Monthly Archives: March 2016

Don’t believe the hype…

Zip Wires at Go Ape Dalby

The tabloid papers have been scaring us for weeks with news of impending superstorms, floods and plummeting temperatures. Just reading the headlines is enough to convince people to stay cooped-up indoors.

But, guess what? Our trees are still standing, we haven’t been snowed-in and we don’t need to catch a boat into work! We’ll admit that this March is a little cooler than usual (we’re pretty sure we were wearing tees in the trees this time last year), but a slight drop in degrees shouldn’t stop people from going outside and having fun!

Contrary to what the tabloids are telling us, there’s nothing extreme about this weather.

It’s certainly been a chilly start to the season but there are signs of spring everywhere, in particular in our forests – birds are singing, trees are blossoming and flowers are blooming (check out our Instagram for the proof!). It would be a real waste not to get outdoors and make the most of it.

And anyway, there’s good news for all you warm weather worshipers: the Met Office has said there’s going to be more sun in the coming weeks and increasingly mild conditions on a national scale as tropical maritime air travels up to the UK.

Spring Forward at Go ApeOK, so we may be a little biased, but we strongly believe that spending time in the great outdoors is great for the mind, body and soul.

The outdoors offers a natural pick-me-up that’s bound to make you feel brilliant. If you spend all day sat behind a desk in an office, it’s really important to make the most of your free time and get outside whenever you can, even if it’s just for half an hour in the evenings. In thirty minutes you could ride to your mate’s house for a catch-up, go on a walk with your kids, or run around your local park.

With Easter just a couple of weeks away, the clocks will soon be springing back, which means we’ll get to enjoy a whole hour of extra sunlight in the evenings. That means a whole extra hour of enjoying outdoor activities!

When you have some more free time on the weekend, why not come hang with us at Go Ape?

A Tree Top Adventure is a great all-weather activity, as the canopy provides protection from the elements (if there are any on the day you visit us). Springtime’s also an ideal time to swing through the trees as the fresh, crisp air keeps you nice and cool. Remember, there’s no such thing as bad weather, check out our favourite all-weather Go-Apers.

This springtime, don’t be a hermit: be a monkey instead! Give you and your tribe something to look forward to by booking a Go Ape adventure. See you soon!

Win With Forest Holidays

Win with Forest Holidays

Win a £100 Go Ape gift voucher!

With spring on the way (we promise!), we’re celebrating the freedom of the forest with our woodland friends, Forest Holidays. You can save 15% on summer breaks with Forest Holidays’ Leap Year Offer, but you better be quick as you’ll need to book by 29th March. Near every Forest Holidays location there’s a Go Ape experience waiting to happen, and one lucky winner will get £100 towards their next adventure.

So, what will it be? The classic and original Tree Top Adventure, with breathtaking scenery, epic zip wires and almighty tarzans swings. Perhaps, Forest Segway, where you can explore the forest floor on a self-balancing electric segway. Or there’s Tree Top Junior for mini Tarzans or Zip Trekking Adventure in the stunning Grizedale Forest.

Enter now to be in with a chance of winning.

Simply enter your name and email address below:

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 competition period starts 8th March 2016 until 14th April 2016.

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 by email within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days 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.

Unforgettable Adventurous School Trips

Go Ape School Trips

What was the best school trip you went on as a kid?

Perhaps it was when you explored ancient ruins, or learned all the different species of wildlife at a nature reserve. Or it could have been the time you played king or queen for the day at a medieval castle, or when you hit the slopes with your classmates on a weekend ski trip.

The school trips we remember are the ones that involved adventure in some form. They involved fun – we enjoyed ourselves, we saw new sights and experienced new things. And that’s why we believe Go Ape is perfect for a school trip; kids get to have fun with their classmates whilst learning a thing or two at the same time!

Tree Top Junior School TripsSchool trips at Go Ape are educational AND adventurous.

Heading up into the tree tops, kids will get to unleash their inner Tarzans. They’ll clamber across nets, wobble across bridges, leap off platforms and whizz down zip wires – and they’ll do so with their best pals by their side (or, rather, standing on the platform giving them moral support).

A Go Ape adventure is a chance for kids to get out of the classroom and into the great outdoors. It’s a chance for them to connect with nature, to get some fresh air in their lungs and to enjoy this beautiful springtime weather!

You might be wondering how a Tree Top Junior experience can be educational. Well, when kids are up in the trees tackling a variety of obstacles together, this is helping to improve skills such as communication and collaboration between one another. And skills such as these are important when it comes to classroom cohesion.

Perhaps more importantly, a trip to Go Ape can be a great confidence-booster for kids.

From our experience, most kids arrive to us feeling a little apprehensive (most adults do, too!), but all leave with huge grins on their faces. It’s a scary thing, moving skyward with just a harness to hold you in place, but it won’t be long until kids (quite literally) get into the swing of things. A Tree Top Junior course enables them to discover their true potential – you can expect at least half of your class to yell “I did it!” as they whizz down the final zip wire!

School Trips with Go ApeA Go Ape adventure also helps to promote a healthy lifestyle and teaches kids all about the wonders of the great outdoors. We don’t want kids to become a generation of Xbox addicts; we want to open their eyes to the wonders of nature and inspire them to get out there and live life adventurously!

Sticking on the educational theme, with the help of practising teachers we’ve put together a range of imaginative and stimulating learning resources which fall in-line with the National Curriculum. Our school packs feature ideas for in and out of the classroom, and ideas for how you can make the most of your Go Ape adventure.

Kids over 1 metre tall are able to enjoy a Tree Top Junior and if you’re a teacher, you can choose to join your tribe or watch from down below! Our adventure costs just £13 per pupil, go on, request a schools pack now and start planning your next outing.

It’s English Tourism Week! Win with Go Ape

Zip Line at Go Ape

English Tourism Week: 5-13 March 2016

What is it? A week of celebrating all that England has to offer.

Celebrate your adventurous side by unleashing your inner Tarzan at one of our leafy hangouts! It may be your first time there, you may be looking to conquer your fear of heights, or meet some new people. Whatever your reason, a trip to Go Ape is a great way to celebrate your adventurous side!

That’s why we’re giving away a pair of Go Ape tickets each and every day of English Tourism Week.

Just enter your details below to be in with a chance…

Enter your details to be in with a chance of winning Go Ape vouchers

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 competition period starts 5 March 2016 until 13 March 2016.

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 by email within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days 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.

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