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How are those stories coming along?

KIds Writing Competition
Been on any awesome adventures recently? If you’€™re a mini Tarzan aged 4-12, then we want to hear all about them!

Maybe you built your first-ever forest den, held a campout in your back garden with your best buddies, or found fossils on a local beach. Perhaps you tried rock climbing for the very first time, hiked to a peak with your parents, or discovered treasure during a geocache trip.

Small or big, scary or exciting (or both), we’€™re asking you to help spread the love for adventure by sharing your story with us and the world!

Your story can be anywhere from 100 to 500 words. Share as many details as you can! What time did you get up? What was the weather like on the day? How were you feeling before the adventure? What did your parents say when you conquered the activity?

The more info, the better, as it’€™ll help us to feel how you were feeling during your adventure. It’€™ll help us to relive it!

Can’€™t think of an inspiring adventure off the top of your head? Make one up! Get those creative juices flowing and write about an awesome adventure that you’€™d love to go on in the future, or a story about an adventure someone you know has embarked on. Ask your parents or grandparents a€“ they may be able to tell you a tale or two!

There are no rules to this competition a the only thing we ask is for your stories to be as adventure-filled as possible. We want to read stories that, by the end, will leave us itching to go on an adventure of our own!

As well as helping to inspire the world to live life more adventurously, you’ll be in with a chance of winning some awesome prizes. We’€™re giving away heaps of adventure books, but also, lucky winners will get the chance to clamber into the canopy to take on one of our tree-mendous Tree Top Junior courses! They won’t be alone, though: they get to choose whether they take their school tribe, or their best buddies for a birthday bash like no other!

The competition closes at midnight, 22nd June. You can submit your entry through a form on the website, or by scanning a copy and sending it to [email protected] with the subject line €’Writing competition’

So, what are you waiting for little monkeys? Pick up a pen and start inspiring

Good luck!

Writing Competition

Share your adventure stories and win this summer!

KIds Writing Competition
Go Ape’s motto has always been the same ever since that sunny day back in 2001 when Tris and Becs opened the leafy forest doors to our very first course.

Do you know what that motto is?

Creating adventures, encouraging others to live life more adventurously

Ten points if you got it!

It’s our motto and mission to encourage the world (yes, the world) to live life more adventurously through our forest-themed activities. Whether you’re rolling around on a bunch of Segways or swinging from tree to tree, we want to open your minds and eyes to the wonderfully exciting world of outdoor adventure.

Now, it’s your turn to inspire:

Mini Tarzans, we’ve a favour to ask. We think we’re doing a pretty good job of inspiring adventure (if we say so ourselves), but we want you to help us out and inspire others, too!

This is a call for all kids aged 4-12! Monkeys, we want you to pen a story about an awesome adventure you’ve had. The story needs to be 100-500 words and there are no rules whatsoever, as long as it’s really adventurous and has the potential to inspire the Go Ape Tribe and anyone else who reads it!

It could be real-life story or completely made up, it’s your choice. It just needs to be adventure-filled. So get those creative juices flowing and let your imagination run wild!

What’s in it for you? Well, quite a lot actually! If you win, you can choose from a school trip for your whole class or a treetop party for you and your pri-mates! Oh, we’re also going to be giving away stacks of adventure books!

We’ll be awarding these awesome prizes to nine lucky winners, in categories including best fiction author, best non-fiction author, best character, and best use of language. Chief Gorillas Tris and Becs will also be picking their favourite entry.

Already have an idea of what you’re going to write? Don’t wait around as time’s ticking! You’ve got until midnight, 22nd June to submit your entry, either through a form on our website here or by scanning a paper copy to [email protected], with the subject line ‘Writing competition’.

Good luck to all you little monkeys taking part and thanks for helping the Go Ape Tribe to inspire adventure among the masses!

Writing Competition

A shout out to adventurous Dads

Go Ape Gift Vouchers this Christmas
It’ll soon be that time of the year again. The day where family silverbacks all over the UK get to put their feet up, unwrap a thoughtful pressie, and legitimately put off mowing the lawn until another day. Yep, Father’s Day is THIS Sunday, 18th June.

Here at Banana HQ, we’ve compiled a list of five things we can thank our dads, step-dads, grandads, fathers-in-law and uncles for. We bet at least one of these rings a bell…

  • Thanks for… being our personal taxi drivers

Shelley’s house, then Priya’s house, then Jen’s Nanna’s. Then to the cinema on the High Street, please. Oh, there’s a new one-way system, by the way. Yeah, probably should have mentioned that earlier. Can you reverse?

Gift inspo: why not get him a bottle of something smooth and aged, with a posh label. Or perhaps just his trusted favourite. Someone else can be designated driver for a change.

  • Thanks for… letting us climb the tall trees

Looking back, we’re sure there were many hours of anxious curtain-twitching and phone-checking while we were out with exploring our local jungles. Thanks for resisting wrapping us in cotton wool. We learnt something from every single bump and scrape, and we’ve got the precious life-long memories to prove it.

Gift inspo: why not relive childhood summers by treating your silverback to a Tree Top Adventure. Swing-side-by-side through the forest canopy
and challenge each other to who can Tarzan call the loudest.

  • Thanks for… being the Easter Bunny, Father Christmas, and the Tooth Fairy

OK, so although it was technically a decade-long deception, thanks for hiding those eggs under the geraniums, nibbling Rudolph’s carrot, and sneaking those pound coins under the pillow. We know it was you, and we love you for it.

Gift inspo: let your Dad be himself this Father’s Day by buying him a smart shirt from his favourite store. He deserves it after all those Christmases in that Santa costume…

  • Thanks for… letting us listen to our terrible teenage music

Slaves to the charts, we’re fairly sure you made you endure more than anyone’s fair share of white-suited boy bands, neon-haired pop princesses, and novelty one-hit wonders (Crazy Frog, anyone?).

Sound familiar? Gift inspo: make Dad a playlist of stuff he actually enjoys listening to. Maybe he was right, after all. We’d much rather listen to Blur than Blazin’ Squad these days.

  • Thanks for… the epic BBQs

Although it was pretty clear the kitchen wasn’t your natural habitat, you were always first out with the lighter fluid on a clear day. Bravely risking burnt eyebrows, backseat chefs, and an incinerated shed, you made sure we all enjoyed the sunshine with full bellies. Thanks for your commitment to the marinades – they were awesome.

Gift inspo: why not coax your culinary hero indoors with a good cookbook? It might persuade him that not all food has to be prepared over hot coals.

Whatever you have to thank Dad for, why not treat him to some family tree-time? We’re sure he’ll love the Tarzan swings and zip lines, but we’re willing to bet his favourite bit will be spending quality time with you.

Dad’s – looking for a (not so) subtle way to hint at an adventurous gift for family tree-time? Maybe a cheeky retweet might be just the trick…

Gift adventure

Can I Go Ape?

Half term activities for kids

You’ve been thinking about unleashing your inner Tarzan in the treetops for a while now, but you haven’t booked because you’re not sure if you’ll physically be able to swing with us.

Well, maybe we can clear the air…”Can I Go Ape?” is actually one of the most common questions the tribe get asked; and while our Tree Top Adventure courses are challenging (both mentally and physically), you should be able to conquer one so long as you’re reasonably fit and healthy.

What we say is this: if you can climb a ladder, you can swing through the trees at Go Ape! You don’t need to hit the gym five days a week, or follow a diet of an Olympian to monkey around in the trees with us. It’s our mission to make adventure accessible to the masses, which is why we’ve created courses to accommodate as many people as possible.

You’ll burn hundreds of calories completing a Tree Top Adventure (without realising it), and there are certain obstacles that are more challenging than others. Your adventure will last around three hours, and in that time you’ll crawl, climb, wobble, swing and zip your way to the finish line which is, a squidgy mound of woodchip!

Log Crossing at Go Ape

Concerned about the trickier obstacles? Don’t be! When you’re up in the canopy, you carve your own path there are a number of points where you get to choose whether to take on the easier or harder obstacle. You might start off with the more simple obstacles, then move on to the trickier ones (Stirrups, we’re looking at you) as your confidence grows!

If you think that you might need additional support, just give us a call on 0333 433 0902 to discuss your requirements. Extra equipment or support may be needed for your adventure, or we might have to tweak our training to ensure you get the most from your Go Ape experience. Sometimes the risk of injury is too great despite taking additional measures, which means that some people are unfortunately unable to swing with us.

If you have a pre-existing medical conditions then we recommend you visit the course first to check it out. The Go Ape tribe aren’t medically qualified, so you’re responsible for conducting your own risk assessment.We don’t recommend pregnant women sign-up to a Tree Top Adventure; but again, the choice is yours.

If you are pregnant, we suggest seeking advice from your doctor first, and you’ll need to sign a disclaimer stating that you’ve made us aware and have decided to take part despite Go Ape’s advice.

If you don’t think you’re up for spending time in the treetops, that doesn’t mean you can’t come and hang with us!

You could always hop aboard our Forest Segways for an hour’s worth of exploration! Segway-ing around the forest floor is not as physically demanding as swinging from tree to tree just put your feet up while the wheels do all the work!

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