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Go Ape Battersea Park…a course like no other

Go Ape Battersea Park Tree Top Junior

You’re strolling through the heart London, soaking in the city’s many sights. And suddenly, you hear a loud, elongated shriek that sounds extremely similar to a Tarzan holler.

Are your ears deceiving you?

No, they aren’t! It’s been a long time coming but Go Ape has officially landed in the centre of London and is open for monkey business! Our course occupies a large corner of the beautiful Battersea Park, which is located on the south bank of the River Thames. Here are some of the reasons why the newest addition to the Go Ape family is extra special:

It’s in the city

Go Ape Battersea Park is a first for any city in the UK (you’re welcome, Londoners!). One minute you could be strolling around the streets of the capital with hordes of city-dwellers, the next you could be up in the tree tops about to take on one of our courses!

Battersea Park seemed like the perfect spot for a Go Ape course as it’s close to many of London’s landmarks; Buckingham Palace, Marble Arch, Big Ben, the National History Museum and London Eye are all less than three miles away. This means you can easily combine a Tree Top Adventure with a spot of sightseeing.

Oh course for those north of the city, there’s also Go Ape Trent Park, with a Tree Top Adventure boasting over 600m of obstacles and crossings, including a 120m zip wire!

It’s mega high

Warning: this course is not for the faint-hearted. Most obstacles are double the height of those at our other locations. After all, we want to give you the best possible view of the cityscape in the background!

As you probably know already, Go Ape’s motto is ‘live life adventurously.’ We think that, through adventure, we get to challenge ourselves and discover our true potential. That’s why we decided to take it higher when designing the Battersea Park course.

Even if you’ve swung with us before, the Battersea Park course is bound to test your nerves. But that’s the great thing about it! Climb it, conquer it, and feel a massive sense of achievement when you complete it!

Obstacles are longer

The new course isn’t just twice as high, but many of the obstacles are twice as long too! And if they’re double the distance, this means the obstacles are going to be twice as wobbly (and twice as fun). I think it’s fair to say that Battersea Park Go Ape is our most challenging course to date, both mentally and physically. Think you can handle it?

Go Ape Tree Top Junior Battersea ParkThere’s a Tree Top Junior

Hang on a minute! It’s not fair for adults to have all the fun. If you’ve got mini Tarzans in your tribe, they’re bound to love our Tree Top Junior course. You can watch from the ground as they explore the canopy and grow more confident with each obstacle they cross. And to finish off their adventure, they’ll get to whizz down a zip wire and into a huge pile of woodchip!

At Go Ape Battersea Park, the high ropes are higher, zip lines are longer, bridges are shakier…But don’t take our word for it – book a Go Ape adventure for you and your tribe and see for yourself!

Reach new heights!

Reach New Heights At Go Ape

Go Ape Tarzan SwingIt’s been a long time coming but our forest doors are finally open for (monkey) business – hurrah!

Our aim here at Go Ape is to inspire others to live life more adventurously; to open people’s eyes to the fun that can be had when they step outside their comfort zones – to encourage people to be bold and brave in order to discover their true potential!

So, are you ready to reach new heights?!

If you come hang with us at Go Ape, that’s exactly what you’ll be doing. If you’re a newbie, there’s a good chance your jaw will drop when you first lay eyes upon one of our obstacle courses. Believe us when we say that it feels much higher when you’re up there!

But, fear not. Tree-top trembles in the form of wobbly legs and shaky palms are completely normal. Hauling yourself up the (seemingly endless) initial rope ladder is always the scariest part, and so is crossing the first obstacle with the ground far, far beneath you (around 35 feet below you, in fact).

In no time at all you’ll start getting into the swing of things (quite literally).

Those trembles will start easing off and the whole height thing won’t both you anymore. Your inner Tarzan will be unleashed and you won’t want to come down!

If you’ve already Go Ape-d and want to be taken to even greater heights, why not check out the Tree Top Adventure in London’s Trent Park, which reaches a towering 16 metres at its highest point? Or you could head to Whinlatter Forest in Keswick, which is home to the highest Go Ape in the country!

If you really want to reach new heights, then you’ve got to take a trip to Grizedale Forest.

Zip Trekking AdventureNot only does it boast our highest zip platform (zip 5 starts 18 metres above ground, maximising air time), but it’s also where you’ll find our one and only Zip Trekking Adventure!

Tackling tree-top obstacles is one thing; soaring above the dramatic Douglas Firs of Grizedale Forest, with stunning views of the valley, is another! Instead of hanging out in the tree-tops, you’ll be flying over them via a tandem of seven zip wires! Sound fun? Of course it does!

If you go on a Zip Trekking Adventure, you’ll cover around 3km of ground and will be in the air for around 2 hours in total – that’s plenty of time to master the art of human flight!

As well as enjoying zip, after zip, after zip, a Zip Trekking Adventure includes a 20 minute hike through one of the UK’s most dramatic forests, plus a ride in one of the Go Ape Land Rovers, up winding mountain roads to the first zip line.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your zip-tastic Go Ape Adventure today!

Up, Up and Away. NEW Twin Course!


Double the fun at Trent Park.

A warm welcome from the team here at Trent Park. For those who have joined us recently you may have noticed our hairy construction team have been around a lot of late. You may have also noticed a number of new crossings appear in the canopy, a few landing sites crop up on the ground and our Site Manager Pete losing even more hair by the day.

Well the wait is over. Our brand NEW twin course, a first for Go Ape, is now open to challenge and excite you!

We hope to see you in the trees soon!

A day out at Trent Park

days out at trent park

What better way to escape the hustle and bustle of central London than by surrounding yourself with beautiful woodland and swinging through the trees? Head north on the tube, taking the Piccadilly Line to the end of the line and you will be just a ten minute walk from Go Ape at Trent Park. And as far as locations go, it couldn’t be more different to the capital. Make the most of the epic 120m zip wire, high ropes and Tarzan swings. It is also home to one of Go Ape’s infamous skateboard zip wires – think skateboarding but while flying through the air. But once you’ve had your fill of the treetops, what is there to do in Trent Park? Here’s a few of the best places to go.

Where to go?

Chickenshed Theatre

If you fancy incorporating a spot of culture into an otherwise activity-packed trip, how about the theatre? This theatre started in the humble surroundings of a (vacant) chicken shed, and today offers a truly innovative and enjoyable experience. Take your pick from the schedule packed with anything from short solos and musical recitals to full-blown theatrical performances.

What to do?

Go for a walk in Trent County Park

Trent County Park marks the point at which the city changes into the countryside. Take a stroll around the 413 acres and marvel at the rolling hills, ancient woodland, beautiful lakes and dramatic historical sites. The park is also home to the Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) which is dedicated to helping sick and injured animals. But if a gentle stroll is not action-packed enough for you then the park also offers ample opportunities for bike rides, horse-riding or a quick round of golf. Trent County Park has remained virtually unchanged over many centuries, which adds to its charm – as does its resident ghost that is said to haunt the park’s Camlet Moat.

Where to eat?

Chez Tonton When hunger strikes, it’s just a short walk to New Barnet where you can head for Chez Tonton, a traditional French restaurant. With a menu that changes daily and a comprehensive wine list, Chez Tonton has been serving French fare to local residents for more than 20 years. Eating here is a delightfully authentic experience with French staff, checked tablecloths and Edith Piaf playing in the background. Expect a friendly welcome and a relaxed atmosphere. Open for lunch and dinner, it is the perfect place for you and your friends to re-fuel.

And something for a rainy day?

Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture

You’ve been monkeying around in the rain, but now you want to dry out a bit. Head to the Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture (MoDA) and take in the collections of textiles, wallpapers, design, magazines and more of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The museum is part of Middlesex University and you’ll need to call ahead of your visit.

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