Friday, November 4, 2016

Go Ape Crathes Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

We have a habit of picking up brochures when we're on holiday, as it is a good way to find activities for the kids to do. And this is how we found out about Go Ape, UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. The closest one to us was at the grounds of Crathes Castle, about 25 minutes drive away from Aberdeen. Located in the grounds of an enchanting 16th-century castle, Crathes is surrounded by 240 hectares of formal gardens, woodland walks and rolling Scottish countryside.

They offer the Junior Adventure as well as Tree Top Adventure here at Crathes. The Junior Adventure course is ideal for young kids (I would say 5-10 years old). At first glance, it may look deceivingly easy, but our kids found it both challenging and exciting. It costs £3.50 per child, which is an absolute steal, as it is unlimited play so your kids can play as long as they want. It is a fantastic way of spending a beautiful day outdoors. Some other locations may offer the Tree Top Junior which has more obstacles and crossings to enjoy.

Hubby and I had a little picnic at the grass area while the kids played. Highly recommend this activity for any young children looking for adventure and fun.

Kitted out in their safety harness and helmets, all ready for their adventure!

Lots of different crossings to challenge their young minds


This boy is so confident, after the first two rounds, he was zooming around like SuperDan.

Check him out here

Confident and brave young man

On the balancing beam... this is great for building up their confidence.

It may look easy,  but do not be fooled

While the kids played, we styled our macarons (macs are from here)

Stopping for a scone..

We enjoyed it so much that we came back again before our holiday in Scotland ended. :)

Another fun day! Click for video.

While the parents enjoyed the sunshine and got ready for our picnic in the sun

It is best to call before coming, as they do not offer the Junior Adventure when the place is understaffed.

Open from February to 4th December. (February Half Term [open daily], March [weekends only], Easter, Half Term and Summer Holidays [open daily], October Half Term [open daily], November [weekends only], December [3rd-4th only])

Price: £3.50 per child. Pay at the Go Ape Cabin.

Location: Go Ape Crathes Castle, Crathes, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 5QJ, Scotland, United Kingdom. (Park and display car park)

Tel: + 44 (0) 333 433 0898


GPS Coordinates: 57.061793, -2.440062

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