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Go Ape Matfen is now closed until Spring 2022

Thank you to all of our wonderful tribe of customers who made 2021 our best year ever. If you want to go on a Go Ape adventure before we reopen, fear not, Go Ape Whinlatter's forest doors are open along with over 25 locations across the UK. 

See you soon!

Love and bananas,
Go Ape Matfen

Set amongst the stunning Northumberland scenery lies a high ropes course to truly test your nerve. Come and try out the Stirrups, one of the more extreme obstacles and a true test of strength and skill. For those that visit this North East site, a replica Tyne Bridge and a few other local landmarks await you in the trees. There’s the Half Trapeze and free-falling Tarzan Swings to brave before you tackle the ultimate challenge of the Skateboard Zip. You’ll definitely leave this course with a sense of accomplishment and an unrivalled view of the finest scenery in Northumberland.

16+ regular price: £33
Under 15 regular price: £25

Prices: £25

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One participating adult (18+) can supervise up to two children aged 10 to 15 years while on the course.

Adventure Overview

  • Safety

    Self Belay

  • Duration

    2-3 hours

  • Difficulty

    Go Easy

  • Highest Platform


  • Longest Zip


  • Maximum Weight

    20.5 stone (130kg)

  • Minimum Age

    10 years old

  • Minimum Height

    1.4m (4ft 7")

  • Great experience for myself and my partner. Staff were very welcoming on arrival and explained everything in clear detail. It’s great that you are able to wander around with freedom at your own pace but also know that the instructors are there if needed. Had so much fun and the instructor gave my partner an extra little sticker at the end knowing it was his birthday which was a lovely touch. Would highly recommend and there is nothing to be scared about, really enjoyable!

    Celeste Hay

  • Great experience, and great instructor (I think he was called andy)


  • Myself and 3 friends went to Matfen Newcastle upon Tyne. Very easy to find. About 30 mins from Newcastle centre. Excellent instruction and instructor. It is as a great experience, great fun , tough but doable.


  • Really great place to take the kids. Took my 12 year old son and his friend and had a fabulous time. It’s high up but safety is their number 1 priority so you’ll be in good hands. All the instructors were excellent and very helpful. Walking through the trees, swinging like Tarzan and zip wiring down a 160m line to the ground. A really fun day out!

    Helen Tong

  • Myself and my wife went to GoApe for our first year wedding anniversary. We had such an amazing time together, we would both definitely go back for more fun and laughter.

    Stephen Robson

  • An amazing experience with supportive staff to help us. Variety of activities and always clipped on, even choices on sone sections. Lots of laughter as we overcame our fears. Loved the zip wires.

    Viv Forster