Days Out: Go Ape Coventry Review
We are so excited to be finally going on local West Midlands, days out again, we've missed them so much. All work and no play makes for a really boring lifestyle and not one that we want to live in. We try to plan a family day out every month, even if it's just one as getting out and having some good old family fun is when all the important memories are made.
After being closed for months due to current situation, we were so happy to hear that Go Ape was back open. We headed to our nearest centre which is Go Ape Coventry and signed up for their Treetop Adventure + course which is the highest one we could do with their height restrictions. Ryan is 10 years old but a little short for his age which often causes issues for us on our days out because he's often too small to ride or take part on everything.
The Treetop Adventure + course combines all the fun and excitement of their smaller Treetop Adventure course, with more extreme and tricky obstacles, perfect for families with older children. It's suitable for children over 1.2 meters and 6 years of age which was perfect for us as Ryan is currently 1.25 meters tall. Rock Walls, Prison Bars, and Tank Traps are just some of the extra crossings you’ll have to master, all culminating in an extra zip wire.
We had the most wonderful time on Sunday up in the trees, the weather was beautiful and the whole place was just so much fun. The staff were all kitted out in full face visors and the was hand sanitizer bottles everywhere so it all felt nice and safe throughout. There were cones on the floor to mark out their social distancing plans which again was all great stuff.
Days out like these are the highlights of our month. Just doing these activities together is a real treat. We all took part in the activities, although some did more than others but overall we all had a very enjoyable time. Lily and I did 2 of the 4 courses and then decided to sit the rest out as that was more than enough for us but Daddy and Ryan carried on and managed to complete all 4 of the courses within their set hour time slot. They made it look so easy.
The good thing about Go Ape is that there's a course suitable for all ages, as there's the Treetop Adventure Course for children of all ages over 1 meter tall which lasts for 1 hour. Then there's the Treetop Adventure + Course that we did for children aged over 6 and taller than 2 meters which was perfect for our family group. And last but not least, there's the Treetop Challenge which is for children and adults of all ages who are taller than 1.4 meters. This one lasts between 2 to 3 hours and isn't for the faint hearted as it's made up of adventurous zip wires and so much more. For the adults and everyone over 16, there's a rather awesome Axe Throwing activity available too, that did look pretty cool as we passed.
We all had so much fun on Sunday and would go back again in a heartbeat. Go Ape is definitely high up on our list of favourite days out as it's so adventurous, just like us!
Disclosure: We were gifted out tickets for free in return for an honest review.