Adventure Days Out in Suffolk | Go Ape High Lodge, Thetford

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THETFORD

Suffolk

The mother of all our courses is set within 50,000 acres of pine and is the UK's largest man made lowland forest. It's patchwork of pines, heathland and broadleaves provide the ideal setting for a great day out, and a welcome refuge for a rich variety of animal and plant life. The Go Ape adventure began at High Lodge Thetford back in 2002.

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THETFORD

Suffolk

  • 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. Climb and conquer some of East Anglian's oldest Douglas Fir trees in the heart of Thetford Forest. The course layout leads you on a journey around the site with each section hidden from view by a mass of rhododendrons and native scrub. Test your wits on Site 3 and experience Go Ape's longest Stirrups Crossing. it gives a whole new meaning to horseplay!

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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.
  • We recommend gloves. Bring a pair or buy them at the cabin on the day.
  • forestry commission parking is up to £11.50 for the day, bring some change

Longest Zip

140

METRES

Highest Platform

12

METRES

Longest Crossing

26

METRES

Total Length

739

METRES

Tree Top Junior

A fun filled hour of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You’ll negotiate two loops of crossings and finish on a high with a Zip Wire finale. The Spiders Web and Log Balance at Thetford 8 metres above the ground are a test for adventurers of all abilities!

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.
  • We recommend gloves. Bring a pair or buy them at the cabin on the day.
  • FORESTRY COMMISSION PARKING IS UP TO £11.50 FOR THE DAY, BRING SOME CHANGE

Longest Zip

66

METRES

Highest Platform

6.3

METRES

Longest Crossing

19.3

METRES

Total Length

229

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. The long ride home at Thetford includes Deer Drive, Fern Valley and Rocky Road!

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.
  • We recommend gloves. Bring a pair or buy them at the cabin on the day.
  • FORESTRY COMMISSION PARKING IS UP TO £11.50 FOR THE DAY, BRING SOME CHANGE

AVERAGE Speed

10.5

MPH

Time on board

1

hour

ALL-TERRAIN

X2 SE

segways

Min. Weight

7

STONE

ReVIEWS & FEEDBACK

Dave

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Moors Valley

25th September 2016

Fantastic and friendly safety training from Ben. And just a fabulous experience from beginning to end. Kids loved it and Dad has almost recovered!

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Hannah

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Dalby

25th September 2016

Such a fantastic day. Special thanks to Chris who was fantastic in the safety brief. I was a little nervous but once I'd got going I really got into swinging around the trees.

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Seth

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Bedgebury

25th September 2016

I did it with my best friend for birthday treat and it was all awesome!!!!!!

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Seth

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Bedgebury

25th September 2016

I did it with my best friend for birthday treat and it was all awesome!!!!!!

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Sally

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Delamere

25th September 2016

I took my daughter & 3 friends to Go Ape Junior yesterday at Delamere for her 11th birthday. They all enjoyed it, but towards the end of the visit a 'trolley' from the girl behind accidentally went into my daughter's head and gave her a nasty bump which ruined the rest of the experience for her. No serious head injury resulted but, due to the weigh of the trolley, it could of been far worse. I also observed another child who was crying because a trolley had caught him in the face. I think for safety reasons all the children using the Junior Ape should wear a protective helmet and they should be provided.

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Jade

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Grizedale

25th September 2016

This was a fantastic experience , we lovely every minute of the tree top adventure and we learned a lot off Dave with safety. Dave was fantastic help

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Shelley

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Sherwood

25th September 2016

Great fun lovely staff and well organised all round kids had a great time

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Hannah

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Sherwood

25th September 2016

This was my boys' (age 11 and 8) first time at Go Ape. The hour flew by for them, and they loved every minute! Really well organised, lovely staff, and plenty on hand to help. We'll be back soon!

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Grace

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Cannock

25th September 2016

Our instructur was incredibly friendly and helpful. He made the experience a lot better! I found that staff at the desk ignored my presence at the desk for a while, but we're helpful after time. The zones were incredibleft and booking was easy. Will definitely come again!

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Samantha

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Wyre

25th September 2016

The zip wire was brilliant fun and the staff were exceptional

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Jane

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Crawley

25th September 2016

This was a birthday treat for my son's 10th birthday. He came with his best friend and they loved it. They would like to come again and maybe have a go at the Tree Top Adventure.

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Daniel

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Haldon

25th September 2016

Overall excellent activity but The course at haldon is not big enough. 5 zones and 1 of them is training grounds which don't count as the activity. Needs to be double the size for the value you charge and then I would rate 100% perfect

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