Monthly Archives: November 2017

Dodge Black Friday and escape to the trees!

Go Ape Rope Walk Adventure Desktop
And so, the countdown to Black Friday begins. For some reason we can’t quite explain, this annual event (taking place on 24th November) seems to send everyone slightly doolally.

Queues of people camped outside shops, stampedes through doors, shelves stripped bare of stock, products strewn in the air, staff scared stiff. Customers actually fighting with one another over a measly toaster – you might have seen the videos!

It’s almost like Black Friday has summoned a full moon, and it’s turned us all into ravenous monsters!

Do something different

So, here’s a suggestion for you: rather than unleashing your inner beast this Black Friday, why not unleash your inner Tarzan at Go Ape instead!? Dodge the deals, miss the masses, and spend some time working on your wellbeing in the comfort of the canopy!

We guarantee that tackling a Tree Top Adventure will be much more rewarding than getting a bargain deal on a new hoover or laptop. Making memories is way more important than material things – and they last longer, too!

Would you rather look back and remember the time you played tug-of-war with the last coat in your size with another customer? Or, would you rather reminisce of your Go Ape forest adventure, when you got to spend some much-needed quality time with your friends and family?

When you’re hanging with the furry tribe at Go Ape, you’ll feel a million miles from the hustle and bustle (read: manic panic) of Black Friday and modern life in general. This is a chance to go back to basics, disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with nature, as well as with yourself.

Clambering up the seemingly-endless rope ladder to the first platform, you and your tribe will be faced with a full-on, tree-mendous obstacle course. You’ll be put to the test mentally and physically, as you suss out how to best overcome each obstacle, from tightropes and stirrups to bridges, nets and more! Hands or no hands? Eyes shut or open? Slow or quick as possible? You decide!

When you’ve all whizzed down that final zip wire, landing (gracefully or ungracefully) in a squidgy pile of woodchip, how do you fancy hopping aboard some Segways for a unique tour of the forest? It’s a great way to cool down after a Tree Top Adventure – your legs won’t need to do any work, just stand, lean and roll!

Thoughts of Black Friday and 90%-off deals will fizzle away the moment you arrive at the forest. Listen to the birds, see how the trees glisten in the winter frost and fill your lungs with fresh, crisp, forest air.

Don’t believe the hype…turn Black Friday into Go Ape Friday by hanging with us instead. Catch you in the treetops soon!

Superfoods for a super tribe!

If you’re well acquainted with the furry tribe here at Go Ape, you may know that food – particularly banana cake – is the way to our hearts. Food makes us smile, gives us energy and brings us together. Oh, and let’s not forget, it also keeps us alive!

Certain foods also have a clever way of boosting brain power, motivation and productivity levels in the office – not just a little bit, but by a whopping 20%, so says the World Health Organisation. We call that a triple whammy. All hail, superfoods!

So, what mood-lifting, motivational foods should you and your tribe be munching on whilst at work? Here are four of the finest:

1. Nuts

An excellent source of protein and natural (good) fats, we should all go nutty over nuts! This humble snack is also loaded with vitamin E and antioxidants, and is rich in amino acids, which together will help to improve brain and memory performance. A handful of nuts as a mid-morning pick-me-up is guaranteed to do just the trick!

2. Avocados

Has the nation gone avocado mad? Yes, it has. The benefits of this creamy, green fruit remained under the radar for decades, even centuries. But now, avocado is extremely a la mode, and as a big plus, it fires up our brain cells by improving blood flow in our bodies. Enjoy on its own, or our fave, mash it up with a squeeze of lime and smother on a slice of sourdough. We’re actually salivating.

3. Bananas

Oh, the brilliant banana! Our top fruit has made this list because it’s a great source of essential vitamins and minerals, like fibre, potassium and magnesium. Just one banana contains all the glucose your body needs for the day, too – which is far better than getting your fix by overloading on carbs or gorging out on sickly, sweet treats (both of which are notorious for causing energy crashes).

4. Berries

Brilliant berries are stuffed with antioxidants that support our brains and memory function. They’ve even been found to prevent us from developing conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s as we age – so they’re definitely deserving of their superfood status. We like them sprinkled on our morning porridge (along with slices of banana). And here’s something to remember: the darker the berry, the more nutritional benefits it tends to contain!

Feed ‘em for free

Now you know which foods really are super, you can encourage your tribe to incorporate them into their daily diets and reap the benefits. Better still, you can buy these foods for your tribe, making sure the staff room is always well-stocked! Banana and avocados in the fruit bowl? Tick. Packets of nuts in the cupboard? Yep. Berries in the fridge ready to adorn some hearty bowls of porridge? You bet!

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