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Go Ape Leeds Castle

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Location iconMaidstone
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Two friends on some high tree bridges at Go Ape Leeds Castle

Attraction Information

Fancy an active day out the kids won’t forget in a hurry? Head out to Go Ape Leeds Castle - it combines scenic views of ancient forests with the unforgettable thrills of two high ropes experiences fit for royals.

You can expect a Tarzan swing, rope crossings, zip wire rides, jungle crossings, and so much more from your Go Ape adventure at Leeds Castle. Climb to the very tops of the forest canopy while taking a leap of faith across the stunning skyline before finishing on the ultimate zipline finale.

But before you take your first steps on the ladder, you'll be happy to know a team of friendly staff will give you a safety briefing alongside a safety practice run. Learn which clips go where, what to do in an emergency and how each section of the challenging courses work.

Things to Do
Kick off your woodland adventure Swing into action over 500 acres of picturesque parklands. From stepping stones to log bridges, your brave little monkeys will have plenty of exciting obstacles to conquer on their Treetop Adventure. The course has no age limit, the only requirement is being over 1 metre tall. It means even your tots can take part!

Feeling in the mood for a challenge? Take on Treetop Adventure Plus, designed for daredevils over 6 years and 1.2m tall, you can take on the twisty tank trap and the Chamonix Crossing, followed by an epic solo 75-metre zipwire. You're sure to have an awesome time on this one. 
Ape sized adventurers can earn their spot as a King or Queen of the forest on Treetop Challenge, which includes twisty, butterfly-inducing crossings, Tarzan Swings and five hair-raising zips - two of which are over 250m long. You’ll see, it’s no mean feat! Did you know Go Ape Leeds Castle has five of the most epic zip wires in Kent? 

The adventure doesn’t have to end when you’re back on the ground! Make a day of it and explore the beautiful parkland and gardens of the 900 year-old Leeds Castle, which was home to six queens and Henry VIII himself. There are also lots of exciting events throughout the year like Medieval Jousting Tournaments, open-air cinema showings and evening bat walks.

Food & Drink
You've smashed the forest ziplines, conquered your high-wire adventure and nailed the tree-to-tree crossings and now, it's time for a break! There's food & drink available onsite, so your band of adventurers can replenish their energy levels. Afterall, you'll need it if you are hoping to explore Leeds Castle too!

Travelling & Parking for Visitors
by car:
Please do not use a post code to find Go Ape Leeds Castle as it will take you to the wrong entrance. Go Ape Customers should follow the Leeds castle brown signs and come through Leeds castle main entrance located on Penfold hill B2163. Once you enter the grounds park in the car park you’ll see us.

Please follow these directions and not the postcode to Leeds Castle as this will take you to the wrong entrance.

If you have booked Go Ape between 8:00 and 9:30 am please wait at the main entrance & a member of staff will let you in as gates do not open until 10am.

Car parking is free for the day, please arrive 15 minutes before your session.

By train:
Hollingborne station is about a 25-minute walk from the bus stop. Exit the station on to Eyhorne street and continue to the A20 Ashford Road.

Go left at the first roundabout and right at the second and follow the brown signs to the main entrance on Penfold Hill.

Walk through the car park to the top right where the black cabin is. Bearsted station.

At the station catch the shuttle bus to Leeds castle.

We advise that you check times of the shuttle and/or pre-book to ensure you arrive on time.


  • High ropes fun for all ages & great family fun
  • Treetop Challenge with 5 zip wires
  • Located near the historical Leeds Castle 
 

Outdoor high ropes and ground-based adventures for all ages!

Share an unforgettable day out at Go Ape Leeds Castle! Leap high in the canopy, zip through the skies and reach treetop greatness together.

Opening hours

Changes seasonally please see website for details

Pricing

General Admission
Adults (16+) from £21.00
Kids (10-15) from £21.00
Prices may vary, please check the attraction's website for details.

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Location

Address

Leeds Castle,
Maidstone,
Kent,
ME17 1PD,
England

Phone number

01603 895500

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Clothing

We suggest that you wear something you don’t mind getting grubby. Dress for the weather so bring along a mac if it’s raining! You need to make sure you have the correct footwear with closed toe and heel (with flat soles), no sandals or slip-off shoes. Your stomach area will need to be covered and long hair must be tied back.

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