Go Ape!

I was invited to have an adventures day out at Go Ape by the lovely people at DaysOut. I attended with my eldest two who are 13 and 12.

We arrived and our first impressions were, wow! It’s set in a beautiful location

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We started the day with a meet and greet over pastries and drinks, where I met the lovely Beccaย , Louisaย , Rebeccaย and their families. We all had a chat and then it was time to sort into groups to start the fun ๐Ÿ™‚

There are lots of courses to enjoy (or poop yourself) at go ape but we were given the challenge of the Tree Top Juniorย do not be fooled by the name ๐Ÿ™‚

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The photo does not show the scale of the course, it was impossible to fit in a photo.

First up is the safety talk and getting harnessed up. All the staff are so friendly, which I think is extremely important. The harness was a little snug (couldn’t flipping breath) but I got used to it. This is us with Becca and her crew before we started, no looking scared at all ๐Ÿ™‚

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All 3 of us were excited but really nervous. I knew my daughter would do it as she loves thrill rides but I thought my son and myself would wimp out half way around.

My daughter loved it as I thought, I was so nervous but I did it and was so proud of myself. My son who I thought would wimp out, raced through it and did the course several times!

I only did it the once, I needed a pee and once I had gone, I couldn’t be bothered with the harness again. I regret it now but it does give me another reason to go back again.

The course is set into two sections. A smaller, starter course that we all did and a a longer more challenging course that my two completed along with Becca. They were all so brave and have every right to be proud of themselves.

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After the adrenaline had finished we were led to a yummy BBQ in the woods, perfect! It was lovely. We all chatted about how brilliant it was and our favourite/least favourite parts of the course. The kids were so lovely to be with, they behaved, got along together and it just made the day.

We were then given our goody bags and left to enjoy the rest of the day to ourselves. It was then that we really got to see the sheer scale of the place, it’s huge! We explored the area a little but were far too shattered enjoy it to its full (another great reason to go back)

There was a couple of shops to hire bikes (we hope to do this next time as I thought the prices were really good), buy bike gear and a cafe. I do have two complaints that I feel they need to work on. Firstly the toilets, the place is massive and they only have one block of toilets and they are at the entrance. Secondly bins, they are hardly any, the only ones we found were at the entrance.

We enjoyed ice creams and made our way home. We had the best day and recommend it highly!

Last night I had a look on DaysOut website because I was given a years subscription and I can’t wait to start using it. They have 1000’s of vouchers to print off with offers of days out all over the country saving you ยฃ1000’s, we can enjoy loads more days out than we would normally. It’s well worth a look.

 

I was invited to GoApe by DaysOut free of charge in exchange for a review but all words and opinions are my own.

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Hi, I am a SAHM to 4. Two teens, a preschooler and a baby. This is where I share some of our ups and downs of life.
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15 Responses to Go Ape!

  1. You’re braver than me! Looks great fun though ๐Ÿ™‚ #CountryKids

  2. Honest Mum says:

    Looks so much fun! #countrykids

  3. Coombe Mill says:

    I am seeing so many of these Go Ape posts on Country Kids and am so jealous, I’m not sure where our nearest one is, but I don;t think there is one in cornwall. We did have a go in France last year and I can vouch for how exciting and scary it is all at once. Looks like you would jump at the chance of another go too. Days out sounds a great website. Thankyou for sharing your adventure and website find on Country Kids.

  4. I did go ape last year with my son at Tilgate park, this year we are going to moors valley, I cant wait as I am going with a friend to do the high ropes! looks like you all had great fun.

  5. Colette B says:

    I’m now even more gutted that we weren’t able to the invitation! I know Ben would have adored it #CountryKids

  6. Looks like so much fun. I can’t wait to take my daughter and son when they are older. #countrykids

  7. Great to meet you. Will is desperate to go again for his birthday next week #countrykids

  8. My eldest would love to give this a try, we were invited along for their press day but couldn’t make it unfortunately. Really am going to have to organise a visit though. Glad you enjoyed it.

  9. bubbablue says:

    I’d love to do Go Ape, but not a chance until N’s older. I think he’ll be one to enjoy it too.

  10. Really do look pretty in there! Wish we can do this in the future! Looks so much fun to do =) #letkidsbekids

  11. Karen Bell says:

    Well done to all of you for completing that course. I have seen a go ape course and it looks very scary, but a lot of fun!
    Thanks for linking #letkidsBeKids

  12. familyfever says:

    We have a Go Ape course near us, and my kids can’t wait to be big enough to have a go! #ActiveFamily

  13. emmysmummy says:

    My husband and I did this a few years ago and loved it.
    Can’t wait to go again.

  14. Jaime Oliver says:

    awww honey i did this last year and totally pooped myself! i was totally shaking … its great fun though isnt it!

    thanks for linking up with #ActiveFamily x

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