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)

Participation 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

  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure
  • Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip off shoes, open toes or heels.
  • Gloves are a good idea. Bring a pair or buy them at the cabin on the day.
  • Forestry Commission parking is £3.50, bring some change

Longest Zip

180

METRES

Highest Platform

15

METRES

Longest Crossing

18

METRES

Total Length

806

METRES

Tree Top Junior

Our Tree Top Junior Adventure is just three miles down the road, in the heart of the forest, at Beechenhurst Lodge. For directions and more information, please use the link below.

You'll find our adventure for Mini Tarzans located on the edge of the main car park at Beechenhurst Lodge.


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If you’re looking for outdoor activities for children, then Go Ape’s got the answer. 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.

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+)

+

Supervisee Supervisee Supervisee Supervisee Supervisee Supervisee Supervisee Supervisee

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 an 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

  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure
  • Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip off shoes, open toes or heels.
  • Gloves are a good idea. Bring a pair or buy them at the cabin on the day.
  • forestry commission parking is £3.50, bring some change

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)

Participation 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

  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure
  • Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip off shoes, open toes or heels.
  • Gloves are a good idea. Bring a pair or buy them at the cabin on the day.
  • forestry commission parking is £3.50, bring some change

AVERAGE Speed

10.5

MPH

Time on board

1

hour

ALL-TERRAIN

X2 SE

SEGWAYS

Min. Weight

7

STONE

ReVIEWS & FEEDBACK

Jason

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Bracknell

19th February 2017

Absolutely loved the Tarzan swing... so much fun. We wanted to do that part over and over.

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Jenny

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Cannock

19th February 2017

Staff were amazing and put my son at ease, great experience and value for money!!

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Paul

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Bracknell

19th February 2017

Nice friendly staff. Excellent idea to have a separate car park. Good to have a discount this time but feel that full price is too expensive for 1 hour. My 2 kids really enjoyed it as did I.

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Jill

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Moors Valley

19th February 2017

Took my 6.5 year old - she'd been before. We both loved it. Only drawback was the bark that got everywhere after the zip wire - and I mean everywhere! I want to do the "grown up" one now! 😊

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Mouna

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Battersea Park

19th February 2017

I liked most the Zip Line. It is great fun. The whole course was safe and enjoyable. I would recommend Go Ape to all my friends.

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Louise

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Chessington

19th February 2017

I would like to say thank you to Tom who conducted our safety briefing on Saturday ( we were booked in @ 12.30!) my son has mild autism and Tom was brilliant, giving good,clear instructions and being extremely patient with my boy ( who loves to ask lots of questions!) he was really encouraging and supportive and gave great,friendly excellent customer service! We were there to celebrate the kids birthday so we had a brilliant and memorable experience, thank you! ( I would love my comments to be passed on to the team at chessington because they really did a great job!)

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CANDY

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Battersea Park

19th February 2017

Great experience from start to finish. Really helpful staff on telephone booking, in the Cabin and around the course. We took a group of Guides who thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of the Junior Adventure.

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Vicki

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Delamere

19th February 2017

My 9 year old son 13 of his friends/family for his birthday party and they had a fantastic time. All the kids loved it and at any obstacles they were quickly helped by the staff who encouraged them brilliantly. We were very well looked after and accommodated perfectly for the occasion, I would happily recommend this to all my friends and can't wait to try the adults course myself soon.

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Sam

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Cannock

19th February 2017

We loved every minute of our experience yesterday. There were 9 of us and no one had any complaints. Were already talking about our next visit.

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Jane

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Southampton

19th February 2017

Booked for a family group as a 60th birthday treat. We all really enjoyed it and had a great time.

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Emma

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Cannock

19th February 2017

Lovely morning at Go Ape, couldn't fault anything. The course is beautiful and the staff brilliant. Andy J our instructor was great, made me feel very at ease during the brief!

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lesley

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Buxton

19th February 2017

Loved it all but I found cargo nets hard as I have a shoulder issue. I would not do it again as I am a little unfit

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