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Keeping up with…Go Ape!

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Now, as you probably know, the Go Ape tribe are all about the great outdoors. We like to spend as much time as possible outside, away from the confines of walls and ceilings, totally surrounded by nature.

Those who work on our courses are lucky to be outside mostly all day long, while our office-based BananaHQ tribe find any excuse to stretch their legs in the great outdoors, swinging by our courses on a regular basis.

In the past, we’ve preached about disconnecting from tech, and reconnecting with the wonderful, natural world around us. But at the same time, we know how important tech is for keeping in touch with family and friends, and staying up-to-date with all that’s going on in the world. We don’t think tech is the devil, we just think it’s important to take breaks and strike a healthy balance!

Besides, if we didn’t have tech, just how would our lovely customers keep up with what’s going on in our neck of the woods? We’re a busy bunch, and love sharing our most recent adventures with you – like our brand new course opening at London’s infamous Ally Pally!

Also, our social channels provide a platform for you to share your Go Ape adventures with us! We love seeing pics of your time in the treetops, and vids of you on-board our Forest Segways. And it’s great to read your feedback, too – it lets us know what we’re doing well, and where we can improve!

And the thing is, by sharing your adventures on our social channels, you’re giving us a helping hand at succeeding in our mission – which is, to encourage others to live life more adventurously! When people see pics of others swinging through the trees Tarzan-style, wearing huge smiles, all of a sudden they want to embrace the great outdoors and have a go themselves.

There are many ways to stay up-to-date with all the goings-on at Go Ape, such as:

Twitter – @GoApeTribe

Check here for weekly Monday motivation posts, forest footage, competition details, vacancies and much more!

YouTube – GoApeTribe

A compilation of tree-mendous clips of the tribe in action at courses across the UK. If you’re yet to swing through the trees at Go Ape, you might find the ‘Perfect Your Style’ series useful, which shares insider tips on how to tackle some of our sky-high obstacles.

Instagram – @goapetribe

Must. Resist. Filter. A scrapbook of postcard-perfect pics from our sites, along with a handful of short clips.

Facebook – GoApeTribe

A mixture of everything, from competitions and course updates to snaps, vids and links to our latest blog posts! We’d include a link to our blog here, but you’re reading this article – so we guess you’ve already found it!

Or if you would like to get away from your screens come catch up with us in person

Find An Adventure – Visit Go Ape

93 Year Old Raymond Tackles Go Ape Crathes Castle

Raymond Go Ape Crathes Castle

Raymond Zip WireWe love an inspirational tale here at Banana HQ. Every now and again we hear about something so fantastic, that we have to rise from our seats and applaud. Andy Murray’s Wimbledon win. Tim Peake’s historic space landing. That dog from Southend who can skateboard.

But a few weeks ago, we heard a story that really knocked us sideways.

When Louise Finlayson decided to celebrate her 21st birthday at Go Ape Crathes Castle, her grandpa Raymond was determined to not miss out on the fun.

Reminding us that age really is just a number, 93-year-old Raymond became the oldest ever Tribesman to take on a Go Ape course. The inspirational nonagenarian enjoyed every second of his visit, completing both the zip wire and the Tarzan swing.

Raymond said: “I don’t think age should ever be a barrier and I am always keen to try something new. Now that I have been to Go Ape and know what to expect I will be better prepared for my next visit, when I am planning on completing the rest of the course.”

Wow. Here’s to Raymond, and all the other adventurous silverbacks out there reminding us that there is no limit to the human spirit.

Adventure is available for apes of all ages over one metre tall. Book your next forest experience.

Get a scoot on

Microscooters

Scooters. We loved them when we were children, and they’re just as awesome today.

There’s something about whizzing around on two wheels that’s a winning formula for family fun.

And whether it’s zipping around a local beauty spot or whooshing to school, the University of Brighton have found that scooting can boost overall fitness and kickstart an active lifestyle.

And here at Go Ape we are all about encouraging people to enjoy a more adventurous lifestyle – which is why we are offering you the chance to win a whole family of scooters this Easter holiday!

Book your Tribe onto one of our forest adventures between 13th – 26th March and you will be automatically entered in a prize draw to win 4 Micro scooters.

The highest Go Ape sites, do you dare?

Zip Wires at Go Ape Dalby

They say that he who dares, wins …..

And we can testify that as you’re swinging through the trees at one of our Go Ape adventures, letting loose with a Tarzan-esque yell, you’ll feel like a winner, through and through!

Go Ape doesn’t just make a great day out for the average adrenaline junkie.

Go Ape offers a range of fun for all the family, from Segway tours through spectacular forests, blooming with beautiful beech trees, marvellous maples and outstanding oaks, to Tree Top Junior adventures ideal for any little monkeys you might have in your tribe.

However, if it’s adrenaline you fancy then, by golly, that’s what you shall have! In buckets, as a matter of fact! The only question is, do you dare to tackle the highest Go Ape adventures in the UK? And will your tribe be able to keep up? After all, there’s nothing wrong with a little friendly competition… We’re sure even Tarzan would agree!Zip-Trekking-Adventure-Go-Ape-Grizedale-Forest

If you’re up for the challenge of testing our most extreme adventures, we’d first suggest heading over to Go Ape Grizedale, Cumbria, where our site is located right in the heart of the sumptuous scenery of the Lake District. Here you can try 275 metres of zip wires on for size in our Zip Trekking Adventure, a network of seven tandem zip-lines that will have you scraping the tops of the Douglas Firs. It’s a whole other world up there we’re not sure you’ll want to come down! And once you do, we believe you’ll have more of a head for heights than ever before!

Once you’ve had a bit of practice (you didn’t think that was our longest zip wire did you?), you’re ready to get acquainted with our Aberfoyle course, set in the stunning surroundings of Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. Here you will travel a whopping 46 metres above the ground on two of Britain’s longest zip wires hold on to your hats because this 426 metre long trip is quite a ride!

Go Ape Aberfoyle

If testing your balancing skills before flinging yourself off uber-high platforms is more your cup of tea (and if it isn’t, it should be!) then we suggest getting in some practice at our Dalby site in North Yorkshire where our 35 metre high platform is the perfect spot to take in the views of the plunging valley below.

Then, when you’re ready to seriously test your mettle, the only place to be is the sensational Glentress Forest, where a 48 metre high platform is nestled away in the Scottish borders.

In fact, this is the location of our highest zip wire too an awe-inspiring way to get a good look at Scotland!

Finally, once you’ve conquered these sites, it’s time to try out our longest crossing at Crathes Castle, Aberdeenshire 92 metres of traversing the tree-tops whilst surrounded by 240 hectares of formal gardens, woodland walks and rolling Scottish countryside.

So, we ask you again… do you dare?

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