Go Ape at Dalby Forest

Children's Activity Centre

Low Dalby, Thornton-le-Dale, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Tel: 0845 643 9215

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Challenge yourself at Go Ape


Go Ape! The UK’s No.1 Tree Top Adventure
Enjoy some tree-time at Dalby in the heart of the Great Yorkshire Forest.

We think everyone has the Go Ape spirit just waiting to be unleashed, discover yours swinging through the tree tops whilst enjoying the beautiful views over the Vale of Pickering or explore from the forest floor with our epic Forest Segway experience!

On our classic and original Go Ape experience, after a safety brief you are free to tackle 37 crossings of tunnels, high ropes and bridges across 6 sections, with a wind-in-your-face 250 metre finale zip wire!
For a more down to earth experience, why not get off the beaten track on one of our rugged Forest Segway’s and enjoy the many routes around the forest.

There¹s no greater rush than the great outdoors, so whether your tribe is a stag do, birthday party, corporate event or simply a day out with the kids, we make our courses as fun and as accessible as possible.

Can I Go Ape?

Tree Top Adventure

Minimum Age - 10yrs
Minimum Height - 1.4m (4ft7")
Maximum weight - 20.5 stones (130kg)

Who looks after who?

16-17 year olds are able to supervise themselves during their Tree Top Adventure. Under 16yr olds must be supervised by a participating adult. One participating adult can supervise two under 16 year olds. Participating adults may not supervise from the ground.

Forest Segway

Minimum Age – 10yrs
Minimum Weight – 7 stone
Maximum weight – 19.5 stone

Who looks after who?

Child Riders 10 – 15 year olds (min 7st) must be supervised by an adult (Ratio 1 Adult to 3 under 16 years).
Youth Riders 16 – 17 years can ride unsupervised but can not supervise others.

High Wire

Go Ape is an award-winning forest adventure.

Some of the facilities are shared with the Forestry Commission.

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Guide Prices

Gorillas (16 years plus) £33.00
Baboons (10-15 years) £25.00
Forest Segways: £40

Forestry Commission Parking Charges
Cars: £7.00
Minibuses: £12.00
Coaches: £25.00 (by appointment only)
(Prices, opening times, car parking charges and other conditions may change without notice.)



  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome
  • Pushchairs available


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups


  • French signs/guides
  • German signs/guides

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Telephone (public)

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted


  • Yorkshire AwardsWhite Rose Award Finalist White Rose Award Finalist 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsWelcome To Yorkshire Member Welcome To Yorkshire Member 2020
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Tourism Awards Finalist York Tourism Awards Finalist 2016

Road Directions

Dalby Forest can be reached via the A169 Pickering to Whitby road or the A170 via Thornton-le-Dale. Follow te brown tourist signs to Dalby, the Great Yorkshire Forest. Please allow plenty of time for your journey.

Parking with a charge: Cars £7, Minibus £12, Coaches £25 (by appointment only)

Accessible by Public Transport: Malton station is 12 miles away.

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