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Leeds Castle, Kent

There’s a royal feel to this treetop ropes course. Aim to be crowned thrill seeker extraordinaire as you pit your wits, nerves and agility against this Treetop Challenge which boasts five zips - two of which are over 250m long! Get the family out and about and up into the treetops. This adventure unfolds and unfurls as you make your way into the woods and is a great confidence booster and starting point for young explorers.

Sundown Sessions are back

Sundown Sessions are returning from this October at Go Ape Leeds Castle. Discover more here.

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Sundown Sessions at Go Ape Leeds Castle

You can swing through the trees on Treetop Adventure and Treetop Adventure Plus this winter at Go Ape Leeds Castle. 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 and Treeop Adventure Plus:

  • After 16:30 between 23rd October and 31st October.
  • After 16:30 on Saturdays between 13th November and 11th December.
  • After 16:00 between 18th and 30th December.

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!

CALLING ALL ADVENTURE SEEKERS

Leeds Castle in Maidstone has been described as ‘the loveliest castle in the world’. Home to six queens and Henry VIII himself, the castle is now 900-years-old and offers 500-acres of beautiful parkland and gardens for you and the family to explore.

Should you wish to enter the grounds of Leeds Castle, customers are required to reserve a time slot for entry, further details can be found at https://www.leeds-castle.com/visit+reservations.

Children are spoiled for choice with Adventure Golf, Knights’ Stronghold Playground, and the Squires’ Court Playground.

Head over to the Bird of Prey Centre for some free Hawk, Vulture, Falcon and Owl flying displays which take place in the Falconry Arena in front of the Maze.

Want to give your feet a rest? Take a leisurely punt on the moat, sit back and enjoy a ride on Elsie the Castle Train or catch the Black Swan Ferry Boat across the Great Water from the castle and drive to the maze and play areas.

There are lots of exciting events which go on throughout the year such as Motors by the Moat, a Medieval Jousting Tournament, open-air cinema and evening bat walks.

Location Overview

  • Corporate Events More info

  • School Trips More info

  • Dogs on Leads Allowed

    (NOT allowed in castle and grounds)

  • Food and drink

  • Winter Opening

Go Ape Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1PD

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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.
  • Dogs on leads are permitted in the Go Ape area but only assistance dogs may visit the castle and grounds.

Make A Day of It

  • Enjoy some history and culture in Leeds Castle (please note that extra charges apply for entry into the castle grounds)

  • Try your luck in the hedges at Leeds Castle’s Maze. 
  • Worked up an appetite after the course? Treat your taste buds - there are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby.
  • Great fun for the kids. Staff really helpful when my son panicked. Will be going back

    Debbie

  • Brilliant time here kids loved it the staff were really friendly , enjoyed it that much we came back the following day

    Maxine Stone

  • Excellent family adventure!

    Elle

  • Staff really friendly and helpful. Great time with the family and would recommend.

    Mandy

  • 2 hours of safe fun

    John

  • Simply awesome ! Very well run experience...

    Dan Rolfe