and so our journey begins from ‘The Bottom Of The Ocean To The Top Of Mount Everest‘.

DE2Everyone beasts out their ascents and we’re leaving the metres of climbing trembling in our wake. More and more instructors arrive bringing food, enthusiasm and most importantly fresh arms.

12:30, 4 hours in and we’re at 50 ascents, 10,600 metres well over half way. Proud, pleased and only a little tired we risk an hour’s lunch break and fire up the BBQ. 

13:30 we don our harnesses and prepare to destroy this challenge. Refuelled and refreshed we smash out our first few ascents but soon enough the zip line begins to fight back. It claims first blood with a few trapped fingers and cut skin. Everyone begins to feel the ‘burn’ and our times begin to s..l…o….w. Screaming, shouting and an unwavering team effort keeps us going. Everyone digs deep and we just keep pulling the end is in sight.

85 ascents done, 18,020 metres climbed. 9 more left…. Let’s go to a 100, let’s climb past Everest someone suggests. We can’t resist pushing ourselves that little bit further, we do like to live life adventurously. 

Everyone clips on for their final ascent and stays at the top….98…99…100! We’ve done it! 19,772+ metres, 100 ascents of zip line 5. The entire tribe are on site 5 and in turn we head back down group hug and a well deserved trip to the pub.

Every single instructor and our Managing Director Jerome Mayhew put in an immeasurable amount of effort. We completed the task in less than 8 hours, we showed an incredible team spirit and a tough mental attitude. We would all like to thank everyone that sponsored us and supported our challenge, together we raised over £1500 for Help For Heroes and Cancer Research UK and had such a fun time doing it.

Anything can be achieved so long as you don’t let go.