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Win a School Trip to Go Ape

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Win a school trip they’ll never forget. 

 

If you want to give your class a unique outdoor educational experience, you’re in luck. Go Ape are giving you the chance to WIN a school trip for your class*.

Watch them unleash their inner apes as they fly down zip-wires, swing on giant Tarzan swings and tackle wobbly crossings on our Tree Top Junior adventure. All you have to do to enter is fill in the form below:

This competition is now closed.

T&Cs:

1. The promoter is: Adventure Forest Limited Trading as Go Ape Ltd whose registered office is at Unit 1, Fornham Business Court, The Drift, Fornham St Martin, Bury St Edmunds, IP31 1SL.

2. To enter the competition you must be: (a) UK resident; and (b) 18 years old or over at the time of entry.

3. Employees of Go Ape or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.

4. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.

5. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are shown above.

6. *The prize includes a Tree Top Junior Adventure for 30 participants, during term-time Monday to Friday. Participants must be 1 metre tall to Go Ape and should be supervised from the ground by responsible adults at a 1:8 ratio. Tree Top Junior is available at 16 of our 29 nationwide locations. Travel and accommodation are not included.

7. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not fully received for whatever reason.

8. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in any event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.

9. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.

10. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

11. Winners will be chosen: at random by software provided by random.org from all entries received and verified by the Promoter.

12. The winner will be notified on 31st March 2016 and the winner must claim their prize within 24 hours. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 24 hours of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

13. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

14. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by [English] law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of [England].

15. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [UK] data protection legislation.

Go Ape Battersea Park…a course like no other

Go Ape Battersea Park Tree Top Junior

You’re strolling through the heart London, soaking in the city’s many sights. And suddenly, you hear a loud, elongated shriek that sounds extremely similar to a Tarzan holler.

Are your ears deceiving you?

No, they aren’t! It’s been a long time coming but Go Ape has officially landed in the centre of London and is open for monkey business! Our course occupies a large corner of the beautiful Battersea Park, which is located on the south bank of the River Thames. Here are some of the reasons why the newest addition to the Go Ape family is extra special:

It’s in the city

Go Ape Battersea Park is a first for any city in the UK (you’re welcome, Londoners!). One minute you could be strolling around the streets of the capital with hordes of city-dwellers, the next you could be up in the tree tops about to take on one of our courses!

Battersea Park seemed like the perfect spot for a Go Ape course as it’s close to many of London’s landmarks; Buckingham Palace, Marble Arch, Big Ben, the National History Museum and London Eye are all less than three miles away. This means you can easily combine a Tree Top Adventure with a spot of sightseeing.

Oh course for those north of the city, there’s also Go Ape Trent Park, with a Tree Top Adventure boasting over 600m of obstacles and crossings, including a 120m zip wire!

It’s mega high

Warning: this course is not for the faint-hearted. Most obstacles are double the height of those at our other locations. After all, we want to give you the best possible view of the cityscape in the background!

As you probably know already, Go Ape’s motto is ‘live life adventurously.’ We think that, through adventure, we get to challenge ourselves and discover our true potential. That’s why we decided to take it higher when designing the Battersea Park course.

Even if you’ve swung with us before, the Battersea Park course is bound to test your nerves. But that’s the great thing about it! Climb it, conquer it, and feel a massive sense of achievement when you complete it!

Obstacles are longer

The new course isn’t just twice as high, but many of the obstacles are twice as long too! And if they’re double the distance, this means the obstacles are going to be twice as wobbly (and twice as fun). I think it’s fair to say that Battersea Park Go Ape is our most challenging course to date, both mentally and physically. Think you can handle it?

Go Ape Tree Top Junior Battersea ParkThere’s a Tree Top Junior

Hang on a minute! It’s not fair for adults to have all the fun. If you’ve got mini Tarzans in your tribe, they’re bound to love our Tree Top Junior course. You can watch from the ground as they explore the canopy and grow more confident with each obstacle they cross. And to finish off their adventure, they’ll get to whizz down a zip wire and into a huge pile of woodchip!

At Go Ape Battersea Park, the high ropes are higher, zip lines are longer, bridges are shakier…But don’t take our word for it – book a Go Ape adventure for you and your tribe and see for yourself!

Calling all teachers! Win a Pair of Go Ape Tickets

Tarzan Swing

Simply give us your opinion on our schools pack

We want to make your school’s experience of Go Ape as tree-mendous as possible, and that includes our handy schools packs. If you’ve requested one of our schools packs in the past, simply give us your feedback on how we can improve and you’ll automatically be entered into a draw to win 1 of 3 pairs of Go Ape tickets.

Enter below:

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

T&Cs:

1. The promoter is: Adventure Forest Limited Trading as Go Ape Ltd whose registered office is at Unit 1, Fornham Business Court, The Drift, Fornham St Martin, Bury St Edmunds, IP31 1SL.

2. To enter the competition you must be: (a) UK resident; and (b) 18 years old or over at the time of entry.

3. Employees of Go Ape or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.

4. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.

5. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are shown above.

6. Your prize includes 1 pair of Go Ape Tree Top Adventure gift vouchers. Travel and accommodation are not included.

7. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not fully received for whatever reason.

8. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in any event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.

9. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.

10. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

11. Winners will be chosen: at random by software provided by random.org from all entries received and verified by the Promoter.

12. 3 winners will be notified on Thursday 31st March 2016 and the winner must claim their prize within 24 hours. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 24 hours of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

13. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

14. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by [English] law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of [England].

15. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [UK] data protection legislation.

International Women’s Day – Women Behaving Adventurously

Zip Line at Go Ape

Tuesday 8th March kicks off International Women’s Day and since we’re all about living life adventurously, we thought this would be a prime opportunity to combine the two. We’re looking back over some of our most treasured adventurous women who paved the way for risk-taking women everywhere.

 

Air: Amelia Earhart

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You may know more about the mystery disappearance of Ms Earhart more than the woman herself, but she was quite extraordinary! Aged 24, Amelia took her first pilot lesson and bought her own plane just months later. Amelia then went on to break women’s world records in aviation, including altitude records, speed records and then becoming the first ever woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. She later found her demise just shy of her 40th birthday as she attempted to be the first woman to fly around the world.

 


Land: 
Rosie Swale-Pope

 

The first person to run around the entire world! It took her almost 5 years to complete her challenge, covering 21,000 miles, 52 pairs of trainers, and raising £250,000 for Prostate Cancer Awareness. Rosie decided to complete the race from her hometown of Tenby, in Wales, to raise funds and honour the memory of her late husband.

 

Sea: Nikki Curwen

Nikki Curwen Go Ape

Credit: Stanislas Thuret

Go Ape’s very own Nikki Curwen. A previous instructor at Go Ape took on the Mini Transat challenge and became the first woman to complete the solo-race across the Atlantic. So we may be a little bias, but we think that’s pretty adventurous. Nikki has worked tirelessly to compete in this challenge for the past 3 years before the date was upon her. Nikki then spent days at sea, traveling 4000 miles, single-handedly alternating between sleep and sailing until she crossed the finish line and was named the first woman to do so. Read more about Nikki’s adventure here.

 

Altitude: Alison Hargreaves

British bred Alison Hargreaves from Derbyshire became the first woman in history to climb Mount Everest without the use of bottled oxygen. In 1992, Alison climbed the world’s highest and arguably most dangerous mountain unaided by sherpas and emergency oxygen. Amazingly, Hargreaves made it to the summit and descended safely. Sounds superhuman to us!

 

Beasts: Lara Prior-Palmer

Another British treasure doing it for the girls. In Lara Prior-Palmer riding her horse in the Mongol Derby2013, 19-year-old Lara Prior-Palmer rode 650 miles, 13 hours a day, to become the first and youngest woman to win the Mongol Derby. The Mongol Derby takes place over 10 days and travels across the Mongolian Steppe, facing extreme conditions and fierce competition from other racers. In her final year of being a teenager, Lara faced the longest and toughest horse race and come out a winner.

Credit: theadventurists.com

 

We’re not expecting your class to put down their exercise books and climb a mountain, but perhaps there’s an exciting challenge that you could face as a class. Maybe even tackling a Tree Top Junior Adventure as a class? We hope this has inspired you to live life more adventurously and get out there and give it a go.

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