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Matfen

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.

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

HEAD TO THE WILDS OF NORTHUMBERLAND

Just 20 minutes from Newcastle you’ll find the National Park and a World Heritage Site. Matfen 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

Matfen Hall Hotel, 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.
  • Great afternoon at go ape Newcastle and very friendly staff

    Simon Phillips

  • Had a fantastic time at Go Ape Matfen, the instructor was really helpful in guiding us through the first part as it was my first time here. The zip wires are so much fun, there's a knack to the landing, unluckily for me I didn't quite grasp it and had some spectacular crash landings, this just added to the fun. I would definately recommend this place to everyone, even if you are scared of heights, give it a go as you feel really safe all throughout the course with the safety wires you are always connected to. All in all we had a great time for my partners birthday. Thanks Go Ape!

    Amy W

  • Great activity

    Emily Pattison

  • My third visit and still a fun and enjoyable day. Can't wait my next visit, maybe when the weather is warmer.

    Andrew Cowan

  • So much fun will defiantly be coming again... staff are great and the different adventure sections are fantastic.

    Natalie Hodgson

  • We had a fab day dispite the weather and l would recommend Go Ape as a great day out for the family and dogs if you have one.

    Elaine Nicholson

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