CELEBRATE TARZAN’S 100TH BIRTHDAY AT EDEN PROJECT AND GO APE!
In October 1912 the first adventures of Tarzan of the Apes were published, making this year the 100th anniversary of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s tree swinging jungle hero. Born into English artistocracy as John Clayton when his parents were marooned in Africa, Tarzan was brought up by apes and learnt the law of the jungle. Channel your inner Tarzan or Jane with these tree-shaking adventures from the national tourist board, VisitEngland:
Zip Wire at Eden Project, Cornwall
Prepare your vocal chords for a resounding cry of “Tarzaaaaan”, as you launch yourself off The Eden Project’s new zipwire. Launched in July, it’s the longest zipwire in England and gives visitors an exhilarating ride across the top of the world-famous Biomes. Whilst you won’t get any jungle views, you will enjoy exotic sights of St. Austell Bay and the beautiful countryside that surrounds Eden. Strapped into a safety harness and suspended from a wire spanning the width of Eden’s 35 acre pit, visitors can experience the 660m long ride over the rooftop of the Rainforest and the Mediterranean Biome. SkyWire is the latest installation of adventurous activities at Eden, complementing the Rock Wall and the Bouldering Wall for visitors who are hunting down extreme sports in Cornwall. SkyWire costs £5 on top of the Eden entrance price and £10 if visitors are not entering the Eden site on the day. www.edenproject.com/skywire
Go Ape! at Margam Country Park, South Wales, Haldon Forset, nr Exeter, and Forest of Dean, Glos.
Leave your loincloth at home and Go Ape! Navigate the treetops via zip wires, rope bridges and tarzan swings at one of 28 Go Ape locations around the country, all set in spectacular forest locations. If you’d rather keep both feet on the ground, opt for a Forest Segway safari instead. If Tarzan had been set in the 21st century, this would no doubt have been his mode of transport. Like all the best things in life, Go Ape! is even better shared – bring your tribe, whether that’s work colleagues or a bunch of mates. Forest doors open from February to November and prices are £30 for adults and £20 for 10-17 year olds for a 2-3 hour experience. http://goape.co.uk
by 247 Magazine