Monthly Archives: December 2015

‘The Best Family Holiday Ever’


A few months ago we gave away a Mark Warner holiday to one lucky family. That family were the McHugh’s and it’s safe to say they loved every minute of it!

Here, our winner tells us all about their overseas adventure:

“I just wanted to say we went on our Mark Warner Holiday back in September and had an amazing time, so I wanted to say thank you very much! I took my husband and our twins who had just turned 4, and it was  perfect place to go – the children did many ‘firsts’ in the amazing childcare including tennis, windsurfing, sailing and kayaking! We had a chance to relax by the pool for the first time in years, as well as trying out some new sports like stand up paddle boarding. 

So thank you very much for giving us the best family holiday we’ve ever had! I think its really inspired the children to try new and adventurous things, they often talk about the holiday and the things they did there!

You mentioned before that you’d like some photos so I’ve attached a few, I’m happy for you to use these in promotion if you want to – one of the children sailing, one of my daughter on a windsurf board, and one of me swimming in a waterfall lagoon near the hotel!”

Claire McHugh, Winner of our Mark Warner holiday prize

It’s not too late…give the gift of adventure!

Go Ape Gift Vouchers - Gift Adventure

It’s never too late to give the gift of adventure – but, according to the Royal Mail, Monday 21st December before 1pm is your best bet.

If you order after that, your Go Ape gift vouchers may not arrive before Christmas! That means you have only a few days left to order your vouchers online and have them posted to your address (postage is free, FYI!).

But if you miss the postal deadline, have no fear: our digital monkeys can work their magic and send them across to you via email.

If you’re a last-minute kind of guy or gal, you may be wracking your brains right now, trying to think of what that friend or family member would like this Christmas. What do you get the person who has everything? Well, the gift of adventure, of course! When it comes to Christmas prezzies, we like to live by the mantra:

‘Have less. Do more. Be more’.

Collecting memories is so much better than collecting things. When that little sleek Go Ape envelope is opened on Christmas Day, the lucky recipient will be thrilled – they will have something AWESOME to look forward to in the New Year and they can prepare for their exciting adventure that lies ahead!

So, what can they expect from their Go Ape adventure?

Well, they should be prepared for a lot of monkeying around – and a lot of laughs, to boot. They can expect to zoom down super-fast zip wires, leap off Tarzan swings, tackle our high ropes obstacles, feel the wind in their faces – and possibly come away with a little bit of woodchip in their pants, as a little extra memento.

Or, if they want to enjoy the forest on terra firma, why not treat them to a Segway Experience gift voucher? Our self-balancing electric Segways allow them to have a whole hour of off-the-beaten-track fun – and this experience is now offered at 11 of our UK Go Ape sites!

Ordering your vouchers online couldn’t be easier – just click here and choose the type of voucher you’d like, personalise it (for that little extra touch), select your FREE delivery and wait for it to pop through your letterbox after 2 to 5 working days. Simple!

Vouchers are valid for a whole year and can be used at any of our UK locations. So, don’t delay the Go Ape experience any longer; there are seven days in a week, and “someday” isn’t one of them.

Adventure awaits!

Go Ape Gift Vouchers

Brits waste £800 million on unwanted gifts

Go Ape Gift Vouchers - Gift Adventure

Brits are due to waste upwards of £800million this Christmas on presents that are unwelcomed, unconsidered and unsurprising according to new research by us here at Go Ape.

As we look to spend a minimum of £103.65 per person on gifts this Christmas, our report has identified that we could be wasting upGo Ape Gift Voucher Wallet to 12 percent of this as we don’t think hard enough about the gifts that we choose. Over half (55%) of parents admitted that they found it difficult to find presents that would engage children past the Christmas holidays – let alone their partners!

To combat this Christmas present dilemma, and to prevent the ‘fake happy’ reactions we all hate to see, we’ve launched Experience Gift Vouchers which can be used at any of their UK locations and are valid for a year. Go Ape vouchers can either be sent in the post (in a rather lovely wallet) or our digital monkeys can send them across via email.

Rebecca Mayhew, Mum of three and co-founder of Go Ape commented on the research:

“We wanted to find out what makes for a great Christmas gift and how we might keep this Christmas full of fun and adventure. To combat bad gift choices, we have launched a range of Gift Vouchers suitable for your family and your primates. If you’re looking for something trilling and unique to give this festive season then give the gift of adventure. Something memorable. Something that’s lots and lots of fun. Forget socks and pants. Gift memories, not things.”

So give a Go Ape Gift Voucher this Christmas to make sure you give a gift that is fun, memorable, thrilling and perfect for everyone!

Top 10 Worst Christmas presents of 2014

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So how bad are our worst gift choices? We’ve identified the worst presents of 2014, which included household appliances (16%), household cleaning products (16%), socks (15%) and supermarket vouchers (5%). Some of the WORST of 2014;

Top 10 Worst Christmas presents of 2014


  1. Bible
  2. Can of Soup
  3. Bar of Soap
  4. A Shovel
  5. Pet Bowl
  6. Marmalade
  7. First Aid Kit
  8. Second-hand Handkerchief
  9. A Bin
  10. Wheel Clamp

Gift Memories, not Things

We’ve put together a whole heap of interesting stats – all designed to stop you falling into the pants and socks trap!


So give a Go Ape Gift Voucher this Christmas to make sure you give a gift that is fun, memorable, thrilling and perfect for everyone!


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