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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.