Go Ape Dalby
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What will students see and do?
Located in the North Yorkshire Moors, famous for its fierce terrains and far-reaching views that draw an international crowd, Go Ape Dalby hosts four types of outdoor activity.
The first of these is the jaw-dropping Treetop Challenge, also known as the Goliath of high ropes adventures. At 35m up in the air, it’s sure to test your students’ nerves and head for heights.
Treetop Adventure features intricate crossings, wobbly bridges and great zip wire rides, all designed with younger children in mind. Forest Segways are available for those who fancy a two-wheeled forest adventure. Finally, the Zip Line Experience sends students flying across Dalby Forest.
Plus, with over 8000 acres of woodland in Dalby Forest, there’s something to keep everyone entertained outside of the activities. Visitors can enjoy 13 walking trails, ranging from family-friendly to more demanding.
Teaching resources provided
With the help of teachers (and students), Go Ape has developed a range of imaginative and stimulating classroom resources to support the national curriculum.
On the website you’ll find fun printable tasks that can be used both in and outside of the classroom, to create an unforgettable learning experience that will help you maximise your educational trip to Go Ape.
The resources include KS1-2 worksheets for English, maths, science and PHSE, and KS3-4 worksheets for English, economics, science and geography.
For example, a worksheet from the KS1-2 English pack encourages students to use their imaginations and put themselves in the role of someone on an epic adventure while up in the trees. They are tasked with reading a selection of adventure stories where characters have to face natural problems or difficulties and make comparisons between the different stories, discuss how characters could overcome specific issues, and research well-known explorers, reading biographical accounts of some of the dangers faced on explorations.
Then, on the trip, students can imagine that the Treetop Adventure course is part of their journey and map out their very own story.
Minimum and maximum group size
Go Ape accepts groups of all sizes.
Details of risk assessment
Risk assessments for each activity and school trip are available to download from the website.
Don't miss our downloadable A-Z guide on completing a risk assessment
There are 13 walking trails, two play areas and an ‘enchanted wood’ filled with living willow arches, owl carvings, a mystical fort, giant insects and a spider in the trees.
There’s also a Gruffalo-themed orienteering route to put your map reading skills to the test, picnic sites to enjoy some al fresco dining, a café and camping facilities.
Visit the website to check opening hours – these vary depending on the season.
School trip experiences start at £8 per child and go up to £18.75 for the full Treetop Challenge experience. Required supervisors go free.
Go Ape Dalby is situated in Dalby Forest in the North Yorkshire Moors.
Due to the rural nature of the location, the postcode is not accurate when using satellite navigation – instead, follow the brown tourist signs for Dalby The Great Yorkshire Forest and be aware that the A64 (Leeds to Scarborough) is extremely busy during weekends and holiday periods and prone to delays.
Parking charges apply at Dalby, with coaches costing £40 if pre-booked.
Dalby Forest, Low Dalby, Thornton Le Dale, Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire
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