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Happy birthday Aberfoyle!

Happy birthday Go Ape Aberfoyle

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Our breathtaking Go Ape location in Stirlingshire celebrated it’s 10th birthday this weekend. If you visited Aberfoyle on Sunday 11th June, you may have been greeted with balloons, buntings and a slice of cake (or you may have even entered our competition to celebrate your 10th birthday with us).

 

A lot has changed over the decade of adventure at Aberfoyle, but there are some things that will always remain a proud part of our history. Here are 5 fun facts you may not know about Go Ape Aberfoyle:

 

1) It was our first ever Scottish site. Now you can find 3 of our scenic locations in Scotland.

 

2) It’s home to the longest zip wire in Go Ape history, at a staggering 426 metres.

 

3) In March 2017, Go Ape Aberfoyle made it to the finals of the Scottish Thistle Awards – Scottish tourism’s equivalent of the Oscars.

 

4) It is home to one of our rare dual courses, where you can choose your fate on one of two routes (moderate or extreme).

 

5) In 2014, we welcomed our first and only ever Go Ape Tree Top Wedding. They said ‘I do’ then took a leap of faith off the Tarzan swing.

 

Here are some photos from the day, just look at that cake!

 

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If you missed out on the fun of the day, there is still time to book onto the course and receive 10% off the adventure for your whole Tribe.  Simply use code ABBD10 when you book your Tree Top Adventure before the 11th July 2017*. You can book here.

*Code valid on Tree Top Adventure at Aberfoyle only. Excluding Saturdays until 11th July 2017.

Fancy dress…we’re impressed!

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Love to dress up? We certainly do!

If you visit Go Ape and spot a gorilla roaming the forest floor, run for your life! No, don’t really. The great ape is no great ape at all – just one of the Go Ape tribe monkeying (or shall we say, ape-ing?) around!

Our Tree Top Adventure courses are tonnes of fun (if we do say so ourselves). But do you know what makes them even more fun? Fancy dress!

Provided your clobber lets you easily navigate the obstacles, we strongly encourage rocking up to the forest dressed to impress. And if you’re visiting us to celebrate a birthday, stag or hen do, donning fancy dress will make your experience even more memorable!

Sound good? Here are some snaps to inspire you…

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These lads and ladies are looking particularly spectacular in Alice in Wonderland attire. Our gorilla pal gives his seal of approval, too. Fancy dress 2

A marvellous mixture of brightly-coloured costumes. These comic book heroes and villains look awesome – just imagine their capes flapping in the wind as they soar through the air via zip wire!

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Spiderman in action – and looking ultra-confident as he confronts the stirrups, one of Go Ape’s trickiest obstacles. But hey, it’s Spiderman; he could probably do it blindfolded (now that’s something we’d like to see!).

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Hurrah! Looks like Little Bo Peep has found her sheep who went walkabouts in the treetops! Baa-d sheep!

These are just a few fancy dress ideas to get you started – the possibilities really are endless! Come dressed as your favourite animal, singer, or movie character. Dress like the birthday girl or boy; or challenge one another to scour charity shops and buy the most outlandish outfits you can find. Just make sure you wear shoes suitable for trailblazing and canopy exploring!

Oh, and one more thing: make sure you take lots of pictures of you and your tribe in get-up! It’ll give you all a sacred memento to stick on the fridge door and remind you of your Go Ape adventure! And if you do take lots of snaps, don’t forget to share them with us via our social channels – who knows, you may help to inspire the next stag, hen or birthday bunch that swings with us!

It’s our Birthday!

15th Birthday

The big 1-5. A year of spots, exams, and unrequited love – usually. But for us, our passion was never going to be a fleeting fancy.

15 years ago, our chief Gorillas fell in love with adventure. Whilst holidaying in France, Tristram and Rebecca Mayhew had an idea that would turn into a 15-year odyssey, creating hundreds of worthwhile careers, and helping nearly seven million of you to live life adventurously.

Happy Birthday, Tris and Becs!

Here are some of Go Ape’s most memorable moments through the years …
 

Go Ape Wendover even got in on the party and what better way to mark the occasion than with a mastery in wood chip landing site artistry

 

Happy 10th Birthday to Go Ape Dalby!

Last week marked a week of celebrations for Go Ape as Go Ape Dalby turned 10 years old and took the opportunity to invite 10 year olds down for free and 20% off for adults ….. And yes of course there was a cake!

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With Go Ape Buxton, Bedgebury, Alice Holt and Aberfoyle all turning 10 years old soon you can sign up to our newsletter below to hear how you can join them for their birthday celebrations!

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Win a Tree Top Junior Adventure with Primary Times

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To win a pair of Go Ape Tree Top Junior tickets with Primary Times, simply answer our question and enter your details below.

This competition is now closed.

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 26 August 2016 until 30 September 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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