Go Ape in Bedgebury Forest

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Bedgebury Go Ape

Photos © Go Ape

Description

This TreeTop Challenge is 812 metres long with a 170-metre zip wire.

Bedgebury Forest has both the famous Go Ape Treetop adventures, bike trails, and a children’s adventure play trail, so a great day out in the woods.

Planning your visit
Activities Available
High Ropes
Mountain Biking
Walking Routes
Facilities
Parking
Toilets
Accessible
Dogs Welcome
Cafe
Play Park
Picnic Area

Parking charges apply – these are now cashless ad Bedgebury Pinetum and Forest, so you can pay with contactless cards and phones, or with an app on your phone.
Please visit the Forestry England’s website for the current prices https://www.forestryengland.uk/bedgebury

GoApe Activities at Go Ape in Bedgebury Forest
Treetop Challenge
Treetop Adventure+
Treetop Adventure

Here are more details on the activities available at Go Ape in Bedgebury Forest, including how many children you can supervise.

Treetop Challenge
GoApe Tree Top Challenge
Doing the Tree Top Challenge. Photo © Go Ape

This is the one. This is the biggy.
Treetop Challenge is where to head if you want to test yourself physically and mentally on our most adventurous treetop experience.
A mecca for thrill seekers who love canopy high tree-to-trees crossings, free-fall Tarzan Swings and riding super-fast, very long zips. This is grown-up fun in the great outdoors. Perfect for adults and kids over 10yrs and 1.4M tall.

  • At least 10 years old
  • Adult Supervision Required:
    One participating adult (18+) can supervise up to two children aged 10 to 15 years while on the course.
    16 and 17 year olds do not require a participating adult but cannot supervise others.
  • Weigh less than 20.5 Stone or 130 kg
  • At least 4ft 7" or 1.4 m tall
  • Lasts between 2-3 hours
  • Wear closed toe, flat shoes, and clothes that could get a bit muddy.
  • Gloves are advisable, but not required.
  • Phones and cameras are usually alowed but must be attached. Lanyards are available to buy from the cabin.
  • Bring change for parking.
Read more about the TreeTop Challenge on the Go Ape website
Treetop Adventure+
Children on the Treetop Adventure Plus
Children on the Treetop Adventure Plus. Photo © Go Ape

Notice that little + sign?

This is a treetop adventure introducing older children to a more challenging treetop trek with higher platforms and longer zips. Treetop Adventure+ is all about the ‘more’. More speed, more air, more freedom, more height and more thrills. If you are looking for a step up from our Adventure course, turn things up a notch with Adventure+.

Great for more adventurous children 1.2M and over.

  • At least 6 years old
  • Adult Supervision Required:
    One adult (18+) can supervise up to eight children aged 6-15 years while on the course or from the ground.
    16 and 17 year olds do not require a participating adult but cannot supervise others.
  • Weigh less than 20.5 Stone or 130 kg
  • At least 3ft 9" or 1.2 m tall
  • Lasts about 1 hour
  • Wear closed toe, flat shoes, and clothes that could get a bit muddy.
  • Gloves are advisable, but not required
  • Phones and cameras are usually allowed but must stay attached to you. Lanyards are available to buy from the cabin.
  • Bring change for parking.
Read more about Treetop Adventure Plus on the Go Ape website.
Treetop Adventure
Child on a zip wire on the Treetop Adventure course
Enjoying the a zip wire on the Treetop Adventure course. Photo © Go Ape

Think intricate crossings, wobbly bridges and brilliant zip wire finales – Treetop Adventure is family-fuelled fun in the great outdoors.
Designed with the younger family in mind you can either harness up and join in or cheer on from the forest floor. With plenty of high rope adventures to choose from across the UK you can be sure to find a treetop trek on your doorstep.
Ideal for young adventurers over 1M tall.

  • Any age
  • Adult Supervision Required:
    One participating adult (18+) to supervise up to two children aged under 6 while on the course.
    One adult (18+) can supervise up to eight children aged 6-15 years from the ground.
    16 and 17 year olds do not require a participating adult but cannot supervise others.
  • Weigh less than 20.5 Stone or 130 kg
  • At least 3ft 3" or 1 m tall
  • Lasts about 1 hour
  • Wear closed toe, flat shoes, and clothes that could get a bit muddy.
  • Gloves are advisable, but not required
  • Phones and cameras are usually allowed but must stay attached to you. Lanyards are available to buy from the cabin.
  • Bring change for parking.
Read more about Treetop Adventure on the Go Ape website.
How to get here

Here’s where you can find Go Ape in Bedgebury Forest.

Directions

Bedgebury Forest is signposted off the A21 on the B2079 (Lady Oak Lane), approximately 12 miles southeast of Tunbridge Wells and 16 miles northwest of Hastings.
Please do not use the postcode in your sat-nav. It will take you the wrong way! Just follow the signs.

Go Ape is tucked away up a hill – keep your eyes peeled for signs.

Please note that you’ll need to pay an admission fee per car at Bedgebury Forest.

Contact Details

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