Side Street Style: Go Ape Treetop Adventure, Forest of Dean

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24/10/2019

Go Ape Treetop Adventure, Forest of Dean


Treetop Adventure

*Our tickets were provided in exchange for an honest review

I love to do anything that is outdoor-based, preferably active and something the kids can join in too, yet I had never thought about doing a Go Ape Treetop Adventure (formerly called Go Ape Junior), in fact I didn't even know that they offered Go Ape courses to young children, but they do and they are fantastic! 

We recently jumped in the car and headed to the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean Beechenhurst to the Go Ape Treetop Adventure which consists of two high rope courses, one easy, one hard that is suitable for anyone 4yrs plus. My 9yr was very excited to take on the challenge especially as he loves rock climbing and has no fear of heights at all. I also love a bit of adrenaline-pumping activities so as you can imagine we both couldn't wait. 

While Go Ape Treetop Adventure is somewhat lower and shorter courses than the full adult version it's still a good 40ft off the ground and still packs plenty of thrills and adventures into the course of wobbly walkways, intricate crossings and rope bridges with a fantastic zip wire finale. 


Go Ape Forest of Dean

Go Ape Beechenhurst


From the moment we arrived, we found the staff professional and safety was clearly paramount. The great thing about Treetop Adventure is the continuous belay system which means you don't have to clip yourself in and out and you are safely secured around the whole course at all times. They are also very patient with children who are unsure, giving them the time and space to see if they want to take on the challenge or not. 

Treetop Adventure lasts an hour which gives you enough time to do both the easy and hard course more than once and also refine you zipline landing  (my first one was not graceful to say the least). I found this great bonding time with my eldest who enjoyed every second and has been asking when we can go again. Treetop Adventure is a great way to dip your toe into high ropes and Go Ape offer longer and more challenging course you can progress too.

Beechemhurst is also a great place to bring the family for a day out as there is plenty of parking, a kids outdoor play area, a really nice coffee and plenty of forest walks including a sculpture trail. 
Do watch my vlog for more inspiration and to get a birds-eye view of what it's like to do Go Ape Treetop Adventure. 

Treetop adventure


30 comments:

  1. I didn't actually know they did a junior one - this is fantastic as I have a 5yr old and I always thought they needed to be older.

    Jamie

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    1. Yes it's fantastic and means younger children can have a go ( as well as adults)

      Laura :)

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  2. I am not sure if I was in the same location as you, but I have seen this Go Ape Adventure treetop adventure before. It looked like so much fun for the kids.

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    1. Oh maybe - this one is in the Forest of Dean - great for families and younger kids

      Laura x

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  3. This looks like a much fun! I wish I could do it. I love that your teaching the kids to be outdoors.

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    1. Thanks and yes give it a go :) perfect for all ages

      Laura x

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  4. what a fun place to go to! I love going to places like this with the family!

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    1. Yes so much fun and great for young and old

      Laura x

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  5. Sure a fun and healthy place for kids to go play and exercise!

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    1. 100% is - active, outdoors and a lot of fun - win all round

      Laura x

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  6. This is one of the best fun activities for both kids and adults. Teaches a ton of useful stuff.

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    1. It really does, great for family and team building and helping with confidence

      Laura x

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  7. That really sounds like a kid friendly place.. Thanks for sharing, I will definitely share this blog.

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    1. Thanks so much Julie and hope you stop my blog again soon

      Laura x

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  8. Wow! This is looks so exciting and so much fun. My nieces will really love this stuff. We will plan a visit in there someday. Great place!

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  9. This looks like a ton of fun! I know I'd love to try this even though I'd probably be kind of scared being up so high. Lol

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    1. It actually wasn't too bad, just don't look down :)

      Laura x

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  10. Great to know this is done for kids as well ! Always interesting to see new activities been done !

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    1. Yes really is - I always thought Go Ape was for 12yrs+ so it's great they have made a smaller version for 4yrs +

      Laura x

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  11. Thanks for sharing this, been looking for something to suggest with my friends. Most of them has kids. 😘

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    1. This is great and parents can go on as well

      Laura x

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  12. The activities sounds really fun for kids. I will definitely share this to my friends, thanks for suggesting.

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    1. Thanks - yes loads of fun, highly recommend it

      Laura x

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  13. Ah this looks like a blast! I would have loved to have gone there as a kid.

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    1. Yes me too - although adult's can go on this one as well :)

      Laura x

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  14. Go Ape Treetop Adventure looks like a fun place kids to run, play and have lots of fun! Such a cool place :)

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  15. I love the tree adventures, especially the slide ones.

    Loved the post.

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