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Happy birthday Go Ape Buxton

happy birthday buxton

Hip, hip hooray for Buxton’s big day. Our Derbyshire gem, just west of the Peak District National Park just celebrated its 10th birthday.

If you visited our Buxton adventure today, on the 14th July, you may have noticed some goings on around the cabin. Despite a spot of rain, the team at Buxton threw a tree-mendous birthday party to mark the anniversary of their launch in 2007.

Aside from the free cake, the Buxton Tribe have a lot of accomplishments to celebrate from the past 10 years. Here are 5 of our favourite accolades about Go Ape Buxton:

 

1) It is one of our highest courses, standing proudly on the edge of a valley

 

2) It is right next door to a natural landmark – the two-million-year-old cave Poole’s Cavern

 

3) One of their instructors is an IronMan (of the triathlon variety not the superhero)

 

4) It is an award-winning site, nabbing a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and a Visit Peak District award

 

5) The site manager, Liam, is a master of dad jokes

 

If you missed out on the fun of the day, there is still time to book onto the course and enjoy the adventure with the Buxton Tribe. With summer holidays just around the corner, there’s never been a better time to get outside and enjoy some tree-time with family and friends. You can book onto the classic Tree Top Adventure at Buxton, right here.

Win a 10th birthday party

Go Ape Kids Half Term

Win a tree-mendous 10th birthday party for your mini-Tarzan.

If you didn’t know, we’re celebrating a decade of adventure at Alice Holt Forest and Bedgebury Pinetum.

Now we’re extending the party to you. So we’re giving you the chance to win a tree top birthday party for your mini-Tarzan and their 7 pri-mates.

To enter, simply nominate your favourite soon-to-be ten year old below.

This competition has now closed.

Go Ape Fun Kids Birthday Parties

Terms and conditions.

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 periods end at midnight on 21.07.17.

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

8a. The prize is a Tree Top Birthday Party for 8 children. Includes Tree Top Junior for 8, plus 8 party bags to be redeemed on the day.  Prize to be redeemed before the 30th November 2017. Subject to availability.

8b. Winner must be over 1m tall to participate on the Tree Top Junior course.

9. The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for any cash alternative.

10. 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.

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

12. 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.

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

14. 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.

15. The promoter will notify the winner how and when the prize can be collected.

16. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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

18. 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].

19. 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.

20. Entry into the competition will be deemed as consent for your entry data to be used for promotional use by Go Ape. Please be aware that should you receive further communications from Go Ape, you will be given the option to unsubscribe or opt out.

Awaken your sense of wonder with Go Ape!

Seize Adventure

From the refreshing scent of the morning dew to the warmth of dappled sunshine, the forest is our happy place! Whether we’€™re whizzing through the trees on a fast and furious zip wire, leisurely swinging our way through the high ropes, or heading off-road on a self-balancing Segway, we never fail to be swept away by the wonder of nature all around us. And that’€™s just one of the things our #SeizeAdventure summer campaign is all about!

Wonder at the world

You see, here at Banana HQ, we believe that one of the secrets to keeping a tribe happy is to ensure they never lose their sense of wonder. Wonder keeps you curious, driving you forward to create new and long-lasting memories. It wakes you up to the world around you, helps you take those first tentative steps out of your comfort zone, and can open you up to things you never thought you would enjoy or excel at.

However, waking your sense of wonder is easier said than done! Sometimes we can all be guilty of letting our sense of wonder fall asleep as we do the same old things in the same routine, but that’€™s not what life’€™s all about!

Every day, as we gain more members of our trusty extended tribe and watch more cheeky monkeys than ever before try their hands at something new, we can see that wonder begin to wake up inside them. We’ve seen timid souls start the day feeling nervous of our Tree Top Adventure, and end it hollering, Tarzan-style, as they leap from the highest platform! We’€™ve seen folk start a session looking like they’€™d rather be at home, safe and warm with the TV on and the blinds down, and end it with huge smiles on their faces, ready to book their next adventure with the great outdoors!

Whilst the vast range of activities we offer at Go Ape, spanning 31 locations across the UK, play a substantial role in waking up that sense of wonder, we believe that the real stars of the show are the beautiful locations themselves.

#SeizeAdventure with Go Ape

There is nothing more wondrous than the stunning scenery you can find all over the UK. From the heights of Glentress Forest, near Edinburgh, to the glorious Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, you can expect more sumptuous landscapes, tree life and natural splendour than you can shake a banana at. Believe us we’€™ve tried!

We’€™ve even managed to capture a snippet of some of the natural highlights that awaken our wonder on a daily basis. From the golden glow of first light and the sweet sounds of the dawn chorus, to the glitter of starlight and the peeping toms of the forest€“ take a peek at our #SeizeAdventure video to glimpse the wonder of our enchanting locations.

Feed that inner wonder and #SeizeAdventure with Go Ape this summer! We’€™re waiting to hear from you!

The Adventure Fund In action: Enduro World Series

Beck Jordan Blog
Our Instructors are an adventurous bunch which is why we offer an adventure fund for our staff that are looking to live life more adventurously. This year, one of our instructors at Go Ape Bedgebury, Becky Jordan, decided to take on the Enduro World Series. 
Here’s what she had to say …

“Following previous funding from the Adventure Fund last year for my Mountain Bike Racing I decided to go all out this year and enter a qualifying round for the Enduro World Series that was being held at Dyfi Forest in Wales on the 20th-21st May.

The Adventure Fund gave me the funds that I needed in order to enter the race and to register with the EWS for the points that I would need to be eligible for the 2018 Enduro World series next year which was the most amazing opportunity.

It is safe to say that it is the hardest event I have ever done in my life. The race route was 52km long with 1800m worth of climbing. Including 5 stages of fast and technical downhill that tested my skills on a bike to the absolute max! With several crashes during practice day on Saturday I was very close to giving up on it all.

I knew how disappointed in myself I would be if I did that. So I got up on the Sunday morning for race day and was at the top of the hill for 09:30am, ready for the race start at 10:00am.

Exactly 5 hours and 7minutes later with 5 clean stage runs under my belt I crossed the finish line in second place in the Senior Women’s category. I cannot tell you how happy and shocked I was all at the same time! Not only did this mean that I had come second place in the Enduro Welsh Open, but I had also qualified for the points that I needed to have the opportunity to enter the Enduro World Series in 2018!

This opportunity would not have been possible without the support of the Adventure Fund to get me to this event and I am extremely grateful to you!  Who knows what the next few months will hold but I am well on my way to living the dream!”

Well done Becky an amazing achievement! 
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