Chessington World of Adventures Resort has been forced to advise customers not to take its new 'Go Ape' attraction so literally, as the sound of guests doing 'chimpressions' is confusing the Park's real primates.

Perhaps inspired by the recent release of the Tarzan movie, guests visiting the brand new Go Ape site at Chessington, have been whooping and hollering at such volume that the resident monkeys in the Resorts’ Zoo have been found reacting to this. Monkeys have been recorded trying to mimic the noises coming from Go Ape, while apes have been seen patrolling their areas to mark their territory.

The Resort has now installed a number of signs asking guests to be mindful of their primate cousins while enjoying the attraction. Furthermore, the Zoo has announced a complete ban on replicating Tarzan's call - which has caused the most reaction from resident monkeys.

Tadhg Randall from the Go Ape team at Chessington comments, "It's normally the noises from the animals we monitor, but in this instance it's the humans we need to keep an eye on. While we don't want to place a ban on having fun, it's always important to respect the residents' wishes. Our message to our guests is simple – when full of excitement, please try and have consideration for the animals."

Go Ape at Chessington plays host to the UK's first four-man zip wire where the whole family** will be able to enjoy the treetop adventure together, as they soar through the woodland side by side.

 An Adventure for the Whole Family this Summer!

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.

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.

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* Participants must be over 1m tall

** Participants must be over 1.4m tall

Further Information

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Go Ape at Chessington will be launching in Summer 2016


  • Tree Top Junior Course opens 28th May 2016
  • Tree Top Adventure Course opens July 2016
  • Go Ape Pricing 

-       £33 for Gorillas (16 years +)

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

-       £18 mini Tarzans (children over 1 metre tall)


  • School Rates

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

-       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 Adventure restrictions:

-       Minimum Age – 10yrs

-       Minimum Height – 1.4m (4ft7″)

-       Maximum weight – 20.5 stones (130kg)


  • Tree Top Junior restrictions:

-       Minimum Height – 1m (3ft3″)

-       Maximum weight – 20.5 stones (130kg)


Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Opening times

  • The full theme park will be open on selected days from Friday 18th March – Monday 31st October 2016, please check the website for availability. For more information on opening times and to book tickets please visit


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


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 for more information.



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