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!



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3 Responses to 9 Things I never knew about Go Ape #weloveforests

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  2. […] the Segway through the forest or the some adrenaline run in the tree top swinging like we did at Go Ape. Or perhaps if the British weather is typical then ten pin bowling would be great […]

  3. Coombemill says:

    I love the don’t wear a skirt advice! I have seen Go Ape and it does look great fun if pricy. I know my boys would love to do it. A great Country Kids activity!

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