Go Ape - Dalkeith, Edinburgh

Go Ape - Dalkeith, Edinburgh

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Head to Go Ape Dalkeith for amazing outdoor activities in Edinburgh

With eight thrilling zip wires spanning the River Esk and sky-high platforms, there's excitement for everyone. Whether you're an adult seeking the ultimate thrill or a young adventurer finding your stride, Go Ape Dalkeith is the place to challenge yourself!

There are five different activities for you to experience. Discover some of the adventure options available:

  • Treetop Challenge: Experience canopy-high tree-to-tree crossings, freefall Tarzan swings and exhilarating zip wires. Suitable for anyone over 1.4m tall and aged at least 10 years old. 
  • Treetop Adventure: The first ever Scottish Treetop Adventure, this high rope experience is fun for the entire family. Suitable for anyone over 1m tall and aged between 4-6 years old.
  • Treetop Adventure Plus: Higher above the ground with extra wobble, you’ll have to master tricky crossings before soaring down zip wires over the River Esk. Suitable for anyone over 1.2m tall and aged between 6-10 years old.
  • Stumped: Solve ten fiendishly clever puzzles across the park as you crack the codes to conquer the challenge. Suitable for anyone over 8 years old.  
  • Archery Tag: Players use bows and foam-tipped arrows to tag opponents and eliminate them from the game. Suitable for anyone over 8 years old.

Things to do in Dalkeith

Dalkeith Country Park is a truly unique destination. Located on a stunning thousand-acre estate just a few miles from Edinburgh, it’s perfect for a day out.

Explore walking paths, picnic areas, ancient woodlands, and historic buildings. Don’t miss Fort Douglas, the adventure playground, and the serene Restoration Yard.

Restoration Yard, situated in a beautifully restored courtyard, features The Store—a chic emporium offering fashion, homewares, a tempting food hall, a kids' section, books, and stationery.

Feeling hungry? The Kitchen serves an all-day menu with indoor and outdoor dining options. For a takeaway coffee and treats, visit The Larder for hot drinks, cakes, picnic essentials, kids' lunch boxes, and more.

Extend your visit and fully immerse yourself in the beauty of Dalkeith Country Park and Restoration Yard—make it a full day’s adventure!

Buying as a gift? Lovetovisit Gift Card available here!

Treetop Challenge - Go Ape Dalkeith

Take on sky-scraping platforms, tricky crossings to master and hair raising zips! Suitable for anyone over 1.4m tall and aged at least 10 years old.

Available to 6 June 2025

Treetop Adventure - Go Ape Dalkeith

Build your confidence on the Treetop Adventure course at Go Ape Dalkeith. Suitable for anyone over 1m tall and aged between 4-6 years old.

Available to 6 June 2025

Treetop Adventure Plus - Go Ape Dalkeith

The first Scottish Treetop Adventure Plus, elevate your tree top skills at Go Ape. Suitable for anyone over 1.2m tall and aged between 6-10 years old.

Available to 6 June 2025

Stumped - Go Ape Dalkeith

Are you ready to unravel ten fiendishly clever puzzles at Go Ape Dalkeith? Suitable for anyone over 8 years old.

Available to 6 June 2025

Archery Tag - Go Ape Dalkeith

Prepare for an epic battle in archery tag at Go Ape Dalkeith! Will your tribe emerge victorious? Suitable for anyone over 8 years old.

Available to 6 June 2025
Via King's Gate,
Dalkeith EH22 1ST
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How To Find Us

By Car:

Head southeast on A7 towards Dalkeith, follow signs for Dalkeith Country Park. Enter the park from the King's Gate entrance, located just off the A6094, or from the Edinburgh Bypass (A720):

Take the exit for the A68 towards Jedburgh/Dalkeith, follow the signs for Dalkeith. Turn right onto the A6094 (Dalkeith Country Park is signposted). Enter through the King's Gate entrance. There is ample parking available in the park, and from the parking area, follow the signs to Go Ape.

By Bus:

There are several bus routes connect Edinburgh to Dalkeith. Lothian Buses services 3, 33, and 49 go to Dalkeith. Once in Dalkeith, it's a short walk or taxi ride to the park.

By Train:

Take a train from Edinburgh Waverley to Eskbank Station. Next, from Eskbank Station, it's a short taxi ride or a 20-minute walk to Dalkeith Country Park.

  • Restaurant
  • Picnic Area
  • Play Area
  • Cycle Trails
  • Walking Routes
  • Dog Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Visitor Centre

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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