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

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Thetford forest CLosed

I’m afraid that Doris packed a punch on Thursday night, knocking over a few trees around Thetford Forest Go Ape. We are currently working with the Forestry Commission to make the trees safe before a careful inspection of our course.  We should be back up and running in a few days and will place updates on this page when we are back open.



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)

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 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

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 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 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

FS_Course_Map_Thetford

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 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

Melissa

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, TREE TOP JUNIOR, Moors Valley

24th February 2017

Brilliant half-term activity for a varied family group. I would recommend a one-to-one adult to child/teenager ratio for the tree top adventure for the first time but attaching soon becomes second nature. Staff were very friendly and helpful, and the little ones thought the tree top junior was fantastic. We needed to know from the website that the tree top junior was continuous attachment so that adults were free to supervise on the higher course without worrying!

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Philippa

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Grizedale

24th February 2017

Adrenaline rush. Love my daughter now enjoying the same fun that I do!!

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Bernice

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Woburn Safari Park

24th February 2017

Overall go ape was a great experience for us and a brilliant birthday treat for my boyfriend. The experience was on another level. I cannot wait to go again. I would recommend Go Ape to anyone.

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Sally

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, TREE TOP JUNIOR, Dalby

24th February 2017

A great birthday for both my 6y-o and my 14y-o girls. Loads of fun for everyone and right opposite the playground and stream so the juniors had extra fun waiting for the big apes to swing down after the final zip wire. A great activity with something for everyone. Thanks, we'll be back again soon.

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Anya

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Matfen

24th February 2017

Great day out and excellent staff

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Louise

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Cannock

24th February 2017

It was amazing from welcome to certificates at the end x as a single working mom time off with my girls is precious we just loved every minute and the team assisting in trees and On ground we're just so lovely funny and helpful we are coming back in a few weeks x totally Got it right ! Well done

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Sarah

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, TREE TOP JUNIOR, Cannock

23rd February 2017

The overall experience was fab. I was just watching and everyone had a great time. The staff were excellent. I was refunded some money as my partner and nephew didnt finish the course. A nice gesture. Two small issues. I parked at the Go Ape end in the blue badge bays but had to go all the way back to the main buildings to use the disabled toilet. Also the loo roll is out of reach when you sit on the loo.

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Jennifer

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Delamere

23rd February 2017

The staff were brilliant, they were very understanding of me and my fear when it came to the zip wire. They were all so enthusiastic and made the ex penitence well worth myour initial fears!! Well done to them all.

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Jill

ZIP TREKKING ADVENTURE, Grizedale

23rd February 2017

Our instructor was great, she was very informative and her sense of fun added a lot to the experience of zip trekking. The 4 of us had a brilliant time....it didn't get competitive at all!! 😀

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Alexa

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Battersea Park

23rd February 2017

I'd never done anything like this; not even sure why I thought it might be a good idea. I absolutely loved it. Can't wait to go again.

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Alexa

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Battersea Park

23rd February 2017

I'd never done anything like this; not even sure why I thought it might be a good idea. I absolutely loved it. Can't wait to go again.

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Maxine

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Cannock

23rd February 2017

It was a gift for our family's 7 year old little boy as a birthday present. It could not have been a better present. The staff at Go Ape Junior were brilliant with the kids. They seemed to know each child by name which I thought was fab as it filled them with confidence. Plus they were accomodating and so friendly to us adults too. He absolutely loved it. I cannot tell how much he would like to come back again some time!! His mom and myself watched him and at first he was apprehensive as it must seem quite high up for little ones..However within 20 mins he was zooming around the course demonstrating that he could do it 'no hands..'

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