Go Ape promises visitors a day out they’ll never forget, a claim thousands can attest to since the forest adventure park opened in 2010.
Go Ape, which has two separate sites in Buckinghamshire, including one set in 530 acres of beautiful woodland on the doorstep of the world famous Pinewood Studios, has been busy carving out its own legacy in the world since the 2010 opening of the vast Black Park Country Park. This venue is one of the largest of its kind in the UK, complete with a stunning lake at its heart. Wendover Woods later got its own taste of outdoor adventure, offering an ‘extreme’ route for those brave enough to take on the challenge.
With its ‘fun for all the family’ vibe and popularity with schools and businesses as well as stag and hen dos, you never quite know who you’ll be sharing the high ropes with. Though there’s more than one way to get around, be it by zip wire, segway, high rope or swing, people of all ages have one common experience: fun.
As an attraction rooted in the heart of Buckinghamshire’s precious woodlands, it follows that Go Ape takes its responsibilities very seriously when it comes to protecting its surroundings.
All of the courses are designed not simply with damage limitation in mind, but to ensure there is no damage caused to the living trees. This means no bolts fixed into the trees, only braces that grip the trunks and are loosened as the tree grows. The courses also offer a home to wildlife, with the underside of platforms often playing host to nesting birds.
Go Ape for charity
Go Ape as its own charity partner that it raises funds for and pledges to. For the last two years this charity has been the Outward Bound Trust, an educational charity which takes 9-24 year olds out into the mountains, lakes and wild places of Britain to give them a chance to learn through adventurous activities. In 2015, a cheque for £62,000 was handed to Outward Bound Trust, a sum partly raised thanks to the efforts of 25 of the Go Ape family taking part in the Snowdonia Challenge.
So far in 2016, £40,000 has been pledged and Go Ape has given free access to its Tree Top Adventure to some of the schools that the Outward Bound Trust works with.
Go Ape for business
Team bonding days are moving on from stuffy affairs in a conference room and Go Ape offers one of the more exciting experiences for employees to come together and learn a little about teamwork.
When to Go Ape
Go Ape is open every day over October half term and then:
- November (weekends only)
- December (Tree Top Junior open weekends only)
Go Ape for less
This October visitors can save 20% per person on a Sunday forest adventure by using the promotional code ADSTUR.
Offer conditions: Locations: x29 locations UK wide. Excludes Go Ape Battersea. Activity: Offer includes Tree Top Adventure, Forest Segway, Tree Top Junior and Zip Trekking Adventure. Validity: Offer valid until 30 October 2016. Applicable for Sunday bookings throughout October 2016. T&C: Excludes Corporate Events and gift voucher purchases. Participation and supervision ratios apply.