As the 30th Go Ape Adventure to launch in the UK and the first ever to launch within a UK theme park, there will be no better way for you and your family to unleash your inner Tarzan than with a visit to Go Ape at Chessington World of Adventures Resort. 

Tim Harrison Jones, Divisional Director at Chessington World of Adventures Resort, comments, “We are delighted to announce that Go Ape – the UK’s No.1 Forest Adventure – will be swinging into Chessington World of Adventures Resort in Summer 2016. As Britain’s Wildest Adventure, the partnership with Go Ape brings two adventurous brands together and ensures families can enjoy going wild in new ways when visiting us.”

An Adventure for the Whole Family

With two fantastic courses available in one location – Tree Top Adventure and Tree Top Junior – anyone over 1m can enjoy taking part, meaning the whole family can Go Ape together.

Within the Tree Top Adventure course, adventurous tribes can enjoy two to three hours in the trees, taking on zip wires, Tarzan swings, rope ladders and a variety of obstacles and crossings. For mini Tarzans, the Tree Top Junior course is ideal - offering a fun filled hour of tree-to-tree crossings, finishing with a zip line finale.

Additionally, Go Ape at Chessington will play host to the one-of-a-kind Go Ape four man zip wire! The whole family will feel the wind on their faces as they soar through the woodland side by side.

Education Centre

With the Woodland Discovery Centre providing educational workshops, mini Tarzans and Baboons will be able to take a step out of the classroom and into the canopy to develop their learning and real life experiences in a way like no other.

For more information please visit, Chessington.com

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Go Ape at Chessington will be launching in Summer 2016

 Go Ape Pricing -      

£25 for Baboons (10–15 years over 1.4m)  

£18 mini Tarzans (children over 1 metre tall)

£33 for Gorillas (16 years +)

School Rates -       Tree Top Adventure (School or College – meeting the below Tree Top Adventure restrictions) will save 20%. This is for a group of 10 or more students Monday – Friday in term time only.

Tree Top Junior (Primary Schools) £13 per pupil. Supervision ratio: one adult to eight over 6’s.

Tree Top Adventure restrictions:-      

Minimum Height – 1.4m (4ft7″) 

Maximum weight – 20.5 stones (130kg)

Minimum Age – 10yrs

Tree Top Junior restrictions:-      

Maximum weight – 20.5 stones (130kg)

 Minimum Height – 1m (3ft3″)

Opening times

The Park will open for Zoo Days at weekends during February - March 2016 from Saturday 27th February – Sunday 6th March and the full theme park will then open on selected days from Friday 18th March – Monday 31st October 2016, please check the website for availability. The new Pandamonium Live Show will launch on 25th March 2016. For more information on opening times and to book tickets please visit www.chessington.com/Short Breaks

 Discover the perfect family get away at the Chessington Resort Hotels - Safari Hotel and Azteca Hotel - where you can enjoy themed rooms, an indoor swimming pool, spa and Savannah Splash pool and two fantastic themed restaurants. Or for the ultimate outdoor accommodation experience try our Explorer Glamping – brand new for 2016! For more information please visit http://www.chessington.com/glamping

 Additional Information

For 12 months unlimited access to Chessington and/or Merlin’s other UK attractions see our range of annual passes at Merlin Annual Pass

The Zoo at Chessington World of Adventures is a member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA). BIAZA represents its member collections and promotes the values of good zoos and aquariums.

 MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 111 attractions, 12 hotels/4 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 63 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and c26,000 employees (peak season). 

 Among Merlin’s attractions are - SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, DreamWorks Tours SHREK’s Adventure, The London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, THORPE PARK Resort, Blackpool Tower, Heide Park Resort, Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK.  All brands which are distinctive, challenging and innovative – and which have great potential for growth in the future. Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.

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