Go Ape - Rivington, Lancashire

Go Ape - Rivington, Lancashire

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Book tickets and experience one of the best days out in Lancashire at Go Ape Rivington

Just 30 minutes outside of the hustling and bustling city, Rivington reigns as the 'Mini Lake District of Manchester' offering beautiful views, exciting activities and irreplaceable memories amongst the English countryside. 

  • Treetop Challenge: Enjoy a challenging trek through the tree tops on this intermediate adventure featuring high platforms and zip lines! Suitable for anyone over 1.4m tall and aged at least 10 years old. 

Things to do near Rivington, Lancashire:

Go Ape Rivington is in the heart of the perfect location known as 'Manchester's Mini Lake District'. With picture-perfect scenery, rustic woodlands and local wildlife, spend your afternoon exploring the countryside. 

Witness the beautiful reservoirs nearby, or visit Rivington House Barn - which dates back to the 18th century!

Known as one of the 'prettiest villages in Lancashire', Rivington also offers a plethora of things to do. Take a hike towards Rivington Pike and see the Blackpool Tower, Isle of Man and Lake District Fells at 1,191-feet above sea level!

If you're feeling peckish, swing by the historic Great House Barn and Tearoom for some light lunch.

Buying as a gift? Lovetovisit Gift Card available here!

Treetop Challenge - Go Ape Rivington, Lancashire

Embark on an advanced high ropes course when you visit Go Ape Rivington in Lancashire! Suitable for 10+ and anyone over 1.4m tall.

Available to 23 February 2025
Great House Barn,
Rivington Ln,
Horwich,
Bolton BL6 7SB
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How to find us

Address: Great House Barn, Rivington Lane, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 7SB

By car:

Please ensure that you don't use the postcode for directions, as Go Ape is located in rural areas, meaning sat navs may send you to the wrong location.

From Manchester, the South, Preston and Lancaster, use the M61. At JCT 6 (Macron Stadium, home ground of Bolton Wanderers Football Club) follow signs for Horwich.Stay on the main road through Horwich. When you reach the roundabout with the Crown pub on the right, go straight ahead then take the right turning immediately after onto Lever Park Avenue signed Rivington.

Follow signs to Great House Barn and Visitors Centre passing Rivington and Blackrod High School on the right and continue for about a mile. Turn left at Great House Barn into the car park and you'll find us straight ahead.

Approaching from Chorley direction, Rivington is well signed. Pass Chorley Train station on your left and take the next left signed Rivington. At the top of the road, take the second exit (right) at the roundabout, and the first exit at the following roundabout. Continue on this road for 3 miles. Shortly after crossing the motorway on a bridge, take the left down Horrobin Lane and continue on this road through the village of Rivington until you reach Great house barn. 

Go Ape Rivington have their own car park which is free, but gets busy very quickly. Please ensure you arrive in good time and share cars where possible. 

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By Train:

You could get a train to Blackrod station and Go Ape is around a three mile walk.

  • Toilets
  • Dog-friendly
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Picnic area
  • Food and drink
  • Parking nearby
  • Play area

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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