There’s a NEW adventure waiting for you at Wendover Woods. The Go Ape! TreeTop Junior adventure at Wendover Woods opened recently and a session on the Treetop Junior course includes one hour up in the trees… wobbling over bridges, climbing through barrels, scrambling along nets and whizzing down a zipwire.
We were invited to try the new course and we had a fantastic time amongst the trees, with the sun shining. If you’re looking for a new challenge, something fun, or a family activity that gets everyone moving, then Go Ape! Treetop Junior is exhilarating, memorable and worth the effort!
**There’s a special discount code for readers at the end of this blog post**
Our Treetop Junior adventure began with a safety briefing. The instructors were fantastic, really supportive and helpful and they explained everything clearly. You remain attached to a safety line all the way around the Treetop Junior course, so although you’re high up in the trees, you’re always secure. There’s a short practice trail, just a few centimetres off the ground, where you can test your mettle and then your hour on the main course begins.
The Go Ape Treetop Junior at Wendover Woods was much higher up in the trees than I anticipated. I didn’t get the chance to worry about the heights following an eager 7 year old around the course. You navigate around the course going from tree to tree across bridges, nets, ropes and wires. It’s certainly not easy but we relished the challenge.
The crossings vary in difficulty and only two people are permitted on a crossing at one time, so at busy times you do have to be patient and wait for those ahead of you. I channelled my inner ‘Spiderwoman’ and just about managed to keep up!
After the first loop of the course there is a zipwire and the instructors were encouraging and reassuring… it really does take some courage to step off the platform and go flying down the zipwire. On the Go Ape! TreeTop Junior adventure at Wendover Woods you get to have more than one go at the zipwire if you complete more than one loop of the course. We thought that the zipwire was one of the best bits, so it was great to have a couple of chances to zoom down into the wood chip below.
Our hour passed very quickly and after two loops of the course our time was up and I was ready for a rest. Fortunately, there’s a café next to the Go Ape at Wendover Woods and once we’d recharged our batteries we explored some of the walking trails and woodland at Wendover Woods.
The Go Ape! TreeTop Junior adventure gives families a chance to experience some Go Ape! adrenaline together. It’s a fantastic way to spend some time in the trees and the Wendover Woods course is enough of a challenge, without scaring the life out of me!
The trail is open to anyone over 1 metre tall (there’s no minimum age requirement), however, the Treetop Junior at Wendover Woods is much higher-up than I expected and some of the obstacles are more challenging than others. The TreeTop Junior course at Go Ape! Black Park is much closer to the ground and I think that course is better suited to children under 6 years old, although it depends on the child… and the supervising adult!
After our challenge at Go Ape! Treetop Junior my arms ached and my shoulders groaned but we’ll definitely do it all again for the active, outdoor smiles and the warm, fuzzy sense of achievement.
TOP TIPS FOR A VISIT TO GO APE! TREETOP JUNIOR
- Go Ape! Wendover Woods is at Aston Hill, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5NQ
- Book your next Go Ape! Adventure online use the discount code SUNFUN for 10% off your Go Ape! adventure (excludes Saturday bookings).
- Take gloves or buy them at Go Ape – I got a blister on my fingers from holding on so tightly!
- Wear shoes that are suitable for climbing, something like trainers. No sandals, slip-ons, open toes or heels are allowed.
- The car park can get busy, especially on sunny weekends. Leave extra time to find a parking space. There’s a café and walking trails so you can easily spend the day up at Wendover Woods.
- We’ve done two Go Ape! courses now, at Wendover Woods and Black Park and it is true that no two courses are the same. The Go Ape Treetop Junior at Wendover Woods was the perfect level of challenge for me and Mr 7 but I do think that the Go Ape! Treetop Junior at Black Park is better suited to Mr 3, as soon as he reaches 1m tall!
All information is correct on the date of publication: July 2018
We received complimentary tickets to Go Ape Treetop Junior at Wendover Woods for the purpose of the review.