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!

Take a look at what’s involved:

Price:

Baboon (10-15)

£25

Gorilla (16+)

£33

TTA_Course_Map_Thetford

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 up to £11.50 for the day, 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

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

TTJ_Course_Map_Thetford

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 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 UP TO £11.50 FOR THE DAY, 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

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

FS_Course_Map_Thetford

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 UP TO £11.50 FOR THE DAY, 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

David

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Delamere

28th July 2016

My 7 year old loved it

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Maria

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Dalby

28th July 2016

Booked for myself and my daughter 10 and step-daughter 15, we all thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and a great day was had by all, can't wait to go back 😎

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Helen

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Moors Valley

28th July 2016

My two grandsons had a wonderful time, thought the staff were funny and helpful. Although they enjoyed everything, the zip wire won the day. They cannot wait until they are old enough to do the more advanced day. My only grumble was the cost of parking, felt there should have been some reduction for Go Ape customers.

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Emma

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Crawley

28th July 2016

It was a lot of fun and I loved overcoming my fear of heights. Of course the aerial slide is the very best bit. The children I was with also adored every moment.

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Emma

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Crawley

28th July 2016

It was a lot of fun and I loved overcoming my fear of heights. Of course the aerial slide is the very best bit. The children I was with also adored every moment.

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Emma

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Crawley

28th July 2016

Amazing members of staff made my children feel very special and proud. William could not wait to get a hug from Mia after he completed the harder course. Totally amazing and engaging staff - well done.

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Zoe

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Delamere

28th July 2016

Fantastic experience. Had a really good fun day. Was a bit apprehensive at first but had a lot of fun. Could have completed even more courses!

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Rachel

FOREST SEGWAY, Forest of Dean

28th July 2016

Our GoApe Segway adventure was fab!

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Jo-Anne

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Wyre

28th July 2016

My (10 year old) son really enjoyed his expereince and I want to say a huge thank you to all the staff that made his experience so enjoyable. He had a great time and felt really welcomed.

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Jo

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, TREE TOP JUNIOR, Dalby

28th July 2016

Both our junior GoApers and our senior ones had an amazing time. From our youngest at 6 conquering his fear of heights to our 10year old showing no fear on the tree top adventure, all this was possible because of the proffesional way the staff explained and encouraged. Thank you for a great holiday experience.

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Sue

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Delamere

28th July 2016

Actual experience was great. Kids loved it. Booking on-line was rubbish though and despite several attempts I gave up and risked the 45min journey.

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Tim

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Bracknell

28th July 2016

My 11 year old daughter loved it and used plenty of energy. 5 stars around

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