Go Ape

Go Ape in Helmsley


Grab some friends for an exhilarating day out swinging through the trees and flying long zip wires in the heart of Dalby Forest. Also a very popular location for mountain bikers with forest trails for all ages and abilities.

For more info, visit the Go Ape website: www.goape.co.uk

Monday 9:30am–1:30pm

Tuesday 9:30am–1:30pm

Wednesday 9:30am–1:30pm

Thursday 9:30am–1:30pm

Friday 9:30am–1:30pm

Saturday 9:30am–2pm

Sunday 9:30am–2pm


Tree top adventure

Baboon (10-15) £25

Gorilla (16+) £33

Tree top junior 

All ages (over 1 metre) £18

Forest Segway 

Riders (over 7 stone) £35


Hostels nearby

Go Ape in Helmsley

Thornton-Le-Dale, York, YO18 7LT

Map references

Lat/Lng: 54.26873, -0.68948

Contact information

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