Go Ape - Bracknell, Swinley Forest

Go Ape - Bracknell, Swinley Forest

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Enjoy one of the best outdoor days out in Berkshire at Go Ape Swinley Forest today

Conveniently tucked amongst Reading, Farnborough, Maidenhead and Slough, Go Ape Bracknell is one of the best places to visit near London for a huge outdoor adventure. 

Choose from one of five exciting activities at Go Ape Bracknell: 

  • Treetop Challenge: An exhilarating high ropes course with epic zip lines. Suitable for anyone over 1.4m tall and aged at least 10 years old. 
  • Treetop Adventure: Entry-level high ropes activities for beginners. Suitable for anyone over 1m tall and aged between 4-6 years old.
  • Treetop Adventure Plus: High ropes courses with zip lines. Suitable for anyone over 1.2m tall and aged between 6-10 years old.
  • Forest Segways: Head out into the forest on heavy-duty all-terrain segways. Suitable for all ages. 
  • Axe Throwing: Channel your inner warrior with this axe-citing activity! Suitable for anyone over 16 years old. 

Things to do in Swinley Forest: 

Swinley Forest stretches over 2,600 acres of gentle hills from Bracknell to Crowthorne and makes for a lovely place to explore on foot or on a bike. Another claim to fame of the forest is that it was used for the filming of Harry Potter films! 

There's a 15-minute cycling network that offers green (beginner), blue (intermediate) and red (advanced) trails. You can bring your own bikes, or hire some from the Swinley Bike Hub. 

Children can play with boats in the indoor stream or build a house in The Look Out Discovery Centre. 

You can also grab a drink and snack from the Coffee Shop, or you can bring a picnic! 

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Treetop Challenge - Go Ape Bracknell

Experience the high thrill, high wire fun of Treetop Challenge in Go Ape Bracknell! Suitable for anyone over 1.4m tall and at least 10 years old.

Available to 30 March 2025

Treetop Adventure - Go Ape Bracknell

The entry-level Treetop Adventure course is a perfect start for beginners at Go Ape. Suitable for anyone over 1m tall and aged between 4-6 years old.

Available to 30 March 2025

Treetop Adventure Plus - Go Ape Bracknell

Enjoy high ropes thrills on Treetop Adventure Plus at Go Ape Bracknell. Suitable for anyone over 1.2m tall and aged between 6-10 years old.

Available to 30 March 2025

Forest Segways - Go Ape Bracknell

Experience a unique adventure in Swinley Forest with an exciting Forest Segway adventure in Go Ape Bracknell today. Suitable for all ages.

Available to 17 November 2024

Axe Throwing - Go Ape Bracknell

Feel like a warrior with this hour-long axe throwing experience at Go Ape Bracknell. Suitable for anyone over 16 years old.

Available to 30 March 2025
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How to find us

By car: 

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From the North, come off the M4 at junction 10 and continue on the bit of motorway on the A329. Take the A322 through Bracknell, Easthampstead. Follow the brown tourist attraction signs for The Look Out Discovery Centre. Go Ape is opposite Coral Reef.

From the South, come off the M3 at junction 3, take the A322 in the direction of Bracknell. Follow the brown tourist attraction signs for The Look Out Discovery Centre. We're opposite Coral Reef.

Just make sure you head to The Look Out and you'll find Go Ape!

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

By train: 

There is a direct service from London Waterloo to Bracknell, operated by Southwest Trains.

By bus: 

Bracknell Bus Station is located opposite the train station.

Please mention your intended destination to the bus driver and you will be dropped off near a sign-posted walkway to the Centre. It is around a 15-minute walk from the bus stop to The Look Out.

  • Food & drink
  • Picnic area
  • Play area
  • Dog-friendly

Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip off shoes, open toes or heels.

Wear sensible clothes for adventure and please ensure your midriff is covered.

Gloves are a good idea. Either bring a pair or you can buy them at the cabin on the day.

Go Ape is an excellent wet weather activity! The course remains open in all weathers, except when it is icy, stormy, in high winds or during lightning.

Rain makes the course muddier than usual – which all adds to the fun! Don’t forget to dress for the weather. Sometimes, unfortunately, Go Ape might need to close the course for reasons beyond our control, if this happens you will be given a full refund.

Please ensure you arrive for your Go Ape activity 15 minutes before your session begins. 

Go Ape take pride in sharing their activities with as many people as possible.

All courses are designed to be accessible, but they do offer a degree of physical and mental challenge. This may mean additional equipment or adjustments to supervision.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Go Ape in advance at [email protected]

Please do! You’re going to want to capture these moments to share!

In order to keep your gadgets and others safe, Go Ape asks that all phones and cameras are attached to the participant. Lanyards are available to buy from the cabin, subject to availability.

Most Go Ape sites are dog-friendly. Please check the ‘facilities’ tab to check if the site is dog-friendly.

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