The manager of Go Ape at Coombe Abbey has thanked Coventry and Warwickshire residents for their support during the pandemic as visitor numbers exceed expectations.
Despite the pandemic, the thrilling treetop adventure and zip wire course set in the grounds of the beautiful 500-acre country park and hotel just outside Coventry, is bouncing back having welcomed 35,000 people since it reopened in April.
Staff numbers have grown to 30 and diversified activities include axe throwing and Sundown Sessions this October.
Luke Parker, site manager at Go Ape, Coventry – one of 35 locations in the UK – said: “Since our initial open in April of 2019 Go Ape Coventry has welcomed more than 80,000 people to the treetops of Coombe Abbey
“Our high ropes courses have continued to go from strength to strength and with the support of the hotel and the people of Coventry, it’s been great to expand our product base to activities such as Axe Throwing and Adventure Escape. These additions have broadened the diversity of customers we are able to welcome to Go Ape, and have really helped enable more people to turn ‘I can’t’ into ‘I can’.
“This growth has enabled us to provide more jobs to the local people of Coventry and surrounding area. We now have up to 30 highly trained staff employed.
“The hard work and dedication of the superb team at Go Ape Coventry, has enabled customer numbers to grow at the rate they have, and the staff continue to provide the upmost in high quality service to every customer.
“The pandemic has obviously had a huge impact on us, and we’d like to thank the people of Coventry and Coombe, for all their help and support throughout this period.
“We are determined to bounce back out of this lockdown with the same vigour and enthusiasm as we did in the summer of 2020. Since reopening our doors in April of 2021, we have welcomed over 35,000 people back to Go Ape Coventry, and we are optimistic that this level of growth will continue.
“Looking into the future we are hopeful to expand our operations within Coombe Abbey Park, watch this space for exciting developments later this year.”
Adrenalin-seeking visitors from couples to families, corporate team building to hen and stag do’s travelling from further afield can combine the treetop challenge with an overnight stay at the historic 4-star hotel.
Ron Terry, operations director at Coombe Abbey Park Limited, said: “We are delighted there has been a rising interest in guests wishing to participate in the outdoor pursuits offered at Go Ape. It is a fantastic asset for the Coventry and Warwickshire region and we are very proud that Coombe Abbey is working closely with the Go Ape team.”