Go Ape Tree Top Junior For My 9 Year Old Monkey

Go ape tree top junior

This weekend, big man and his friends took part in Go Ape Tree Top Junior to celebrate his soon to be 9th Birthday.

After years of noisy laser quest parties inside, I managed to convince big man to chose a small number of friends to Go Ape Tree Top Junior Challenge in Bracknell. If you are thinking of booking this type of party, it is probably best to check that the guests would be up for this type of challenge. Luckily all of big man’s friends were and I went to book it online.

Each time slot has 8 places but if you have more than 8 people going you just need to book onto the next time slot as well. I had a discount code from doing the Tree Top challenge with a friend in September. If you are thinking of booking a party like this then I would recommend that you sign up for their newsletter as they often have discounts available for certain dates.

When we arrived, I was required to sign a waiver. As little man was going to try the course (he aged 4 and 1m tall) my husband was required to go on as well. Children over a metre and over 6 can do the course without an adult taking part.

The boys were put in their harnesses and had a practice on a low course.

practice course Go ape tree top junior

They were then off. With two different courses to choose from, both ending in a zip wire.

It is worth noting that once you are on the course you have to finish it. Middle man managed to climb the stairs only to be freaked out by the height and had to come back down again. Everyone behind him had to walk back down to let him off. Course 1 was the easier of the two courses and some of the children in the group were happy to stick to that one.

You have your start time written on your wristband and have 1 hour to go round as many times as you can/want.

zip wire at go ape junior tree top

Things you need to know about booking a party at Go Ape Junior:

If you have under 6’s then adults will need to go up too. You can see the ratio requirements on their website.

It goes ahead in the rain. There are a few times it will be called off like a thunder storm, but be prepared to get wet.

You can cancel up to 24 hrs before. I think this is a real bonus. At £18 a head it is quite expensive, however, if someone has been off school all week ill, at least you have a chance to cancel their place.

Most children will love it, but not all. When I was booking our party, I knew that it was my 6 year old that needed an adult with him more than my 4 year old. In the end the height was too much for him. All of the 8 year olds enjoyed the party, but some were much happier just doing the easier course.

There is a car park at Bracknell especially for Go Ape customers. This is great news as the main Look Out car park gets really busy. You are forwarded a code on the day to ensure you get a parking space – but it is still pay and display.

Big man had a great party at Go Ape and I would recommend it for children of similar ages.

 

 

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  1. Lisa H says: Reply

    I can’t wait until my kids are old/brave enough to do these, I’ll be volunteering to help them across! I love that younger children can do it with an adult, my four year old would love it!
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    1. admin says: Reply

      Yes little man said that it was a bit scary bit lots and lots of fun. Could take a while for us to convince middle man!

  2. Oh Go Ape is brilliant isn’t it? I wasn’t brave enough to climb with them last time but I promised I would if we go again! x x
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    1. admin says: Reply

      Oh you should. I did the adult one with my friend to celebrate adult time when little man started school! Such good fun – even if it hurts your arm muscles a bit!

  3. I have done Go Ape and my eldest went to Arial Extreme which is similar. I loved it but he wouldn’t join in until right at the very end! Maybe something to try again with him when he’s a bit older. Well done to your little Monkey!

    1. It is hard to judge isn’t it? Personally I wouldn’t do a party much younger than this as I don’t think they would have done it.
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  4. Oh Wow, I did the adult adventure last year and loved it. I wasn’t sure what the junior involved, but in a year or two I think Finlay would really love this he is such an adrenaline junkie! Thanks!

  5. Ashley says: Reply

    Looks like they had fun, I’m not great with heights but thinking of taking my kids (well one of them) to our local, similar, park.
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  6. My girls have done a couple of Go Ape parties, luckily they are both very confident and happy to go up. However, some of the boys cried and had to be coaxed around the track (8 year olds). We went in the school holidays, and even my tiny 4 year old got up and did it! I think they are far braver than me! Sarah #WhateverTheWeather
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  7. Oh, my son is just looking at this with me and now he wants to go! Looks fun!

  8. This looks great and although a bit price, it’s great that you can cancel too. Just the thing for eager explorers! #TriedTested
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    1. admin says: Reply

      Yes – but as we invited less people it was £100 cheaper than the soft play/laser quest party by us!

  9. karen says: Reply

    I really want to take my girls to do this. It looks like a lot of fun x
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    1. I did the big one and it is fab!
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  10. This is still on my list to do. Fun to do it as a birthday party. I can imagine that they encouraged each other on. #CountryKids
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  11. Sonia says: Reply

    This looks like a lot of fun…we want to do this with the kiddies – hopefully Spring they will be big enough… Coming along from #CountryKids…

  12. I’m sure Ben would LOVE this!
    Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week
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  13. It looks like Big Man had a wonderful birthday party, Go Ape Juniors sounds like a fab experience. My lot have all tried Go Ape twice whilst on out family holiday in France and it’s amazing how much braver they were the second time around. I bet you’ll get a lot more invites from the other kids in the group all having their birthdays at Go Ape!

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  14. Emma says: Reply

    We now have a similar attraction in Cyprus, its such a great idea for adventurous kids. Mine are just a bit too small still I think to really enjoy it (although the younger one would probably want to get stuck in!) #CountryKids

  15. That is an awesome way to celebrate birthdays! I am not a fan of heights but my son is and he is dreaming on doing something like this here. But he is too small so we need to wait for him to grow wee bit more =) #countrykids
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  16. We have one of these about an hour away and my children are constantly nagging to go on it but my youngest is too small to go without an adult but neither me nor his Dad would be able to join him. I’ll have to rope in Nanny!

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  17. I LOVE Go Ape! I’ve done the adult courses, but there are no junior courses anywhere near us in Scotland. I think my eldest would love this when he’s a bit older, I would have loved it as a child! Thanks for linking up to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x

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