We arrived and our first impressions were, wow! It’s set in a beautiful location
We started the day with a meet and greet over pastries and drinks, where I met the lovely Becca , Louisa , Rebecca and their families. We all had a chat and then it was time to sort into groups to start the fun 🙂
There are lots of courses to enjoy (or poop yourself) at go ape but we were given the challenge of the Tree Top Junior do not be fooled by the name 🙂
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 🙂
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.
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 £1000’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.