Tree Top Junior At Go Ape

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man and boy walking on a wooden bridge high up in the trees.
We have seen Go Ape before in Delamere Forest but they have just opened up a junior course called Tree Top Junior and it looks lots of fun. I am a wimp when it comes to heights but John and Big J love anything like this so today they put on their harness and took to the trees.
We were originally booked for late afternoon but arrived earlier to Delamere Forest than we thought so we checked if they could fit us in and they could so we only had to wait 15 minutes.

Go ape tree top Junior wristband
Man putting on a safety harness before heading on Go ape
John and big J arrived at the safety area where they were shown how to put on their harness. Once they were ready they had a quick run through of what to do and they were off.

Man and Boy walking through the trees on a wooden bridge
There are two courses, one more difficult that the other. They tried the easier one first. Big J has done something very similar to Go Ape before but John has never done anything like this so he was a little nervous.

Man and Boy walking through the trees on a wooden bridge
Man and Boy walking through the trees on a wooden bridge
Man and Boy walking through the trees on a wooden bridge
Once up there they were faced with lots of challenging manoeuvres such as net walking, walking across beams shaped like a X and wobbly bridges. They had the chance to hold on to a safety rail as they went around the first course but on the second, more daring course there was no safety rail.

Man on zip wire
boy on zip wire
man on a zip wire
After they completed the first course they were given the chance to leave the tree tops and head back down to earth on a zip wire. Wow it looked fun. I amused myself watching the adults trying to land gracefully but instead hitting the ground with a bump and a roll. It was so funny.

Man and Boy walking through the trees on a wooden bridge
Man and Boy walking through the trees on a wooden bridge
Big J really wasn't sure about the second course it seemed higher and the obstacles were definitely harder. Most of the platforms and beams moved when they were stood on and with nothing to hold onto, and it did seem a little scary.

little boy in pram looking up to the sky
Little boy in pram looking up to the sky
 I was happy to have both feet on the floor. Little J enjoyed looking up at his big brother and John.

 It took big J a little while to complete this one, but it did wonders for his confidence because towards the end he whizzed through. You are given 1 hour to complete so there was time for another go and he chose the easier route.

It did looks lots of fun and to be honest I do wish I was brave enough to head up there. John and
big J had a great time doing it and it was great exercise too. Once they had finished they removed their harness and they big J was treated to a lovely Go Ape Goody bag.

It was reasonably priced at £17 per person for the Junior Tree Top. It's Big J's birthday soon and he now wants to invite some friends to Go Ape Delamere Forest

Michelle

13 comments

  1. My boys love Go Ape, we have a great course just 10 mins from us which is a firm favourite for birthday treats and special occasions. Looks like your guys had fun.

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    1. I know big J would love a course 10 mins away :)

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  2. ah I wanna go! heard a lot about this x

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    1. There is quite a few different courses so you don't need to be experienced to go on it.

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  3. I'm majorly afraid of heights but I know my girls would love doing this!! x

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    1. Me too :) I was nervous just looking up at them - god knows what I'd be like looking down

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  4. Go Ape looks great fun for those that are adventurous. I'm not a big fan of heights though lol

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  5. I always fancied trying go ape but never hsd the opportunity. Nice to know there's a junor version. Think N wanted to try it whe we saw it in Salcey forest thia weekend #lab

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    1. The Junior version is also great for over 18s too

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  6. Looks so fun (but also very scary!) my kids are way too young but I really hope they are into cool things like this when they are older!

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