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MATFEN

Northumberland

Our first adventure to be built in the grounds of a country house hotel, Go Ape at Matfen Hall is nestled within one of the UK’s most unspoilt areas of natural beauty. Located just 15 miles west of Newcastle in the charming village of Matfen, swing through the trees and fly down the zip wires while lapping up some of the finest scenery in Northumberland.

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MATFEN

Northumberland

  • TREE TOP ADVENTURE
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Tree Top Adventure

Enjoy two to three hours in the trees taking on Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings, Rope Ladders and a variety of obstacles and crossings. Set in the picturesque village of Matfen, a stone's throw from Newcastle, our classic Tree Top Adventure features a number of crossings depicting the bridges over the River Tyne. Clamber, climb and conquer the famous Tyne Bridge, Millennium Bridge and High level Bridge 30ft up in the tree tops!

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Price:

Baboon (10-15)

£25

Gorilla (16+)

£33

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Restrictions

Maximum Weight:

20.5 stone (130Kg)

Minimum Age:

10 years

Minimum Height:

1.4m (4ft 7")

Participation Ratios

Supervisor

Adult

(18+)

+

Supervisee Supervisee

Baboon

(10-15)

16 - 17 year olds can supervise themselves

Know Before You Go

What should I wear?

We suggest that you wear something you don’t mind getting grubby. Dress for the weather, so bring along a mac if it’s raining! Make sure your stomach area is covered. Please wear appropriate footwear with soles with good grips. No sandals or slip-off shoes. You’ll need closed toe and heel shoes (with flat soles). Long hair must be tied back.

When do I need to arrive?

Make your way to the Go Ape cabin and be ready to get going on your Go Ape adventure at your booked time. Late arrivals that miss their session will be charged at full price.

Can I bring a camera?

Phones and cameras are permitted, as long as they always stay attached to the participant. Lanyards are available to buy from the cabin, subject to availability.

tree top adventure checklist

  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure
  • Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip off shoes, open toes or heels.
  • We recommend gloves. Bring a pair or buy them at the cabin on the day.
  • Parking is free, don't worry about bringing change

Longest Zip

160

METRES

Highest Platform

11

METRES

Longest Crossing

16

METRES

Total Length

755

METRES

ReVIEWS & FEEDBACK

Rachel

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Alice Holt

27th September 2016

My favourite bits were the zip lines and Tarzan swings

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Stephen

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Cannock

27th September 2016

The junior course was good for the age range as it was for a child's birthday, the only disappointment was that a young girl not from our group was in front and froze halfway across an obstacle which delayed everyone by about 10-15 minutes as no one could get to her as once your on the junior course you can't get off and no one can get around you. Not sure if there is anyway around this. Other than that it was a great experience for a group of 8 year olds. Would be good to see if there were packages available for Children's birthdays where food is provided (or woodland picnic) and also if packages are done to combine more of the activities in one price so it could be a complete day out. You may do this but i couldn't;t see it advertised while I was there. Thanks

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Essie

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Alice Holt

27th September 2016

Absolutely amazing day! Only thing that put a slight downer was the walk all the way round the park beforehand due to the work on the car park. This made us slightly late but all staff were understanding and great fun which definitely made up for it!

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Sarah

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Leeds Castle

27th September 2016

We booked this for our sons birthday party and overall they all had a good time but the young guy who was giving out the safety instructions to the boys about the harness was incredibly miserable and was obviously having a bad day. He asked if the boys had any questions and when they did, he just rudely told them to be quiet and had a sense of humour loss with some boys who were understandsbly excited. The only reason I didn't say anything was because I didn't want to spoil my sons birthday, but he was the same with every child there. Miserable, rude, curt, wasn't enjoying his job and definitely shouldn't be working with children!!!

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Joe

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Alice Holt

27th September 2016

Tough but so satisfying and parts would even be described as fun. Elements were seriously tough but launching yourself off a platform into the air as you hurtle down a zip line is a lot of fun!

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Denise

FOREST SEGWAY, Whinlatter

27th September 2016

Booked to do the Forest Segway with my friend (both in our 50's). We were a bit concerned that we may be a bit old and odd but the staff gave us a very warm greeting. Our Segway leader was totally lovely and looked after us very, very well.

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Judith

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Haldon

27th September 2016

This was a Mothers Day gift from my son for me and his dad. We absolutely loved it..such good fun. Initially I thought I might be a bit 'old' for this but the staff made me feel at ease and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. What I particularly liked was although the safety briefing etc emphasised the 'high risk activity' once considered competent, we were left with minimal supervision to just enjoy the course at our own pace.

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Annie

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Wyre

27th September 2016

An amazing experience for my son and his friend on a random teacher training day in the middle of September, which meant we had the whole place to ourselves! The rain didn't bother us...it just added to the experience. The instruction was very thorough and pitched just right for my 12 year olds. We enjoyed every minute and the whole course was far longer than I expected, the zip wires super long and high and the Tarzan swings thrilling. Thank you so much to Emma and the team 10/10

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Enrique

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Bedgebury

27th September 2016

We always enjoy the Go-Ape experience. The booking process is easy. The staff on site are always very helpful and jolly. The courses are a good mixture of difficult enough to give children/youngsters a sense of achievement but not so tough that they don't want to return! My only comment is that despite the 10% discounts by the time a family of 8 goes there it works out quite expensive (and more so as parking in Bedgebury when we did not use their other resources added a further £12). As a one off fair enough but if we do Go-Ape more than once per year it does add up. So I wonder if larger families who go repeatedly should have additional discount. I would and do recommend the experience to others. Many thanks, Enrique Valles

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Simon

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Bracknell

27th September 2016

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Mohan

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Wendover

27th September 2016

Loved the climbing wall on stage 5. Would be better if all the water stations had water + cups.

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Neila

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Leeds Castle

27th September 2016

I loved the zip wire, and also the experience of being up high and feeling safe.

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