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Go Ape!

Matfen Hall Hotel, Matfen NE20 0RH, England
+44 333 433 0898
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Fantastic day out

Spent two and a half hours here today for my 53rd birthday with my husband and 18yr old son. From... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sharon h
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Durham, United Kingdom
Paper Cups Were Great

Hi. I had a really pleasant meeting today at Go Ape, Matfen Hall. Myself and my Ho thought we would... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
conormacleod1987
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Newcastle upon Tyne, 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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 15:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Matfen Hall Hotel, Matfen NE20 0RH, England
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+44 333 433 0898
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent two and a half hours here today for my 53rd birthday with my husband and 18yr old son. From the introductory training to the huge zip wire at the finishing post the whole experience was excellent. It is exhilarating and quite terrifying in an...More

Thank sharon h
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hi. I had a really pleasant meeting today at Go Ape, Matfen Hall. Myself and my Ho thought we would take spontaneous trip to your trees...but it wasn’t the trees we enjoyed most. It was your paper cups. Those triangle ones in pit 3 and...More

2  Thank conormacleod1987
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Fantastic Teambuilding venue! The route through the trees is challenging but great fun. We’ll come again!

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Always good fun with helpful instructors! I’ve been before but this time went as part of a hen party. The staff made it fun and exciting for our group.

1  Thank Mrs_Gideon
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 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
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 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
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 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
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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
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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
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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
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Jennifer C
1 April 2018|
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Response from Kevin C | Reviewed this property |
The Tarzan swing is definitely optional.
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FHNewcastle
21 April 2017|
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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
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Willypearson
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
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