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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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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 - something get all the family to go outdoors. Set in the picturesque village of Matfen, a stone's throw from Newcastle, our classic Tree Top Adventure high ropes course 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!

Take a look at what’s involved:


Baboon (10-15)


Gorilla (16+)


Tree Top Adventure Supervision Ratios

Longest Zip



Highest Platform



Longest Crossing



Total Length




  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure
  • Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip off shoes, open toes or heels.
  • Gloves are a good idea. Bring a pair or buy them at the cabin on the day.
  • Parking is free, don't worry about bringing change
£5,000 worth of prizes to be won

Your Easter adventures could win you and your Tribe some awesome prizes with our Own Your Easter competition. Simply book your adventure with us by 15th April and you'll be entered into our prize draw to win.

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Adventure gift experiences
For mini adventurers to thrill seekers!

Gift memories, not things with a Go Ape gift experience. Choose from five activities built to challenge, surprise and excite your family and friends - from young explorers to the most seasoned adrenaline-junkie. 

Not sure which activity to choose? Select an amount to gift from just £10 and choose FREE P&P or instant digital download.

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