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Bracknell, Swinley Forest


Near 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 ( 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 Natasha - Tree Top Adventure, on 4 October 2015
Amazing experience, took my youngest brother for the first time and he loved every second.
Rated 5 Bananas Amanda - Tree Top Adventure, on 4 October 2015
My son went round this course with a couple of friends and three adult members of the family. They all had a brilliant time. I suggest that you promote and sell the T-shirts, hoodies and small gifts you sell in your cabin on-site, on your website - they are excellent quality and reasonably priced. I bought T-shirts as party gifts for the children but the first time I saw them was once we arrived for the event. One of my son's friends wanted a hoodie that you didn't have in stock in your cabin. It is his birthday soon and if I could order it on-line I would buy it as a birthday present for him - you are missing out on extra revenue.
Rated 5 Bananas Ryan - Tree Top Adventure, on 4 October 2015
Staff very friendly, didn't expect such responsibility regarding clipping myself on but it all added to the experience and becomes very easy after a while we had great fun although the end was a little harsh on my nuts haha I could see others in pain also...Apologies for ADAM whom was in my party, he decided to entirely remove the clips, your staff swiftly gave him a bollocking and he won't do that again haha.We had a fantastic time and would definitely recommend this to friends. Unfortunately we wanted to also do Segways but you was fully booked had we have know the time scales it takes to get around we would have pre booked that too but didn't get a chance.We will return to Bracknell (not our closest one but it does Segways) for the segways sometime in the near future.
Rated 5 Bananas Nicki - Forest Segway, on 4 October 2015
Wow took my son and his friend for his 13th birthday treat..what an experience..segway was such fun!! And i didnt fall off :-) cant wait to do it again for my birthday treat!! Thanks apes for a great day!!!
Rated 5 Bananas Karen - Tree Top Adventure, on 4 October 2015
Really good, instructor George was very friendly and helpful. Course was fun, good variety of crossings
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