Go Ape

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Go Ape
Go Ape

Set in Britain’s woods and forests, Go Ape centres are fantastic places for monkeying around in the treetops. The high rope courses offer adrenaline-packed aerial adventures for the over 10s (height and weight restrictions apply). Families can swing, scramble, climb and slide to their heart’s content amid the rope bridges, trapezes and zip slides, letting out Tarzan whoops as they go. Climbers are fitted with sturdy safety harnesses, so there’s no need for the gripping skills of an actual ape.


Venue name: Go Ape
Address: Black Park Country Park
Opening hours: Feb-Nov: times vary, phone for details
Transport: Rail: Langley rail, then taxi
Price: tree-top adventure: £32; £24 10-17s; forest biking: £12, £8 children
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Now I'm probably not the best person to review Go Ape as I spent the majority of the day stood at the bottom of the trees in a harness crying into a cup of tea, however I did get a decent view of the 'adventure courses'.  Personally I found the whole experience utterly petrifying, you're suspended high up in the trees and expected to 'move around' and 'swing' (plummet to your impending death) at ease on your 'wire'.  In all seriousness the instructors are great and used to the odd crier, the course is challenging and, from what I gather from my friends, fun if you're into that kind of thing.  In summary, definitely not for the faint-hearted but if nothing else a reason to intentionally take the tube to Cockfosters (you might be the only person).

Vicky T

Amazing experience for anyone who wants to have an adventure (and especially nature lovers) outside London! The park offers 5 different sites that one has to go through while exploring the forest, climbing up trees and moving around by swinging, hanging from ropes, crossing wooden bridges and many many other ways! After the basic training, everyone is released to go around the park and through the tasks which have different levels of difficulty. Fret not though, as alternative easier routes are provided for the cases in which the main path is quite hard, so anyone can take part! The whole experience lasts around 3 hours and happens regardless of weather conditions (on a rainy day the fields are muddy and even more challenging). Highlight of the day : the tallest Tarzan swing, a bit scary to take the leap but definitely worth it! If something different is what you're looking for, then this is definitely for you!

mia brandon

This trip was amazing and I loved, it as I felt like an ape swinging in the trees, I recommend this to children age of ten or above and adults as it is an experience of a life time. When you go on this trip the family or friends can get out and have fun on this activity. hope you have fun on this trip from Mia