Forest adventures with Go Ape


general information

General Information

Winner of Suffolk Tourism Awards – Best Tourism Experience 2011

The original and still the best. Set in the heart of Britain’s largest lowland pine forest, our first ever course is centred around 30 miles of bike and walking trails from which to explore 50,000 acres of forest. And the mother of all our courses features our classic Tree Top Adventure, Forest Segways and Tree Top Junior.

Our Tree Top Adventure features a NEW Tarzan Swing, back-to-back black crossings (don’t worry, they’re optional!) and an Alpine zip (that goes from tree to tree). Now that’s worth shouting from the tree tops!

And the adventure does not need to stop there. You can get off the beaten track and enjoy our forest adventure with Go Ape Forest Segway – an epic experience with a down to earth twist.

And Thetford Forest is also home to our Tree Top Junior Adventure for Mini Tarzans. Release your little monkeys onto a Go Ape course designed for them. No one loves adventure more than kids!

Below is a snapshot of when our forest doors open.

  • We're open from February to November, but we close our forest doors during December and January ( gets a little chilly and we like to maintain our adventures so they're all ready to go next year).
  • Open February Half Term (17th February - 21st February)
  • Weekends in March.
  • Open Daily Easter, Half Term and Summer Holidays.
  • Open Daily October Half Term (27th October - 31st October).
  • Open November Weekends.

Tree Top Junior Parties. 

The Adventure.

If you have a group of under 10’s then our Tree Top Junior adventure is a great option. Release those little monkeys onto a Go Ape course designed for them. No one loves adventure more than kids! They’ll enjoy up to an hour of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles. Our latest adventure is for anyone 1 metre and over, and costs £18 per person.

We don’t require adults to accompany over 6’s on the course but you are more than welcome to book yourself on. You will be required to supervise from the ground as after the safety brief we leave to enjoy the course, but don’t worry an instructor is always nearby.

What People are Saying: “My son had his 8th birthday party at Crawley Junior Go Ape and he absolutely loved it!! All his friends thought it was the coolest birthday they had been to. The staff were great and really helpful when some of the children got a bit nervous while up there. A great place to take the kids and it does wonders for their self esteem!”  Suzanne, Crawley.

Supervision Ratios.
Juniors (6+) – Are able to participate on the course unaccompanied, although adults are welcome tojoin them. Participating Juniors over 6 years old require at least one adult per group of 6 to supervise, either on the course (paying) or from the ground (no charge), for the duration of the activity. Children (under 6 years) – Must be accompanied on the course by a participating Adult, one Adult can accompany 2 under 6s, although we strongly advise 1 to 1 on the Child’s first visit.

The Extras.
If you’d like to make their special day even more memorable you can add the following:

A Party Bag containing a medal, a Yo Yo, a pencil set, pencils, a monkey mask, stickers and their very own certificate of achievement.
Cost £5 each.
A T-Shirt for the Birthday Boy/Girl. Pre-order a T-Shirt in sizes 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 or 12-13 yrs. Cost £12 (style may vary site to site).
Use of our Forest Shelter. An hour in our shelter where you can lay out a picnic.
Cost £20 per hour.

How Do I Book? Just call us on 0333 920 8921 (local rates apply) to book your activity with extras.
If you simply want to enjoy our adventures, you can book online.






Gorillas (18+): £31-33
Baboons (10-17 years): £25

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By car

From the A11 take the B1107 towards Brandon, and follow signs to High Lodge Forest Centre.

Due to the rural nature of our locations, postcodes are not always accurate when using satellite navigation. Please always check the route before setting off, and cross reference with a map.

Please note that the following site entry charges apply at Thetford Forest:

Site entry will be £2.20 an hour per car and a maximum charge of £11.50 after 5 hours. Mini buses will be charged a fixed fee of £23 and coaches £40.

By train

The nearest station is Thetford. For more information visit National Rail

By bus

Brecks Bus service operates Mon to Fri between High Lodge, Brandon and Thetford.

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Babies (0-1), Toddlers (1-3), Pre-Schoolers (3-5), Juniors (5-13)


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