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Go ape treetop adventure course

Go ape treetop adventure course

 

If I had to name a few things my boys LOVE it is climbing, swinging, jumping, basically anything that involves their feet not being on the ground, so when they saw what go ape had to offer and was told that they was going to be going there, well lets just say anyone who was within ear shot was told, yes they was EXTREMELY excited to be going to go ape to trial the go ape treetop adventure course.

If you have not heard of go ape before it is the UK’s number one forest adventure, there are 28 go ape adventures all around the country, all set in some of Britain’s most spectacular forests.

They offer :

  • Tree top adventure – baboons 10-17 years old £24 and gorillas 18 years + £30 – £32
  • Forest segway –  must be over 10 years of age and 7 stone or over £35
  • Outdoor zip adventure – 13 years + £45
  • Tree top junior – tiny Tarzan’s over 1 metre tall £17
Go ape are fun days out, this can be a fun family day out or a day out with friends or work colleagues, they even offer team building events tailored to suit your day and budget, you can also add options of a dedicated host, catering, conference facilities or a shelter including garden games, go ape really do cater for all.
We set out for our fun family day at go ape, our local go ape is located at Trent park only 8 miles away from us so that was perfect, we packed up a picnic as we wanted to make a day of it so we had a picnic in Trent park itself before heading into go ape for the tree top adventure.
Lee and Bradley was so excited as we had shown them a video of what to expect on the adventure before going, Trent park is a 10 minute walk from Cockfosters train station, that’s on the Piccadilly line but with it being so local  we drove to Trent park and the parking was free.

As the boy’s was under 18 years of age Ian had to accompany them for safety reasons, the tree top adventure started off with a safety briefing of being shown how to use the safety ropes and safety equipment, form signing and then the fun began.

After they had the briefing they was off, swinging from trees, flying down zip wires, climbing rope ladders in the trees, flying down zip wires on skate boards, going through tunnles, they was tackling crossings in the trees, they had loads of obstacles to tackle, they also leaped off the Tarzan swing onto cargo nets, they had roughly three hours of fun.

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Lee soon found out that he did not like heights and was very unsure of the platforms, he found them to be rather narrow but he did enjoy himself and kept on challenging himself (once he had finished cuddling the tree’s) with the support of everyone, we all think he done extremely well and was very brave, there was always a member of staff on hand to help if anyone needed any advice support or assistance.

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Bradley on the other hand is not afraid of heights and nothing seemed to bother him, height wise or the challenges, he really enjoyed himself and has already said he would like to go again with friends and family, he had a big smile and was laughing his way round the tree top adventure stopping to pose for the camera on his way round.

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Ian put himself to the challenge and thoroughly enjoyed himself, it was a perfect afternoon for a father and son few hours, and he laughed his way from tree to tree, he kept on landing on his back in a funny position when coming in to land from the zip slide, the staff told him they have never seen Ian’s technique before and we all found this rather funny.

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I was spectating along with Ian’s mum and dad, we was full of laughter and found it very enjoyable to watch, we was taking the pictures and took a video of the experience as a keep sake for them.

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Our overall experience of go ape was amazing, Ian and the boys thoroughly enjoyed themselves, we think this adventure is amazing fun, go ape is all about getting outdoors, having loads of fun and being adventurous.

The tree top adventure is physically testing but Ian and the boys thoroughly enjoyed themselves, the heighest point they climbed was 16m, the longest zip wire was 120m, the longest crossing was 32m, there was 5 different sections of the course, total number of crossings was 40, we are definitely going to be booking up to go again.

Here are a few of our photo’s taken on the adventure

 

Do you think you are up to the challenge, you can find your local go ape here and a list of different adventures.

 
Disclaimer : We was given free entery to go ape tree top adventure in exchange for our review, all thoughts and opinions are 100% our own.

12 Comments

  • sewwhite

    27/08/2014

    What a fabulous day out! Very lucky boys big and small.
    I bet after all the climbing and activity they were knackered after.
    I would love to spend a day climbing and enjoying a day like this.
    Sisley x

  • Coombe Mill

    31/08/2014

    What a great adventure for the boys to enjoy, perfect for those that like an adrenaline buzz! We did something similar in France and the whole family had great fun. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  • Tracey S

    31/08/2014

    Looks like they had great fun! We did the Junior adventure last month and loved it, I’m now trying to convince my friends to do the big one with me :/

  • It was great fun 🙂

  • They did sleep very well that night.

  • We do hope to go back next year, hopefully i can then join in as i am in a wheelchair at the momet following my car accident. The boy’s really enjoyed themselves.

  • The boy’s loved it, we hope to go back next year and hopefully i can join in by then as i am currently in a wheelchair following my car accident.

  • Little Lilypad Co

    31/08/2014

    This looks amazing! I see lots of people talking about Go Ape ….. my eldest daughter would love this! Found you through Country Kids

  • pixiedusk

    01/09/2014

    Heard a lot about them and I so want to try this personally! #countrykids

  • The house that never rests

    11/09/2014

    It was an amazing day out.

  • I’ve done this before but not with the kids yet! It’s so much fun!! Mine are still a little too small but will definitely take them in the future! #sharewithme

  • Jenny @ Let's Talk Mommy

    07/02/2015

    Wow love your video. Looks like an amazing adventure and so much fun for everyone. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

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