We visited Go Ape at Sherwood Pines last week.
- You don’t have to do it as a team – most of the other parcipants were couples or a parent with child/ren.
- You are very safely secured to the trees/structure BUT it is totally your responsibility t0 make sure you are. It all kicks off with an excellent training session.
- Hence you double and triple check the harness and ropes before making the leap.
- On the tricky balancing bridges, swinging across as far as you can is a fantastic tip (given to me by a co-Go Aper who was aping around with his teenagers.)
- On the zipwires you will definitely land on your bottom at least once (or everytime in my case!).
- The scariest thing by a mile was the Tarzan swing. I didn’t think I could do this, but I did!
- It would be nice to have someone on the ground taking pictures of your bravery! If you do take a camera it has to be physically attached to you so it doesn’t get accidentally dropped on anyone from a great height.
- You definitely shouldn’t wear a skirt! Also don’t wear your best anything as it will get pretty trashed!
- You feel so pleased with yourself at the end that you actually survived it!
- Book a treat for afterwards! We went to Aqua Sana at Center Parcs which was a fabulous way to unwind after such an adrenalin boost 🙂
I would definitely recommend it to anyone as it was good fun. I am now looking at doing the Go Ape Tree Top Junior with the kids!