Go Ape at Margam Park

Hey All

Hope you’ve had a great weekend and there isn’t too much of those Monday blues! I’ve been busy doing lots of things lately and have a few great places I wanted to share. Go ape is something I’ve wanted to do for ages. I love doing fun things and anything that may give me an adrenaline rush I’m drawn to. One weekend me and C had a free weekend so decided we’d just go to Margam Park for a wonder. As we didn’t have his car that weekend we used public transport from Cardiff. We got a train to Port Talbot then a bus from just across the road from the station which dropped us basically outside. Google maps is great for figuring out public transport routes!

We grabbed sandwichs from a local deli (if you’re local to Cardiff definitely go to deli rouge sometime! The sandwichs are amazing as is the full monty breakfast roll, they also serve tea pigs and fentimens drinks!)and had planned to just stroll around the park. Margam Park has beautiful grounds and an amazing house, which we didn’t get chance to look around so we’ll have to go back. It’s also got a great play area for kids!




After a quick stroll we decided to wonder up to Go Ape and see how much it was and if there was space! After being told we could go back in 1 hours and we had the last slot of the day we decided to just go for it. It was £35 each for Adults so not the cheapest but the course does take around 1 hr 45, so it isn’t a quick activity. Go ape is a high ropes activity course where you are clipped in and swing from things or climb.



As it was unplanned I ended up doing the course in a playsuit. The women did duoble check as she was giving me my harness. I did have to pull down the shorts a few times to save my dignity! You do need to be in suitable clothing and footwear to go round it.

After a safety briefing and being shown how to clip yourself in and out we were taken to the first section where an instructor checks your can do the different types of things safely before you get sent off. There are four other sections you can then go round. Each end up with a zip wire too!

There were different types of attachments to get used to depending on what you were doing. Before each section there was a difficulty rating, rules and displays showing you how to safely clip yourself in.


This was the first zip wire out of five. It was a low one so you could practice how to land properly!


Tarzan swings were really fun. If you didn’t want to do the big one there was an alternative route and on sections with areas described as extreme difficulty there was an alternative.



At the centre you can buy things like gloves and safey cords for phones. I bought one so we could take photos and I’m glad we did! 



I opted for the going through on my back for this one! It killed the news otherwise, it was so weird as this one was really high above ground to just look down!


This one was described as extreme and it was so hard!! It reminds me of hang tough from gladiators (I always wanted to go on that!!). As the rings moved so much it was a little scary. I kept worrying if I fell out of the hoop I wouldn’t have the arm strength to pull myself back up!



We had such a fun day doing this course!! Once you complete it you get a certificate and money off your next one. With Go Apes dotted around the country I’d definitely go and do another course.

Have you been to a Go Ape or high ropes course? Would you?

Love M



  1. Emily Higgins
    October 21, 2015 / 5:37 am

    I've never been to Go Ape, but it looks like so much fun! x

  2. Mellissa Williams
    October 21, 2015 / 7:58 am

    Margam park is quite close to me but I haven't been in years. Have to go to try out Go Ape!

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