Set in 530 acres of stunning woodland with a beautiful lake at its heart, our Black Park Country Park course is in good company with Uxbridge just down the road. Here’s our favourite places to go, and things to do, if you’re in the area:
Where to go?
Dorneywood Garden, Burnham
Dorneywood house is an official residence for a secretary of the state or a minister of the Crown. Its gardens, however, are open to the public and are a wonderful example of 1930s garden design. As a visitor to the Gardens you can stroll around its rose garden and kitchen gardens as well as taking in the lily pond, stylish conservatory and herbaceous borders. The garden is open all year round and as a National Trust member you can enter for free.
What to do?
Walk along the Grand Union Canal
The mighty Grand Union Canal runs through the town of Uxbridge and makes for a pleasant waterside stroll. Join the canal at any point and walk for as long as you fancy. You will pass a number of pubs along the way so there is ample opportunity to stop off for a pint (or coffee if you prefer). Think of it as a well-deserved reward after your tree-top dare-devil antics! Head towards central London and it is easy to hop on the tube back to Uxbridge.
Where to eat?
Palm Suite Restaurant, Iver Heath
Palm Suite has been serving delicious meals to customers for more than 30 years. With its open grill, diners are able to see their food being prepared before their very eyes. Meals range from home-made burgers and fresh steaks to slow-cooked ribs, fish pies and veggie wraps. It is just round the corner from the famous Pinewood Studios, and many a star has been known to pop in to the restaurant for a bite to eat. As well as the possibility of a celebrity spot, another feature of Palm Suite is that they offer Go Ape customers 10% off their bill. It makes perfect sense.
And if you’re feeling adventurous?
Tree Top Adventure or Forest Segway
Before embarking on your tree-top adventure you will be fully briefed on safety, but it won’t be long before you find yourself flying down a zip wire, leaping from a Tarzan swing or making your way across a high rope crossing. Alternatively, explore the forest floor on our epic Forest Segways for a new experience with a down-to-earth twist. Whether you are celebrating a birthday or just fancy doing something you’ve never tried before, then Go Ape will help you release your inner Tarzan – and it’s never too late for that to happen.
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Everyone is afraid of something. It might be public speaking, an irrational fear of spiders, or it might be getting your feet off the ground.
“The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear” – Nelson Mandela
Fear can hold you back from living and loving your life to the full. It’s so easy to ignore them and hope they’ll go away but they rarely do. Up to 5% of the population are afraid of heights, with women twice as likely to suffer.
We’d bundled together a few tips for those with the fear:
1. Face it. If you know what makes you anxious then take small steps to face it.
2. Relax. Learn to breathe deeply to lessen feelings of anxiety.
3. Embrace it! Our leafy hangouts are the ultimate goal for those conquering their fears – so why not gather a supportive tribe and why not head to the forest to conquer your fear at one of our 28 Tree Top Adventures.
Make Valentine’s Day unique this year
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! Whether you’re a couple after a unique Valentine’s or looking to get your heart racing high up in the tree-tops, head to one of our adventures.
Forget flowers this Mother’s Day
Don’t just give Mum flowers this year, give her the whole forest. The best present a Mum can get is quality time with her loved ones. Why not give the whole family a forest experience to remember at one of our much loved adventures?
If you’re worried about your knees knocking and your arms trembling – never fear; Go Ape is here and we are proud to have helped lots of people to conquer their fear of heights. Why not give it a try – you might surprise yourself! #LoveAdventure
There’s no feeling quite like waiting at your neighbour’s door and screaming “trick or treat” as you happily receive copious amounts of sweets and chocolate.
But as our childhood becomes a thing of the past so, unfortunately, does the tradition of trick or treating. This Halloween allow yourself that childhood memory once more with Go Ape and head down to the Forest for some Halloween trick or treating.
Treat your loved ones to some tree times and make it a Halloween full of laughter. Or, for those of you feeling particularly in the spirit of Halloween why not trick friends into conquering their fears. Get them up in the trees – we are pretty sure that by the end those shrieks and screams they let out will be one of joy rather than fear.
Go on… Let that trick turn into a treat this Halloween.
Turning 10’s a big one. Hitting double figures. Making it to big school!
You remember it. You’re adventurous. You’ve got a glint in your eye. You think nothing of swinging from branches on home-made rope swings, hanging in tree houses and building unforgettable dens for days on end.
Dad’s shed was home to some of the most exciting bits and bobs to create secret hideouts we thought we’d never want to leave – and we were sure we could have survived on a diet of toasted marshmallows!
Plotting adventures far and wide in those long summer days, spending hours on bikes without a care in the world, splashing about in the river playing till dusk – then up at dawn to do it all again!
But most importantly, hitting a decade meant getting to explore the forest canopy on Go Ape’s Tree Top Adventure. That wait was over – you could head our leafy hangouts for a serious dose of wind-in-your-face zip wires.
Guaranteed to put a smile on any 10 year olds face.