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Go Ape Matfen

  • Morpeth
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 9+
  • High Ropes Courses, Activity Centres

Open for winter adventures!

With a whopping 38 crossings, you can release your inner monkey as you swing and play in the treetops!

Attraction Information

Swing through the trees and fly down the zip wires while lapping up some of the finest scenery in Northumberland at Go Ape Matfen. Your mini daredevils (10+) will have a blast conquering the thrilling Treetop Challenge. Ready to go bananas?

Home to extreme obstacles like Stirrups, the Half Trapeze and free-falling Tarzan Swings, you’ll breathe a sigh of relief when you reach the zip wire finale - or will you? This course is also home to the challenging Skateboard Zip, we did warn you you’d need nerves of steel!

This course features a number of crossings depicting local landmarks, like the famous Tyne Bridge. There are even crossings which call on the Millennium and High level Bridge for inspiration. You won’t find these challenges anywhere else so even if it seems scary, have a go! The course was also the first Go Ape adventure to make its home within the grounds of a country house hotel, a fact which gives you a chance to explore 300 acres of manicured parkland.

  • High ropes adventure with 38 crossings, suitable for kids aged 10+
  • Don’t miss the Tyne Bridge
  • 300 acres of parkland to discover

Special COVID-19 safety measures, including limited group sizes, markers to help observe social distancing, hand washing stations and more, will be in place to keep you and your tiny monkeys safe during your Go Ape adventure. Learn more in the video below.

Opening hours

February - November

Please see website for details


General Admission
Adults (16+) from £26.40
Kids (10-15) from £20.00

Prices may vary, please check the attraction's website for details.

Travel & Contact Information


Matfen Hall Hotel, Matfen Near Hexham near, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE20 0RH, England

Phone number

01603 895500



Click here to visit Go Ape Matfen's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets.

The toilets are shared with the driving range and accessed by the front door next to the disabled parking bay. These are about 50m from the Go Ape cabin.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

No, Go Ape Matfen is not wheelchair friendly.

The activities at Go Ape Matfen are not suitable for kids under 10. 


No, Go Ape Matfen have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Go Ape Matfen has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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