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Go Ape Haldon Forest

Monkey Around in the Trees at Go Ape Devon

Go Ape Devon delivers thrilling outdoor adventures for families and friends in three beautiful forest locations around Devon. Take to the treetops on zip lines, cross wobbly bridges and fly down woodland zip wires across exciting obstacle courses set high above the forest floor.

A day out at Go Ape promises sky-high thrills and challenges that provide an adrenaline rush for adventure seekers of all ages. Here’s a complete guide on what to expect from a Go Ape experience to help you plan your active tree-top day out in Devon.

Go Ape

Getting There

Go Ape currently operates 1 forest adventure sites in Devon:

  • Go Ape Haldon near Exeter

The site is in easy driving distace of of major towns and cities like Exeter and Plymouth. Go along the A38 and follow the obvious signs from near Exeter Racecourse.

There arent any public transport options unfortunately.

Parking is available onsite.

Opening Times

Go Ape sites are open every weekend and school holidays from 9am to 5pm. During school terms, Go Ape is open on Saturdays and Sundays only. Each session lasts 2-3 hours.

It’s recommended to book timeslots online in advance, especially during peak seasons. Walk-ins are sometimes available if the course is not fully booked.

Prices Pricing varies slightly between the different Go Ape locations but averages at:

  • Adults (16+ years) – £33-£36
  • Juniors (10–15 years) – £25
  • Children (under 10) – not permitted on the high wires

Under 16s must be supervised by a participating adult. Discounts are available for booking online.

Safety Briefing

Before tackling the treetop obstacles, all participants must complete a thorough safety briefing explaining how to wear the harnesses and equipment. You’ll have a practice run on low ropes surrounded by safety nets to get comfortable. Trained instructors provide guidance and supervision throughout.

Treetop Challenges

Once you’re geared up and securely harnessed, you can take on the adrenaline-pumping challenges up in the forest canopy:

  • Zip Lines – Fly through the trees on wires stretching up to 400m long.
  • Tarzan Swings – Swing from platforms, tree trunks and even a boat!
  • Rope Ladders – Put upper body strength to the test clambering up dangling ladders.
  • Treetop Challenges – Balance on bridges, traverses and wooden beams set high off the ground.

The courses take between 2-3 hours to complete and feature between 9-11 zip lines each. Options range from starter courses for younger kids to daring high wire challenges for thrill seekers, so there’s something for every ability.

Go Ape near Exeter

Facilities

Go Ape staff are on hand throughout to provide encouragement, supervision and assistance if needed. All required safety equipment including harnesses, karabiners and gloves are provided.

You should wear sturdy footwear and weather appropriate clothing that you’re comfortable moving around in. Arrive at least 30 minutes before your booked timeslot to check in.

Refreshments and snacks are available to purchase on-site at each forest location. Toilets and changing facilities are also provided.

Why Go Ape?

Go Ape offers a unique active adventure perfect for kids parties, group days out and corporate team building. The varied treetop obstacles provide an exciting physical challenge with breathtakingly beautiful forest backdrops.

Safety is a top priority, yet the treetop courses still get your heart pounding with adrenaline. Tackling the obstacles builds confidence and skills like balance, coordination and determination. No previous experience is necessary.

Go Ape makes forest aerial adventures easily accessible. The qualified instructors ensure participants of all abilities can enjoy this unforgettable high-wire day out. Don’t just walk in the woods, fly through them at Go Ape!

Go Ape Haldon Woods

Commonly asked questions

How long is a session at Go Ape? – the sessions are usually 1 hour, but allow 2 hours altogether to include getting the harnesses on and off and the safety talks

What age is best for Go Ape? – There is no specific age barrier, but you must be 1m tall to take part

What can’t you wear to Go Ape? – Good advice would be no heels, slip-off shoes, open toed or heeled footwear, including crocs and sandals. Also, they specify no bare mid-riffs, because your harness must be fitted over clothing.

Other nearby attractions

There are loads of good places to go near Go Ape, including:

  • Exeter Cathedral is a stunning example of Gothic architecture, featuring the longest uninterrupted vaulted ceiling in England. Visitors can explore its impressive interior and learn about its rich history.
  • Haldon Forest offers a range of walking and cycling trails, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in nature and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding area.
  • Canonteign Falls is home to the highest waterfall in England, set within a beautiful natural environment. Visitors can explore the grounds, enjoy the stunning scenery, and even take part in a range of outdoor activities
  • The Underground Passages in Exeter offer a unique opportunity to explore the city’s medieval tunnels and learn about its fascinating history. Guided tours provide insight into the passages’ original purpose and their role in the city’s defense

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