Monthly Archives: April 2015

Last chance to win £1,200 worth of outdoor gear

Just a week to go to WIN!

Known for developing the very best outdoor gear for all the family, our friends at Mountain Warehouse have bundled together £1,200 worth of kit for one of our lucky tribe.

If your wardrobe isn’t quite adventure proof, what are you waiting for?

To be in a chance of winning simply click on the ‘Enter Now’ below and tell us who you’d love to celebrate adventurously with.

Good luck.

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Come Celebrate With Your Tribe!

Birthday Parties at Go Ape

Want to organise a birthday party for you or a loved one? Well, why not round-up the tribe and come celebrate monkey-style at Go Ape? We’ve got everything you need to make your day extra special, guaranteeing you a birthday you’ll never forget!

Hanging around in the trees with your tribe is the ultimate way to spend your birthday; it doesn’t matter if you’re 12, 22 or 72, so long as you’re reasonably fit and healthy, you can swing to your heart’s content!

Forget about birthday bumps…it’s all about birthday jumps, swings and wobbles with our Tree Top Adventure courses. After getting harnessed-up, you’ll undergo a quick briefing before clambering up into the trees. Once there, you and your chums will tackle high ropes, bridges and tricky crossings – and will whizz down a few zip wires, too.

When you approach our infamous Tarzan swing, don’t forget to give us your best holler as you leap off the platform! If you want, we can have one of our team follow your tribe around with a digital camera. Expect some funny mementos of your adventures – and don’t forget to smile!

It’s worth bearing in mind that under 16s will need Gorilla supervision on the Tree Top Adventure courses. So, if it’s your daughter’s or son’s birthday, you’ve now got a great excuse to get up in the trees and have some fun, too.

Our Tree Top Junior courses are ideal for little monkeys over 1 metre tall. They’ll spend up to an hour cruising the canopy, taking on a number of obstacles along the way. As optional extras, we can provide kids with the ultimate Go Ape party bag, complete with a medal, yo-yo, monkey mask, pencil set, a badge and more. Parents are also able to pre-order a special Go Ape t-shirt for the birthday boy or girl – it’ll make the perfect souvenir of their Go Ape adventure.

Need to take some time out after all that monkeying around? Sure thing; for just £20 an hour, our Forest Shelter provides a perfect rest place for you and your tribe. It’s time to grab some grub, sing happy birthday and indulge in one or two slices of scrumptious cake – you deserve it!

Don’t fancy celebrating your birthday in the trees? No worries, our adventures aren’t all sky high! As a more down-to-earth alternative, you and your tribe could hit some woodland trails on board our Forest Segways. Riders need to be over 10 and over 7 stone, and kids aged 10-15 need to be accompanied by a Gorilla. If you’re aged 16 and above, you’re free to roam the forest floor on your own!

So, for an extra-special Apey Birthday, come and hang with us!

(PS – once you’ve booked your little one’s birthday, click here to print off some specially-made Go Ape invitations!)

A Four Day Weekend? Now There’s A Reason To Celebrate!

Celebrate Adventure this Bank Holiday Weekend

Well, school’s out, spring is here, and on top of all that, it’s Easter this weekend! The arrival of Good Friday and Bank Holiday Monday means a four-day weekend for many of us, and we can’t help but feel eggstremely eggcited about it! (Sorry, we couldn’t resist).

Besides from eating enough chocolate to sink a small ship, what other Easter plans do you have? You need to get out there and celebrate that four-day weekend, it only comes once a year! If you’re scratching your head for things to do, here are some suggestions:

Eat chocolate

This four-day weekend is the perfect opportunity to (over)indulge on chocolate. It’s the only time (bar Christmas) when it’s OK to gorge out on sweet treats any time of the day, so sub those scrambled eggs for chocolate eggs! (OK, maybe not…).

Burn it off

Chocolate cramps – they’re actually a thing. And you’ll no doubt find that out this weekend. It’s important that you balance your indulging with some healthy exercise this Easter. Why not head out for a few afternoon walks, or round-up the tribe for a bike ride or two?

Another fantastic way to burn off those surplus calories is by clambering up in the trees to take on one of our obstacle courses! Completing the course can burn up to 510 calories in women and 660 calories in men – that’s the equivalent to a standard sized chocolate egg! And once you’ve tackled the course, you can cool off with a stroll around the forest, which looks particularly pretty in the springtime.

Go huntin’

If you’ve got kids to entertain this weekend, nothing beats a good ol’ Easter egg hunt. You could hold one in your back garden, or join in with one of many public hunts taking place across the country. You’re bound to have a cracking time! (Last one, we promise).

In fact, forests across the UK are holding their own Easter-themed events and activities this weekend, and in many of those forests you’ll find one of our Go Ape courses! Get involved with an Easter Egg Hunt at Forest of Dean, or head out on an Easter Clue Trail with your family at Alice Holt.

Mini break

It’s not too late to book a mini break. A four day weekend is the perfect opportunity to get away for a while with friends and family. How about renting a cottage by the sea for the weekend? Or, if the weather’s particularly kind, why not organise a camping trip?

Adventure!

A four day weekend is the ideal time to have your next adventure! Go somewhere you’ve never been, or try something you’ve never tried before! You’ve got four whole days to get out there and live life adventurously – so go for it!

Fancy winning yourself £1,200 worth of Mountain Warehouse kit? Well, just tell us who you’d love to celebrate adventurously with and this weekend just may end up being your best Easter yet!

So, we guess all that’s left to say is, a very “Happy Easter” to you all!

From the Go Ape tribe X

Forest Segway Hits The Tree Tops

Tree Top Segways at Go Ape

Tree Top SegwayIt’s finally here! We’ve talked about it for years but now you’ll be able to tackle the trees in a totally unique way…say hello to Tree Top Segway.

Since 2002, our family tree has grown to 53 adventures in 28 locations UK-wide, and this Easter we’re unleashing another totally memorable experience.

Combining our classic and original Tree Top Adventure experience with our epic Forest Segways, we’ll give you a safety briefing before setting off for an hour of exploring the forest canopy.

Tree Top Segway will include awesome crossings, crazy crossroads and tricky bridges – and finish with an incredible surprise landing.

Course stats:

  • Highest point: 16 metres
  • Longest crossing: 24 metres
  • Total length: 1,109 metres
  • Number of crossings: 45
  • Number of sections: 6

So where’s it going to be?!‘, we hear you cry! Our one-of-a-kind Tree Top Segway experience is opening this Easter, to be the first to find out where sign up here.

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