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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!

Sundown Sessions at Go Ape Cannock

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!
  • Excellent day. My nephew said it was “awesome” helpful and friendly staff ensuring everything was running smoothly. Would definitely recommend

    Laura M

  • 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

  • Fabulous day out brilliant instructions an amazing day

    Karen De-Simone

  • A fantastic day at Go Ape yesterday. My girls 10 and 6 loved it. The staff were absolutely amazing spoke to kids at their level and made it fun, but also they had clear understanding of safety rules and I was impressed they were allowed to have 10 mins extra following a human traffic jam. We will be back in the summer. Thank you all😊

    Claire

  • Junior Tree top adventure course... Fantastic activity for my 8yr old daughter, who thoroughly enjoyed the experience and is like looking forward to going on the next level...:)

    Leeza Beale

  • Just amazing. But even better amazing staff. You make a difference so thank you xxx

    Sarah Whittington

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