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Go Ape!

Matfen Hall Hotel, Matfen NE20 0RH, England
+44 1603 895500
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Brilliant fun

While staying at matfen hall we visited go ape. We weren't disappointed on arrival staff were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
beee1986
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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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 May 28, 2018
sharon h
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Durham, 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 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Matfen Hall Hotel, Matfen NE20 0RH, England
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+44 1603 895500
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While staying at matfen hall we visited go ape. We weren't disappointed on arrival staff were friendly and welcoming. During the tutorial everything was explained very well and clearly. The site has 5 different sections each ending with a zip wire. There is a massive...More

1  Thank beee1986
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

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 May 26, 2018 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 March 15, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank paul k
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Reviewed October 26, 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 October 3, 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 October 2, 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 October 2, 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 September 7, 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 September 4, 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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Jennifer C
March 31, 2018|
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Response from Kevin C | Reviewed this property |
The Tarzan swing is definitely optional.
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FHNewcastle
April 20, 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
July 12, 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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