Go Ape Crathes Castle

Multi-activity Centre

Crathes, Banchory, Kincardineshire, AB31 5QJ

    Go Ape Crathes Castle is a great day out if you’re looking for adventure activities near Aberdeen. Set in the grounds of historic Crathes Castle, we’re proud to unveil one of our new skateboard zip wires.

    Go Ape is Scotland's No.1 Tree Top Adventure.

    Head to historic Crathes Castle, nr Aberdeen for two to three hours of fun in the trees, taking on Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings, Rope Ladders and a variety of Obstacles and Crossings, including our thrilling Skateboard Zip.

    Anyone can Go Ape. It's best enjoyed with friends and family, or, as we like to call them, your tribe. Come for a special day out with the kids, for a birthday party or for your stag do or hen party.

    Who's it for?

    Join us if you're...

    Age 10 or older
    Over 1.4m / 4ft 7in tall
    Under 20.5 stone/ 130kg


    Aerial Assault Course
    Opening Times
    Forest Open
    29 Mar 2015 - 30 Nov 2015

    Opens 29th March.

    Open Daily Easter, Half Term and Summer Holidays.

    Term Time (closed Tues/Weds).

    Open Daily October Half Term (27th October - 31st October).

    Open November Weekends.

    Times will vary on daylight hours. Some of our adventures even open at 08:00 in the summer for those early gorillas!


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site


    • Rural Location


    • Parking


    • Toilets

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Hen/Stag Parties Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Young People

    Road Directions

    Located off the A93, 5 miles east of Banchory.

    Follow brown signs for Crathes Castle.

    Due to the rural nature of our locations, postcodes are not always accurate when using satellite navigation. Please always check the route before setting off, and cross reference with a map.

    Please note that parking charges are as follows: £2 all day.

    Public Transport Directions

    By train

    The nearest train station is Aberdeen. For more information visit National Rail (www.nationalrail.co.uk)

    By bus

    Stagecoach Bluebird bus numbers 201, 202 and 203 from Aberdeen bus station stop at the entrance to Crathes Estate.


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