Our most popular high ropes course with epic zip lines. Adventurers need to be aged 10 and 1.4m tall.
- 1-3 hours
- From £30
Our entry-level high ropes activity for young children over 1m tall.
A step up from Treetop Adventure, so participants must be above 1.2m and over six years old.
Push your limits further than ever with Go Ape's newest and most demanding high ropes adventure.
Head out into the forest on our heavy-duty all-terrain Go Ape Segway experiences. A perfect two-wheeled adventure for adults and kids over 7 stone.
Tree houses, netted walkways, bouncy nets full of inflatable balls ALL 30 feet above the forest floor.
One for the zipline fanatics. Seven forest ziplines totalling a whopping 3km. Zip.Wire.Heaven.
A high-wire adventure for thrill seekers who want to get their adrenaline-kicks in super quick time. For adults who are short of time but still want a dose of thrill.
Big, high, fast zips. Don't look down zips. Scream if you want to go faster zips. We love them and we know you do too. So whether you are short on time or just short on thrills check out the NEW Zip Line Experience at selected locations.
A 12m free fall toward the forest floor. The Plummet is an adventure junkies delight! Located at selected sites only. Purchase as an extra on your Treetop Challenge at cabin or as an individual activity.
The most satisfying hour of your week as you sling axes hitting bullseyes and cheer on your mates.
Explore a brand new ground-based adventure at Dalkeith Country Park, Edinburgh.
Your budding rally drivers can take to four wheels, and drive a Mini Land Rover around a brand new track at Go Ape Coventry.
Did you know that not one, but two, new Go Ape locations are coming this summer! We’re very excited to bring new tree top high-ropes adventures to Blackburn and our first location in Essex, Chelmsford. And, who better to introduce them than our new Site Managers?
In amongst the busyness of launching a new site we caught up with the new Go Ape Blackburn Site Manager, and current Go Ape Rivington Site Manager, Alex Brown.
Read on to find out all about Go Ape Blackburn and his adventures past and present. Spoiler: his 1-year-old daughter leads the adventures these days, but some previous escapades include saving a Dutch Man from the top of an Icelandic Mountain.
I’ve just been appointed as the new Site Manager at Blackburn, Witton Park, but I’m an oldie here at Go Ape – a regular prune.
When I left school, I sort of fell into the outdoor trade, did all of the qualifications: paddle boarding, Mountain Leaders etc. I travelled around a bit, working in America and Scotland but, ended up back in the Lake District, found my job at Go Ape and it stuck. The people I met and work with are still some of my best mates.
My first position was as an instructor at Go Ape Grizedale in January 2014, and I made my way up the tree from there. I’m currently the Site Manager at Go Ape Rivington and am looking forward to taking on Go Ape Blackburn as well, which is only 13 miles away.
I’m looking forward to Go Ape Blackburn launching. I think the local area will really benefit from another site to help it develop, as well as encourage the local community to get active outdoors.
Go Ape Rivington is already a local favourite for older adventurers (over 10 years old and 1.4m tall) but Go Ape Blackburn will open the tree tops up to everyone over 1m tall.
For me, it's also a good opportunity for development. I'll be one of very few site managers that manage two sites so that will be a challenge. But it's something new and a bit exciting. Something to keep the fires burning if you will.
The plans for Go Ape Blackburn look brilliant. This location will be Go Ape’s first standalone experience for adventurers under 10, so will be great for younger families (with children over 1m tall). The Treetop Adventure and Treetop Adventure Plus courses have been designed to test and encourage thrill-seekers so they can get comfortable with heights.
There’s even an extra low-loop about 1m off the ground, which will let younger ones get comfortable with obstacles before they go higher.
The site is very accessible, it’s close to Blackburn but also feels outdoorsy. It’s similar to our Go Ape Temple Newsam location, but with more trees. You can escape the urban environment but it’s still on your doorstep.
Go Ape is a unique and people orientated job. It’s all about working with and developing your team to facilitate unforgettable days out and inspire people to live life more adventurously.
There's not that many opportunities like this.
We try to make our Go Ape sites as inclusive as possible, to make sure that customers come away with something at the end of the day. I would like to extend this to Go Ape Blackburn. People don’t necessarily have to complete their whole Go Ape activity; it’s about going away with a lasting memory.
There are quite a few community groups and organisations who use our courses for development purposes, and we intend to do this at Go Ape Blackburn as well.
Witton Park itself is a lovely big Country Park. It's got lots of good amenities and local bits around it: a great cafe, a massive woodland and it's right on the periphery of Blackburn so is very accessible by public transport. It’s less than 30 minutes away from Preston and an hour from the Lake District so will be a great activity for a day trips or staycations.
Plus, there’s loads of different events on all year round, like the Restricted Forest festival in June. And, there's a leisure centre on site and a big athletics track - I'll have to roll back the years and get my running spikes back out.
I used to do all my outdoor instructing, but that’s been slightly taken up by bringing up my 1.5-year-old. We're trying to encourage her to go on as many adventures as we can, we call them “Georgia led adventures”. Basically, we open the door and she’s off. We just follow and see what happens.
We try to take her to lots of new places. We live near Arnside, on the border of the Lake District, and she loves being in the water. So, we'll go anywhere where there's water involved.
To be honest, the thing she loves most is to run to the end of the drive, put all the stones in her pocket and runaway!
A few years back, a couple of mates and I hiked from the North to the South of Iceland in June. We did it over a few weeks and stopped off at different places as we went.
It was slightly sketchy as, when we were there, there was a volcano warning. It's a bit freaky when you’re going over big volcanic terrain and you're thinking… this could explode.
Of course, we tried out some of the hot springs as well. It's strange because you’d think it's going to be evenly hot all over it. Well, there's some bits that are quite cool, and some where it feels like someone's pouring a kettle down your back!
We hiked over glaciers and camped as we went. There are specific campsites you can stay at, but we chose to go off grid – and use some of the campsite amenities when we could.
We also found a bloke frozen to a cliff and saved his life while we were over there. He was from the Netherlands and was stuck at the top of a mountain.
Go Ape Blackburn will launch in July 2023, but pre-booking is already available. Find out more about the new location and the adventures available.