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Go Ape Rivington

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Address: Rivington Lane | Horwich, Bolton BL6 7SB, England
Phone Number:
+44 333 433 0898
09:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Mon 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Voted Best Tourism Experience at Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards...

Voted Best Tourism Experience at Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards 2011 and nominated in the Visit Lancashire for Small Visitor Attraction in 2014. It's got to be one of Lancashire's best days out and that's not just us saying that (check out our feedback!). With breathtaking scenery, amazing tree top obstacles and awesome zip lines, Rivington is sure to be a day out in Lancashire you won't forget. You are guaranteed a warm welcome at Rivington Tree Top Adventure. It's home to one of the most exciting zip wires: You'll cross a bay in the reservoir and get a bird's eye view over the water. With its rugged hills, picturesque reservoirs and woodlands bustling with wildlife, Rivington is one of Lancashire's 'must visit' locations. A gem in its own right and on the doorstep of Manchester, one of the most vibrant cities in the UK.

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Myself and a friend recently visited Go Ape at Rivington getting 15% off with our student IDs. Having visited 3 other Go Ape sites I knew what I should expect. The instructor was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bolton, United Kingdom
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and a friend recently visited Go Ape at Rivington getting 15% off with our student IDs. Having visited 3 other Go Ape sites I knew what I should expect. The instructor was very friendly and gave very clear instructions. The course itself doesn't cover a large area but one of the zip wires does cross the water which was... More 

Thank sweetner101
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144 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to go ape before but first time here, easy to find, large free car park, cafe,toilets, plenty of places for spectators etc as it's set in a huge wooded park very popular with dog walkers,families,bikers etc etc...pack a picnic and make a day of it...! Polite, helpful staff,great course with the highlight being the 200metre zip close to the... More 

Thank Coop0405
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived at Go Ape we were signed in and taken through safety training for about 30 minutes. Our trainer was lovely and made sure we knew how to use the equipment before we attempted the courses. The courses were challenging but we all managed to complete them and the zip wires were excellent, especially the highest one which... More 

Thank tommyjane50
Todmorden, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is absolutely fabulous fun. My son and I didn't know what to do one so we went there and had the time of our lives. The staff were very friendly and the final tarzan swing is exhilarating.

Thank Lydia C
Preston, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked here for Sunday with my daughter arrived early as I had remembered this is s busy spot for cyclists and tourists alike parked on the road not well signposted but found it next to the barn. Greeted on arrival and shown a safety demo then another short demo were we were given a trail zip wire. There are 5... More 

Thank Rose R
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me & my girlfriend went last bank holiday as a Christmas gift. The site is very easy to find and there is a cafe & public toilets nearby along with loads of parking spaces. We were in a group of around 15 for the safety briefing which was informal yet very well informed. Then you have to show you can... More 

Thank Tom B
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6 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went with family as a sort of boys day out. We were greeted and went through the safety briefing. Having a couple of 'outspoken ones' within our group the instructor played along and joined in the humour. The obstacles were good- some more challenging than others. The best bit was the long zip wire that goes over the lake. It... More 

Thank Shamim A
Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Surprised my boyfriend for his birthday. Great access and facilities. Very good support from instructors and also group members. You are not rushed around the route and there a 4 zones. End of each zone is a zip wire that brings you back down to the floor, great if in need of a little break or a quick loo trip!... More 

Thank Rachel J
Manchester, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Came here for a friends birthday at the weekend and we all enjoyed ourselves, you get briefed at the start on how to connect all the ropes etc. Then your on your own to go through the trees. My favourite part is zip wiring over the lake. If you get a nice day the view is outstanding, if you could... More 

Thank Amy W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Went with my nephew. The instructions were very clear and safe. We were not rushed around the course and going through the trees was thrilling, particularly the big zip line at the end.

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