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Go Ape at Matfen Hall Hexham

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Address: Matfen NE20 0RH, England
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+44 845 519 1798
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Sat - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lloydburn
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Mumbai,India
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Bishop Auckland, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 :-)

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This was our first time at Go Ape and I cant wait to go back. Staff were friendly and the safety demonstration was easy to understand. You work at your own pace through 5 different adventures. Got to say I loved every bit... Except the tarzan swing.. But i would do it all again. Fab experience.

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Great fun, the instructors were brilliant too. This is quite a dexterous activity to do though as there is a lot of ladders to climb, rope bridges to cross and net walls to swing on to and climb up. There was many different things to do there. Long zip wires, big swings from tree to tree and swinging rope bridges... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We visited go ape yesterday with girls aged 10 and 13. The training we received before going up was comprehensive and really stressed the importance of safety at all times which is very reassuring. We were not very fast round the course, but that didn't matter. It was hard work going round but very rewarding. The staff were very friendly... More 

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