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Go Ape Aberdeen is now closed until Spring 2022


Thank you to all of our wonderful tribe of customers who made 2021 our best year ever. If you want to go on a Go Ape adventure before we reopen, fear not, our forest doors are open at over 25 locations across the UK.

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Go Ape Aberdeen

go ape adventures at Aberdeen

Sundown Sessions at Go Ape Aberdeen

You can zip in the twilight this autumn at Go Ape Aberdeen on Zip Line Experience. With minimal lighting, these sense heightening experiences do add a new level of excitement into the mix. After all, everybody knows that when the sun goes down, the real fun begins…

What and when can I book?

Zip Line Experience: 

  • 5th November - 28th November (Friday - Sunday): After 16:00
  • 3rd December - 19th December (Friday - Sunday): After 15:00

How do I book?

1. Click the ‘book now’ button at the top of your screen.
2. Choose your preferred location and chosen activity 
3. Select your date and time, Sundown Sessions usually start after 5pm, but times can vary by site.
4. From here, follow the usual check-out process, but be quick as spaces are limited!

Location Overview

  • Corporate Events More info

  • Cafe / Restaurant

  • Dogs Welcome

  • Parking

  • Play Area

  • Visitor Centre

  • Walking Routes

Crathes Banchory, Banchory AB31 5QJ

HOW TO GET HERE

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Please note:

    Smoking and vaping are not permitted on the Estate.
    For Sundown Zips sessions there are no toilets on the premises. The nearest toilets can be found at Tesco Banchory.

Your next adventure in scotland

The winding drive up towards the castle sets the scene for this stunning location. It’s our most northerly site, 40 minutes from Aberdeen.

Once you’ve climbed down from the trees and caught your breath you can explore the 16th-century tower house, with its intricate maze of turrets, towers, oak panels and painted ceilings.

There are a number of walks with different difficulty ratings and distances to get you out and about in this stunning landscape. 

Wildlife fans can enjoy some nature spotting with a walk along the Coy Burn where they may see buzzards, herons and kingfishers.

There’s a Wild Wood Adventure Play area for the children with the Green Lady’s Tower, a rock face challenge and a zip wire to zoom between the trees (please note this is free for National Trust for Scotland members and children under the age of 4 and £3 per child for non-members).

Once you’ve worked up a thirst and a hearty appetite head over to the Courtyard Café which serves hot drinks, lunches and home-baked treats.

  • Staff were very knowledgeable and friendly, and supportive when I repeatedly flopped trying to climb the first rope ladder. It was a little too much for me, but they issued a refund without me even needing to ask. Husband however had a great day swinging through the trees like a pro, very recommended day out.

    Amanda

  • Very very good. Relaxed and well delivered induction. Treating people of all ages with respect. Safety comes first.

    Norman

  • Great fun, we really enjoyed it!

    Robert Trythall

  • Great day, just got stuck behind a slower group who wouldn’t let us pass

    Goaper

  • Great time with a great instructor.

    Toni Patrick

  • Great staff and a good laugh. Not as big or as challenging as the Aberfoyle one (if I remember), but still top notch.

    David Bell

things to do in Aberdeen

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.
  • Forestry Commission parking £3.50 for the day, bring some change.

make a day of it

  • Explore the magnificent 16th-century tower house.
  • Enjoy one of the many walking trails.
  • Stroll along Deeside Way, looking out for Buzzards, Herons and Kingfishers.
  • Refuel with some home baked treats in the Courtyard Café.
  • Let the children blow off steam in the play area.

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