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Cannock Chase, Staffordshire

This Cannock Chase outdoor activity centre hits all the fun and adventure buttons against a backdrop of stunning valley views.

In an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty you’ll find the longest combined crossing of any Go Ape location with nearly 1,500 metres of tree-to-tree crossings on our Challenge course.

The Treetop Adventure course is ideal for children (and adults) to find their tree legs and build their climbing confidence.

If you’re a ‘keep your feet firmly on the ground’ kind of person, you can enjoy the breathtaking views from the comfort of one of our off-road Segways.
 

Sundown Sessions are back

Sundown Sessions are returning this October half term to Go Ape Cannock Chase. Discover more here.

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Sundown Sessions at Go Ape Cannock Chase

You can swing through the trees on Treetop Adventure or zoom across the forest floor on our Forest Segway’s this October half term at Go Ape Cannock Chase. Tackle mega-high platforms in the darkness or feel the speed of a zip wire as the sun goes down. With minimal lighting, these sense heightening experiences really 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?

Treetop Adventure: 17:30 onwards between Monday 25th and Sunday 31st October.

Forest Segway: 18:30 onwards between Monday 25th and Sunday 31st October.

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!

Adventure with a stunning backdrop

Cannock Chase is the smallest Area of Outstanding Beauty in mainland Britain and promises to deliver big time fun and adventure. Within an hours’ drive of Birmingham, a stone's throw away from Trentham and easy to reach distance from Leicester, it’s the perfect opportunity to escape the city for the day!

Once you climbed and whizzed your way around the trees you can explore the woodland on one of the many walking trails. Hire or bring your own bikes to enjoy the miles of cycling and mountain biking trails. 

There’s something to suit all ages and abilities with relaxing family rides through the picturesque valleys to the dedicated single-track of Follow the Dog and the Monkey Trail. For children there’s a play area and a walking trail with Gruffolo sculpture, three bears chairs, fairy trees and Play Houses.

More steam to blow off? Bring a ball and enjoy a kick about in the large grassy clearing and picnic area. There’s also the Birches Valley Café if you want to grab a drink and delicious culinary treat. Dogs are welcome – there’s even an activity trail for your four-legged friends! Check here for trail information!

Location Overview

  • Corporate Events More info

  • School Trips More info

  • Bike Hire

  • Cafe / Restaurant

  • Cycle Trails

  • Disabled Access

  • Dogs

  • Parking

  • Picnic Area

  • Play Area

  • Visitor Centre

  • Walking Routes

  • Winter Opening

Birches Valley Forest Centre Car Park, Rugeley WS15 2UQ

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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

  • Hire or bring your bikes to explore the cycling and mountain bike trails.
  • Explore the beautiful woodland on the walking trails.
  • Let the children loose on the children’s adventure playground.
  • Bring the dog and tackle the doggy activity trail!
  • We absolutely loved our day. The instructor Louise and others were brilliant, patient and kind. I am quite scared of heights but this was a really fun exciting February adventure. Thank you

    Jane Kehoe

  • Very well organised really good fun kids pushed us to our limits

    Luke Collins

  • Had a great time at Go Ape for my daughters birthday. Would highly recommend it, couldn’t fault it! The instructors were so patient and knew how to speak to children. We had a very nervous girl in our party and Lee was brilliant with her. Thank you Lee for your patience xx

    Sharron Gibbons

  • It is an amazing exerience, even though i am scared of heights I loved it.

    Linda Cullen

  • We did the tree top adventure, it's Extremely scary, and character building if you're not great with heights, but it's achievable even if you're a bit of a chicken (which I am). I think the age restriction should be set from 10 to 12 as our 10 year old (who is a gymnastic dare devil any other time) struggled with the clips to detach herself from the blue clip on each tree. She also decided not to climb even higher up the tree to get to the 2nd zip wire, which was a shame and she was gutted she couldn't ride the 2nd zip, she lost her nerve. Great confidence boost when you achieve something that you may find a challenge. We did it on a lovely, sunny, calm spring day, however I don't know how I'd have felt if it had been a rainy, damp, windy day. If I could have altered anything I would have liked bigger platforms around the trees to make you feel a little safer. The staff were great, though I'd have felt better if someone was on the ground watching all the time, they leave you to it after the first zip wire. On the whole though, a good day out if you're looking for something different to do.

    Ashy

  • Brilliant day. Lovely, friendly, knowledgeable staff who did everything to support us and help us for our day. Lots of fun whilst also feeling safe and secure as staff were rigorous with safety checks and making sure everyone behaved.

    Janine Carpenter

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