Go Ape Thetford Forest

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This is where it all began in the heart of Thetford Forest back in 2002. The first ever Go Ape experience in the UK. A patchwork of pines, heathland and broadleaves provide the ideal setting for a great day out. Whether you're looking for things to do nearby with the kids or something memorable to experience with friends, the adventure is covered. Thetford plays host to four of Go Ape's high ropes courses - catering for those aged 4 to 104. Explore the forest on two wheels with the all-terrain Segways or explore the wooded canopy. Finally, test your mettle against Go Ape's newest and most demanding high-rope experience. It's tough. Proper tough. It's
called Challenge Plus.

Where is Go Ape Thetford Forest located?

Go Ape Thetford Forest is located at High Lodge in the heart of Thetford Forest, where the Go Ape adventure story began in 2002.

Details on what activities are available at Go Ape Thetford Forest?

Six thrilling forest adventures are available at Go Ape Thetford Forest:

  1. Treetop Challenge: An iconic high-ropes course suitable for adults and older kids who are taller than 1.4 metres.
  2. Challenge Plus: Open to explorers 10 years of age and up, this is the newest and most challenging high ropes course.
  3. Treetop Adventure is a great family activity.
  4. Treetop Adventure Plus is a fun family outing.
  5. Experience adventure at ground level with Forest Segways.
  6. Watch Out for Archery: Sharpen your aim.

There are also free adventurous play areas for kids, orienteering, bushcraft survival classes, and pathways for runners and cycling.

Things to do in the local area?

There are several of cycling trails in the vicinity of Go Ape Thetford Forest at High Lodge, including some difficult ones for more experienced riders. In addition, there are orienteering choices, running tracks, and cycling routes suitable for families. You can enrol in a bushcraft survival course or give Lookout Archery a try. Free adventurous play areas for kids include swings, pyramids, a treehouse, and a sound trail where they may make music. There are many outdoor activities available for people of all ages in the breathtaking woodland setting.

Other Information

Know before you go:

  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure.
  • Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip off shoes, open toes or heels.
  • Gloves are a good idea. Either bring a pair or you can buy them at the cabin on the day.

Make a day of it:

  • Bring a picnic or grab a bite to eat at the café.
  • Hire some bikes and head out on one of the cycle trails
  • Put the families map reading skills to test on the Gruffalo Orienteering trail.

Facilities & information

Features and facilities

Dog friendly


Child friendly

Children's play area

Woodland walks


Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Parking Available




Picnic area

Extra info

Price Details: Treetop Challenge - £36 Treetop Adventure Plus - £28 Treetop Adventure - £23 Forest Segway - £38 Challenge Plus - £40

Arrival information & directions

Address: High Lodge Forest Centre, Brandon, Norfolk, BrandonIP27 0AF, United Kingdom

By car:

From the A11 take the B1107 towards Brandon, and follow signs to High Lodge Forest Centre.

Due to the rural nature of the locations, postcodes are not always accurate when using Satellite Navigation. Please always check the route before setting off, and cross reference with a map.

Please note that the following site entry charges apply at Thetford Forest:

Early bird (exit before 11am) £4

Quick visit (up to 1 hour) £3

Short stay (up to 2 hours) £6

Medium stay (up to 3 hours) £9

Long stay (up to 4 hours) £12

All day £15

£26 fixed cost for a minibus and £48 fixed cost for a coach

High Lodge Membership £70

Day visitors to High Lodge can pre-pay a discounted rate online of £12.50 (full day visit only). Pre-payment must be made at least 24hrs before your visit and can be made up to seven days in advance. Tickets are limited and available on a first-to-book basis.



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