Go Ape Forest of Dean | Days Out in Gloucestershire

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FOREST OF DEAN

Gloucestershire

Our two locations in the Forest of Dean - England's largest oak woodland - is arguably our most beautiful place of residency. Mallards Pike Lake, home to our original Tree Top Adventure and Forest Segway, is a great spot for a picnic or a gentle lakeside walk. Three miles down the road, in the heart of the forest, Beechenhurst Lodge plays host to our Tree Top Junior Adventure.

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FOREST OF DEAN

Gloucestershire

  • TREE TOP ADVENTURE
  • TREE TOP JUNIOR
  • FOREST SEGWAY
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Tree Top Adventure

Enjoy two to three hours in the trees taking on Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings, Rope Ladders and a variety of obstacles and crossings. To celebrate a decade of adventures in 2016 our leafy hideout at the Forest of Dean has seen a complete redesign. It includes brand new obstacles such as the Tank Trap, The Shuffle, Net Bridge and Itchen Crossing to name but a few and we've extended the Zip Wires on Sites 2 and 3.

Take a look at what’s involved:

Price:

Baboon (10-15)

£25

Gorilla (16+)

£33

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Restrictions

Minimum Age

10 years

Minimum Height

1.4m (4ft7")

Maximum Weight

20.5 stone (130Kg)

Supervision Ratios

Supervisor

Adult

(18+)

+

Supervisee Supervisee

Baboon

(10-15)

16 - 17 year olds can supervise themselves

Know Before You Go

What should I wear?

We suggest that you wear something you don’t mind getting grubby. Dress for the weather, so bring along a mac if it’s raining! Make sure your stomach area is covered. Please wear appropriate footwear with soles with good grips. No sandals or slip-off shoes. You’ll need closed toe and heel shoes (with flat soles). Long hair must be tied back.

When do I need to arrive?

Make your way to the Go Ape cabin and be ready to get going on your Go Ape adventure at your booked time. Late arrivals that miss their session will be charged at full price.

Can I bring a camera?

Phones and cameras are permitted, as long as they always stay attached to the participant. Lanyards are available to buy from the cabin, subject to availability.

Tree Top Adventure Checklist

  • Forestry Commission parking is £3.50, bring some change
  • Wear closed toe, flat shoes
  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure
  • Gloves are optional. Bring a pair or buy them on the day

Longest Zip

180

METRES

Highest Platform

15

METRES

Longest Crossing

18

METRES

Total Length

806

METRES

Tree Top Junior

A fun filled hour of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy at Beechenhurst Lodge. You’ll negotiate three loops of crossings and finish on a high with two awesome Zip Wires.

Take a look at what’s involved:

Price:

All Ages (Over 1 metre)

£18

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Restrictions

Minimum Age

All Ages

Minimum Height

1m (3ft 3")

Maximum Weight

20.5 stone (130Kg)

Supervision Ratios

Supervisor

Adult

(18+)

+

Supervisee Supervisee

Junior under 6

(Over 1 metre)

Adults must participate and we recommend 1 to 1 on first visit

Supervisor

Adult

(18+)

+

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Junior

(6-15)

Adults can supervise from the ground or up on the course. 16-17 year olds do not need supervision but cannot sign for under 16s

Know Before You Go

When do I need to arrive?

Make your way to the Go Ape cabin and be ready to get going on your Go Ape adventure at your booked time. Late arrivals that miss their session will be charged at full price.

What is Tree Top Junior?

It’s a fun filled hour of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You’ll negotiate crossings and finish on a high (literally) with one awesome zip wire.

Can I go on as an adult?

If you want to join your little monkeys then just book yourself on. Bear in mind the course is designed for children so the safety cable won’t be quite where you'd like it.

Are there toilets?

Yes there will be, but they may be a little walk from the Go Ape cabin. Please allow some extra time for a toilet stop!

tree top junior checklist

  • forestry commission parking is £3.50, bring some change
  • Wear closed toe, flat shoes
  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure
  • Gloves are optional. Bring a pair or buy them on the day

Longest Zip

84

METRES

Highest Platform

10.6

METRES

Longest Crossing

14.1

METRES

Total Length

375

METRES

Forest Segway

It's the epic adventure with a down-to-earth twist. Cruise and explore the forest floor on one of our all-terrain, self balancing electric Segways.

Price:

Riders 10+ (Over 7 Stone)

£35

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Restrictions

Minimum Age:

10 years

Minimum Weight

7 stone (45Kg)

Maximum Weight

19.5 stone (125Kg)

Supervision Ratios

Supervisor

Adult

(18+)

+

Supervisee Supervisee Supervisee

Child

(10-15)

16 - 17 year olds can supervise themselves

Know Before You Go

Can I bring a camera?

Phones and cameras are permitted, as long as they always stay attached to the participant. Lanyards are available to buy from the cabin, subject to availability.

What is Forest Segway?

You’ll enjoy getting off the beaten track on our epic off road segways. Your experience with us lasts an hour, and that includes a brief bit of safety and instruction before you head out into the forest with us.

Do you wear a helmet?

Yes. All of our helmets are registered from first use and undergo thorough regular inspection.

Are there toilets?

Yes there will be, but they may be a little walk from the Go Ape cabin. Please allow some extra time for a toilet stop!

forest segway checklist

  • forestry commission parking is £3.50, bring some change
  • Wear closed toe, flat shoes
  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure
  • Gloves are optional. Bring a pair or buy them on the day

AVERAGE Speed

10.5

MPH

Time on board

1

hour

ALL-TERRAIN

X2 SE

SEGWAYS

Min. Weight

7

STONE

ReVIEWS & FEEDBACK

Maria

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Dalby

27th July 2016

Tony who took our safety brief and over saw our first couple of sections was enthusiastic and friendly and really made the day even more fun and memorable. (23/07/2016 13:30) Thank you for the experience and the brilliant course.

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Hayley

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Crawley

27th July 2016

My two children throughly enjoyed it and they were made to feel safe

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P

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Black Park

27th July 2016

in the middle of the game, their are suddenly have too many people just queuing up to move on and on the zip wire.

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Anne

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Whinlatter

27th July 2016

It was an interesting, challenging course that was enjoyed by the little kids and the big ones! Safe and secure :)

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Jackie

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Bedgebury

27th July 2016

My wild journey to GoApe made me feel like I was in the jungle. I made lots of friends and flew through the high tree tops. The staff were so welcoming I felt part of the family. The experience made me feel cared for, and I didn't question my safety, whilst creating uncontainable excitement. I would suggest this adventure to all ages. I'm going to make sure I pay another special visit to this family. Teddy aged 11 GoApe was a thrilling experience for children of all ages. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. I would rate this hazard free environment five stars and would recommend it to anyone in a heart beat. It was a lovely day out and extremely enjoyable. I am looking forward to paying them another visit. Martha aged 10

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Liz

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Delamere

27th July 2016

We did the junior course as we were with 2 children, but the course was still challenging and I no way boring or too easy. The staff were amazing,so friendly and patient. My daughter was quite scared but they really took the time to help her and support her. The place was very organised and well kept. It felt very safe and well run

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Trevor

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Leeds Castle

27th July 2016

My children and I had a great time. They can't wait until they are old enough to go on the bigger course.

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Andry

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Thetford Forest

27th July 2016

Very friendly staff, who were very good at encouraging reluctant climbers round, don't think that people should be allowed to just come up to do the zip wire, as it caused a few back logs for people on the course.

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Helen

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Sherwood

27th July 2016

We had so much fun. It was great seeing my 7 yr old face her fears and get through the course. All staff were friendly and encouraging. Beautiful setting too.

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Helen

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Delamere

27th July 2016

My eight year old nephew came to visit and I wanted to do something that I knew he would enjoy- this certainly didn't disappoint. He loved it, as did our other 13 year old nephew- I had booked him in to the tree top older experience but in the end he wanted to go with the younger one. There was no problem with changing him to the Tree Top Junior- and I have also had the money refunded- brilliant! I joined in too- my favourite bit was the zipwire. Daniel, our instructor was very helpful and supportive. Thanks again for an unforgettable experience!

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Lin-Lin

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Sherwood

27th July 2016

Another fantastic Tree Top Junior experience, just as much fun for kids and grown ups!

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Elizabeth

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, TREE TOP JUNIOR, Thetford Forest

27th July 2016

Seeing my teenagers interacting and encouraging beach other was the best bit. No phones or gadgets! The instructors were friendly and helpful.

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