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Leeds Castle Go Ape

Go Ape Leeds Castle is home to three thrilling high ropes courses in Kent.

If you're looking for fun outdoor activities in Kent, you will find the perfect adventure for your Tribe.


Treetop Challenge is the goliath of high ropes courses, and it boasts five of the best zip wires in Kent - two of which are over 250m long! Get the family out and about and up into the treetops. 

Ideal Kent outdoor activity for: Anyone over 1.4m and 10 years old


Treetop Adventure is a Kent high ropes course for all children, but especially younger ones.

Ideal Leeds Castle outdoor activity for: Anyone over 1m tall

Treetop Adventure Plus is a step up from Treetop Adventure. Once they've mastered the Treetop Adventure course, take on an extra loop of fun with Treetop Adventure Plus! There's more height, more wobble and a faster zip wire.

Ideal outdoor activity for: Anyone over 1.2m tall

Take the leap and book your adventure today.

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Beautiful by design and first-class hostess to royalty, nobility, and glamorous guests for over 900 years, Leeds Castle in Maidstone, rises majestically from the water in the stunning Kentish countryside.

With its riveting history serving six of England’s medieval queens to its elaborate transformation into an elegant 20th-century retreat by Anglo-American heiress Lady Baillie, Leeds Castle’s rich heritage has secured its place as one of the most visited historical attractions in Britain.

Should you wish to enter the grounds of Leeds Castle, customers are required to purchase an additional entrance ticket to Leeds Castle, which is available to buy at the main entrance to Leeds Castle. Please visit for more information.

Families are spoilt for choice with Adventure Golf, two thrilling playgrounds; Knights’ Stronghold Playground, and the Squires’ Court Playground, a challenging Maze with a mythical underground Grotto, and over 500 acres of seasonal grounds, gardens, and parkland to explore and dream beside.

Want to give your feet a rest? Take a leisurely sit back and enjoy a ride on Elsie the Castle Train or catch the Black Swan Ferry across the Great Water. Watch in awe as majestic birds of prey swoop overhead at the Bird of Prey Centre, and have the opportunity to get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures, as their cheeky personalities greet you.

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 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.

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    What a fantastic day, The website was very easy to use, the travel instructions lead us straight there without any fuss. Once there my girls were in their element not phased at all by the heights, i did not fare so well. But thanks to the amazing staff at Leeds castle Go Ape, Jarred and Anne who kept an eye on me the whole way and even gave me a hug when i cried after completing the Zip wire. I could not fault the staff they were wonderful and I would definitely go again even though i'm petrified of heights. well worth the money

    angela fleet

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    Great staff, instilled confidence in their training session. It was an alternative birthday treat for my boyfriend, we had a blast.

    Nicola Sharpe

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    We had a great experience at go ape at Leeds castle today. The family loved it especially the zip wires. I must give Troy a shout out, he was great with his briefing on how to go around the tree too challenge, but came to the rescue of a participant who got stuck on the large Zip wire. He made his way out to the gentleman, attached him to him for safety and then spent 30 mins getting the man back to safety.he was absolutely amazing and to watch him get the man back to safety was amazing to watch. Well done Troy!

    Amelet Pearly

  • Go Ape high ropes course

    Took my 6 year old son to Leeds castle Go Ape on the 5th of August. We had a wonderful time everyone was really helpful and nice. In particular an instructor called Ally who helped my son overcome his fear of going up to the next level onto the adventure+. Thanks.

    Neil Feetham

  • Go Ape high ropes course

    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

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    GREAT EXPERIENCE FROM START TO FINISH! The staff/Instructors were friendly and helpful all way through. Always someone around to help if needed. Great course for all different abilities. Easy to find, loads of parking, beautiful setting around Leeds castle. Defo will book again.

    charlotte crouch