Last month we headed to Go Ape at Sherwood Pines to check out their Tree Top Junior course. It was our first ever trip to Go Ape so we had no idea what to expect, but we ended up having a really great time. My youngest was a little nervous about it at first as it’s quite high up in the trees, but even she had a blast!
Go Ape Sherwood Pines
Go Ape is the UK’s number one treetop adventure. It’s fun for the whole family set in beautiful woodland locations. Climb high up in the trees, walk the high ropes and experience the thrilling zip wires.
With 33 locations across the UK, there’s sure to be one close to you. We visit our nearest Go Ape which is at Sherwood Pines, in the Sherwood Forest which is a stunning location.
Tree Top Juniors
Go Ape offer lots of different adventures to suit all ages. From Zip Trekking to Forest Segway. We did the Tree Top Junior course which is suitable for children over 1m tall. This was perfect for us as it meant that we could all take part.
“Go Ape Tree Top Junior is a jam-packed hour of wobbly bridges, intricate crossings and an awesome zip wire finale.”
When we arrived at Go Ape we were fitted with our harnesses before being given a safety talk. Then off we went up on the first course. I genuinely thought Evie was going to back out and refuse to do it, but she surprised us all with how brave she was.
Max absolutely loved it and whizzed around the course super fast without any worries at all. He was much braver than I was! I’m not the biggest fan of heights so I just had to be sure to not look down.
At the end of the course is a zip wire, which I was nervous about myself. I also half expected the kids to refuse to do it, but once again I was surprised at just how brave they were. They loved it!
Once you’ve completed the first course, you can choose to do it again or move on to a more difficult course if you’re feeling brave enough. Evie wasn’t feeling it but Max and Daddy went for it. Max did really well until he slipped on one of the ropes and fell off. Of course he was attached to a harness so he wasn’t going to fall far at all but it did scare him quite a lot! He soon got his confidence back though and carried on with the rest of the course.
We were very proud of the children for being so brave, they did much better than I had expected them to. They even got a little certificate at the end of the course, which I thought was a lovely little touch.
Tickets for the Tree Top Junior course are prices at £18 each. So for a family of four you would be paying £72 for an hour on the course, which to be honest I think is quite expensive. I would say that for a one-off treat, maybe for a birthday or something then it’s worth the money but it’s certainly not something that we could afford to do regularly.
We had a fantastic time at Go Ape. We really enjoyed the Tree Top Juniors course and would definitely recommend it for a family day out. It’s fun and something a little bit different that everyone will enjoy. And you’ll come away feeling super proud of your little ones (and yourself!).
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*Disclosure – We were given complimentary tickets for Go Ape as part of a paid Instagram campaign, however I was not asked to write this post*