WILLIAMSBURG — Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park doesn’t believe that adventures should be confined. In partnership locally with Freedom Park, Go Ape utilizes the forest and trees as an interactive playground for children and adults.
Go Ape! allows guests to experience treetop adventures, zip-lining, axe throwing, and its newest addition, a Forest EscAPE.
Forest EscAPE follows the premise of a regular escape room, with visitors solving puzzles in an immersive outdoor setting.
“We wanted to offer something to our guests who may not want or be able to participate in the aerial offerings, an activity that could appeal to a larger audience,” said Becky Oldham, chief marketing officer, “It is a treasure hunt in our natural environment.”
The Forest EscAPE is a family-friendly private session and most children over the age of 7, with an adult supervisor, can participate. It includes word, numeric, picture and directional puzzles of various skill levels.
The imaginative story follows the Freedom Park Archeology Association, which needs assistance to save stolen artifacts from a Revolutionary War battle.
Haley Zarkos, Freedom Park Site Manager, created the story behind the Williamsburg Forest EscAPE: “I really wanted to showcase the local history of our area. Guests need a little historical knowledge but we also provide a cheat sheet. The story ties to the area and makes it a unique experience to our particular site.”
Zarkos said Go Ape! park is working on a children’s only themed escape experience for younger kids.
In addition to the newest activity, guests can enjoy axe throwing, a ropes course and zip-lining. The park also hosts limited ‘Night at Heights’ experiences, where participants enjoy the treetop journey by light.
Recently, Pittsburgh 15-year-old Olivia Clara and her family, spent an afternoon visiting Go Ape! As the group completed the course, they were all smiles and laughter. “It was so fun! The zip-line was scary but, I loved it!”
Visit Go Ape! for more information and to make reservations.