Monthly Archives: August 2016

#TakeTheFirstStep: Times ticking…

Take the First Step - Go Ape

Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock

Hear that? That’s the sound of the clock ticking down to the end of summer! We’re at the end of August, meaning autumn is just around the corner.

Were sure you’ve heard about our summertime campaign, #TakeTheFirstStep. Were encouraging people to leave their comfort zones behind, break out of the claustrophobic confines of sensible Britain and have some fun, a lot of fun!

All journeys begin with a single step, and that’s why we want you to take the first step to leading a more adventurous life!

Why? we hear you ask. Well, a life lived adventurously is a life more fulfilled! So long as you possess a can-do attitude and a willingness to embrace the unknown, the world is your oyster so go explore it!

Perhaps you’re a notorious putter-offer you’re always saying, Ill do that next month/next year/one day/when I’ve got time. You made a bucket list a few years ago but you haven’t got round to ticking a single thing off. You’ve got big dreams for the future but you haven’t taken any steps to make those dreams turn into a reality. The only thing stopping you is you!

Life’s too short for it to be put on hold!

Want to climb a mountain? Start making plans today. Want to try a new sport? Research local clubs on your lunch break. Want to go traveling around Asia for a month? Arrange a meeting with your boss to see if it’s possible. Adventure is waiting; you just need to take that first step!

Adventure is all about opening yourself up to new experiences. It’s about trying everything once and not being afraid to give something a go just because it involves risk. Adventure is all about meeting new people, learning new skills and discovering your true potential.

We read a quote the other day and it struck a chord. It was from French author and Nobel Prize winner André Gide, and read:

It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves, in finding themselves.

If you need any more convincing, science shows that being adventurous makes you happier! Rich Walker, a psychologist, studied 30,000 event memories and 500 diary entries, discovering that people who engage in a variety of experiences are more likely to retain positive emotions and suppress negative emotions. There we have it: conclusive proof that adventure is the key to happiness!

Here’s an idea for your next adventure: swinging through the tree tops at Go Ape! We want you to unleash your inner Tarzan as you climb ropes, wobble across bridges, clamber through tunnels and leap from sky-high platforms.

With over 30 locations across the UK, all set in stunning parks and forests, there’s bound to be a Go Ape near you! Book a Go Ape Adventure now!

Ready for one last adventure this summer?

Take the First Step - Go Ape

They’re here the final few days of fun and freedom!

It’s back to reality next week as the summer holidays draw to a close. Kids will be back in the classroom ready to begin a new school year, while adults will be heading back to the office after a well-earned break.

What did you get up to this summer? Did you explore new places? Did you meet new people? Did you try something you’ve never tried before?

Go Ape Tree Top JuniorWe’ve had an awesome summer at Go Ape.

It’s certainly been a busy one, full of forest-themed fun and adventure! We’ve had a good catch up with long-standing Go Ape-rs, and we’ve welcomed many new friendly faces to the forest too! For us, nothing beats seeing peoples Cheshire cat grins as they embark on their very first Tree Top Adventure.

Its only right that we see summer off in style, don’t you agree?  Its time to give summer one last hurrah!

If you are yet to explore new places, meet new people, or try something you’ve never tried before, now’s your chance! Make the very most of it! This balmy weather isn’t going to be around forever.

So, what should you do? Well, you’ve got a lot of options.

In fact, there’s an endless list of things you can do that involve adventure this weekend. You could

– Go wild running in the countryside

– Dust your mountain bike off and hit some trails

– Get lost in a city you’ve never visited before

– Pitch-up somewhere off the beaten track

– Try something extreme you’ve always fancied skydiving, right?

– Hike to the top of a mountain and soak up the view

– Ride the water, whether its on a surfboard, sailboat, kayak or paddleboard

– Swim in the sea as the sunrises or sets

We’ve got one more idea: Go Ape!

Round up the tribe and come unleash your inner Tarzans at one of our 30 courses dotted across the UK. If you’ve never swung with us before, then prepare for an adventure like no other. You’ll head up high into the trees, where you’ll be greeted by a whole host of obstacles. You’ll cross bridges, crawl through tunnels, balance on tight ropes, leap off platforms and whizz down zip wires!

Monkey around in the forest at Go Ape – we recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment. See you soon!

Book now!

WIN tickets to see Bear Grylls LIVE


Be in with a chance of winning tickets for you and your family to see Bear Grylls LIVE in his first ever UK arena tour.

We have three family tickets* to give away.

Ever thought you would get to explore the ocean, the mountains, the desert and even space in one day? Well now you can. See Bear Grylls live in an arena near you where he will take you on a journey of exploration and survival. Told through six gruelling real life stories and using state of the art video mapping technology and stunning special effects, Bear will be both narrating and re-enacting some of the astonishing feats from these tales of heroism.

Bear will guide the audience on a journey, uncovering true life stories of survival from frozen Antarctica and the cruel winds of Everest, to the humid jungle and shark-infested waters. The audience will be swept into the heart of the action, with worlds that appear and fade away before them, they will see the tiny detail of rock crumbling beneath Bear’s feet as he climbs and witness him seemingly swimming with sharks before their very eyes. Through dizzying aerial stunts and intimate storytelling, Bear will reveal the wonder of our planet and the important value of mankind’s indomitable human spirit.

A truly breath-taking experience.

Click here for a first glimpse of what to expect from the live arena show.
Tickets are on sale now and available from

* A family ticket can consist of two adults and two children (13 or under) or one adult and three children. Maximum of two adults. Does not include date in Ireland or London (7 October)

Sorry this competition is now over.


Terms and conditions

Win a Tree Top Junior Adventure with Primary Times


To win a pair of Go Ape Tree Top Junior tickets with Primary Times, simply answer our question and enter your details below.

This competition is now closed.

1. The promoter is: Adventure Forest Limited Trading as Go Ape Ltd whose registered office is at Unit 1, Fornham Business Court, The Drift, Fornham St Martin, Bury St Edmunds, IP31 1SL.

2. To enter the competition you must be: (a) UK resident; and (b) 18 years old or over at the time of entry.

3. Employees of Go Ape or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.

4. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.

5. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are shown above.

6. The competition period starts 26 August 2016 until 30 September 2016.

7. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not fully received for whatever reason.

8. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in any event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.

9. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.

10. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

11. Winners will be chosen: at random by software provided by from all entries received and verified by the Promoter.

12. The winner will be notified by email within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

13. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

14. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by [English] law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of [England].

15. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [UK] data protection legislation.

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