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Go Ape at Matfen Hall

Matfen Hall Hotel, Matfen NE20 0RH, England
+44 333 433 0898
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Fun in the trees

We came for a different anniversary treat, and were not disappointed The safety briefing was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
via mobile
Family trip

A really well organised and fun go ape, smaller than the one we are used to at Delamere. We went to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kirstie S
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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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Matfen Hall Hotel, Matfen NE20 0RH, England
+44 333 433 0898
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came for a different anniversary treat, and were not disappointed The safety briefing was thorough and clear, and the way the course is set up is good to lead you into the more scary jumps! It’s not as frightening as I thought it would...More

Thank abstaa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really well organised and fun go ape, smaller than the one we are used to at Delamere. We went to Matfen en route home after a fun few days on the NE coast....the staff were really accommodating and on hand all the while. Recommended.

Thank Kirstie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here recently with some friends for someone birthday,i was a bit apprehensive because of a bit of a fear of heights and the fact i have never done anything like this before,but i needed not of worried as the staff there put you...More

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 7 September 2017

It was my first time to go that high. I felt scared. But after few courses, I got used to the height. The courses are not too complicated but you need quite a lot effort to finish each. Each is different and it gets higher...More

Thank SarahX15
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I was really looking forward to Go Ape, after hearing many great reviews from family and friends. I went to Go Ape with my husband to the Matfen location, with no difficulty getting there as we just followed the Go Ape signs. We love an...More

Thank Lauren V
Reviewed 30 August 2017

My boyfriend and I came here on the bank holiday and absolutely loved every minute of it. We were lucky to have great weather, not sure how good it would be in the rain but I'm sure it's just as enjoyable. We opted to do...More

1  Thank jacklou15
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We have done several ropes courses and this is the best. The training was clear and concise-the equipment was in excellent condition. The platforms are a decent size so you feel secure-there is a good range of activities (incl one very scary tarzen swing )....More

Reviewed 30 August 2017

Absolutely brilliant experience. The staff were all really friendly and helpful from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. The safety briefing was clear, fun and easy to remember. I won't say that completing the course (including the giant tarzan swing near the...More

Thank JetWirral
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic time at Go Ape at Matfen Hall in August! The instructors were friendly and knowledgeable and gave clear advice on how to get the most out of the experience.  While my partner and I had done Ziplining before, this was our...More

Thank Jenny B
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Great fun for all the family, ages ranging from 52 to 10. A challenge but we were well looked after by Richard and Hannah. Excellent safety briefing and good quality equipment. Liked the choice of routes based on difficulty. Beware the cargo nets and Tarzan...More

Thank marvellousboybrown
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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
13 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