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Go Ape, Thetford Forest

Go Ape, Thetford Forest


High Lodge Forest Centre,
Santon Downham,
IP27 0AF


Experience the UK’s number one Tree Top Adventure at Thetford Forest. Adventure is always better when it’s shared, so there’s something for the whole family to enjoy at Go Ape. The leafy hangout at Thetford Forest is home to 3 of the Go Ape activities that are available nationwide.

Tree Top Adventure (10+ years and over 1.4m tall)
The classic adventure. You’ll enjoy 2-3 hours of tree top crossings, Tarzan swings and epic zip wires, all suspended up to 12m above the forest floor. Release your inner ape as you swing from tree to tree with the members of your Tribe.

Tree Top Junior (over 1m tall)
It’s all the fun of the classic adventure on a course designed especially for mini-explorers. If your little monkey is over 1m tall, they can enjoy their very own Tree Top Adventure aimed at ages 6-12 year olds. Because nobody loves adventure more than kids!

Forest Segways (10+ years and over 7 stone)
Explore the forest like never before… onboard epic, all-terrain, self-balancing segways. Tear up the forest trails on your very own Segway safari.
Segways are not open until March.

Here’s what members of the Tribe are saying about their Go Ape adventure:

Fantastic value for money.
Favourite bit: TARZAN SWING!!! Best thing ever!!!
Great family day out
Great variety of things to do for the kids. Perfect day out
I think this was amazing. This was a team building exercise and it was great. Everyone had fun and became strong and leaned on people they usually wouldn’t.

Looking for an office day out with a difference? Encourage teamwork, boost morale and forge new friendships. Go Ape has a range of tree-mendous extras to add to your day including forest BBQs, team-building challenges and African Drumming. Unleash your inner Tarzan and live life adventurously! Visit to find out more.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening details

We're open from February to November, but we close our forest doors during December and January (it gets a little chilly and we like to maintain our adventures so they're all ready to go next year). Opening and closing times vary depending on the time of year and sunshine hours.


Gorillas (16 years+) - £33
Baboons (10-15 years) - £25
Tree Top Juniors - £18
Forest Segway Riders (over 7 stone and 10 years+) - £35

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Plan route to Go Ape, Thetford Forest using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 809851  Lat: 52.43451 Long: 0.66003

By Road:
Follow signs off the A11 for Brandon and the B1107. High Lodge is signposted off the B1107.

By Public Transport:
From Thetford station it is 7 miles to Go Ape! High Lodge Forest Centre.

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed