Go Ape Cannock | Day Out With The Kids

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Go Ape Cannock

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(4)
  • Rugeley
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • High Ropes Courses, Activity Centres

Re-Opening July 4th!

With nearly 1,500 meters of treetop crossings little monkeys will love swinging form the treetops, plus explore the forest floor on an exciting Segway adventure!

Attraction Information

Based just north of Brum, Go Ape Cannock is home to award-winning Go Ape adventures for all the family (yes, small kids too!). It also has the longest combined length of any Go Ape site, racking up nearly 1,500 metres of tree-to-tree crossings. If you were looking for a challenge of nerve and strength, look no further!

Fancy an adventure the whole family can enjoy together? Buddy up with your tiny explorers (min 1m tall) to take on the Treetop Adventure and show off your tree-climbing skills. Fancy going even higher? Climb up to the tippy tops of the trees - well, 14m up at least - and clamber around rope ladders, Tarzan swings and zip wires.

Go Ape Cannock is tucked away in the Staffordshire countryside which - fun fact - is the smallest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in mainland Britain. Find your way around the woods by Forest Segway or enjoy a spot of mountain biking. The local flora and fauna are also well worth a look, even if you’re just speeding past.

  • Nearly 1,500 metres of tree-to-tree crossings
  • Treetop Adventure course for tiny chimps
  • Forest segway experience

Special COVID-19 safety measures, including limited group sizes, markers to help observe social distancing, hand washing stations and more, will be in place to keep you and your tiny monkeys safe during your Go Ape adventure. Learn more in the video below.

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Opening hours

February - November

Please call or see website for details


General Admission
Adults (16+) from £19.00
Kids (10-15) from £19.00

Prices may vary, please check the attraction's website for details.

Travel & Contact Information


Birches Valley Forest Centre, Lady Hill, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 2UQ, England

Phone number

01603 895500



Click here to visit Go Ape Cannock's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

All Day: £4.00

Yes, there are toilets.

 The toilets are a little walk from the Go Ape cabin. Please allow some extra time for a toilet stop.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Go Ape Cannock has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Go Ape Cannock has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Go Ape Cannock has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome.

Additional Info


The attraction will close if it is icy, stormy, in high winds or during lightning.


Make sure your stomach area is covered. Please wear appropriate footwear with soles with good grips. No sandals or slip-off shoes. You’ll need closed toe and heel shoes (with flat soles). Long hair must be tied back.


Swinging into action 5 out of 5 stars

This was so much fun for the whole group. We tackled every challenge together and loved the sense of adventure!


Monkey Business! 5 out of 5 stars

Even if you don’t claim to be scared of heights, don’t expect this to be just a walk in the park! There’s lots of variety, and I’d recommend looking at upcoming obstacles, as there’s often a choice of two slightly different routes. We learnt the hard way that some are definitely easier than others! The zip wires are the highlight throughout, but there’s a lot of hard (but fun) work in between. On your final course, make sure you choose the hard route so you don’t miss the Tarzan Swing – trust me, it’s the best bit!


Terrifyingly good fun 5 out of 5 stars

Massively pushed me out of my comfort zone but so satisfying! Zip wires are great fun - the rope courses are amazing, each one different - definitely an achievement to complete it!


Freaky but fun. 4 out of 5 stars

I don't think I realised quite how scary it would initially be. Feels higher than it looks when you're up there but once you're used to it it's loads of fun - especially the zip wires. Depending on how confident you feel try either the difficult or easy routes. Even if you're a bit freaked out have a go at the Tarzan Swing. It's great.

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