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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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How to come out of hibernation…the Go Ape way!

Go Ape Hibernaton Blog

Zzzzzzzzzzz!

Although we promote year-round adventures, we know that many people choose to hibernate during the winter months. They escape Mother Nature’s elements by spending their evenings and weekends inside, in the warmth, sheltered by four walls and a ceiling.

Don’t get us wrong, we love the occasional cosy night in or lazy weekend day. But if we spend too much of our time indoors, we start to go a bit stir crazy!

It’s important to resist the temptation to hide from winter by hibernating until spring. Why? Because heading out into the great outdoors this time of year has loads of benefits – such as…

– It improves our mood, helping us to combat the notorious SAD (that’s short for Seasonal Affective Disorder, if you didn’t know)
– It enhances creativity and focus (ideal if you’re trying to think up a brilliant idea or solve a problem!)
– We get to soak up some of that much-needed Vitamin D
– Our immune systems gets stronger, helping us to stave off the dreaded winter lurgy

Now you’re aware of the benefits, just how can you come out of hibernation in style!? We asked the Go Ape tribe to offer some suggestions…

Reach a peak

“Dig out and dust off your hiking boots and conquer a mountain peak or two with your other half. Don’t forget to pack some grub to enjoy at the top!”

Set up camp

“Pitch-up under the stars and spend the night around a campfire with your family, telling stories, singing songs and toasting marshmallows. Don’t forget blankets lots of blankets…”

Take to the trails

“Test your mountain biking skills on some local trails. Don’t worry about a spot or two of rain slippery trails are all the more fun, after all!”

Ride the waves

“Don a wetsuit and head for water go diving, sailing, kayaking, surfing or paddle boarding.”

Get snap happyGo Ape Snappy Rainbow

“Take your fancy camera for a trip to the countryside (or ask to borrow a friend’s). It’s surprising how much more of your surroundings you soak in when searching for the perfect shot.”

Off the beaten track

“Ditch the treadmills and boring roads. Pick a mountain and give fell running a shot. It’s so much more rewarding and the views are always awesome!”

Head deep underground

“Join a group to explore some of the UK’s eerily fascinating caves. White Scar Cave, Peak Cavern and Chislehurst Caves all get my vote.”

Get your adrenaline pumping

“If you’re looking for something to get your pulse racing, try canyoning in Wales. It’s basically white water rafting without the raft!”

Swing through the trees

“Let loose in the forest at Go Ape! You’ll feel like you can conquer anything when you complete one of our Tree Top Adventure courses.”

If you’re one step ahead of us and have already ditched the confines of your humble abode for the great outdoors, let us know how you came out of hibernation! We’re always on the hunt for new adventure ideas…

 

Accolades aplenty for Aberfoyle!

Go Ape Aberfoyle Award

Amazing Aberfoyle

We always knew our Tribe at Aberfoyle were doing a sterling job (get it – because they’re in Stirlingshire? Sorry…) BUT we’re happy to share that their hard work has been officially recognised. They’ve scooped a couple of awards recently – the first from VisitScotland, who added them to a prestigious group of just 25 Scottish businesses that have so far been named a five-star Activity Centre.

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Congratulations to Action Glen and Highland Fling Bungee for getting to the finals at the Scottish Thistle Awards – Scottish tourism’s equivalent of the Oscars. Go Ape will now join other regional winners at the glittering national finals in Edinburgh on March 11.

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We’ve got our fingers crossed, guys!

If you haven’t yet visited Aberfoyle come join us and enjoy two to three hours in the trees taking on Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings, Rope Ladders and a variety of obstacles and crossings.

Go Ape Aberfoyle is home some of the longest Zip Wires in Britain, it really is in a league of its own. At a dizzying 120ft high and 426 metres long the grand finale at our first Scottish adventure is an exhilarating and memorable experience!

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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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