We have been very lucky to have a fabulous family afternoon at GoApe at the beautiful Tilgate Park in Crawley.
The sun was shining and it was a lovely day, Nanny and Grandad came along to spectate and generally give advice from the ground below with their feet firmly planted on it!
We received a warm welcome and after reading through some safety instructions we were given wrist bands and off we went to get our safety harnesses on.
This part complete we were given instructions of how to use the equipment safely and shown how to move around whilst safely attached at all times.
We lined up and off we went, the children are 3yrs,7yrs,11yrs and 13yrs they confidently got started, lots of smiles all round having been very excited for this day to arrive.
It’s fair to say I’m not keen on heights at all but it’s something I’ve always wanted to try, I did ask several times if there was any other way of getting down and also what would happen if I fell off! I was reassured that I would be fine as I was completely harnessed and clipped onto the equipment at all times.
Whilst the kids zoomed around the course I took a more leisurely pace stopping to call down to Mum and Dad a few times and to also try to adjust my jumper(to cover my backside) as I was very aware of my lovely boyfriend behind me wearing the go pro hee hee.
The course was fab and at the end the zip wire proved to be a big hit all round even with me, I loved it and although I probably had the most ungraceful landing it was definitely one of my favourite parts.
The scenery was beautiful, being up in the trees in the sunshine together as a family was great, everyone working together and encouraging one and another long as we went round.
I was so proud of each and everyone of them as I took a moment to watch them, climbing, stretching and swinging through the great outdoors with massive smiles on their faces. Who could ask for more.
We love to get out and about and this really was a memory making afternoon.
So on behalf of myself and all of us here at ‘crazy little thing called love’
thank you so much for having us, we can’t wait to do it again.
Last but by no means least I must also give a big shout out to the instructor who came up and helped me finish the last bit of the course, and to all the other fab instructors at GoApe Tilgate. ❤️x