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Teachers go free!

Go Ape School Trips

“A show of hands, kids who fancies skipping school for the day to go and monkey around in the treetops?” Ask your class this question and we bet that there won’t be a single child who keeps both of their hands down! Your class are bound to appreciate a break from times tables and spelling for the day think of it as a treat for all of their hard work.

They’ll get to clamber up into the treetops together to enjoy a fun-filled hour of canopy exploring, tackling obstacles as they go and completing the course by whooshing through the air via zip wire, landing in a squishy pile of wood chip.

A Tree Top Junior is mega fun; but it’s educational, too. Spending time in the treetops will teach your mini tribe valuable lessons and skills about the great outdoors we promise, it’s just as educational as a trip to the museum! And here’s the thing: kids learn best when they’re having fun.

A Tree Top Junior will give your kids an experience they’ll never forget; it’ll boost their confidence in the great outdoors which in turn, could make them more confident and happy in class. We call that a win-win. With the help of practicing teachers, we’ve also developed a range of stimulating resources which support the National Curriculum. They cover maths, English and science, and include ideas for how to make the most of your trip, as well as tasks for kids to complete whilst hanging out in the forest (and you can join in, too!).

Tree Top Junior School Trips

The nitty gritty A Tree Top Junior costs just £12 per pupil and guess what? Teachers and supervisors get to swing for free! If your kids are aged under 6 years old, you’ll need to supervise them from the treetops, with 1 adult to every 2 juniors. For kids aged 6-15, you can choose whether to supervise from the trees or ground, and there must be 1 adult per 8 juniors. If more supervisors join, they’ll need to pay.

Fancy swinging by to check out our offering? Not a problem! Teachers are more than welcome to pay a visit to Go Ape during the week, which will give them a good opportunity to chat to a member of our tribe about planning their adventure.

As well as a Tree Top Junior, we can suggest activities for you and your tribe to take part in during the day, and we can also put on a forest feast for you all to enjoy at lunch.

Each pupil will receive a memento of their Go Ape adventure in the form of a certificate, giving them something they can treasure forever!

Interested?

If you want your next class trip to take place in the forest, give us a call and we’ll help to arrange a unique adventure to suit your needs and budget.

Our number is 0845 643 9215 speak to you soon!

Striking the balance: The workings of a Segway

Group Segway

At first glance, Segways might not seem all that extraordinary, with some people describing them as mere ‘glorified scooters.’ But in actual fact, Segways are ingenious pieces of kit and a lot of science goes into developing them.

Packed away in the base, hidden from view, are clever computers, sophisticated sensors and smart motors which keep the Segway upright when it’s switched on. As for the controls and navigation, well, that’s down to you…the rider!

Successfully operating a Segway involves mastering the art of balance tightrope walkers do it, ballerinas do it; and if you’ve ever embarked on a Tree Top Adventure at Go Ape, you’ve had to do it! As the saying goes, it’s simple once you know how!

Lean forward (not too much, now) and the clever gyroscopic sensors within the Segway pick up changes in pitch angle and, as a result, move the wheels forward to maintain balance. The same goes if you need to reverse; i.e., if you overshot a forest trail at Go Ape and find yourself a little too close to a tree (*gulp*)!

Of course, as well as going backwards and forwards, you’ll want to navigate left and right which is done by moving the handlebar in the desired direction. When travelling forward, leaning forward will pick up the pace and if you start going a bit too fast for your liking, just lean back! Segway with Go Ape!

Now you know all about the tech behind Segways, do you fancy having a go on one? If the answer’s ‘yes,’ then why not pay a visit to Go Ape for a totally unique, forest-themed Segway adventure?

Go Ape Segway Experience

When it comes to cruising around on a self-balancing Segway, there really is no better setting than in the heart of a beautiful forest. Immersed in a sea of green, you’ll weave your way in and out of the trees with your tribe, listening to the birds chirping, breathing in that fresh forest air while watching numerous species of wildlife go about their merry way.

A Forest Segway experience is a fun-for-all activity. If you aren’t a fan of heights, or have swung with us so many times you’ve lost count, it provides a good alternative to a Tree Top Adventure (though, we also recommend facing up to your fears by heading into the canopy).

Or, you might choose to treat yourself and your tribe to the ultimate Go Ape day out by combining both adventures go on, you deserve it!Worried you won’t be able to balance? Worry no more! Before we let you roam free in the forest, a skilled member of the Go Ape tribe will teach you the tricks and make sure you’ve nailed the controls.

A Segway experience costs just £35 for 60 minutes, and is the perfect chance to put your feet up and explore the wonders of the forest in a fun and totally unique way!

Our Tree Top Juniors Get Arty

Tree Top Junior Art
Nothing makes us smile here at Banana HQ quite like receiving some hand drawn photos from our Tree Top Juniors!
We wont talk to too much because as the saying goes ‘a picture says a thousand words’
So without further ado heres some of the amazing pieces we receive …

Kids drawing 23

This little Tarzan was obviously having a fun filled day getting to experience both the Zip Wire and Segway’s!

Kids drawing 1

This little Baboon must have been listening to the safety briefing as they identified all the correct equipment in their drawing!

Kids drawing 22

We appreciated the action shot in this one and of course the feedback!Kids drawing 21

This cheeky little Baboon found the course easy, they better come back and try the Tree Top Adventure next time then!

Kids drawing 20

By this little ones note it seems like we have a dare devil in the making …
Kids drawing 19

Chelsea has set her sights to come back and try the ‘adult’ zip line next time and we couldn’t be more encouraging – we are waiting for you Chelsea!Kids drawing 18

This drawing depicts the way you should tackle the zip wire, hands in the air with a smile on your face!

Kids drawing 17

This young artist has heaps of potential as they have really captured the scene as you descend down our zip wire from the sky!

Kids drawing 16

Charlie had fun on the zip wire which isn’t a big shock to us at all!

Kids drawing 15

It looks as if this little Tarzan is hugging a huge banana after their visit to Go Ape!

Kids drawing 14

Another lovely drawing capturing multiple crossings!

 

Kids drawing 13

Deimante has brought her adventure drawing to life with an injection of colour!

Kids drawing 11

This little Baboon has a favourite crossing and we have to agree the noughts and crosses are one of our personal favourites!

Kids drawing 10

Max, age 6, had a fun time and also depicted the noughts and crosses!

Kids drawing 9

Again we are loving the colour in this one!

Kids drawing 8

Mia who joined us from Norwich School found the trip both educational and hard work!

Kids drawing 6

This young Tarzan found the course scary

Kids drawing 5

This one thinks that they are now a monkey

Kids drawing 4

This detailed drawing and review has left a smile on our faces!

Kids drawing 3 Kids drawing 2

The above two drawings were completed by the same little artist and they have included their whole family and friends in this colourful canvas

If one of your little Baboons has drawn Go Ape a picture then we would love to see it …

Email us, Tweet us @GoApeTribe or Facebook us here!

Get Ahead This Spring Bank Holiday

Tree Top Junior Southampton

Bank holiday season is upon US!

 

We’ve already been treated to three bank holidays recently thanks to Easter, and May Day and before we know it Spring Bank Holiday will be upon us and then we have to wait until August for another!

Have you penciled your plans into the diary yet, or does it leave a Monday-shaped hole in your calendar? After three you should be well rehearsed but fear not its not too late to take the time to start making preparations‚ take a look at these handy tips for making the most of your long weekend!

 

Write a list

 

A bank holiday means you have 50% more time to do the things you’ve been nagging yourself to do, but haven’t got around to. There’s nothing more satisfying than striking a line through that dreaded chore you’ve been putting off for ages. Once it’s done, it’s done, and you can enjoy the rest of your extended weekend guilt-free. Tidy the shed‚ tick! Take that old bookcase to the dump‚ tick! Practice your chest-pounding skills‚ okay, maybe that one’s just us…

 

What’s on the menu?

 

Life can get so hectic that sometimes, eating becomes a necessity rather than an indulgence. This is a travesty in our opinion! Why not plan ahead for the upcoming bank holiday by considering what treats you could have in store? The range of ideas out there these days are vast, and vloggers are making recipes even easier to achieve. For the more health-conscious, these goodies needn’t be high in naughtiness, as long as they are something you can look forward to! So start favouriting those online tutorials you usually scroll past longingly, sighing that you’d “love to try this out but never have the time…” Well, now you will!

 

Money-maker

 

Why not use your extra time to declutter your home, and at the same time, make some extra pocket money? Start gathering your preloved particulars ready for that bank holiday boot sale/auctioning website/free ads forum and watch your finances flourish. Perhaps your little monkeys have a mountain of toys they don’t play with anymore? Maybe your wardrobe could use a clear-out? One person’s trash is another person’s treasure, after all.

 

Plot in time with your loved ones

 

It may seem like an obvious one, but if your lives are half as busy as ours, you’ll know that time is precious and we must grab the opportunities to spend time with our family and friends as often as we can. Eat together, play together, take a walk in your local park‚ anything that brings you closer and allows you to spend some quality time with one another. So book in some bank holiday bonding time with your favourites today, before anyone else does!

 

For a truly great experience with your nearest and dearest, a trip to Go Ape could be just the ticket! There are just a few days left until the Early May Bank Holiday‚ so make sure you get in early by booking a session at one of our fantastic Tree Top Adventure courses. Make this year’s Spring Bank Holiday the most memorable yet!

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