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Bracknell, Swinley Forest

(Berkshire)

Near Bracknell

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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Get out and about this season

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 (...it 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 with Wellington Trek Bike Hire.

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...

Campsites and holiday parks near 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).

The Waterloo Hotel

Youth Hostel Streatley

Brook Waterloo Hotel - Crowthorne Bracknell

The Holiday Inn Maidenhead/Windsor offers fully air conditioned bedrooms, a restaurant, 24-hour bar, lounge, Spirit Health Club and free parking. Perfectly suited for leisure breaks the hotel hosts state of the art in-room entertainment systems, a swimming pool, spa, sauna, steam room, gymnasium and is conveniently located at Junction 8/9 of the M4, it is just a short drive to Go Ape!

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 Christine - Tree Top Adventure, on 1 August 2014
The staff at Bracknell (The Look Out) were professional, firm and very supportive. I was impressed by the way they kept an eye on us when we started in order to help and two staff members came and offered verbal and practical help when needed which was delivered professionally and quickly. Thank you. We thanked the staff when we ended.It was good there was a whistle in the harnass if needed although we didn't use it. This is a sensible feature.The route (ie ladders, wires, etc) was in excelent condition.I think there should be ways to avoid people waiting behind you as this would increase their enjoyment.Overall it was a brilliant experience.One critical comment about the facility to give feedback on GoApe. I use an iPod to read my emails and could not access the feedback form so I phoned 0333 331 7607 for help. I was told that you can't access the feedback form on iPods and mobile phones and that you can only acess it on laptops/computers, so I think you need to change this so you can access the feedback form with all devices. If you do this you will receive more feedback as otherwise people are more inclined to not bother when they find they can't do it.
Rated 5 Bananas HEATHER - Tree Top Adventure, on 1 August 2014
Great day out and very helpful attendants.
Rated 5 Bananas Annie - , on 31 July 2014
Both my partner and I are instructors/ trainers and we use the EDIP, Explain, Demonstrate, Imitate, Practice,method of demonstration and instruction - we felt that there was time wasted sending us straight on to the practice equipment BEFORE the instructor demonstration and key notes brief. The practical demonstration was quite thorough. It just seemed a bit back to front to me. In hindsight I had personally connected one piece of my equipment incorrectly which wasn't spotted by the instructor (Charlotte) on the first 'go for it on your own and just read the signs' and I noticed this myself when I watched her practical demonstration.All the rest was fab and my daughters/partner and I had a great time.The water stations were a good idea. The course was well maintained. I was a bit miffed that there weren't enough sizes of t shirts to fit my children and I had to pay extra and buy a ladies t shirt for my 13 yr old.
Rated 5 Bananas Paula - Tree Top Adventure, on 30 July 2014
Although I did not participate, one adult and two kids (12) had the best time. It was great for me to watch them as you could literally follow their experience (took loads of photos). Staff were really helpful and friendly. Thankyou.
Rated 5 Bananas Roxana - Forest Segway, on 29 July 2014
Amazing fun and dragged my husband along who wasn't up for it initially (not extreme enough) however he had a grin on his face for the entire hour.We loved the fact that you could go off on your own and do the trails and then also do a trek with everyone at the end where you could go a bit faster.Only disadvantage is the price - we would love to do both go ape adventures more frequently but at £70 a time for the couple it can only be done for special occasions, rather than something like bowling or going for a meal which you can do much more frequently. Maybe you could have a half price monthly subscription for you to use as much as you like for regular visitors.
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