Best things to do in Manchester for October half term 2016

Amy Hopkins
26th September 2016

go ape

2/7 Go Ape around the treetops at Rivington

Half-term is the last time this year kids can fly around Rivington with Go Ape. The great aerial adventure closes for the season at the start of November. But until then anything goes – as long as it’s terrifyingly high, fast and uses zip-lines, ropes, pulleys and water chutes. There are over 60 different courses through the tree-tops so kids will have a few tough decisions to make. Will they be up for the Tarzan Swing or the 198m long zip over Rivington Reservoir? And don’t go along to spectate, several routes are far from kid-size only and a bit of healthy family competition is a good thing at half-term. 10 is the minimum age for Go Ape. But Rivington isn’t called Manchester’s Little Lake District for nothing, so there’s plenty for under-tens to do while big brothers and sisters soar about.

When: Open every day for half-term from 10.30am

Where: Go Ape, Rivington, Bolton. An hour’s drive west of Manchester on the M61

Price: From £25 (places must be booked in advance)

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