Go Ape Coventry has recently opened it’s doors and we had the pleasure of visiting last weekend for a sneak preview! Located at Coombe Abbey Country Park, this is an ideal location for all to try out a new adventure if your local to the West Midlands. The newest Go Ape to launch is set within a beautiful 500 acre estate and is located next to the gorgeous Coombe Abbey Hotel. Perfect for a stunning afternoon tea or an overnight stay!
This thrill-seeking adventure is perfect for both children and adults alike so makes the perfect day out. Both myself, Matt, Mr B and Missy took part in our Go Ape Adventure. Unfortunately Baby K is just that little bit too small. However, even if you do have little ones that cannot take part, there is still so much more to do that is local to Go Ape. As it is situated in Coombe Abbey Country Park, there is playgrounds and places to explore to keep the little ones entertained – a perfect day out!
Go Ape Coventry has various courses and challenges to take part in, suitable for both children and adults. Now this is all dependent on height. As Missy is just over 1 metre tall, we decided on the Tree Top Adventure. This is a course that is suitable for over 1 metre so perfect for us four of us to participate in. All the other courses available had taller height requirements.
Surprisingly, The Tree Top Adventure challenge was rather high (and I nearly chickened out!) But actually was perfect for the kids to take part in and they absolutely loved it! Matt and Missy were up first and were each given a wrist band prior to their challenge. You also get a check list to read through and have to sigh a waiver. This is all located in the cabin upon entry to Go Ape.
Just a short walk up the hill and you arrive at the Tree Top Adventure. There were several Go Ape staff members waiting for our arrival, and as they stagger the bookings every 15 minutes, there was only a few people taking part at a time. Matt and Missy got into their harnesses and off they went! Prior to the actual tree top challenge, participants receive a short brief and a mini practice.
As she has just turned 5 years old and has never done a tree top challenge before, I thought she’d be nervous. But my brave girl was off and before I knew it she has completed the first leg of the course. She climbed over stepping stones, through a rope bridge and even climbed through a swinging tunnel! The final leg of the first challenge finishes with a zip wire.
The Tree Top Adventure has 3 courses to complete, each ending with the zip wire challenge. Unfortunately, despite Missy being within the height requirements, she was unable to do course 2 and 3 as she just wasn’t heavy enough. Once attached to the wire, she couldn’t reach the floor. This however, did not faze her and the staff were more than happy for her and Matt to continue with course 1 until the hour was up. I couldn’t believe how brave she was!
It was mine and Mr B’s turn next. I got over my nerves after seeing Missy thoroughly enjoy her experience and took the challenge head on – and loved it! Mr B was whizzing though the course without a backward glance. I could barely keep up! We also got to experience course 2 and 3 which were a little bit more challenging and lots of fun! We got to crawl across a bridge, hang off climbing ropes and even went up higher into the trees for an even more thrill seeking experience! It was awesome!
The instructors were so helpful and kind and often asked how my kids were getting off, offering words of encouragement along the way! They even gave us extra time as we have to wait for a while whilst a party of three small children completed the course.
Once our hour long experience was complete, we all got a Go Ape ‘certificate of awesomeness’ and Missy got a Go Ape badge.
As well as the Tree Top Adventure which costs £18 per person there is also:
Tree Top Adventure + – minimum height of 1.2 metres and minimum age of 6 years old. COST: £21
Tree Top Challenge – minimum height 1.4 metres. Adults must particulate if a child is under the age of 13 years old. COST: £33
We had such a fun experience and I cannot wait to go back once Baby K is tall enough so we can all take part! Have you visited Go Ape at Coombe Abbey yet? Let me know what you thought!
Thanks for reading xxx
Disclaimer – We were gifted our family experience at Go Ape Coventry in exchange or this review
Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.
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