Monthly Archives: February 2017

Adventurous quotes to live by

Books that inspire adventure

“Live Life Adventurously” Go Ape

Now, those of you au fait with the Go Ape blog will know that we appreciate a good quote. In fact, we don’t just appreciate good quotes we LOVE them.

We love reading quotes that make us smile, make us laugh, or get us thinking. We love quotes that inspire us, or give us a fresh perspective on something. Oh, and we also love quotes that leave us reaching for the tissues…

We always want to share the love, passing on some of our favourite quotes in the hope that you’ll enjoy them, too!

The theme for this week’s post? Adventure! As you know, the Go Ape tribe are all about living life to its very fullest. It’s part of our motto: “creating adventures, encouraging others to live life more adventurously.” And so, we welcome any quote that helps inspire you to break free from that boring comfort zone, get out there, and start making memories that’ll last a lifetime!

Ready for adventure? You will be after reading these…
“If things seem under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” Mario Andretti
“You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.” Sue Fitzmaurice
“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” T. S. Eliot
“Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure and go ever upward.” Drew Houston
“Fill your life with adventure, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.” Anon.
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the juAdventure is out theredgement that something else is more important than fear.” Ambrose Redmoon
“Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” Helen Keller
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot
“If happiness is the goal and it should be then adventure should be a top priority.” Richard Branson
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain
The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” Eleanor Roosevelt
“Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.” Jack Kerouac
“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” Katharine Hepburn
“Always remember, it’s simply not an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.” Sarah Ban Breathnach.

…Do you now feel the fire in your belly? Have you suddenly developed a thirst for adventure? Stop putting your life on hold get out there and start living adventurously today! Why not kick things off by booking a Tree Top Adventure for you and your tribe?

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Go Ape and Montezuma’s have Mother’s Day covered!

Mothers day gift Montezumas

Here is your chance to win this Mother’s Day

 

We have teamed up with the team at Montezuma’s Chocolate to bring you some Mother’s day chocolate gift sets, to remind you to celebrate mums everywhere.  

If you haven’t heard of Montezuma’s, they specialise in combining interesting ingredients and the best cocoa sourced from around the world to produce fantastic chocolate.

All produced in their factory near the beach in West Sussex, using only natural ingredients and a lot of love, Montezuma’s are set to become Britain’s greatest little chocolate company.  

Chilli and Lime chocolate anyone?  Take a look at all their awesome chocolates here. 

We have five Mother’s day prizes to give away, you can see them below or here.

Montezumas mothers day prize gift

Sorry this competition is now over!

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 Monday 27th February 9am until Monday 20th March Midnight 2017.

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.

The forest floor is calling…

Forest Segway Go Ape

What’s that?

Can you hear it?

It’s the forest floor…calling your name!

Think back to the last time you visited a forest what did you do? Did you hit some mountain bike trails with your buds? Did you build a den with your kids? Did you take a leisurely stroll through the trees, soaking up the sights, sounds and smells of your surroundings?

The forest is a fantastic place to be. Yes, we’re biased, but we love nothing more than to escape to a woody retreat. Forests are natural sanctuaries; they provide a peaceful place to take some time out from our hectic lives and just be.

Modern-day life moves fast, but we all need to slow down every once in a while. And there’s really no better place to take it easy than in the depths of the forest, where the air is clean and crisp and there isn’t an electric socket in sight!

So, now that we’ve sold a trip to the forest to you, here’s another suggestion: when you visit, why not explore the wonders of the woodland in a brand new way? Leave your bike at home, give your legs a rest, and instead hop aboard one of our all-terrain Segways!

The latest in green technology, our electric Segways will take you off the beaten track for an hour’s worth of exploration with your tribe. After a quick how-to from one of us, you’ll be free to roam and immerse yourself in the forest.Go Ape Segway Experience

You’ll find yourself navigating everything from simple, flat paths to more testing, rugged trials. You’ll skilfully weave yourself in and out of the tree trunks. You’ll climb hills and descend them. You’ll feel the crunch when you roll over bracken and twigs, and hear the slush when you roll through mud.

Now, if you’re a Segway newbie, it’ll take you a few minutes to get to grips with the machine. It could feel a little strange to begin with, but you’ll soon get into the swing or shall we say, roll? of things. You’ll quickly master the art of balance; and when we’re 100% certain that you have, we’ll send you on your way!

A Go Ape Forest Segway Experience costs just £35 and is available at select courses across the UK. Riders need to be at least 10 years old and a minimum of 7 stone. Make sure you wear flat, closed-toe shoes for your adventure, and be sure to pack some gloves if it’s chilly!

The forest is calling your name…come on down and cruise its floors!

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8 reasons why early mornings rock!

Happy Go Ape Breakfast

Rise and shine!

Do you embrace early starts, or are you a self-confessed serial snoozer?

If you dread your alarm going off every morning, we want to change that! We think it’s about time you learned to love the early a.m. and become something you never thought you’d become: a morning person!

There are loads of benefits to being an early riser 8 of these include:
Feel more awake

The more you snooze your alarm, the more groggy and fuzzy-headed you feel when you get up. Get up the first time it goes off, and you’re more likely to feel fresh as a daisy!

Time to shower

Splish, splash! There’s nothing like a cool, refreshing shower to set you up for the day. Plus, taking a shower in the morning means one less thing to do after work. We call that a win-win!

A few moments of peace

Hear that? No? Exactly. Rise before your family and enjoy a few moments of peace and quiet to yourself that is, before the mayhem ensues!

Get some exercise

Exercising in the mornings has loads of benefits, from improving our mood and concentration to boosting our metabolism and energy levels. How you choose to exercise is up to you go on a run, visit the gym en-route to the office, or workout to a YouTube tutorial from the comfort of your own living room!

Shake up breakfast
Make a healthy brekkie

Grabbing a high-sugar cereal bar on your way out the door does not constitute a healthy breakfast! Having more time in the mornings means you can prepare yourself a nutritious brekkie that’ll keep you fuller for longer!

 Write your to-do list

…While you’re enjoying your fresh fruit and yoghurt, you could get to work on your to-do list for the day, saving you a task when you get into the office.

Do some chores

Get some of your household chores out of the way so that you have more time to enjoy to yourself in the evenings!

Beat the rush

Leave your house nice and early and the dreaded morning rush hour commute won’t be a problem for you anymore! If your boss allows flexitime, then an early start will also mean an early finish.

Every morning this week, try to get up a little earlier than usual you’ll quickly realise the benefits of being an early riser! And if you can’t seem to shake the habit of snoozing the alarm on your phone, put it somewhere out of reach so that you have to get up to turn it off. This trick works a treat!

Pssst…Now you have so much free time on your hands in the evening, how do you fancy blowing off some post-work steam in the treetops at Go Ape?! With 31 locations across the UK, there’s bound to be a Tree Top Adventure course near you!

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