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.
Life would be so dull without adventure. Our breath-taking location at Battersea Park is the perfect place to get the blood pumping, challenge yourself, and have a laugh with your Tribe.
Tree Top Challenge
High-speed zips, and daring crossings. Hitting heights of up to 30 metres, our tree top obstacles are the ultimate test of balance and nerve. Get your Tribe’s blood pumping with 2-3 hours of action-packed adventure.
Tree Top Adventure
Our classic adventure, re-imagined for mini-Tarzans. Watch their confidence reach new heights as they spend
an hour conquering wobbly bridges and awesome zip wires. You’ll be amazed at how much taller little monkeys walk after completing the course.
|Venue name:||Go Ape Battersea|
|Transport:||Rail: Battersea Park Station/Queenstown Road Station|
|Price:||Tree Top Challenge 16+ (£36), Tree Top Challenge Under 16 (£28), Tree Top Adventure (£21)|
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