Go Ape Battersea
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Active fun among the treetops of SW11.
Harnessing your inner chimp can apparently make you more confident, happier and calmer. You may care to ponder the truth of this as you dangle 40ft up from a south-west London tree.
Battersea Park is the Go Ape group’s first central London location (there’s another in the Enfield suburbs), and it’s certainly gone big with it. Or rather, high – many of the treetop walkways, zip wires, rope-bridges and ladders are twice the height of the other Go Ape sites, which means you’ll be wobbling in the wind just that bit higher up. But don’t worry, you’re strapped in nice and tight, so even if you can’t grip tight like our hairy ancestors, you won’t drop too far before being caught by a very snug harness. Boys, enjoy.
There are a couple of location-specific drawbacks. First off, it’s certainly not as sprawling (two of the three adult runs follow the same route, just at different heights), which means the zip wires – by far the best bit – are shorter than elsewhere. The Battersea Park location comes with its own special charm, too: one of our team was heckled by lads watching from the bench below – there’s nothing quite like a cackling, ‘Go on daaaaahlin, you can do it!’ to put a spring in your struggling step. It can also get pretty cold up there, so make sure you wrap up warm in winter.
Still, there’s a lot of fun to be had, and it’s a real boon to not have to travel out of town to get your swing on.
Tree Top Adventure (for ages 10+, minimum height of 1.4m (4ft 7″) and Tree Top Junior (ages 6-12) are open every day from December 10 to January 3. The venue is closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. From January 4, Tree Top Adventure will be open daily and Tree Top Junior will open on weekends and holidays.
Our most central forest experience in London. This is big outdoor fun in the big city with spectacular views across Battersea and the park. There's more to this stacked course than meets the eye with people above, below and all around you. A head for heights is a must as Battersea’s Treetop Challenge crossings are twice the height of most Go Ape locations. Over on the Adventure course the Fisherman’s Net and thrilling zip wires keep this one firmly top of the Go Ape fan list.
Tree Top Challenge
Push yourself further than ever before with our Battersea Park Treetop Challenge! Be ready to tackle high ropes perils such as the Zigzag Bridge, Stepping Stones and Tibetan Bridge before enjoying a thrilling zip wire flight down to another platform. Whether looking for a fresh new experience with your friends, or a solo experience to clear your mind amongst the leafy heights, you’ll certainly leave with a sense of achievement and a huge dose of satisfaction.
Tree Top Adventure/Plus
A firm favourite with families and friends and suitable for kids and adults alike, this daring escapade in the trees ticks all the get outside, get active and have fun boxes. London meets nature in the leafy tree tops of our Treetop Adventure. Over 1m tall? You’re ready to bond over the wobbles as you tackle the mighty Stepping Stones and the Fisherman’s Net or leave the others in the dust as you speed away on one of the zip wires. Ultimately, no one gets left behind on this trail of glory!
|Transport:||Rail: Battersea Park Station/Queenstown Road Station|
|Price:||Tree Top Challenge £36, Tree Top Challenge Xpress £29, Tree Top AdventurePlus £26, Tree Top Adventure £22|
|Opening hours:||10:00 - 17:30 Monday-Friday, and 9:00-17:30 Saturday/Sunday/Holidays|
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