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Go Ape at Matfen Hall

Matfen Hall Hotel, Matfen NE20 0RH, England
+44 333 433 0898
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Temporarily became a monkey, great group activity

We booked this as a group of 5 and had a fantastic time! The drive to Go Ape was about 25-30... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Braver than I thought

Great fun in the treetops. The Rope Swings were epic and the zip lines brilliant. Always take the... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Our first adventure set in the grounds of a magnificent country house hotel, Matfen Hall. If you're looking for adventure days out in the North East, we're nestled within one of the UK's most un-spoilt areas of natural beauty. Whilst enjoying our Tree Top Adventure you will get to appreciate the views all from the trees, taking on high ropes and zip wires. We'll brief you for safety before you fly down our zip-wires, leap off our Tarzan Swing and tackle our crossings whilst enjoying some of Britain's most breathtaking scenery. Lap up some of the finest scenery in Matfen's 300 acres of historic parkland and enjoy a great day out near Newcastle.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Matfen Hall Hotel, Matfen NE20 0RH, England
+44 333 433 0898
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

We booked this as a group of 5 and had a fantastic time! The drive to Go Ape was about 25-30 minutes from Newcastle City Centre and we arrived about an hour in advance (just gave us abit of extra time to find out where...More

1  Thank itskarlden
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great fun in the treetops. The Rope Swings were epic and the zip lines brilliant. Always take the extreme routes.

Thank Mister_Blue_RL
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Had a great time here! Very friendly staff :) the staff are actually so friendly. Car parking facilities free of charge. There's a local brewery near by and the food there was unbelievable. This go ape course was fantastic and it's 100 % worth a...More

Thank Mrs M
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Me and a few friends came here to try something new and we weren't disappointed either! The staff are very friendly and show you at the beginning how to stay safe while on the obstacles. It started to thunder so we had to get down...More

1  Thank Jordan F
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Today we visited Matfen site for the first time as a group of 6 Gorillas and 1 baboon. The whole day was fantastic from start to finish. The staff were all lovely and the course amazing. Top tip take a change of clothes as if...More

1  Thank Lloydburn
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We had heard a lot about this place. During our visit at the hotel in Matfen this was closed. We also went for the golf lessons but still couldn't visit this place.

Thank KartikGaggar
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Great fun! Don't even attempt if you have a fear of heights, should be obvious but you're pretty high up for most of your time there. Instructors are great! We were pleased we took the first slot (9:30am). Then you aren't waiting on big groups...More

Thank Marc C
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Brilliant day out. So much fun even if a little bit scary. Great instructors. Would def recommend and would love to return :-)

Thank Kara G
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Just brought my girlfriend here for her birthday and we loved it. She stopped after course 3 but I made it through to the end and what a zip line finish. Staff so helpful. A couple of hours of tree climbing fun. Some really tricky...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 14 September 2016

kids and husband had a great time . I was chicken! We had to change the date and they were very obliging when we rang.

Thank Julie G
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21 April 2017|
Response from GoApeTribe | Property representative |
Thanks for getting in touch and for thinking of us. We're based in the grounds of Matfen Hall Hotel adjacent to the golf driving range. The Keepers Lodge, which is on site, overlooks the golf course and is open to the public... More
12 July 2016|
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Response from NadNad56 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the activity, see below: Tree Top Adventure - max weight 20.5 stone Forest Segway - max weight 19.5 stone Zip Trekking - 19.5 stone