What are the height, weight and age restrictions and supervision ratios?
Supervision rules and participant restrictions vary depending on the adventure you choose and the Go Ape location. Check out our Locations
page and click through to the site you wish to visit. Then when you click through on your chosen adventure, you’ll find the information you need under 'Adventure Overview'.
Can I do Go Ape if I'm pregnant?
The Go Ape policy strongly recommends pregnant women do not take part on the course (as it is a robust forest adventure and therefore, has associated risks). However, we do not want to be discriminatory and ultimately the choice is yours. We are not medical experts and therefore suggest you seek advice from your doctor on the matter. If you decide to proceed, you will need to declare that you are pregnant and sign a disclaimer stating that: “I have made Go Ape aware that I am pregnant and as a result Go Ape has recommended that I do not take part on the course. However, I have decided to take part on the course in the full knowledge that this may incur risks to my unborn child”.
Do you wear a helmet?
You will only have to wear a helmet if you're participating on Forest Segway
. Go Ape has consulted widely whilst risk assessing the benefits or disadvantages of participants wearing helmets on our high ropes experiences. We decided that the disadvantages of participants wearing safety helmets outweigh the minimal benefits.
I'm afraid of heights!
If you’re worried about your knees knocking and your arms trembling – never fear; Go Ape is here and we are proud to have helped lots of people conquer their fear of heights. Why not give it a try - you might surprise yourself!
Is it safe?
There is inevitably a small risk of injury when undertaking such activities, however all participants receive a safety briefing from a trained instructor at the start and any risk of injury has been minimised to the best of our ability. Go Ape are fully insured, we hold £10m of public liability insurance covering all of its courses.
Where can I find out more about each activity?
You can find out more about the specific activities we offer by visiting the adventures
Do I need to be fit and strong?
Taking part in a Go Ape adventure does require a degree of physical fitness but if you can climb up a rope ladder you should be fine. Our instructors are always on hand to help and support you, should you need any extra help. Our Forest Segways require you to be standing for an hour - do that and you'll be fine!
I might need additional support
At Go Ape, we welcome everyone. However, whilst our courses are designed to be accessible to most people, they do offer a degree of physical and mental challenge. For some, this may mean that additional equipment, adjustments to our training, and/or levels of supervision will be required for safe participation. For others, the risks of injury may still be too great despite taking such additional measures, preventing their use of the course. Please see our Accessibility
page for more information. You can also contact us on 01603 895500 or at [email protected]
to discuss your requirements.
What if I have a pre-existing medical condition?
Our staff at GoApe are awesome, but not medically qualified, therefore cannot assess the capacity of participants to undertake a course. It remains your responsibility to undertake such an assessment prior to use of the course. We advise you to visit the course prior to booking to undertake your own risk assessment.