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Ten ways to Prepare for your Go Ape Visit 

If you’re reading this, then hopefully you should have already booked your Go Ape experience and will be excitedly anticipating your visit! While you whittle away the time between now and adventuring in the forest, here are just a few tips to make sure you’re prepared for your visit.  

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1. Wear Sensible Shoes 

The most important thing to remember to wear sensible shoes! Check out the rules and advice for the activity you will be participating in and make sure you follow them. Ideally try to wear, closed toe shoes with a good amount of grip (and which you don’t mind getting a little muddy).  

2. Layers are great! 

As you know British weather can often change in a heartbeat, so it’s worth being prepared for all temperatures. Bring along a fleece and a couple of spare layers - worst case scenario you’ll just have to leave them in the car. Spares can also be helpful if you get a bit muddy during your Go Ape adventure – it’s natures war-paint after all!  

3. Add your waterproofs to your rucksack – just in case!

Regardless of the forecast, always try and bring a waterproof coat, a mac, or a pair of waterproof trousers - if you’re feeling very prepared. It’s always better to be prepared than caught out by a sudden shower. 

4. Dig out your gloves and winter woollies 

If the weather forecast is looking a bit chilly why not dig out your winter woollies and wrap up warm? Since it’s officially hat season, bring along a scarf, hat and gloves so you can enjoy your in cosy style.  Don’t worry if you forget, you can always purchase Go Ape’s stylish gloves or hats on the day.    During the current pandemic many people have opted to wear gloves to do the activities, regardless of the weather.  

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girl in pink on zip

5. Bring along a pair of sunglasses 

Though the summer has passed, the winter sun is still quite harsh, and it can be a good idea to bring along a pair of sunglasses. Also, if you’re taking part in a Segway experience, they can help to keep any dust out of your eyes!

6. Be sure to pack plenty of food and drink 

Unsurprisingly, our adventures are often pretty active and it’s worthwhile bringing plenty of water and snacks with you to keep you hydrated and happy. If you are taking part in our Treetop Nets, Treetop Adventure or Treetop Adventure+ experiences then you’ll be able to take a break during your time on the course.

7. Check out what else is on offer at the forest 

Our sites are situated in many interesting places with lots of other activities available in the forests. For instance, at Moors Valley, why not ride the steam train, rent or bring bikes or walk your dog around our many lush forest trails. 

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8. Research the area around our site

Go Ape sites are often situated in amongst acres of stunning woodland, moorland and mountains and it is well worth researching the site that you will be visiting. Then, after your adventure, you can have a wander around the Great British countryside and find a scenic picnic spot. 

9. Bring change for the car park 

This may sound mundane but remember to bring along some change for the car park. Due to COVID, many, but not all sites, rely on card payments but it is worth making sure that you have some cash just in case.  

110. Understand our COVID-19 safe procedures

  At Go Ape we are constantly updating our rules and operating procedures to stay in line with recent governmental guidance. We strive to keep every customer safe and hope that you enjoy a thrilling and safe adventure. Please see our COVID-19 blog for further details ( .

And … once you’ve completed your first adventure

  We’ve got 34 sites around the UK so once you’ve tackled your first course why not start planning the next one!