Go Ape in Grizedale Forest #countrykids #goape #grizedale

During the easter break, which seems like a while ago now, we got offered an opportunity to go and try out the brand new high ropes Tree tops Junior at GoApe in the beautiful Grizedale Forest in the stunning Lake District. We were really keen to have a go as my son has been asking so many times to try out GoApe and up until now he was below the height and age limit for the adult courses. The extra bonus here was that all the little ones could go on as well. If they were under 6 they had to be accompanied by an adult and my OH was pretty keen to volunteer! πŸ™‚

They all got kitted out with their harnesses and had a pretty in depth demo on how to do it all. One great thing that we noticed, which put our worrying minds as rest, was that they were always attached to the safety line. I have been to some high ropes courses where the kids have to clip on and clip off at each different activity in the trees. Which if you are a 5 year old might be something you forget to do! I thought that was such a well thought through addition, especially for the little ones so that they can be included safely.

There are two levels of course and they kids have about 90 minutes to have a go at as much or as little as they want. Our bigger kids went for Β both levels and our youngest adventurer went for just the first level with her Daddy. The kids had a great time and at no time did i have any concern for their safety.

After we handed the harnesses back and picked up the kids certificates for completing the course we headed out for a little walk around the stunning Grizedale Forest and its tribute to the Gruffalo. With wind up trees that played songs and little clues and tips on nature and what is in the Forest.

I really love the Lake District. It is a place we have lived relatively close for such a long time and not visited nearly enough! It is a true gem of a place. We really love it there.




  1. May 24, 2014 / 12:02 am

    What a fab outing. It does look fun. I love the Lake District and wish we lived nearer. #CountryKids
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  2. Jo Laybourn
    May 24, 2014 / 9:04 am

    Wow. What fab photo’s! My eldest is 6 and would love this but we thought he was too young? Looks like he isn’t! Appears faun was had by all! #CountryKids

  3. May 24, 2014 / 9:41 am

    Such great family fun and one that my family experienced in France and had a wonderful time. For the younger children this is a great confidence building in taking risks in a safe and fun way. What a beautiful setting for the activity and a picturesque place to explore too. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.
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  4. May 24, 2014 / 9:49 am

    My two would love to go here! Looks like a great day out, although I don’t think I’d be any good so high up, I’d be better off watching from the ground, lol! πŸ™‚
    Lovely photos. Will have to give it a visit some day.
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  5. May 24, 2014 / 10:34 am

    HUbby brought home brochure of Go Ape and he wants to try them but was turned off with the prices. We cant afford them yet. Looks really nice nonetheless. #CountryKids
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  6. Ellie Aindow
    May 26, 2014 / 7:32 pm

    What fab pictures, it looks like a wonderful day out and you had great weather. #countrykids

  7. Nikki Proud Mummy Fraser
    May 30, 2014 / 9:55 am

    Looks great πŸ™‚ love to photos they are lovely.

  8. Nikki Proud Mummy Fraser
    May 30, 2014 / 9:56 am

    Looks great πŸ™‚ love to photos they are lovely. #countrykids

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