Tree Top Adventure at Go Ape Southampton – Review

Sebby Go Ape Southampton

I appear to be raising a family of adventurers and with the exception of rollercoasters, my kids appear to be fearless.

We were invited to review the Tree Top Adventure at Go Ape Southampton and I knew it would be something they would love.

We have done the Go Ape Junior course at Moors Valley a few times and Isaac is desperate to try the adult course, but at a height of 135cm, he is still too short to do it.

The Go Ape Tree Top Adventure course at Itchen Valley is one of their highest adventures in the south, so perfect for giving Isaac the additional challenge he wanted, but designed for kids.

With Daddy sadly at work, I roped in Kian to come and help me with Sebby and I am so glad I did, as even I gulped when I saw how high the course was, as we were kitted out in our safety gear.

We were given a training course on the ground before being let loose on the first part of the course.

And we were off!!

Isaac and his friend Scott, shot off first, racing around the first part of the course in record time, whilst Kian, Sebby and I followed on behind, chuckling at their antics.

The first part of the course involves a few aerial challenges including walking through a hanging net, zig zags, the flying carpet and a fun 104.9m zip line at the end.

Once you have come down the zip line, you can choose to do the first course again, or challenge yourself to the slightly harder second course.

At this point it was clear that I was slowing everyone down and children over 6 can be supervised from below, so I made the decision to take photo’s from the safety of the ground and let Kian take Sebby around the course.

The Tree Top Adventure course is 418m long and 7.8m off the ground at its highest point.

You get an hour on the course and can complete it as many times as you like in that time.

There were a couple of obstacles that Sebby struggled with, but thankfully Kian was on hand to pull him across, much to everyone’s amusement.

The one thing that stood out for me during the whole session, was that all the boys had huge smiles on their faces the entire time.

Of course, the zip line was their favourite part and I saw some impressive flights from them as they whizzed past.

There are actually two zip lines side by side, so they can come down together if they want to and Sebby and Kian had a celebratory fist bump as they flew down.

At the end of the course the kids were awarded with stickers and a certificate with their names on, for them to take home.

The Tree Top Adventure costs £18 per person and is suitable for children over 1m in height, with children aged under 6 supervised by an adult on the course.

The Go Ape course is set in Itchen Valley Country Park, where you can enjoy a full day out with two play parks, a play trail, picnic area and self-led nature trails. Parking charges apply.

I have promised we will be back very soon, as Eliza wants to do it next!!

26 thoughts on “Tree Top Adventure at Go Ape Southampton – Review

  1. MELANIE EDJOURIAN says:

    Oh wow, this looks suprr fun yet terrifying all at the same time. My kids would love it!

  2. Laura Dove says:

    Oh we love Go Ape! Despite being scared of heights I have done a few of these now and it’s a lot of fun!

  3. Jenni says:

    I went on a tree top adventure with my friends and we had fun but I’ve not taken my son yet, I’m going to take him to a tree top nets place

  4. There’s a Go Ape near Glasgow. I really want to go and try it out. It seems like great fun!

  5. Kalyan Panja says:

    That looks a my kind of place to be at. You and your family surely had a great outing in the backdrop of the lovely looking landscapes.
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  6. Go Ape looks so ace, I really want to take my boys this year! So much fun for the whole family and right up my street too

    Laura x

  7. My girls love Go Ape and I must admit, I love doing it with them! It’s great fun

  8. Jackline A says:

    Great review of the Tree top adventure. It looks like a fun place for the whole family.

  9. Alexandra Cook says:

    Wow, this place looks incredible. There’s so much to do and see there! Looks like a brilliant place to take the whole family

  10. Scott Gombar says:

    This place looks like a lot of fun. Maybe one day we can check it out too.

  11. We love heading out to adventure camps as a family and Go Ape looks like it has lots of activities to keep us entertained. Thank you for the thorough review of the place.

  12. Wow, looks great ; full of fun, exciting and thrilling activities! I am sure, all of you especially kids had thoroughly enjoyed this course
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  13. Mama Maggie's Kitchen says:

    Wow! This place looks sooo amazing! My son will surely love this!

  14. kumamonjeng says:

    What great activities for the kids and the whole family. I m sure you guys are having a blast. The tree top is really amazing and built confident for the young one.

  15. Lasonia says:

    Wow, what a fun place! The kids look as if they had such a fun time. I’d love to take my kiddo.

  16. Catherine Santiago Jose says:

    We never tried to have a Tree Top Adventure with my kids before. It looks like a lot of fun and kids will definitely enjoy doing these activities.

  17. Claire Lee says:

    Reminds me of my high school camp. Some fun outdoor activities here! Sounds perfect for growing kids!

  18. This looks like such a lot of fun! I definitely think Jack would enjoy something like this.

  19. Myrah Duque says:

    Fun place to take the kids and they get a certificate? So adorable.

  20. This looks like so much fun! There is a Go Ape not too far from where I live so might have to take the kids.

  21. Rhian Westbury says:

    Go ape has been on my to do list for years now, and it looks like so much fun x

  22. Samantha says:

    I did the Go Ape treetop adventure in Cannock a few years ago and loved it. Such a fun day out ❤

  23. Rhonda Albom says:

    Those big smiles really tell the whole story. My girls love these kinds of places too. Go Ape looks awesome, and what a clever name.

  24. Chad says:

    I’ve never been to Tree Top Adventure but i am very intrigued. The place looks like so much fun, i would love to go there with my family.

  25. Stephanie says:

    This is near us but we’ve never this one, my kids love watching them come down on the zip wire! There is a huge one over the field which is super cool!

  26. Sarah Bailey says:

    Go Ape have the most amazing things to do don’t they?! This looks like such a fun adventure getting to be up in the tree tops having fun!
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