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There's no such thing as bad weather! 

Last updated: 16/10/2023 


At Go Ape, we truly believe that there is no such thing as bad weather! Our adventures remain open in most weather conditions, except gales, lightning, heavy ice or snow.

Whether the sun is shining, there's a fresh autumn bite to the air or we're experiencing a bout of typically British rain, we're up for an adventure.

Some thrill-seekers even prefer visiting on rainy days as our courses can be quieter - and our slides on the Nets Adventure are even slippier! Plus, there'll are plenty of muddy muddles to play in after your Go Ape adventure. 

Make the most of your time, whatever the weather and test your skills at one of our 36 locations. Here are a few top tips to prepare for the big day! 

"It was cold and raining but that didn’t detract from a fabulous experience. My teenager and their friend went on three times and on different levels. We were there for nearly 3 hours. Next time I’ll have ago, I saw people of all ages having a go so I’ll definitely try it myself next time. The staff were all really friendly, enthusiastic and helpful. A lovey place to be."

A happy customer whose child completed Treetop Challenge at Go Ape Battersea Park in January.
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Dress for the weather 

Ski goggles and salopettes are probably overkill, but the correct clothes will make your adventure that much more enjoyable!

This time of year, the ground is muddy so sensible boots are a smart choice. Jeans are great for blocking out the wind, but useless if it rains so opt for layers instead - synthetics breathe well and dry quickly.

Think insulation, you’ll want your winter coat to trap warm air and block out the wind and rain, you can delayer between sites if you get too hot.

a group of children in a cold weather outfits and Go Ape harnesses ready for a Go Ape adventure in cold weather

Think Extremities 

Go Ape adventures are a brilliant form of exercise, you can burn over 600 calories on our Treetop Challenge course! If you’re using all that energy though, you need to put it in the tank first. 

Carbohydrates, like a flapjack, will fuel your adventure, and it’s important to stay hydrated too. We station water around out Treetop Challenge courses but on a day with adventurous weather a hot drink before you get started us a good idea.

Remember to drink water as well if you’re taking on caffeine! 

Post Adventure TLC 

You’ve smashed your challenge and feel like a hero, but you’re a bit damp and chilly.

Remember to bring spare clothes so that you can slip into something dry and feel cosy and warm! Many Go Ape locations have nearby visitor centres where you can warm up, grab a hot drink, and reminisce about the incredible adventure that you’ve just had.

If you’re grabbing a snack, why not opt for something in high protein to help those tired muscles! 

Group on Forest Segway at Go Ape Grizedale

At Go Ape, we know that adventure has no season, and that the best and most memorable adventures often happen on wet, windy, and wild days. 

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Go Ape Treetop Challenge in the Lake District