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Make Your Summer Checklist

Make a Summer Checklist

Have you made your summer checklist yet? No? Well, why not!?

With summer in full swing and the sun finally making an appearance (hurrah!), there couldn’t be a better time to get out there and embrace adventure!

There’s so much to see, do and experience here in the UK, that you might be wondering where to begin. If so, let Go Ape help! Whether you’re looking for adventures for one, two, or a big group (or a mix of all three), here are some fun ideas to get you started. Pen and paper at the ready…


Back to the simple life you go…pitch up, switch off (all tech), and spend some quality time with your loved ones singing songs under a star-studded sky. Check out this Guardian list of top campsites for some inspiration.

Go to the beach

As a favourite British pastime, a trip to the beach is a must this summer! Build sand castles with your little ones, jump over waves in the sea, explore hidden coves, and catch some crabs in the rockpools! Want to try something a little different? Head to the Jurassic Coast, pick up some hammers, and find yourself some fossils!

Get fit

Swap gym benches for park benches and get fit…outdoors! From bootcamps to group yoga and one-on-one personal training sessions, outdoor fitness classes have really taken off in the past few years and there’s bound to be one near you!

Row, row, row your boat

…gently down the river! Round-up the tribe and head out on a rowing boat for a few hours. Pack a picnic and take it in turns to row as you all tuck into some tasty homemade sarnies! If you want to extend your on-water adventure, why not hire a narrowboat and spend the weekend cruising canals with your pals?

P-p-p-pick up a paddle

A relatively new craze in the UK, stand up paddle boarding (SUP for short) is mega fun and a great way to explore the country’s network of waterways. Don’t be fooled by how easy it looks; there’s definitely a knack to it! To find out where you can SUP, take a look at the British Stand Up Paddle Association website.

Go 007

Take your little ones on a James Bond-themed adventure to discover some of the National Trust’s top-secret spots. In the houses and grounds you’ll unearth everything from twisted tunnels and secret doors to magical caves and mysterious mazes.

Go Ape!

Soaring through the air, wind in your face, with your arms stretched wide – sounds pretty dreamy, huh? Well, that’s exactly what you’ll be able to experience if you come and hang with us at Go Ape! Our Tree Top Adventures are set high up in the forest’s canopy and include a whole host of awesome obstacles, from wobbly bridges and tunnels to swings and zip wires!

This summer we want you to #TakeTheFirstStep, don’t be held back be the same old excuses and live life adventurously with us.

We hope we’ve given you inspiration for activities to include on your summer checklist! So the next time you wake up on a Saturday morning pondering “what shall I do today?” you’ll know where to look!

(Psst…if you have any recommendations for summer adventures you’d think we’d enjoy, do let us know!)

Our Challenge to You: Take the First Step

Take the First Step with Go Ape

How many times have you promised yourself ‘this is going to be MY summer of fun!’? Or ‘this year I’m going on an adventure‘…and how many times have you not fulfilled your promise?

Sometimes, even with the best of intentions, we all sell ourselves a little short when it comes to getting outdoors and spending time with family and friends. All too often we’re left waiting for the ‘perfect’ weather, or not sure we can push ourselves outside of our comfort zone.

Log Crossing at Go Ape

Whatever your excuse has been, we want to encourage you to leave it in the past, move forward and embrace 2016 as the year you live life adventurously. And we’ll let you in on a little secret – the perfect time is now.

It’s been a rather turbulent year for Britain, dare we say things have got a serious of late and in the spirit of keeping life balanced it’s time to go have some fun. A lot of fun!

Which is where our challenge comes in: Take the First Step.

Tree Top Adventure at Go Ape

It’s how the journey begins after all, and where adventures are brought to life. Don’t worry, you’re not on your own, we want to help you get out there and swap ‘I can’t’ for ‘I can’.

#TakeTheFirstStep and watch our latest video.

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