There’s nothing George and James enjoy doing more than climbing, so for James birthday the three of us treated ourselves to a day at Go Ape in Cannock Chase, Staffordshire.
Cannock Chase has the longest Tree Top Adventure & Forest Segways course in the UK. It’s set in the beautiful Cannock Chase forest which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and receives awards for tourism.
As George isn’t yet ten we joined the Tree Top Junior Course, which is designed for young children. For anyone not familiar with the Go Ape concept; it’s a network of tree-top high wires, crossings and zip wires set high up off the ground. You and your children are connected to a secure safety wire at all times, so even if you fall from the obstacle you’re climbing, you only swing a metre or so away.
This was our first trip to Cannock Chase in Staffordshire. The views of the forest were amazing, and the facilities were good too. The area is very popular and we were lucky to come early as the car park soon filled up.
One of the best things about our day was the staff. They had already impressed me when they let me changing my booking at last moment by telephone with no trouble. That was nothing compared to the friendliness of all the staff the whole time we were there. Not one member of the team failed to introduce themselves to the boys and make them feel welcome, even though it was a cold damp Sunday morning.
I couldn’t recommend this activity strongly enough. We were entertained for hours and spent the rest of the afternoon in the busy cafe, laughing about how hopeless I was at the zip wire.
If you’re planning a trip then make sure you arrive early, with plenty of change for Cannock Chase car Park, to avoid any stress.