Go Ape Matfen
Go Ape Matfen is based in Matfen, Newcastle Upon Tyne, and offers a professional and friendly team to help you have a great time and enjoy the experiences available.
Our first adventure to be built in the grounds of a country house hotel, Go Ape at Matfen Hall, Newcastle is nestled within one of the UK's most unspoilt areas of natural beauty. Located just 15 miles west of Newcastle city in the charming village of Matfen, swing through the trees and fly down the zip wires while lapping up some of the finest scenery in Northumberland.
Matfen is also one of our few Go Ape locations built on deciduous trees, 30ft-high in the treetops. With a mixed woodland scenery, it will seem fresh and different each time you visit. Designed to push you hard, this Treetop Challenge has high platforms, super speedy zips and stomach-churning Tarzan Swings. Be warned - if you’re coming during the summer months, when the leaves are dense, you’ll hear the adventurers before you see the course!
Activities at Go Ape Matfen include:
- Tree Top Challenge
- Axe Throwing
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- Wear sensible clothes for adventure.
- Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip-off shoes, open toes or heels.
- Gloves are a good idea. Either bring a pair or you can buy them at the cabin on the day.
- Midges will be around during the summer months. Remember to bring some spray or you can buy some from the cabin on the day.
Activities available in this location
Activities & Days Out
Combat & Targets
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Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tree Top Challenge
Set amongst the stunning Northumberland scenery lies a high ropes course to truly test your nerve. Come and try out the Stirrups, one of the more extreme obstacles and a true test of strength and skill. For those that visit this North East site, a replica Tyne Bridge and a few other local landmarks await you in the trees. There’s the Half Trapeze and free-falling Tarzan Swings to brave before you tackle the ultimate challenge of the Skateboard Zip. You’ll definitely leave this course with a sense of accomplishment and an unrivalled view of the finest scenery in Northumberland.
- Minimum Age: 10 Years
- Minimum Height: 1.4m / 4 feet 7 inches
- Maximum Weight: 130kg / 20.5 stone
- One participating adult (18+) can supervise up to two children aged 10 to 15 years while on the course.
Are you ready to channel your inner warrior? This brand-new, hour-long Axe throwing experience is not just the perfect stress-reliever but bags of fun. Get ready to enjoy the thrill of flinging an axe at a target in the great outdoors, as you aim for the all-important bulls eye (it's harder than it sounds!) If you're looking for things to do in Newscastle, this group adventure is just for you. The key to success is a technique rather than strength, and our qualified instructors will be on-hand to provide tips and support. Ready, set, throw!
- Minimum Age: 16 Years
- Minimum Height: N/A
- Maximum Weight: N/A