Popular primate pranks include replacing favoured swinging branches with stealthily positioned snakes, laying down empty banana skins, and putting whoopee cushions on the King of the Swingers throne. Monkey about with today's Groupon options for outdoor treetop X-plorer courses from Jungle Parc:
> £7 instead of £21: Entry to explorer courses for one
> £12 instead of £42: Entry to explorer courses for two
Offering activity days for school groups, individuals, stags, hens, and other beasties, Jungle Parc winch willing customers up to the forest rafters. These high-flung adventures can be enjoyed by all climbing proficiencies, from those who are used to lurching up rock faces like an action man, to those more accustomed to climbing stairs and career ladders. Customers can swing by in just 10 minutes from Liverpool, or 40 minutes from Manchester.
Groupon gadabouts can make like apes and enjoy some tree-top tomfoolery on flying trapezes, zip wires, Tarzan swings and more. The whole X-plorer course experience will take one and half to two hours, and is suitable for folk of all ages over 1.35 metres, welcoming children as young as four into the centre.
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Noted as a hidden gem based in Croxteth Country Park, Jungle Parc rated fairly high among reviews. While a Qype reviewer would have wanted more information, she still rates Jungle Parc ‘5 stars for the day out.’ Meanwhile, Yelp reviewers rated it 4/5.
Each course is ideally designed with a practical element, almost like an assault course but with the fun involved. There are 40 amazing activities to enjoy as you glide through trees on rope bridges, zip lines and cargo! It definitely sounds exciting as it really is.
– Phil S, Yelp, June 2010
...My kids, age 6 & 7, had a great time and would go again. The site also caters for adults with a very challenging course high in the sky.
– lilibiz, Qype, Feb 2011