Thursday, 13 October 2011

Go Ape! Tree Top Adventure branches out to younger adventurers

Half-term will soon be upon us so if you're looking for exciting ideas for days out for your little daredevil "monkeys", you may be interested to learn that Go Ape! Tree Top Adventure has now created a new course for younger kids, aged 4+. Read on for more info :


Children as young as four can now take to the trees as never before following the opening of a new tree-top adventure from Go Ape! (at Moors Valley Country Park). A new ‘explorers course’ has been designed especially for families with younger children after Go Ape! reported a huge demand to open up its trees to younger adventurers.

Having seen 2.8 million people swing through its trees already, Go Ape! Explorer is expected to become a huge hit now that the whole family can unleash their inner ape.

The exciting tree-top adventure lasts just an hour and means anyone over a metre tall can now weave their way through a network of 20 looping obstacles five metres above the forest floor including the Spiders Web, Log Balance and Jungle Crossing before finishing on an awesome zip back on to solid ground.

Rebecca Mayhew, Co-Founder of Go Ape and mum to Phoebe (10) Patrick (8) and Jake (6) says: “Since we brought Tree Top Adventure to the UK in 2002, 2.8 million people have swung through the trees bringing out their inner ape. We have been inundated with requests from families with children who would love to go but are under 10 or less than 1.4m. Now the whole family can live life more adventurously and enjoy a fun filled hour of canopy exploring. Our 'always connected' safety system on our revolutionary new 'Explorer course' is open to children from 1m tall, (the approximate height of a 4 year old). We can’t wait to see the looks on young faces as they take to trees."

Before taking to the trees, children will be harnessed up, firmly attached to the safety system and led up a tree top staircase to the central explorer platform. Here, instructors will be on hand to guide young visitors through the course.

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Who’s it for?

Explorers of all abilities from 4 years to 104 – as long as you are 1metre or taller

2011 Opening Times:

Saturday 22nd - Sunday 30th October

Weekends throughout November.

Sessions available every hour for up to 30 participants

Do I need to book in advance?

It is recommended that you book in advance as the courses tend to get booked up especially during weekends and school holidays. You can book online or by phone on 0845 643 9215.

Pioneer (18 years +): £15
Trailblazer (6 years – 17 years): £15
Pathfinder (Under 6years): £15

Are there any restrictions?

Explorers will need to be 1 metre tall. One participating adult must accompany every two children under 6 years old. Participants over the age of 6 require at least one adult per group to supervise from the ground. To supervise you won’t need to book yourself on or pay

Must weigh less than 20.5 stone

Will I be safe?


Participants are always attached and instructors are on hand to guide you through the course

About Go Ape! Tree Top Adventure

Go Ape! Tree Top Adventure is the UK’s leading forest adventure company with 27 giant outdoor sites nationwide. Visitors can experience a liberating sense of freedom as they swing through the forest on zip wires, cross wooden walkways and bridges, climb tree-top ladders and fly through the air on Tarzan Swings whilst safely attached to a harness. Instructors are on hand to help and all participants are given a thorough safety briefing before being let loose on an adventure like no other in the forest canopy.

Courses are suitable for participants aged 10 years old or above, are at least 4ft 7in (1.4m) tall and weigh under 20.5 stone (130kg). Visitors range from young and old families wishing to spend quality time together, adults on hen or stag events, businesses participating in a team building activity or people who simply want to ‘live life adventurously’.

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  1. We had huge problems because one of the adults in our group got scared and there was no flexibility moving her child supervision duty to others The only option we were giving were for her to soldier on or for her kids to drop out with her. Very unhelpful. Staff seemed to take pleasure in lecturing us.

    1. Aww that's such a shame :( Have you emailed them about it? I'm sure they'd be interested to hear your feedback so they can put something in place - I'm sure it's not the first time for it to happen !


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