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COVID-19 Update

Updated 04/01/2021

Following the latest government announcement on Monday 4th January all Go Ape adventures will be temporarily closed. We will continue to monitor guidance for all locations and look forward to safely reopening as soon as government guidance allows us to. If you have a booking with us during this period of closure there is no need to get in touch, we will contact you to reschedule your Go Ape adventure.

Thank you for your understanding and your ongoing support. We look forward to welcoming you for more Forest Adventures as soon as the Government regulations allow us to.


Updated 30/12/2020

Following the government’s announcement on Wednesday 30th December that more areas of the UK will be joining Tier 4, the following Go Ape locations will need to close from midnight tonight-:

Cannock (Staffordshire), Coventry (Warwickshire), Buxton (Derbyshire), Delamere (Cheshire), Forest of Dean (Gloucestershire), Grizedale (Cumbria), Matfen (Northumberland), Rivington (Lancashire), Sherwood (Nottinghamshire) and Whinlatter (Cumbria)

The following Go Ape locations were already put into Tier 4 and closed on the 24th December-:

Bedgebury (Kent), Leeds Castle (Kent), Alexandra Palace (London), Battersea (London), Cockfosters (London), Bracknell (Berkshire), Black Park (Bucks), Wendover (Bucks), Woburn (Herts), Chessington (Surrey), Southampton (Hampshire), Alice Holt (Hampshire), Crawley (Sussex), Thetford (Norfolk).

We will contact anyone with a booking (that falls between now and the 15th January 2021) at one of the sites that have now been put in to Tier 4 to reschedule your adventure. We will await further guidance from the government with regards to future bookings beyond the 15th.

Both Scotland and Wales remain in lockdown and so all courses there remain closed – this will also be reviewed on the 15th January 2021.

The Go Ape locations that can stay open include-:

Haldon (Devon), Temple Newsam (Yorkshire), Normanby Hall (North Lincolnshire), Wyre (Worcestershire) and Moors Valley (Dorset).

We’d like to thank all of you for your custom and support in 2020 and are looking forward to living life adventurously with you all again in 2021.


Updated 24/12/2020

Following the Governments announcement on Tier 4 on Saturday 19th December, further legislation has now been published which specifies that ‘adventure parks and activities’ must close. It is the right thing for us to do to close at this current time in the following locations:

Bedgebury (Kent), Leeds Castle (Kent), Alexandra Palace (London), Battersea (London), Cockfosters (London), Bracknell (Berkshire), Black Park (Bucks), Wendover (Bucks), Woburn (Herts), Chessington (Surrey), Southampton (Hampshire), Alice Holt (Hampshire), Crawley (Sussex), Thetford (Norfolk).

We will contact anyone with a booking up until the 1st January to reschedule your adventure and we will await further guidance from the government in regard to future bookings.


Updated 20/12/2020

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement to introduce Tier 4 on Saturday 19th December further written detailed guidance has now been published for ‘sports and physical activity’. This confirms that Go Ape is allowed to stay open within Tier 4 areas:

“Indoor gyms and sports facilities will close. Outdoor sports courts, outdoor gyms, golf courses, outdoor swimming pools, archery/driving/shooting ranges, riding centres and playgrounds can remain open for individual exercise, and for people to use with others within your household, support bubble, or with one person from another household. Organised outdoor sport for under 18s and disabled people will be allowed.”

“Permitted travel within Tier 4: Spending time or exercising outdoors. This should be done locally wherever possible, but you can travel a short distance within your Tier 4 area to do so if necessary (for example, to access an open space)”.

You can read this guidance on the government website here.

The rule of 6 no longer applies in Tier 4. You can take part in a Go Ape activity with your household or support bubble and meet just one other person according to the latest T4 restrictions.

Go Ape is a COVID 19 Secure Organisation which means you can be assured we follow safe operating procedures including social distancing and hand hygiene measures for all staff and Go Ape customers.

Go Ape Woburn and Go Ape Chessington will close as they are co-located at zoos which the government have required to close.


Updated 19/12/2020

In response to the Prime Minister’s announcement at 4pm on Saturday 19th December Go Ape has decided to close all sites in Tier 4 for Sunday 20th December. These sites are Leeds Castle, Bedgebury, Battersea Park, Alexandra Palace, Cockfosters, Chessington, Bracknell, Black Park, Wendover and Woburn. We will announce further details once the government has published guidance that we can review.


Updated 04/12/2020

In response to the UK government’s latest announcement of Wednesday 2nd December, all Go Ape sites apart from Go Ape Margam and Aberfoyle are open. Go Ape Aberfoyle will be reopening from Saturday 12th December.

In accordance with the latest guidance, you can attend Go Ape with up to 6 people from different households, however you will need to maintain social distancing with people you do not live with or with whom you are not in a social bubble. Please do make sure that you are familiar with the latest government guidance around the Tier System so that you can ensure you are following it.

We would like to remind all of our customers that social distancing measures should be followed from arrival at the car park and throughout your visit.

The government has stated the risk of cross-contamination of the virus outdoors is very small. Government scientific advice is that one is 19 times less likely to catch Covid-19 outdoors than indoors. Forests, woods and parks are amongst the very safest environments to recreate in. Go Ape has further reduced any residual cross contamination risk to the lowest level by putting in place a number of additional measures including:-

  • Handwashing and sanitising stations are available to customers and staff at multiple points during your Go Ape experience.
  • Social distancing is built into our operating procedures.
  • We recommend the wearing of gloves for comfort – feel free to either bring your own, or pre-order and collect gloves from us on arrival.
  • Our Safety Rules and Disclaimers can now be read and completed online to avoid shared pens and paper.
  • Payments can be cashless at site or paid in advance.
  • Any souvenirs or sundry items you may wish to buy from us on the day can be paid for using contactless payment methods.
  • Pre-booking limits participant numbers to safely manageable numbers, staggered throughout the day.
  • We have increased the cleaning frequency of frequent touch points, including in our cabins and harnesses.

We’d like to thank all of you for your custom and support this year. 18 years in we still get a huge buzz hearing how much you love being in the trees at Go Ape. Please continue to share your photos with us using #GoApe, we love to see and share them with our tribe.

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