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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 adventurers 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.

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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 staff were very helpful, patient and knowledgeable.

    Nicola Bennell

  • Great day of adventure.very challenging but fun. Extremely friendly staff throughout

    Sarah

  • Very impressed by the instructor who gave very clear instructions to us. It particularly helped me to be confident with my 10 and 15 year old girls who loved it. The skateboard zip wire was fun!

    Andrew Crabtree

  • The whole experience was a thrill. Well organised, reassuringly and throroughly briefed. Great combination of challenge and fun. The staff were supportive throughout.

    Claire Armstrong

  • Had a fantastic day at Matfen Go Ape 29/09/18. Four Gorillas and a Baboon in our party of 5. Richard the instructor was brilliant and put the four who had not done it before at ease. Weather was also perfect so could not have wished for a better day out. Highly recommended.

    Richard Driver

  • Fantastic time. My daughter & myself first visit & cannot wait to go again. My daughter had just turned 10 (min age) & is 1.4m tall (min height) l. She managed amazingly.

    AMc