GO APE BRING THRILLING TREE-TOP AC­TION TO COUN­TRY PARK

Nuneaton Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE - Nes­tled in the trees it will of­fer high ad­ven­ture and fun for chil­dren, young peo­ple and adults alike.

Bosses be­hind the dizzy­ing tree­top ob­sta­cle course have sub­mit­ted a plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion for Coombe Coun­try Park .

And that means you, your mates and even the kids could be swing­ing through the tree­tops as early as April 2019.

Cur­rently the near­est Go Ape is at Can­nock Chase in Stafford­shire – so no more long car jour­neys for brave Coven­try ex­plor­ers!

And seen as a pub has also just opened on site, it’d be rude not to go for a cel­e­bra­tory pint af­ter­wards!

Go Ape is the UK’s lead­ing For­est Ad­ven­ture com­pany pro­vid­ing a va­ri­ety of chal­lenges and ad­ven­tures up in the trees amidst some of the coun­try’s most breath-tak­ing scenery.

With mul­ti­ple awards un­der its belt, the com­pany has Tree Top cour­ses to suit chil­dren and adults alike, of­fer­ing an ex­hil­a­rat­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in the great out­doors.

Whether it’s fly­ing down zip wires, leap­ing off Tarzan swings or nav­i­gat­ing ob­sta­cles and rope cross­ings high above the for­est floor, there will be mo­ments guar­an­teed to take your breath away.

They have 33 sites in the UK which have wel­comes more than 8 mil­lion vis­i­tors be­tween them. They also have 16 sites in the USA.

As well as just be­ing great fun, it would pro­vide a new tourist desti­na­tion for the area, bring­ing in­creased vis­i­tors with more spend­ing power.

And there will also be a boost of around 30 jobs as you’ll need peo­ple to teach you how to take on those high ropes safely.

Coun­cil­lor Ab­dul Khan, deputy leader at Coven­try City Coun­cil, said: “I’m de­lighted that Go Ape think Coombe could make a great lo­ca­tion for their brand and style of ad­ven­ture. They are a per­fect fit.

“Coombe is a jewel in our crown and it’s rightly much loved by lo­cal peo­ple and vis­i­tors who all en­joy the nat­u­ral beauty of the 500 acre site.

“And it’s the sheer scale of Coombe that means Go Ape will work here. Nes­tled in the trees it will of­fer high ad­ven­ture and fun for chil­dren, young peo­ple and adults alike with­out im­pact­ing on the ar­eas of the site that are en­joyed by bird watch­ers, na­ture en­thu­si­asts and walk­ers.

“Coombe has a lot to of­fer and Go Ape will add a re­ally ex­cit­ing new el­e­ment. I can’t wait to see the plans I hope peo­ple take the chance to go along and find out more.”

A team from Go Ape will be at Coombe Coun­try Park on Fri­day and Satur­day this week.

They will be avail­able to an­swer ques­tions and talk about the plans be­tween noon and 4pm on Fri­day, July 6 and 9am-4pm on Satur­day, July 7.

Ben Davies, head of busi­ness devel­op­ment at Go Ape, said: “Go Ape is about en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to live life ad­ven­tur­ously and we are look­ing for­ward to bring­ing our Park Ad­ven­ture ex­pe­ri­ence to Coven­try, a unique ex­pe­ri­ence of zip wires, swings and rope cross­ings.

“We’re re­ally excited about the op­por­tu­nity at Coombe Coun­try Park and hope we can bring a chal­leng­ing, ad­ven­tur­ous and fun ac­tiv­ity to the Coven­try.”

Coombe Coun­try Park is an award-win­ning venue that is pop­u­lar among vis­i­tors and is home to the four-star Coombe Abbey Ho­tel.

The plans are sub­ject to plan­ning ap­proval. Prior to sub­mit­ting their plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion, Go Ape have li­aised with Nat­u­ral Eng­land and His­toric Eng­land to en­sure the course com­ple­ments the ex­ist­ing char­ac­ter of the park.

For further in­for­ma­tion about Go Ape, visit www.goape.co.uk

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