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Southampton

(Hampshire)

Near Southampton

Silver Award in the ‘Beautiful South’ Small Visitor Attraction of the Year. A stone’s throw from Southampton.

Tucked away in 440 acres of beautiful woodland and meadows close to the River Itchen. Go Ape Southampton, Itchen Valley Country Park is perfect for a family days out in Hampshire, and friends looking for awesome activities in Southampton, Portsmouth or Eastleigh.

Our Tree Top Adventure involves fun and adventure across five sites. Each site features our award winning high ropes, awesome crossings, tunnels, bridges and an epic wind-in-your-face zip wire to finish.

Get into the Go Ape spirit and enjoy our outdoor adventure with us. A healthy dollop of breathtaking scenery, tree top high ropes, crossings and a wind-in-your-face zip wire, our tribe at Itchen Valley Country Park (near Southampton) can’t wait to welcome you for an epic adventure day out.

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Get out and about with us this season

For full details on dates and times simply 'check availability' and you'll see when Itchen Valley is open.

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 next year).

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

Weekends in March.

Open Daily Easter, Half Term and Summer Holidays.

Term Time (closed Weds/Thurs).

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

Open November Weekends.

Course stats

Here are our Tree Top Adventure stats for Go Ape Southampton.

  • Number of sections 5
  • Longest Zip Wire 193 metres
  • Longest Crossing 21 metres
  • Total Length 927 metres
  • Number of Crossings 40
  • Highest Point 14 metres

Southampton

The Team at Itchen

The Address

Go Ape Southampton, Itchen Valley
Itchen Valley Country Park
Allington Lane
Southampton
SO30 3HQ (Please note, quite often sat-nav will try and take you elsewhere so it's best to follow our directions below.)

You can select longitude/Latitude for accurate Sat-Nav directions: Type in our co-ordinates: 50.9430, -1.3450

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By car

  • From the West

Exit the M27 at junction 5 and take the 2nd exit on roundabout, signposted Eastleigh A335, then follow brown tourist signs to Itchen Valley Country Park.

  • From the North

Follow the M3, joining the M27 Eastbound towards Portsmouth.  Exit the M27 at junction 5 and take the 2nd exit on the roundabout, then follow the brown tourist signs to Itchen Valley Country Park.

  • From the East

Exit the M27 at junction 7.  From junction 7, take the first exit, signposted Southampton A334, then the 3rd exit at the next roundabout, signposted West End A27, and follow brown tourist signs to Itchen Valley Country Park.

  • From Southampton

Head towards Southampton Airport.  Join the A27 and follow brown tourist signs to Itchen Valley Country Park.

  • From Eastleigh

Take the A355 to Southampton airport.  Follow brown tourist signs to Itchen Valley Country Park, past the airport onto A27.

You'll find Go Ape in the furthest car park. We are tucked away in the corner!

Please note that the following parking charges apply: £2.30 1 to 4 hours. Over 4 hours  -   £3.40. Coach Parking: £15.00 per day. It might be worth getting a ticket for over 4 hours on busy days at Go Ape (usually weekends), your adventure may take a little longer than usual.

 

By train

The nearest train station is Southampton Park Way.

By bus

There is a regular bus service to the A27 from Eastleigh, Itchen Valley Country Park is then approximately 10 minutes' walk.

Please use transport direct to plan your route. We have cycle storage facilities at Go Ape.

To plan your route by bike, please use Transport Direct. You can also find local cycle routes at Eastleigh Cycle Journey Planner

Local Area

Some nearby places which may be of interest:

There's plenty of things to do in the park itself; our beautiful walks take in bluebells (in the spring) and other wild flowers, and you can enjoy a picnic throughout the park.

Just take a peek at Hampshire's Top Attractions to see what else you can get up to in the area.

Why not extend your day and head out on a horse after your Tree Top Adventure? Gleneagles Equestrian Centre

Please note that the following parking charges apply at Itchen Valley Country Park : £2.30 1 - 4 hours. Over 4 hours  -   £3.40. Coach Parking: £15.00 per day. It might be worth getting a ticket for over 4 hours on busy days at Go Ape (usually weekends), your adventure may take a little longer than usual.

Staying Over

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

Campsites and holiday parks near Southampton

Primrose Cottage B  & B

Feedback from Southampton

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 4 Bananas Mark - Tree Top Adventure, on 28 July 2014
Great family day out.
Rated 5 Bananas Anita - Tree Top Adventure, on 28 July 2014
We had our son's 11 th birthday party so had 4 under 18's which was quite nerve wracking but safety briefing was excellent and all was well. Boys had an amazing time said best party they had been to. :)
Rated 5 Bananas Nicola - Tree Top Adventure, on 27 July 2014
My husband, daughter and her friend were very excited about the day. The experience was not a dissapointment, they had a brilliant day.
Rated 5 Bananas Becky - Tree Top Adventure, on 14 July 2014
We had an excellent time swinging about in the trees! Our instructor, Jenny, was friendly and personable, explaining things clearly and thoroughly, and by the time we finished the small, training course, using the safety equipment felt like second nature. The courses themselves offered just the right level of challenge - we got the adrenaline buzz from being high up and scrambling about, but also felt completely safe at all times, even when the trees were swaying in the wind! The zip lines were amazing, and the hardest parts were (weirdly) the ladders up to the higher platforms! I was also glad that there were different route options - after realising the limits of my upper body strength on the first cargo net, I was pleased to be able to avoid the second one! Overall, we had a brilliant day, and the four hours we spent on the course were well worth the money - thank you!
Rated 5 Bananas Carine - Tree Top Adventure, on 7 July 2014
Unforgettable, challenging and really good fun!
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