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Our First Visit to Go Ape

Model

Swinging through the canopy, wiping out at the bottom of zip wires and going on an adventure brings the family together like nothing else we’ve ever seen. It really does.

It’s for anyone who likes to live life adventurously – you don’t have to be a seasoned explorer to enjoy a Go Ape experience!

When we received the following email from new tribe members, The Callaghans, it really brought a smile to our face. Hollie and Sophie loved Go Ape so much that they made a mini version at home!

Wanted to show you a model Hollie (9) and Sophie (8) made after their first visit to Go Ape this morning. Had an amazing time.

Thanks so much

The Callaghans

It’s National Photography Day!

Forest Segway Wood

Today is National Photography Day. 170 years ago photography didn’t even exist.

Today we are lucky enough to be able to share moments and memories with friends and family across the globe in a matter of minutes…seconds.

What better way to celebrate National Photography Day by capturing an adventure with your tribe at one of our 28 Go Ape adventures? Capturing priceless moments; moments of uncontrollable laughter and even those moment’s people don’t want captured- trust us woodchip filled pants isn’t the most flattering look.

It doesn’t matter what level of photography you possess, whether you see yourself as a professional, an amateur or just a hobbyist you are sure to capture a perfect moment up in the trees. After all, in the words of photographer Ansel Adams  “There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.”

So go on, what are you waiting for…

Humans And Apes: We’re More Similar Than You Think!

Gorilla

They can communicate using sign language, they’ve starred in numerous films, and they’ve even been sent on missions into space…

Although you may not realise it, we’ve actually got loads in common with apes. Ok, ok, so we’re not covered head-to-toe in fur, we don’t venture outdoors without putting clothes on, and we don’t spend our days swinging from the trees (unless, of course, you’re booked in for a tree top adventure at Go Ape). But, if you spend some time watching an ape go about their daily business, you’ll soon spot many similarities between us and our furry friends.

Friends

Apes, like humans, are a social bunch. And similar to us, apes will have their own friendship groups which they’ll spend most of their free time socialising with. But whereas with humans this may mean a conversation or a nice meal, apes show affection for their nearest and dearests through grooming. It’s these small gestures – such as cleaning their buddies’ fur – that reinforce their relationship with their tribe. And just like humans, apes are able to promote peace, stir up fights and make enemies, too!

Facial Expressions

Humans and apes are both vocal creatures – whether it’s grunting, shouting, screaming or panting – but we both also use facial expressions to communicate how we’re feeling. Apes, like us, are able to show surprise, confusion, happiness and aggressiveness non-verbally. If your friend flashes their pearly-whites at you, chances are you’ve made them happy; if an ape bares his teeth at you, chances are he’s not a happy monkey.

Tools

Another thing we share in common with our furry chums is the use of tools. Apes have been known to use spears as hammers, mash leaves together for sponges and sharpen twigs for termite fishing, using what’s around them to make their lives that little bit easier – just like us.
So, why not get your tribe together and spend an afternoon being a bit more, well, ape?! Choose from numerous Go Ape locations across the UK for an afternoon of monkeying around in the tree tops.

 

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