Go Ape - Thetford Forest, Suffolk

Go Ape - Thetford Forest, Suffolk

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Book tickets and experience one of the best days out near Suffolk at Go Ape Thetford Forest

Visit the location of the birthplace of Go Ape! Beginning in 2002, the site has evolved into an adrenaline-filled forest adventure that visitors of all ages will love.

Check out the five exciting outdoor activities for you to enjoy:

  • Treetop Challenge: The classic rendition of the ultimate high ropes experience in Suffolk! Suitable for anyone over 1.4m tall and aged at least 10 years old. 
  • Treetop Challenge Plus: Enjoy the ultimate high ropes experience - with the ultimate twist. Tackle the newest version of the high ropes course for the bravest explorers. Suitable for anyone over 1.4m tall and aged at least 10 years old. 
  • Treetop Adventure: If you're just finding your tree-legs, take a gentle approach to the world of high ropes with this introductory course. Suitable for anyone over 1m tall and aged between 4-6 years old.
  • Treetop Adventure Plus: For a step-up from the Adventure, take on more tricky obstacles and challenges for a rewarding zip line ride to the floor. Suitable for anyone over 1.2m tall and aged between 6-10 years old.
  • Forest Segways: Explore the woodland on wheels as you explore on forest segways with your loved ones. Suitable for all ages.

Things to do near Thetford Forest, Suffolk:

Delve into the world of Go Ape when you visit the very first original venue located in Thetford Forest!

After your day of exciting activities with Go Ape, dive deep into the forest to discover beautiful scenery, local wildlife and timeless walking trails. 

With the options of cycling or walking, taking a stroll around the local woodland is the perfect way to end your family day out in Suffolk. If you're feeling peckish, grab a picnic and find a secluded spot in the serenity. 

If you're feeling active all over again, then head to the Lookout Archery and test your aim! Children can get their fill of playtime as they embark on giant swings, pyramids and treehouses before creating their own woodland music on the Sound Trail. 

Buying as a gift? Lovetovisit Gift Card available here!

Treetop Challenge - Go Ape Thetford Forest

Weave through the woodland with Go Ape Thetford on an exciting high ropes course! Suitable for anyone over 1.4m tall and aged at least 10 years old.

Available to 5 January 2025

Treetop Challenge Plus - Go Ape Thetford Forest

Face your fears on the most intense high ropes adventure at Go Ape Thetford! Suitable for anyone over 1.2m tall and aged between 6-10 years old.

Available to 5 January 2025

Treetop Adventure - Go Ape Thetford Forest

The perfect introduction to high ropes with Go Ape Thetford's beginner ropes course! Suitable for anyone over 1m tall and aged between 4-6 years old.

Available to 5 January 2025

Treetop Adventure Plus - Go Ape Thetford Forest

The perfect step between the Adventure course and the Challenge course! Suitable for anyone over 1.2m tall and aged between 6-10 years old.

Available to 5 January 2025

Forest Segways - Go Ape Thetford Forest

Explore Thetford Forest on two wheels with Go Ape Thetford's Forest Segways - the perfect outdoor adventure for families! Suitable for all ages.

Available to 3 November 2024
Go Ape Thetford,
High Lodge Forest Centre,
Brandon IP27 0AF
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How to find us

Address: High Lodge Forest Centre, Santon Downham Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0AF

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.

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  • 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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