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UK Staycation: Go Ape Prepares to Reopen All Sites

The thrills and adventures of Go Ape can again be enjoyed throughout England with Wales and Scotland to reopen soon.

From Aberdeen in the north down to Devon’s Haldon in the south, Go Ape’s adventures are happening in tree tops right across the UK. With various activities and adventures for all the family, each of their sites offers fun, stunning scenery and unforgettable experiences. Each site will now operate a little differently as they reopen following new government guidelines, to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible during their visit.

With more than 30 locations across the UK, treetop adventures or challenges created with obstacles, zip lines and high wires through the forest canopy are just some of the attractions at Go Ape. Some adventurers may prefer a zip trekking challenge or nets adventure. For those wishing to keep their feet closer to the ground there are Segway trails or axe throwing.

The first Go Ape to ever open did so in Thetford Forest in the South East of England and is still open for adventures. The nearby Bedgebury site is also home to the world’s largest collection of conifer trees. Both Buxton in the Midlands and Whinlatter in the North offer some of Go Ape’s highest locations, whilst Alexandra Palace in London boasts something a little different as it reveals views of the London skyline.

Margam is the home to the only Go Ape site in Wales. It is due to reopen on Friday 17th July. It may be their only site, but the Welsh have the UK’s biggest Tarzan swing and it is one of two locations to offer the axe throwing experience.

Scotland’s sites in Aberdeen, Aberfoyle and Glentress Foyle are all home to the treetop challenge and are due to reopen on Saturday 25th July.

As each location reopens, group sizes will be limited with plenty of space or time between groups. Each site will be equipped with signs and markers to display a distance of 2 metres whilst soap, water and sanitiser stations will be in place. Equipment will be cleaned after each use. The use of face coverings and gloves is permitted, guests can use their own gloves or purchase some in advance to collect on the day.

Pre booking, payment and a read through of the safety information is required to enjoy a Go Ape adventure.

For those visiting a forest location, Forestry England have created a visitor guide for summer 2020.

There is also a range of other adventure, accommodation or food and drink experiences now available across England, for those in search of something different this summer.

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