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Against a backdrop of beautiful water meadows and woodland, these Treetop Challenge and Treetop Adventure courses are on the upper level of the Go Ape height scale.

Throw in some tricky tree-high crossings and super speedy zip wires and you have all the making of a brilliant outdoor adventure.

Whether you’re a thrill seeker after your next adrenaline rush or a family looking to make special memories, our Southampton site ticks all the boxes.

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ADVENTURERS STEP THIS WAY

You’ll find Go Ape Southampton in Itchen Valley Country Park. This 440 acres of beautiful water meadows, woodland and meadows are situated beside the River Itchen and has been recognised by the award of a Green Flag for the past four years.

As Southampton’s hub for outdoor activities there’s a lot to keep the family entertained and busy. With two play areas to choose from, linked by the Play Trail which is made up of a series of animal sculptures for children to play on the whole family are sure to have a great time.

You’ll also find a number of trails to guide you through the beautiful country park including the Keepers Trail, Nature Detective Trail and Tree Trail. For the more adventurous there are two permanent orienteering courses which are designed so you don’t need a compass.

There are regular activities provided throughout the year for children so make sure you check the park’s website to see what’s on when you visit. With an onsite café serving hot and cold food and drinks and a picnic site, there’s plenty of opportunity for those all-important refuel moments.

Location Overview

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  • Dogs welcome

  • Parking

  • Food and drink

  • Gift shop

  • Picnic Area

  • Play Area

  • Toilets

  • Walking Routes

Itchen Valley, Itchen Valley Country Park, Allington Lane, Southampton SO30 3HQ

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know before you go

  • 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. Either bring a pair or you can buy them at the cabin on the day.

Make A Day of It

  • Relax, unwind and tuck into some tasty food at the Woodland Café.
  • Let the children blow off steam in the adventure playgrounds.
  • Test your sense of direction on one of the orienteering trails.

Stay Nearby with Forest Holidays

Not too far away from Go Ape at Moors Valley Country Park, Southampton, Alice Holt and Bracknell, cabins are nestled among tall beech trees in a corner of secluded forest. From woodland den building to marshmallow melting, surround yourself with nature in a cabin in the heart of one of Britain's beautiful forests.

Explore the Hampshire countryside on riverside and forest walks; hike across the downs and stop off at quaint village pubs; climb hills and walk along chalkland ridges for fabulous views all the way down to the south coast.

 

Forest Holidays cabin at Blackwood

Looking for more adventure?

If you're after more adventure, then we know just the person you need to speak to!

Eddy Young is the consultant rescue instructor for our locations at Moors Valley and Southampton. A born adventurer, when Eddy's not training our team he's delivering climbing sessions, mountain guiding and cliff camping experiences to wonderful folk like you after that next big thrill.

You can find out more about Eddy and the adventures that he offers on his website.

 

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  • nice place and the staff help and friendly

    Amir farra

  • Absolutely fantastic would highly recommend, even when having a panic attack up in the trees the staff were amazing at helping me out and helping me get down defiantly 5 star service. Would go again and again

    Kimberley

  • The grandkids loved it and I was able to follow them round on foot easily. Staff were very friendly and enthusiastic.

    Sarah Evans

  • An amazing experience and so much fun! Our group was aged from 11 to 59 and it's a great way for everyone to be involved.

    Rachel Adams

  • Fantastic time for all the family

    Ian Mayhew

  • This is a great Go Ape venue with some properly challenging climbs and crossings. The tarzan swing always thrills, even though you know you are perfectly safe the whole time, and the heights to which you climb for other crossings are a push also. Loved the zip wires - some really long ones to enjoy here.

    Sarah, Hampshire