So it’s back to Go Ape HQ after an epic few days at the Outdoors Show. With over 1,000 of you riding the World’s longest indoor zip wire, we can only hope that you had as much fun as us! #ZipTrack landed at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show 13 – 16 February 2014 at the Excel, London, here’s a few key stats: 74 tonnes of wood chip, twin 160m long zip wires, the longest Go Ape Apple Picker ladders at 9.5m and over 1,000 customers.
The tribe enjoyed views of the Outdoors Show from our Go Ape platform 9.5 metres high, experiencing that ‘woodchip in your pants‘ feeling, and getting a taste of a Go Ape adventure. The zip wire was just a snippet of our tree top adventure, but we like to think it got all zip-goers into the Go Ape spirit.
Plus, a peek at what our Gorillas got up to at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show! Four days wrapped up in two minutes. Watch Now.
Special thanks go to our friends at Capital Garden Products, Rentabar and Akula Furniture for loaning us a fabulous seating area and plants to ensure Go Ape were the stars of the show!
We’re bringing the World’s longest indoor twin zip wires to the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show, driven by SEAT, from February 13 – 16 2014 at Excel, London.
Here’s a few facts about our appearance at the show.
1. Intended zips will be 160m long at angle of 2.6degrees.
2. The height of the platform is 8.5m. The two ladders are the longest Apple Pickers Ladders in Go Ape! A whopping 9.5m!
3. There is 74x1tonne bags of woodchip on site.
4. The combined weight of the anchors is 24tonnes about the weight of 2 double decker buses
5. The Monkey was kidnapped from the Go Ape Course at Wyre Forest. The Manager still hasn’t noticed!
9. And for the nerds; The co-efficient of friction between the floor and the anchor is 0.46.
We can’t wait to see you swing by.
We open all of our adventures for you to enjoy at the weekends in November. But this year we’ve decided to keep the forest doors of some of our busier adventures open on Fridays!
So you’ll be able to swing by the following adventures on a Friday in November. Just wrap up warm, hunt out those gloves and join us for a final forest fix before winter really sets in.
Our Trent Park adventure near London is nestled in acres of stunning woodland and a stones throw from the capital. The park is perfect for family adventure days out in London. Take in the views from the trees and share some amazing adventure memories with your tribe, taking on Tarzan Swings, high ropes, epic zip wire and Trent Park is home to one of our epic Skateboard Zips.
Thetford Forest is the original and arguably still the best. Set in the heart of Britain’s largest lowland pine forest, our first ever course is centred around 30 miles of bike and walking trails from which to explore 50,000 acres of forest. And the mother of all our courses features our classic Tree Top Adventure, Forest Segways and Tree Top Junior.
Aberfoyle. In Short – it’s Zip Wire Heaven in Loch Lomond. Our first adventure in Scotland and what an impact it’s made. Stunning scenery of the surrounding Queen Elizabeth Forest Park in Aberfoyle (Stirlingshire) gives the course a jaw-dropping backdrop and makes for a great day out in Scotland.
Moors Valley. Best Tourism Attraction Experience 2012 at Bournemouth Tourism Awards. Set in a Great Park with Adventures for Everyone. If you’re looking for days out in Dorset, there’s no doubt you’ll leave Moors Valley Country Park (near Bournemouth) with a monkey sized grin.
Book your next adventure now.