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“Family Fun”
Review of Go Ape

Go Ape
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Aberfoyle
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Take in the stunning surroundings of Queen Elizabeth Forest Park as you fly 46 metres above the ground on two of Britain's longest zip wires. Located in the Trossachs National Park, it's a mecca for Go Ape pilgrims, thrill seekers, adventure lovers and those that just want to get out and have some fun in Loch Lomond. At the turn of the year our award winning adventure at Queen Elizabeth Forest had a tree-lift. Not only have we put in all new obstacles and crossings, we’ve rethought the entire layout of the course, meaning you get to see parts of the forest you wouldn’t have seen last time. With the new design comes a unique aspect for those adventurous monkeys out there – a dual course. That means you now have a choice of which route you take – moderate or extreme. Along these routes you’ll encounter brand new back-to-back black crossings - don’t worry these are optional. Sound challenging enough for you?
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 18 August 2010

If you have never experienced one of these treetop adventure courses – definitely give this a try! GO APE in Aberfoyle has a lot going for it. Aberfoyle is a lovely location with gorgeous views from the David Marshall Lodge. The course is well maintained and can be completed by anyone who can follow basic directions (stay attached) and can cross a rope bridge. (There was only 1 mandatory, very challenging obstacle which required some upper arm strength, but after that you can choose to opt for an easier route should you wish).
On line booking was easy. You pick your location, date and time spot and pre-pay for the booking. Check the age and height restrictions before you book. Group sizes are limited to ensure spacing throughout the course. We had a 2 pm weekday booking and this worked fairly well. In all, it did take us just under 3 hours to complete – mainly the kids were waiting for me.
My 11 year old thought the course was great; the 18 year old, not quite challenging enough for him. It was a fantastic family activity as the older one had to look out for the younger and they both kept an eye on me! In all, good value for a full afternoon of fun.
I found the safety briefing quite short and the instructor spoke very quickly. If I had not done this type of course before at another venue I would probably not have left the ground. The first course is an extremely long zip line coasting over the treetops.
Parking is payable at £3 for the day (to the forest park – not to Go Ape). You’ll need to have change. The lodge has toilets and a cafe/snack bar and there are loads of picnic tables if you want to pack your own refreshments. Go Ape web site has all detail information per site so go there to see all venue details. For those of you Stateside, I see they have recently opened their first location in the US one in Rockville, MD.

Thank Chris63Glasgow
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Reviewed 21 July 2010

We went as a group of 19 people aged 14-40 odd with a mixture of physical abilities. We all enjoyed the course and completed it without any problems.

The safety briefing was good and everything was simple to remember as the different clips are all colour coded. 'Blue goes through' and 'red loves the tree' were the catchphrases we had to remember.

All the obstacles were great fun but the highlight is the longest zip wire in the UK (426m long) which is also 40m above the ground at the highest point.

Go Ape costs £30 per adult and £20 per child which isn't cheap but is good value for money as the course takes 2-3 hours to complete. (We actually took 3.5hrs because the hen party in front of us were slow but what can you do about that?)

In addition Go Ape have a loyalty scheme where you get a card stamped for each visit you make. You only need 2 stamps to get a third free. There are 22 courses across the UK so there is plenty of chances to get more stamps.

Roll on the next course....

Thank pauline_dubya
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