Go Ape !

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Last weekend I sent my eldest son (13) and the husband off for a Boys afternoon at Go Ape in Cannock Chase ! The day was grey , damp and cold and I wondered  just how well they would fare ( Being fully aware that Bill is more a Square eyed gamer kind of teen !!! GULP !!) ! We waved them off and settled down in front of the fire with Harry Potter and a bag of popcorn 🙂 (Hee hee …)

They arrived at Cannock Go Ape!  and were inducted by a trainer about the use of equipment , were fitted with safety harnesses and were able to get used to the ropes, ladders and zipslides on a training apparatus which was comfortably low ! And then they were off …

Hee hee !!

Hee hee !!

At Cannock Chase in Staffordshire, you’ll see some of the most beautiful views during your day out in our forest. We’ve used our traditional Tree Top Adventure recipe: One lush forest, breathtaking scenery, a smattering of tree-top high wires, crossings and wind-in-your-face zip wires.

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Billy the teen … whilst quite adventurous in so many ways , found some of the trails a little bit too high for his liking and stayed on the ground if he felt it would be a bit much for him ! Which is totally fine as he attempted and loved the ones he felt able and brave enough to !!! He absolutely loved the zipslides … finding them exhilirating and giving him an enormous sense of freedom !!!! The husband said that when Billy was on the zipslide he came alive !!! That immense joy just oozed from his glowing , laughing face !!!! That’s got to be worth an afternoon out if nothing else !!!!

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Chris , an established climber , found the day absolutely brilliant .. loving the high wires, zipslides  and the overall  experience !!

Billy really really wanted to have a go on the Segways that are at Go Ape … but we reckon we’ll save that for another day !!!

Overall , the boys had a fantastic (though cold) afternoon out !! Definitely a good day out for the intrepid adventurer .. full of adrenalin rushes and pushing yourself beyond your limits …. What limits ???? !!!!

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This is a perfect Christmas gift for an adventure lover! With voucher denominations from just £5 up to £60, the lucky gorilla can use the gift voucher for up to a year after purchase. Visit goape.co.uk  to check out all the locations and adventures at this fantastic fun family day out !!!!

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Billy & Chris were very kindly given vouchers to review Go Ape ! Many thanks ! x


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