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Bracknell, Swinley Forest


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NEW at Bracknell. Our First Double Tarzan Swing.

Come and enjoy the classic and original Go Ape experience and our epic segway adventure at Bracknell, Berkshire.

Our Tree Top Adventure. We’ll brief you for safety before you fly down our zip-wires, leap off our Tarzan Swing and tackle our obstacles whilst enjoying some seriously beautiful scenery. Get out, have some fun and enjoy the views from our forest canopy.

And the adventure doesn’t need to stop there. You can get off the beaten track and enjoy our latest forest adventure with Go Ape Forest Segway – an experience with a down to earth twist.

A beautiful forest. This is your ticket to adventure away from the city. There’s something for all the family to enjoy at The Look Out. Please note, parking at The Look Out is £2 for up to 4 hours or £4 all day.

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For full availability simply 'check availability' for exact details of Bracknell's opening hours.

Times will vary on daylight hours…some adventures even open at 08:00 in the summer for those early birds!

Below is a snapshot of when our forest doors open.

We're open from February to November, but we close our forest doors during December and January ( gets a little chilly and we like to maintain our adventures so they're all ready to go in 2013).

Open February Half Term (17th February - 21st February)

Weekends in March.

Open Daily Easter, Half Term and Summer Holidays.

Term Time (closed Mondays).

Open Daily October Half Term (27th October - 31st October).

Open November Weekends.

We look forward to seeing you!

Course stats

Here are our Tree Top Adventure stats for Go Ape Bracknell, Swinley Forest.

  • Number of sections 5
  • Longest Zip Wire 160 metres
  • Longest Crossing 12 metres
  • Total Length 704 metres
  • Number of Crossings 35
  • Highest Point 13 metres

The Team at Bracknell

The Address

Go Ape! Bracknell
The Look Out
Nine Mile Ride
Bracknell, Berkshire
RG12 7QW (Sometimes this postcode will send you to the wrong location - we think it's best that you follow our directions below. Trust us, it's pretty easy.

On Sat Nav #357 is the closest (4 miles away). Please check location on Google Maps. You can select longitude/Latitude for accurate Sat-Nav directions: Type in our co-ordinates:  51.38869550,  -0.74018240.

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By car

From the North, come off the M4 at junction 10 and continue on the bit of motorway on the A329. Take the A322 through Bracknell, Easthampstead. Follow the brown tourist attraction signs for The Look Out Discovery Centre. We're opposite Coral Reef.

From the South, come off the M3 at junction 3, take the A322 in the direction of Bracknell. Follow the brown tourist attraction signs for The Look Out Discovery Centre. We're opposite Coral Reef.

Just make sure you head to  The Look Out and you'll find Go Ape!

Due to the rural nature of our locations, postcodes are not always accurate when using satellite navigation. Please always check the route it has given you before setting off, and cross reference with a map.

Parking at Swinley Forest is £2 for up to 4 hours and £4 for a whole day in the forest.

By train

A direct service operates from London Waterloo to Bracknell, operated by Southwest Trains.

By bus

Bracknell bus station is located opposite the train station.

Please mention your intended destination to the bus driver and you will be dropped off near a sign-posted walkway to the Centre. It is around a 15 minute walk from the bus stop to The Look Out.

Local Area

Some nearby places which may be of interest:

There's plenty of things to do at Bracknell Forest:

Get off the beaten track and enjoy an epic adventure with Go Ape Forest Segway.

Or why not get on a bike and explore on two wheels. Swinley Bike Hub offers bike hire in the beautiful Swinley Forest -

The Look Out Discovery Centre offers a fantastic day out. There are over 90 hands-on science and nature activities, fun for all the family. Come and leave your shadow on the wall, launch the hydrogen rocket, dam up a stream or put a body back together, plus much more! The Look Out also has a coffee shop, gift shop with great pocket money items, a free adventure play area, and 1,000 hectares of Swinley Forest. "Like" us at facebook for offers and up to date information - Look Out Facebook
For more information, please go to Look Out
Open daily 10am - 5pm, closed 24th-26th December.

Staying Over

Need a place to crash?
Our friends below (excuse the pun) come highly recommended from the tree-tops...

Hilton Bracknell

Holiday Inn, Reading - M4 Jct 10 - The new AA Merit 4 Star hotel is located in Winnersh Triangle, within close proximity of the M4, Reading, Bracknell and well placed for London. The hotel is situated just a 10 – 15 minute drive to Go Ape. Whilst staying at the hotel enjoy Luxurious spacious bedrooms, complimentary underground parking, Stylish Caprice Restaurant and Terrace, Monty’s Lounge and Bar with Resident Pianist and extensive Fitness and Spa including 19m indoor Pool with Sun Loungers, Sauna and Steam pool with essence dosing, Gym with latest life Fitness equipment and full range of Dermalogica spa treatments. (With many spa packages available for the perfect Hen party).

Youth Hostel Streatley

Brook Waterloo Hotel - Crowthorne Bracknell

Feedback from Bracknell, Swinley Forest

Take a look at what some of our tribe have said about their time in the forest. It’s always good to hear it straight from the Gorilla’s mouth (…and we’re proud to say it’s totally unedited!) And why not have a peek at what people are saying about us on Trip Advisor.

Rated 5 Bananas Denise - Forest Segway, on 26 April 2015
Excellent time. Our second visit and definitely not our last.
Rated 5 Bananas Sharon - Forest Segway, on 23 April 2015
We enjoyed this team building event for work, due to timing our VP had to take some calls therefore was unable to participate much during the session.Just a couple of observations: Everyone else did enjoy themselves, however, on some occasions we felt like we were being treated like school children. I understand that there are health and safety aspect to this exercise, and we did follow the instructions given, but there were a couple of instances that our instructor did stop us as she thought we were not taking notice of them. We were, but due to the time delay from when she changed direction or avoided a bump in the road to when we got to it, bearing in mind the 3 sec rule between the person in front, it looked as though we were ignoring the instructions given, this was not the case. There was also a lot of dust due to the wind, which kept our speed to a limit, but again our instructor stopped us again as she thought we were too close together.......
Rated 5 Bananas Rosie - Tree Top Adventure, on 23 April 2015
Brilliant course, would defiantly do it again. All the zones were challenging in their own ways. Couldn't give a favourite zone as they were all amazing! I would, without a doubt, recommend!
Rated 5 Bananas Ildiko - Tree Top Adventure, on 20 April 2015
Hi,I've taken part in a treetop adventure in Bracknell and though I really enjoyed the actual climbing and swinging bits, I have to say that the wait was just too long. In theory there's a 30-minute gap between groups on Sundays, which should be enough, you'd think, but when we got to the 2nd or 3rd post, we caught up with the previous group and we had to wait almost half an hour to even get on the first ladder. And from then on it was just a drag. There was way more waiting at every post than actual activity.I understand that you'd like to maximize your income, but I think having 20 or so people with 30 minute intervals is stretching it a bit, it will inevitably lead to people queuing up and having too much idle (=boring) time.One big bottleneck is having only one rope with 3 security ropes for ladders - it takes a lot of time for people to connect all 3 carabiners, then do the climb, then unbuckle all 3, then pass the green carabiner down, because the next person is only able to start once all of it is done. So, why not have 2 ropes with green carabiners per ladder, so that at least the next person could buckle up while the previous one is doing the climbing? Also, those stop ropes are way too slow, they stop people from climbing at a natural speed, and it takes longer than necessary to pass the green carabiner down too.Thanks and best regards, Ildiko
Rated 3 Bananas Graham - Tree Top Adventure, on 20 April 2015
The whole experience was slow and drawn out. There was far too much hanging around at the start and queueing at the beginning of each section. We booked for 2pm and didn't finish until 4:50pm.The double tarzan swing was good but apart from that the course was short and lacked challenges. If it wasn't for all the waiting around, we'd probably have been round the whole course in about 45 minutes. That's not good value for money.We've been on far better (and cheaper) courses on holiday in France and Spain.
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