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“Friends Birthday”

Go Ape at Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Lydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: If you're looking for activities in the Forest of Dean then we think everyone has the Go Ape spirit just waiting to be unleashed! Go Ape Mallards Pike Lake, Forest of Dean Tree Top Adventure at Mallards Pike. We'll brief you for safety before you fly down an epic zip wire, leap off our Tarzan Swing and tackle our high ropes crossings whilst enjoying some of Britain's most breathtaking scenery. At Mallards Pike our Forest Segways are loose! Our popular Segway experience has landed at the Forest of Dean. We're bringing you down from the trees and onto solid ground, from two legs to two wheels - it's a totally unique way to tackle the trails and enjoy Gloucestershire's finest woodlands. Go Ape Beechenhurst Lodge, Forest of Dean (...three miles away from Mallards Pike Lake) NEW to Beechenhurst Lodge. The Forest of Dean is now home to our Tree Top Junior Adventure for Mini Tarzans. Release your little monkeys onto a Go Ape course designed for them. No one loves adventure more than kids!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Crickhowell, Wales, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Friends Birthday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

Went with a big group of us for a friends Birthday. Was a bit nervous to begin with but not as bad as some people in our group. You get everything explained to you and then get to try it on a small area before heading off to the main part. Once you get the hang of it and know what to do it's pretty straight forward and you always feel safe. A nice sense of achievement at the end and we even got a certificate :)

Visited March 2013
Thank Stefan H
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English first
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43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Amazing hen doo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

Went for my hen doo was a surprise but was soooo much fun!! Aching afterwards would defo do again!! X

Visited November 2013
Thank Mrsmotz
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Segway experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

Segways were AMAZING! Well worth the money, fun, and super easy to get used to. However, wasn't really a free ride scenario, always part of a large group and the hour was over very quickly. Worth the experience as a one off, but probably wouldn't rush back. Did however always feel safe

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Neil S
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United Kingdom
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229 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Something different for your Saturday!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

As a group of six, this was a really good activity for the weekend. Although it states whatever the weather, I would use your common sense and think that actually, it probably isn't that pleasant to be up a swaying tree in the pouring rain. We really enjoyed the thrill aspect of this trip and although it was a slight team building experience, the limit of three people per tree podium often meant that some were a lot further behind in the group. The team building was probably more from discussing the visit afterwards in the pub. If you came here for a huge hen/stag with more than ten people, you'd probably only see the few that you had in front of you.

In terms of safety there is really nothing to worry about, as someone else here as clearly stated, if you fail to follow the very simple instructions, then it's no loss to the gene pool! It all feels very safe and even those with a fear of heights in our group were fine. Once you've done the first few bits you get into the swing of things. The highlights I would say included the zip lines, they're great, as were the tarzan swings. Some of the obstacles needed quite a bit of upper body strength so be warned! You'll need to be able to climb up a rope ladder for quite some time and some people couldn't even get out of the final tarzan net.

It's a great attraction and I think it's reasonable priced at £30. I would say the staff are great, although the one that showed us how to navigate the course at the beginning was extremely patronising and over the top with hilarious jokes about herself. To the taste of some people, but certainly not ours! A great day was had - definitely recommend.

Visited September 2013
Thank MCRX
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3 reviews
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“Best. Day. Ever.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

Have been patiently waiting for youngest son to turn 10 so that we could all go, went with cousins today too and was brilliant. The size of their smiles said it all. Staff are lovely. Fab day out!

Visited October 2013
Thank Debbie F
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