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Leeds Castle, Kent

Brand new to Leeds Castle, Treetop Adventure+ activity available to book now. Perfect for older, adventurous children with an appetite for a little extra adventure!

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.

go ape adventures at leeds castle, kent

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

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  • Dogs on Leads Allowed

    (NOT allowed in castle and grounds)

  • Food and drink

  • Winter Opening

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

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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.
  • Good fun, underestimated the heights! Would go again☺️

    Lucy

  • Great fun for all the family and very safe. The staff fully explain how the safety systems work to make sure you remain safe around the course, which is different between the junior and adult courses. The junior course has a safety system where you follow the wire for the entire course and the staff connect you up - perfect as it means you don't have to worry about keeping a constant watch that your children are doing it right. The adult course requires a more hands on approach as you have to keep moving from one safety wire to the next, which allows you to choose between different difficulty options - but you have two lines and must always have one connected so you're not at risk of falling. The courses vary and offer a range of activities. The junior course has two courses and you get to choose which one to go one each time you go round - they operate a time limit here so you can go round as many times as you like in an hour. The adult course is split into 5 stages, with the first being the training section where you're fully supervised. The staff are really friendly and guide you through the process to make sure you remain safe but also enjoy your time. Highly recommended for a trip out for family, friends or even a work team building exercise.

    Andrew Broughton

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

    Maxine Stone

  • Great fun! The staff are a great support too

    Stephanie

  • Great for the kids and well organised.

    Ian Mitchell

  • Great friendly helpful staff . Son 7 loved the easy and the harder course .

    Clare Kirwan