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Matfen

Our first adventure to be built in the grounds of a country house hotel, Go Ape at Matfen Hall, Newcastle is nestled within one of the UK's most unspoilt areas of natural beauty. Located just 15 miles west of Newcastle city 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.

Matfen is also one of our few Go Ape locations built on deciduous trees, 30ft-high in the treetops. With a mixed woodland scenery, it will seem fresh and different each time you visit. Designed to push you hard, this Treetop Challenge has high platforms, super speedy zips and stomach-churning Tarzan Swings. Be warned - if you’re coming during the summer months, when the leaves are dense, you’ll hear the screams before you see the course!

go ape adventures at Matfen, Newcastle

HEAD TO THE WILDS OF NORTHUMBERLAND

Just 20 minutes from Newcastle you’ll find the National Park and a World Heritage Site. Newcastle has a couple of Go Ape claims to fame - it’s our only course with treetop crossings and activities designed and dedicated to local landmarks and it’s our first adventure to be built in the grounds of a country house hotel, Matfen Hall.

Once you’ve challenged yourself physically in the treetops and have your feet firmly back on the ground why not make a day of your time in the beautiful Northumberland countryside?

Head over to the picturesque village of Matfen with its lovely village green, stream and a pub if you fancy grabbing a bite to eat.

If you’re up for more physical activity Matfen Hall has a superb 27-hole golf course which is recognised as one of the finest in Northumberland.

If, on the other hand, you are physically done for the day then perhaps treat yourself to a relaxing session at the local spa.

Location Overview

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  • Disabled Access

  • Dogs Welcome

  • Parking

  • Visitor Centre

  • BBQ Area

  • Bike Hire

  • Cycle Trails

  • Food and drink

  • Picnic Area

  • Play Area

  • Walking Routes

Go Ape Matfen, Newcastle, NE20 0RH

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Know Before You Go

  • 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. Either bring a pair or you can buy them at the cabin on the day.

Make A Day of It

  • Explore the village of Matfen.
  • Enjoy a round of golf at Matfen Hall’s on-site golf course.
  • Treat yourself to a relaxing spa.
  • Grab a bite to eat in one of the local pubs.
  • The experience was class. Enjoyed every minute. The staff were very friendly and helpful too which made me feel comfortable

    Stephanie Owers

  • Fab experience, would definitely recommend

    Abby B

  • We had an amazing time! Many thanks to the very friendly, professional staff who showed us the ropes!

    Louise

  • Brilliant day. There is a great introduction and it's nice to know there are staff around, but you are left to enjoy it at your own pace. Great layout. Great fun was had by all. Will definitely be back.

    Emma

  • I took my Fiance for his birthday, it was very easy to book. Staff were great, very friendly, informative and helpful. The course was brilliant. I found some bits quite tricky and nearly gave up a couple times but I kept going and am so glad I did. So much fun. Great afternoon out.

    Claire Taylor

  • Friendly relaxed instructors who were there every step of the way to reassure and encourage.

    Robynne Lambert