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Go Ape at Matfen Hall

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Address: Matfen Hall Hotel, Matfen NE20 0RH, England
Phone Number:
+44 333 433 0898
09:00 - 17:00
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Thu - Mon 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Our first adventure set in the grounds of a magnificent country house...

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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Braver than I thought

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

Reviewed 6 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

Thank Mister_Blue_RL
South East England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 visit if your nearby. ;)

Thank Mrs M
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 from the obstacles until the thunder had stopped. All in all it was a great... More 

Thank Jordan F
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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 you look anything like I did at the end you won't want to drive home... More 

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40 reviews
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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
Bishop Auckland, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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 in-front. You might even be able to do a couple of the sections again if... More 

Thank Marc C
England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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 crossings but glad there was always an easier route if needed. Well done on such... More 

Thank Chris G
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3 reviews
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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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My wife suggested going to 'go ape' and we booked just the two of us. Booking online was easy. Staff on arrival were friendly and the safety briefing was thorough and put you at ease with the harness and clips. Once in the tree top adventure your free to go at your own pace. We went around in about three... More 

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